URGENT CALL – FOR SPANISH VOLUNTEERS – 5 MONTH EVS IN BUCHAREST, ROMANIA

URGENT CALL – FOR SPANISH VOLUNTEERS – 5 MONTH EVS IN BUCHAREST, ROMANIA

 
Project „Youth Support for Youth Development” will start on 1 April 2017.
Asociatia „Centrul pentru Dezvoltarea Instrumentelor Structurale” is searching for 8 active and motivated Spanish volunteers who would like to work with youngsters in foto-video fild and theater play:
The main objectives of the project are:
1 Learning by the volunteers of non-formal education
2 Development of volunteers abilities and skills to work with foto-video logistics and to edit using advance tools
3 Deve1lopment of volunteers abilities and skills in the areas of communication, teaching, and coordination of non-formal activities
4 Making theater play for children
5 Learning how to prepare events
For the interested youth, pls sent us your CV and Mottivation Letter at: asociatia_cpdis@yahoo.ro

01 April – 31 August

2017 Bucharest, ROMANIA

 

About the organizers:

 

The association “Centrul pentru Dezvoltarea Instrumentelor Structurale” is an organisation that   has as purposes the development of youth, helping out those who lack opportunities, the integration into society of discriminated young people and encouraging youth initiative. Our organisation has a number of 30 members that come from both urban and rural environments, aged between 18 and 30. It is our wish that through this project, the youth will develop their abilities, attitudes and knowledge base, all of these leading to the expansion of their skill  set.    Our members had the chance of participating to international projects within Erasmus + in most European countries, having accumulated the necessary experience to engage in non-formal activities with the young people. We are working with the youth for cultural, social and economic development. We sustain equal opportunities in our present society.

General description of EVS project – Youth Support for Youth Development!

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The EVS stage will take place in Bucharest, Romania, for a 5 month period between 01 April  – 31 August 2017. The project will involve 8 volunteers from Spain. The volunteers will work closely with gymnazium students and kindergarden children from one school in Bucharest. The project will help the volunteers to develop their skils, abilities and competences by working closely with children and to develop their skills in  foto-video activities.

The main objectives of the project are:

  • Learning by the volunteers of non-formal education
  • Development of volunteers abilities and skills to work with foto-video logistics and to edit using advance tools
  • Development of volunteers abilities and skills in the areas of communication, teaching, and coordination of non-formal activities
  • Making theater play for children
  • Learning how to prepare events  

 

Activities for the EVS stage:

 

The weekly activity schedule for volunteers consists in:

    • The volunteers will work on project activities 5 days per week from Monday to Friday, meaning a total of 20 hours per week (3 hours/ day)

 

  • The main activities will include working with gymnasium students and kinder-garden children from school No. 81 in Bucharest on non-formal education methods, www.scoala81bucuresti.ro

 

  • The volunteers will benefit of 2 hours per week of Romanian language courses.
  • The volunteers will have 2 hours of mentorship meeting per week.
  • During the EVS stage, there will be few activities that will take place in Slatina town, with the children from gymnasium schools
  • Volunteers will also participate in the coordination team for various projects organized by the host association in Romania (youth exchanges, training courses)

 


Profile of the volunteers

 

In order to take part in the project, the candidates that want to make a voluntary stage in Bucharest, Romania must fulfill certain important criteria:

  • Age of the volunteers must be between 18 and 30
  • A gender balance is recommended
  • The persons selected must be active, enthusiastic, have team spirit, prove willingness for involvement in voluntary activities involving young people
  • Volunteers must prove light experience in working with young people and involvement in previous youth projects
  • Volunteers must support the host organization in fulfilling the tasks according to the activities of the project
  • Volunteers should have an average knowledge of English

 

Sending organizations will make the preselection of volunteers according to the criteria above. The final selection will be made by the host organization, following a skype interview. The preselection of volunteers should be done by sending organizations until 15 February 2017 the latest.

Transport, accommodation and logistics

 

Local transport

The local transport in Bucharest during the EVS stage and also transport for all project activities will be fully covered by the host organization.

 

Each volunteer will receive during the 5 months of the EVS stage the followings:

    • Monthly subscription to the Bucharest metropolitan transport company  with unlimited number of travels
    • Additionally, the transport outside Bucharest for the project activities will be supported by the host organization

International Transport

The volunteers selected should purchase 2 way ticket from their country of origin to Bucharest, Romania. Arrival should be before 1 April  2017. Departure should be on 31 August 2017.

For international transport, the following travel cost limits apply:

 

Country 100% of travel cost per volunteer (max)
Spain 275 euro

 

Reimbursement of international transport costs will be made 50% in the first week of the project and 50% will be made in the last week of the project. For the plane transport, the original documents that we need are:

 

 

  • E-ticket

  • Invoice
  • Proove of payment or receipt
  • Boarding passes

 

We expect that the participants will buy the plane tickets no later than 01 March 2017.

 

Accommodation and Meal

The accommodation of the volunteers will be made in a 4 rooms or 5 rooms flat in Bucharest. The volunteers will be hosted in rooms for 2 persons in separate beds, with access to all facilities, including kitchen, bathrooms, etc. The volunteers will have one living room for preparing the activities, meetings, leisure.

The facility has WiFi Internet. Accommodation costs are fully covered by the host organization..

 

We will cover meals for 120 EUR/ month/ volunteer + 60 EUR pocket money.

Logistics and other information

  • Each volunteer will have one mentor allocated, who will work closely with the person and support the volunteer during the EVS stage.
  • For communication, we will provide one phone for each 2 volunteers, with a monthly credit limit of 5 euro/month.
  • All the other information regarding logistics, safety measures, specific activities during the EVS stage will be done at the arrival meeting of volunteers in Bucharest
  • We strongly recommend to each sending organization to organize a pre-arrival meeting with the volunteers before departure from their country and present the specific details of an EVS stage

 


Logistics and other information

  • Each volunteer will have one mentor allocated, who will work closely with the person and support the volunteer during the EVS stage.
  • For communication, we will provide one phone for each 2 volunteers, with a monthly credit limit of 5 euro/month.
  • Each volunteer will be provided with pocket money in the amount of 60 euro/month
  • All the other information regarding logistics, safety measures, specific activities during the EVS stage will be done at the arrival meeting of volunteers in Bucharest

What to prepare or bring with you?:

 

  • All your travel documents as presented above (e-ticket, invoice, prove of payment, boarding passes.
  • Health documents and or/medicines (if needed)
  • Digital camera with chargers and laptop
  • Clothes: The weather in Bucharest is variable, with temperatures between 10 – 20 degrees during the spring and 15-35 during the summer. Sometimes, the weather can be quite hot during the summer. We recommend to take various clothes with you.

 

http://www.accuweather.com/en/ro/bucharest/287430/weather-forecast/287430

    • Research and information about methods of non-formal education, means of working with young students from gymnasium or with children from kinder-garden. We recommend to the volunteers to prepare well and look for this matter before arriving in the EVS stage

 

  • Good spirit, joy and happiness!!!

 

 

About Romania and Bucharest:

 

With a surface area of 238,391 square kilometres (92,043 sq mi), Romania is the largest country  in southeastern Europe and the twelfth-largest in Europe. The Danube flows into the Black Sea within Romania’s territory forming the Danube Delta, the second largest and best preserved delta in Europe, and also a biosphere reserve and a biodiversity World Heritage Site.

According to the census data from 2011, Romania’s population is about 20 million people. Bucharest is the capital and the largest city in Romania. Romania has four other cities that are among the European Union’s 100 most populous: Cluj-Napoca, Timișoara, Iași and Constanța.

 

Bucharest has a growing cultural scene, in fields including the visual arts, performing arts and nightlife. Unlike other parts of Romania, such as the Black Sea coast or Transylvania, Bucharest’s cultural scene has no defined style, and instead incorporates elements of Romanian and international culture. There are a number of cultural festivals in Bucharest throughout the year but most festivals take place in the summer months of June, July and August. The National Opera organises the International Opera Festival every year in May and June, which includes ensembles and  orchestras  from all  over  the  world. There is  no  central  nightlife  strip,  with  entertainment

venues dispersed throughout the city, with clusters in Lipscani and Regie. The city hosts some of the best electronic music clubs in Europe such as Kristal Glam Club and Studio Martin.[51] Some other notable venues are Gaia, Bamboo, Fratelli, Kulturhaus and Fabrica.

 


Bucharest has landmark buildings and monuments. Perhaps the most prominent of these is the Palace of the Parliament, built in the 1980s during the reign of Communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu. The largest Parliament building in the world, the Palace houses the Romanian Parliament (the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate), as well as the National Museum of Contemporary Art. The building boasts one of the largest convention centres in the world.

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Contact:

 

Project Coordinator – Stefan Besu

Email:asociatia_cpdis@yahoo.ro

 

CPDIS President – Cristi Florescu

 

Email:florescu.george.cristi@gmail.com

Phone: 004 0726 32 30 78