From 01/02/2018 to 31/01/2019
22-26 Prousis str., GR-38446 Nea Ionia, Volos Greece
WAVES: We Are Volos’ EvS is a full-time voluntary service that will run in the framework of KA 1 of Erasmus+ 2014-20. It will be coordinated by KEKPA-DIEK, the Municipal Enterprise of the Municipality of Volos in central Greece, which will be also the host organization and will be realised in the city of Volos. KEKPA-DIEK will offer activities aiming at the acquaintance with disability, social exclusion and diversity issues, and at the participation in activities for the social integration or reintegration and the vocational rehabilitation of persons and groups from vulnerable social categories in the various structures of KEKPA-DIEK (for adults and/or children with disabilities, Romas, children, the elderly, immigrants, etc.). The service will provide the candidate volunteers with: accommodation, food, insurance, monthly allowance, on-line language training, support and mentoring provided by the host organization
Accommodation will be provided in one of the 3 double-shared rooms of the Municipal Hostel in Nea Ionia, Volos (2kms from the city centre of Volos and 1km from the central premises of us) full equipped. Volunteers have to share a common kitchen of the Municipal Hostel equipped with electric stove, large refrigerator, washing machine. Food or other dietary supplies are provided by the hosting organization in a weekly basis in order to be prepared and cooked (if needed) by the volunteers themselves. Each volunteer will have a Greek mobile / telephone card, a local bus card and a bicycle.
The service offers a strong experience both on professional and personal level. The volunteer will have the chance to follow his/her scheduled learning plan in a selected centre/structure of us in order to develop professional skills, to set personal criteria for the analysis of priorities, needs and problems, to share his/her work, expectations, joys, fears, to acquire an intercultural dimension in a multi-cultural setting, to adapt and cope with new challenges and teamwork, to share responsibilities, etc.
We would like to host volunteers who demonstrate a strong interest for the main themes of the project and main areas of activities. Previous experiences and knowledges in the issues mentioned are welcomed but not essential to be selected as a volunteer. A specific volunteers motivation to take part in this project is important as its coherence with personal and vocational future plans.
We will study carefully all application and selected candidates will be invite for Skype interview. The selection of volunteers will take place in the coming weeks.
For the selection of the volunteers we will need:
– Curriculum Vitae with picture (made in the last month) with skype name included
– Motivation letter, writing that your sending organisation will be “Building Bridges”. We ask all candidates to send a specific letter of motivation – why they want to volunteer with us rather than just a general EVS one. The volunteer is chosen according to his/her motivation and interest to the project and to the activities. It will be paid special attention to cover letters.
We are a municipal enterprise with almost 200 and more employees and with a variety of centres and structures can be a good opportunity for a volunteer in his/her period of deciding a professional route, or of improving skills and knowledge, or of scheduling or re-scheduling an occupational plan, etc. We are beneficiaries cover a range from children and elderly to vulnerable groups. Professionals in our centres have a long-term experience in running interventions for the well-being of their beneficiaries, in coordinating activities, in cooperating at national and EU levels.