10 months volunteering in Croatia
1st May 2017 -1st March 2018
APPLY UNTIL 12ST OF FEBRUARY
FOR THE SELF AND FOR THE COMMUNITY
Long term European Voluntary Service in Croatia
Develop key competences and skills in the field of youth work and non-formal learning by engaging in Croatia educational outdoor programs for children and youth in nature, as well as other competences linked to their professional profiles by writing and realizing your own project ideas!
The aim of the project is to help young people improve their personal development, enhance employability and improve career prospects, empowering them to better participate in the democratic life of their community and to successfully compete on the job market.
The volunteers will be directly involved in the work of OBC, in the office, on outdoor programs and Youth Exchanges. The emphasis will be on learning the importance and benefits of youth work providing additional sources and new forms of learning methods.
The volunteers will work as part of organizing team for OB projects where they will acquire team-work skills, managerial and leadership skills, ability to communicate with the group, observe and evaluate group dynamics. During the realization of the projects and international youth exchanges their understanding and responsiveness to social, linguistic and cultural diversity.
They will be encouraged to plan, write and design their own project ideas, their presentation skills, self-confidence, creativity, sense of initiative and expression will develop.
Intercultural environment, created by volunteers coming from different countries, as well as the structure of the program will create a basis for a dialogue aimed at promoting solidarity, respect, social cohesion and tolerance among young people.
Volunteers will develop and improve a range of skills and competences during their EVS experience – digital competences and media skills, social and civic competences, cultural awareness, communication in foreign languages.
After the EVS volunteers will be encouraged to become active and important contributors in their communities implementing the knowledge and experience gained and promoting the visibility of youth organizations work, Erasmus+ program and EVS.
personal commitment and willingness to actively participate in all the activities positive attitude and desire to take on new experiences motivation to learn, develop and improve their skills and use the gained experience back home must be visible in the application form no previous qualifications or educational level will be required participants facing economical obstacles such as unemployment will have priority
age: 18 – 30 years old
Learning outcomes of volunteers
Our method, experiential learning and non-formal education tools and methods
Croatian culture, customs and the local culture (linguistic support and basic Croatian language course will be organized);
Erasmus+ program, EVS and basic education about the EU and European Commission programs.
they will develop awareness about healthy behaviors, importance of sports and outdoor activities.
Is a leading organization providing outdoor experiential learning programs. The main field of activity is organization and implementation of innovative outdoor programs for school children and youth, with special concern to youth with fewer opportunities. We also organize programs for adult groups and professionals in the field of outdoor education.
Programs include courses in nature, teaching various technical skills and sports, learning how to overcome physical and mental challenges and result in building self-esteem and discovering one’s own full capacities, which can later be transferred to everyday life.
Special attention is also given to social and environmental responsibility and the impact of one’s actions on the group and society as a whole. Our values: compassion, integrity, excellence, inclusion and diversity. Learning through experience, challenge and adventure in a supportive environment are the principles we use to design and deliver programs with targeted outcomes like character development, leadership and service.
Plan of volunteer work and activities will be structured and working hours set in advance, the day will start and finish with a team meeting with the volunteers.
The schedule will be from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. with one-hour lunch break.
During the programs for children and youth, trainings and international events, tasks and schedule will be set according to the program and the volunteers’ interests.
Tasks in the office
Supporting the staff in the everyday activities
Promotion and public relations, web-page, social networks, blog
Active involvement in the preparation, writing and applying the projects for grants – Erasmus + and other grants
Tasks related to multimedia (videos, movies, directing, filming, digital images processing)
To assist instructors
Orienteering, camping and rock climbing assisted by instructors
In the period when we provide programs for children and youth, trainings and international events, there is more work and the engagement of the volunteers will be more intense and on many different levels – organization, practical aspects of project management, evaluation and monitoring, presenting the projects through media and social networks, finding creative ideas to promote projects and disseminate results and visibility of our organizations work, Erasmus + program and EVS.
travel and visa costs are covered for travel expenses all the volunteers receive 275 Euros
pocket money: 90 Euros per month
food is organized by volunteers and partly by organizers (during the programs).
food and accommodation costs are covered
internet access is provided by the organizer
Volunteers will be placed in Zagreb in an apartment provided with all the facilities to support the volunteers needs. Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, a growing city, settled between “Medvednica” mountain which is also a nature park and the river Sava, offers a lot of possibilities and opportunities, depending on one’s interests and needs.
During the OBC programs that mostly take place in our educational centre in Veliki Zitnik, near the town of Gospić, rural part of Croatia, two hours of drive by car from Zagreb, volunteers will be placed in the educational centre, actively involved in the program, which also includes outdoor activities and sleeping outside.
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.
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All documents written in English you can attach below with subject: “EVS Croatia Lana. YOUR NAME. YOUR SURNAME” to asociacionbbARROBAgmail.com