01.08. 2016– 31.04.2017 (9 months)
Hostiong association is a noprofit apolitical organisation which was founded by a group of teachers, roma activists and roma students from Caras-Severincounty, in the south-west part of Romania in 2008. Due to it`s involvement in numerous projects concerning education, youth and voluntary work, the association has decided to develop a project that can combine all these three. That`s how “Be responsible, Be green!” was born.
Altough the association is situated in a nice small town from Romania (Resita, Caras-Severin County), the volunteers will stay and will most of the activities in Milcoveni, at Marabu Camp.
Marabu Camp is a youth camp that offers all the necessary utilities (kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms), were beside the camp in the back we have a small farm. Of course, that the volunteers will be able to visit the region and Resita city. Marabu camp was created to host youth events and contribute at the same time to the development of the village were its located and the development of the villages near the camp. The place have 60 accommodation places and a cantina and host youth events. Also there is one farm with animals (chickens, pigs, cows, horses, pigeons, rabbits, ducks, and other animals) and a garden.
Tasks and activities
The volunteers will be split in 2 groups, each group will have its responsabilities (beside the work in the farm, one of the groups will be in charge with environmental protections events, with promoting the camp in order to have more volunteers and visitors, promoting voluntary work in the village; while the other group will be in charge with the camp farm, taking care of the animals, gardening and agriculture, with promoting ecological agriculture, responsible consume and maintaining the green parts of the camp). Also they will have the responsibility to help their colleagues to their activities
Once at 3 months, all the volunteers will have a commun activity – they will have to promote Erasmus+ activities in the community of Milcoveni and in the region. Also, they will have to promote nonformal education and outdoor activities between the youngsters from the vilages from the area.
Once a week the volunteers will organize a workshop about how to create handmade objects from recycled materials for the youngsters from the vilage and also for the visitors.
When groups are coming into the camp the volunteers will be the host and guide the visitors. The volunteers will help at the development of Marabu Camp, at the development of the farm, but also they will raise awareness concerning the importance of the responsible consume, voluntary work, the environmental activities that we can all do and the alternative ecological agriculture.
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”.
Please send your documents to firstname.lastname@example.org before the 10.07.2016 with subject “EVS_Milcoveni.YOUR NAME.YOUR SURNAME”