The hosting organisation
La Maison des Jeunes (MJ) / the Youth Club is an association accredited by the French Community
of Belgium. We work in Marche-en-Famenne, a 17.000 inhabitants’ town which is located in the
south of the country.
Our mission is to promote youth active citizenship, participation and empowerment. In all our
activities – trainings, creative and artistic workshops, outings and visits, organisation of concerts
and cultural events – we strive to work on the basis of “pedagogy of the project.” Through
negotiation, preparation, implementation and evaluation of activities, we hope to encourage
young people to acquire new skills and support them in developing themselves as a person and as
The young people who come in the youth house are in between 12 & 26 year old.
Our youth participate in activities such as: dance, African drumming, musical creation, fashion
design workshops, organization of concerts, and participation in the local carnival.
Profile of voluneer
Our project is open to anybody motivated by volunteering and who wishes to be involved in our
organisation, regardless to their nationality, religion, believes, diploma, professional experience.
Because the majority of the youngsters don’t speak any other language than French, we
appreciate if the volunteer has some basic skills in France before starting the service.
We expect the volunteer to be ready to build an atmosphere of confidence and complicity with
the youngsters; be ready to involve him/herself in the several tasks we do with them; be able to
work together with the staff; be interested in art, creativity and music and be ready to bring new
ideas, new energy and enthusiasm!
We also expect someone very flexible as the biggest of the Maison des Jeunes’ work runs during
the week-ends. We don’t have a fixed and determined job timetable and we organize our activities
according to our young public necessities and free time.
EVS activity will start on 01/03/2015 for duration of 12 months
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Send CV and motivation letter: firstname.lastname@example.org till 15 of September !!!
Remember to write in the email that your sending institution is “Asociación Building Bridges ES-2010-120 !