Te presentamos varias plazas de voluntariado europeo con refugiados y asistencia a personas desfavorecidas en Bélgica. Atención, piden nivel intermedio de francés, si no lo tienes por favor mira otras ofertas similares.
There are 8 EVS placements that are available.
We wish to apply for soon deadline. Most projects start in September 2016 and last 12 months. Please check for details in each section. Some projects involve direct contact with a disadvantaged public. This means that we ask volunteers to have a beginner/intermediate level of French in order to guarantee a smooth integration in these projects.
Different cities in Belgium
Deadline for applications is the 21st of March, 2016!
Centre for asylum seekers Fedasil in Rixensart (Brabant Wallon)
12 months starting September 1st, 2016 (2 places)
The reception centre is located at 25km from Brussels and can host up to 140 residents including about 20 unaccompanied minors.
There are different kind of services which are offered to the residents, among which social support, medical service, reception, school support and leisure time activities.
Volunteers will integrate the service of leisure activities, whose aims are, on the one side, to support children and teenagers in their schooling and, on the other, to organise leisure time activities, mainly in the social and cultural field, for the residents.
Some activities in the neighbourhood are also carried out, whose aim is to raise awareness in the local community about asylum seekers. Volunteers will work with children and with adults.
With children: volunteers will co-organise and co-lead after-school activities, inside or outside the centre, workshops according to their abilities and to the needs of residents (games, DIY workshops, help with homework,…). With adults (and more specifically with women): volunteers will be asked to organise different kind of activities (from sports to social activities or cultural happenings) according to their interests and and possibilities within the centre.
Accommodation in in a host family Due to the current asylum policy in Belgium, the number and the profile of the residents can be subject to changes beyond control of the centre. We are therefore looking for flexible volunteers with a good capacity for adaptation as the content of the project may differ from the description.
L’Enfance de l’Art – Nursery & kindergarten (near Tournai)
11 months starting mid-August, 2016 (3 places)
“L’Enfance de l’Art” is a non profit organisation whose aim is to help parents to become more involved in their children’s education. To that purpose, the organisation set up hosting facilities for children or people with reduced autonomy, leisure workshops, nurseries, schools. The organisation uses alternative pedagogies (Steiner & Loczy). One volunteer will work in a nursery (0-3 years) and two others will be in a kindergarten (3-6 years).
With the support of the educators, volunteers will carry out different kind of activities with the children: painting, drawing, fairy tales and nursery rhymes (volunteers can share some in their own language), making cakes and breads, outdoor games, crafts, walks in woods,…
It is important for the volunteer to be sincerely willing to work with children under 7 years, and have related qualities: be smiling, gentle, helpful, attentive, responsible, creative and loving, loving crafts,…
Accommodation: in a collective housing near or in Tournai
Altérez-Vous – Responsible Café in Louvain-la-Neuve (Brabant Wallon)
12 months starting September 1st, 2016 (1 place)
This alternative café is a non-profit cooperative with social purpose. The project turns around 3 dimensions:
– Friendly atmosphere: open to any kind of public, organisation of diverse entertainment activities (board game nights, concerts, free stages, knitting workshops, conversation groups, writing workshops,…). Altérez-Vous is a place to meet, share and interact with others. These activities are open to everyone and new ideas are always welcome.
– Responsible consumption: the café gives priority to local, seasonal, organic and fair products.
– Awareness to societal issues (the main objective of Altérez-Vous): organisation of debates, conferences, group discussions, meetings with local farmers, awareness events,…
Examples of tasks for the volunteer:
to help with the organisation and the promotion of cultural activities (thematic nights, concerts, exhibitions, intercultural activities,…)
Awareness to societal issues directly with the clients and through the organisation of conferences,…
Development of local, organic and fair trade by helping the staff to find new products
Volunteers will also have the opportunity to develop a personal project related to the café’s values.
Accommodation: in a host family in Louvain-la-Neuve.
Caritas “Logis de Louvranges” for asylum seekers for women and children (Brabant Wallon)
12 months starting August 1st, 2016 (2 places)
The project in Louvranges consists of hosting female asylum seekers, single or with children in 22 apartments. The team assists the residents in the legal, social and medical field. The goal is to give the mothers a maximum of autonomy starting from their own capacity in order to be ready to leave the Logis and start an independent life.
Volunteers will be working with the service of leisure activities to carry out activities for the children and the women of the centre. Their main tasks will be:
to help with the organisation of the daycare within the centre and to suggest activities for children (0-3 years old);
to co-lead and to co-organise activities for children (creative and artistic workshops, sports activities,…);
to develop a bicycle workshop (lessons, rules of the road,…);
to co-organise workshops with families in order to improve communication and community harmony (cooking workshop or any other activities that volunteers want to organise).
Volunteers will also have the opportunity to develop a personal project linked to the centre’s values if they want to.
Accommodation: the two volunteers will share a flat within the centre (and they will share the same bedroom)
Due to the current asylum policy in Belgium, the number and the profile of the residents can be subject to changes beyond control of the centre. We are therefore looking for flexible volunteers with a good capacity for adaptation as the content of the project may differ from the description.
How to apply
Building Bridges members 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 Drielsma Jav. YOUR NAME. YOUR SURNAME” to asociacionbbARROBAgmail.com