From 01/02/2019 to 31/12/2019
The Children’s Village is a youth welfare institution who cares for children and youngsters as legal guardian. The target group of the Children’s Village are children and young people in a state of social need, who cannot live in their original family and are therefore sheltered in the Children’ s Village by the youth welfare. Due to the children’s socialization conditions which are unfavourable to the development of the personality they are disadvantaged in many fields, such as personal development, integration in the school, ability to take part in group activities etc.
Around 40 children from 7-18 years coming from different provinces live in the Children’s Village. The staff consists of professional workers such as for example e.g. psychologists, teachers, social workers, youth workers, etc.
The volunteers will live in a shared apartment with single bedrooms, but shared cooking, washing, laundry, bathroom and social facilities. Each volunteer will receive 230,00 € for food/month. Additionally, the volunteer has the possibility to have lunch AND dinner for free at the host organization on all his/her working days.
The host organisation will provide a monthly ticket for the public transport. The volunteer will take the bus to go to work.
The volunteers will be provided with one German Course, at least.
training during the project
Recruitment, Support and Training: recruitment procedure, vaccination advice, travel advice, design and provision of training (on-arrival training, mid-term training) in cooperation with the Austrian NA, regular project visits, mentoring, mediation, crisis management, evaluation/reports and support for volunteers and host project supervisors, and supporting volunteers in any follow-up activity resulting from the project.
Basic requirement is the will of caring out activities with and for youngsters with a difficult family background. Volunteers should have an easy approach to children and young people and proof that they have neither fears nor prejudices in taking care of social disadvantaged people. Due to the particular situation of the Children’s Village, where in general the young people are cared for having economical, social and cultural problems, we are looking for a mature, responsible and tolerant volunteers. Volunteers who like to organise sportive and creative activities are highly welcome.
Only complete applications will be considered. Option: You can additionally send something creative to express your motivation (this is not demanded). Mikado will get in touch with you after the deadline, so check your e-mail regularly. A few applicants will be invited for a skype / phone call. The final decision will be taken about two to three weeks after the deadline by the host and all applicants will be informed about their status.
For the selection of the volunteers we will need:
– Europass CV with picture (made in the last month)
– 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 complited application form below
Remember to write in the motivation letter that your sending institution is “Asociación Building Bridges”.
All documents written in english you can send to: firstname.lastname@example.org with subject: “EVS Buchner Thal.YOURNAME.YOUR SURNAME.