12 months EVS project:
“Communication and support to the intercultural projects”
From September 2017 until September 2018
Hosting organisation is a French national non-governmental and non-profit making organization, founded in 1950 by English, German and French youngsters. Their aim was to enhance the values oftolerance and peace after the 2 nd world war by organizing international workcamps of young volunteers.
The main objectives of us are the following:
Education in helping young people to grow up by acquisition of collective life.
Culture in favoring the youth exchanges on an international level, always emphasizing the values of peace, friendship and mutual respect.
Social in taking part in concrete actions of solidarity, as well as supporting a civic attitude.
Social economy in contributing to the realization of local development, in favor of the environment, patrimony, tourism and socio-educational animation.
The Paris head office supports the ten regional offices activities. Concordia Rhône-Alpes is one of these regional offices.
hosting organisation has the approval of the French Ministry of Youth and Sport and the Ministry of the Environment.
The office of Concordia Rhône-Alpes is situated in Lyon, the 3 rd biggest city of France, at the East. Lyon benefits from a temperate climate and offers all kinds of services and its access to leisure is well developed. It’s a really touristic city, with a strong cultural patrimony.
Tasks and activities
The volunteer will be asked to support Concordia staff in communication, in order to present and promote Concordia’s voluntary service activities. The aim of this project is also to help with the preparation of the workcamps season, and other kind of intercultural projects we organize.
In particular the activities deal with:
1. Communication (all year long)
Participate in events promoting voluntary service, and Concordia’s activities;
Present the “Erasmus +” program, and particularly the part for Youths;
Meet youngsters willing to do an EVS, and talk about your own experience;
Promoting voluntary service with new tools, to be defined. For Ex: creation of a booklet with records about different voluntary experiences;
Be in contact with local partners, to participate in the reinforcement of our networks. This could help us to create bonds with other structures, with the implementation of new shared activities;
Support Concordia’s staff in the redaction of the presentation of our actions, and their translation in English, and other little administrative tasks related to external communication.
2. Workcamps season (generally from june to september)
To assist our staff during the workcamp season and before, for its logistic preparation. Practical support is needed for various tasks: preparation of material for workcamps (tents, tools…), link with the local communities which hosts the workcamps, communication….
To co-lead an international workcamp (2 or 3 weeks) after having participated to a specific animation training (it depends on the volunteer’s interest and capacities)
3. Intercultural projects (all year long)
To assist staff in the development of projects in the frame of Erasmus + program (Youth Exchanges, Training courses…). This can mean to do some promotion, and help to the preparation regarding practical matters, but also to help with the animation.
The volunteer will also have the opportunity (if he/she wants) to develop hiw/her own intercultural project during the year.
The detailed activities will be defined both by the volunteer and staff, according to the volunteer's skills and interests.
Adaptation, to be communicative and easy to approach to a different audience;
To speak good English and/or French or to be motivated to learn fast French;
Motivation for the themes of communication and international workcamps, and intercultural awareness;
Availability for a 12 months project starting in the beginning of september 2017.
Working Hours : The volunteer will work approx. 30 hours per week
Working and living conditions: Accommodation and food will be provided. The volunteer will be accommodated in the regional office “House of Volunteers”, which is located in Lyon, alongside the office. He/she will have his/her own room and he/she will have common access to the bathroom, kitchen, living room and courtyard. In addition the volunteer will get pocket money (115€ per month). Internet access will be also available.
Application deadline: 05/01/2017
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:
– 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.
All documents written in English you can attach below with subject: “EVS France Estelle Rhone. YOUR NAME. YOUR SURNAME” to asociacionbbARROBAgmail.com