Nueva oferta de trabajo voluntario europeo con jóvenes de un centro juvenil en Letonia, esta vez de la mano de una organización con una amplia trayectoria , incluyendo como siempre en el SVE todos los gastos pagados
Number of volunteers:
2 from Building Bridges Assocuation
11 months, volunteer will be hosted (August 2016 – June 2017)
Short idea and description of the project …
is to bring two different personalities (volunteers) to a small town Gulbene (around 9 000 inhabitants) and to create for them save and motivated space for their creative activities together with local youngsters. Main task for the volunteers will be to organize different free time activities, but preference will be for youngsters who could organize specific weekly (at least once in a week) a workshop for local youngsters based on their skills – dance, improvisation feather, creative workshop, multimedia or musical (Dj, playing instruments).
Moreover there will be some bigger activities during the project when volunteers will be asked to take part – to plan, to prepare and to implement the activities together with youth center workers and youngsters. Volunteer will have some official events and some optional (both volunteers can choose whether in preparing these “big” events together or separately).
Planned “big” activities:
1) European day (May);
2) Day-camp for kids (1 working week in June, July and August)
3) Youth day (July)
4) Youth center “Baze” anniversary (September)
5) Latvian National holidays (November 11)
6) Annual Youth Award Ceremony (January)
7) Closing party of the project (February)
The volunteers’ initiative and new ideas will be welcomed; therefore there could be more tasks and activities for them if they will want so.
We are searching for …
… For two volunteers who are active, responsible, communicable and interesting, who can organize free time activities for other youngsters and kids. Preference will be for volunteers who have the knowledge, experience and skills in one of these areas:
– Dance (street dance or Latin dance)
– Improvisational theater,
– Musical (Dj, playing instruments)
– Creative workshops (handicrafts)
We are not searching for professionals in both fields but the volunteers who love these areas and are ready to work and share their skills with local youngsters.
We prefer to have volunteers who are ready to lead the structured workshops, but at the same time ready to leave space for spontaneous and crazy ideas to implement together with local youth.
About Hosting and coordinating organization – Youth Center
Youth center is a place for youngsters where they can come and feel like at their own place.
Aims are to give support for local youngsters to realize their initiatives in local level and to enable young people to make informed decisions, to help them to avail of opportunities open to them, to realise their full potential and actively participate in community life.
Non-formal education, volunteering and youth iniciative are 3 priorities of the YC “BĀZE”.
Our tasks are to develop and to realize youth initiative projects, events, activities, popularize the non-formal education and voluntary work, to intercommunicate with Gulbene municipality in the sphere of youth issues.
Since 2006 – when organization was established – there have been realized different „Youth in Action” projects – Youth exchanges, EVS, initiatives, trainings and seminars.
More than 80 projects were partnering projects where YC „Baze” took part – exchanges, EVS, Trainings, Seminars ect.
Today varieties of regular activities, which are happening at the youth centre, are based on different arts (music, dancing, and theatre) and media (video, photo). There are facilities for workshops and activities based on previous mentioned arts and media in the youth center, therefore we are searching for motivated and interested volunteer experienced in the field, who would like to work with youngsters mainly in age 13 – 21, to run workshops, activities based on volunteer’s and youngsters’ interests. There are also a group of younger kids attending YC. Youngsters are involved also in other local town events and activities – helping in event organization in culture center, kindergartens, social service house, museum etc. These activities are optional and foreign volunteers can choose to participate or help.
Stuff and facilities. There are 2 stuff workers in the youth center and around 12 local volunteers. 2 youngster who work in youth guarantee project. Youth center is a house, it has 3 floors. There is an office room, chill out room for youngsters to spend their free time playing table games or using internet, media room for watching movies, seminar room with computers, projector and other media equipment, music room with various music equipment (electric and acoustic guitars, electric piano, drums, percussions, microphones, DJ panel, control panel etc.) kitchen, big hall with mirrors for dancing and stage for theatre. There is also hostel for youngsters to use after late events etc.
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 Latvia Olekša Baze. YOUR NAME. YOUR SURNAME” to asociacionbbARROBAgmail.com