A total of 52 week(s) during the period Août 2017 toOct. 2018
The main objective of l’Ecole de Cirque de Bruxelles is to allow each and everyone to progress, to blossom and to strengthen their autonomy thanks to circus arts…whether they are young or old, amateur or professional, physically/mentally challenged or not, fortunate or underprivileged. The school is a microcosm of modern urban society. At l’Ecole de Cirque de Bruxelles, we have developped our own specific pedagogy, that is based on six main values : creativity, learning, pleasure, engagement, personal development and respect.
The main fields of activity of the school are the following:
Circus Arts Academy (Weekly classes), Professional Trainings, Social Projects (with disabled people and children with fewer opportunities), performing groups, international activities… The volunteers working with us at l’Ecole de Cirque de Bruxelles are mainly involved in 3 sectors : Administration, Communication and Logistics.
Accommodation : the volunteers will be able to choose to be hosted by a partner of ours (Dynamo International) that has a community house for international volunteers. If the volunteers prefer to be hosted somewhere else, they can also choose their own accomodation, helped by their tutor.
Food & transport : the volunteers will receive meal vouchers that they will be able to use to eat in our school. They will also receive a stated amount of money per month for buying their own food, paying accomodation and transport.
The volunteers will never be alone : they will be supported by their mentor for all practical and well being aspects, and by a reference person for all the activities of the circus school they will be involved into. For their own personal development and in the frame of our circus lessons dedicated to adults, we also encourage the volunteers (if they want) to discover our pedagogy by following one or several circus techniques. This experience which will allow them to feel all the benefits of this practice on their social and personal development.
Our work at l’Ecole de Cirque de Bruxelles is divided in several sectors. Four of them have been specifically selected in order to be able to qualitatively host a volunteer : Administration, Communication, Logistics and Pedagogy. We are thus looking for volunteers who have experience in one or several of those domains (it is possible to work in more than one of those sectors). To integrate our team, it’s important to be open-minded, share our values, willing to work in team, have of course interest in our circus projects, a great sense of adaptability, and know a minimum level of French.
Building Bridges users and/or long term unemployed (proved by scanned document) will have preference to this volunteer service.
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:
– Europass CV with picture (made in the last month) with skype name included
– Motivational 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.
Remember to write in the motivation letter that your sending institution is “Asociación Building Bridges”.
All documents written in English you can attach below with subject: “EVS Belgium Circus Biquet. YOUR NAME. YOUR SURNAME” to asociacionbbARROBAgmail.com