We are looking for volunteer to work with us from november or december(2016) till July 2017.
We are a center where young people can go on holiday. We can host 72 people in 6 different rooms.
In addition we also organise a number of leisure, outdoor and cultural activities such as canoeing, laser battle, visits to archaeological sites and weaving museum, survival workshops…
( All the activities are focused on increasing the feeling of personal and social responsibilities, sustainable environmental education and helping the development of life leading skills. Our organization gives the possibility to discover and develop your hidden resources through real adventures and challenges.)
The participants we are looking for must be people who like to work with young people and who like to do outdoor activities. They must have some organisation skills. They must have an open spirit, willing to learn other languages and other cultures and habits.
People who have experience or have done a master or bachelor in a pedagogics is certainly a surplus. If they also have experience in outdoor activities it is even better. Also experience working with young kids or in tourism is a good thing. We do speak English, French, German and Dutch.
The volunteers wil be co-hosts at the ‘moerashuis’. They will have to welcome the groups who come over to sleep, explain them the house rules. But there are always special needs and questions. So we have to be ready for all kinds of questions and problems to see how we can help our guests as good as we can.
They also look, with the rest of the team, to make the whole area attractive and beautiful. If they have new ideas, they can always bring them in. Sometimes we might build something completely new, plant flowers, trees… or repair something broken.
The volunteers that come over life in a nice house, close to the working place. At the weekends and Friday, they can eat for free in the restaurant. In the house there is wifi, television, complete new kitchen and bath room.
How to apply
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 Oudenaarde Hendrik. YOUR NAME. YOUR SURNAME” to asociacionbbARROBAgmail.com