Nueva oferta de trabajo voluntariado europeo Reino Unido con jóvenes desfavorecidos de Bournemouth (Reino Unido), esta vez de la mano de una organización con una amplia trayectoria , incluyendo como siempre en el SVE todos los gastos pagados.
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Number of volunteers:
1 from Building Bridges Association (only members can apply)
10 months, volunteer will be hosted from September.
Short idea and preparation of the project …
Before arrival, the EVS volunteers will have email contact with their line managers to ensure that all their questions and concerns are promptly and sufficiently dealt with. The sending organisations will also be on hand to support them through the pre-departure training and will ensure that they are comfortable and prepared for the year ahead.
Upon arrival, the EVS volunteers will be introduced to their host families, their mentor, their line managers and their staff teams. They will have an induction where they will have the opportunity to get to know all of the above and swap contact details.
Throughout their service, the EVS volunteers will meet with their mentor and line managers regularly and at any point, they can request additional or emergency meetings with any of them. In the event of a crisis, they will have the contact details of the EVS coordinator and they will be registered with a
Doctor in case the crisis is medical.
All tasks assigned to the volunteers will be clearly explained and they will receive full training for anything which they are not familiar with. They will be supported to develop themselves professionally as well as having opportunities to join in with social activities which the staff teams may coordinate.
The EVS volunteers will be able to attend on-arrival and mid-term training where they can meet other EVS volunteers, share experiences and exchange contacts.
There will be adequate health and safety support in place to protect the volunteers. They will have an ergonomic check of their desk space and an induction to all of the health and safety information they will need to know.
We will ensure that the volunteers have access to local transport links throughout their stay and colleagues will assist with driving them to any additional meetings or events that they attend.
Towards the end of their service, the EVS volunteers will take part in an evaluation with the host organisation. This will include closing sessions with the mentor and line managers. They will also be encouraged to evaluate any projects that they have run themselves. We may share this evaluation with our future EVS volunteers.
About EVS tasks
The Youth Department (4 volunteers opportunities available) Bournemouth’s youth department offers a variety of youth-led projects for young people aged 5-25 years old in the Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset area, which focus on Equality, Diversity and community inclusion. Activities include open access youth work, children’s youth work, disability youth action projects and holiday activities, citizenship, community outreach and peer mentoring.
The main activities will include:
To support staff and volunteers in various youth centre settings across Bournemouth and Dorset to delivery youth action projects.
To support staff to plan youth work activities and sessions.
Building professional relationships with the young people within youth sessions, promoting wellbeing and providing guidance and
Encourage children and young people to engage in activities such as cooking, arts and crafts, table tennis, pool and outdoor games.
Attend conferences, meetings or training sessions related to youth work and the organisation.
Deliver youth action projects within the community for young people.
Support young people to design and deliver community events.
To evaluate the projects and children and young people’s development through using evaluation tools such as “Outcome Star”.
Assist staff in delivering holiday activities for children and young people.
To support staff to deliver accreditation schemes across the department such as AQA unit awards for young people.
Help in producing promotional materials: magazines, posters, videos, etc with young people.
Updating social media outlets to promote the work of the department (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
Assisting with administrative tasks within the office. This may include creating session plans.
Travel is included. Other costs are also covered (accommodation, language course, food, pocket money, insurance, and so on).
There will be some evenings and weekend days. There may also be occasional overnight stays throughout the year and although these are usually optional for volunteers they will greatly enhance their experience with us. When the EVS volunteers want to book days off, this can be agreed in advance with their line managers.
Hosting organisation will usually use host families with a history of accommodating international students. The families often come recommended to us. We will draw up a contract with the families before the new volunteers arrive. The host families are unrelated to any hosting organisation employees. They are accessible by bus and have internet connections. We have a mobile number and email address to contact them whenever we need to and they have ours.
If there are any special requirements for the accommodation, these will be discussed with the volunteers prior to their arrival. The induction supervisor will set up the volunteers’ bank accounts, Doctor registrations and buspasses.
Bournemouth has good local transport networks so the volunteers will be able to navigate themselves around the town alone. They will have unlimited town centre buspasses with a local company so they can use it at all times for volunteering and during the weekends for leisure. Any other essential journeys requested of them will be provided by or funded by hosting organisation Bournemouth.
The volunteers will have food provided by the host families and an individual allowance which will be placed automatically into their own bank accounts each month. We will set this up for them.
The line managers will help the EVS volunteers to devise a learning development plan for their year of service. This will be tailored to their needs and interests and may include some free training. It may also include more informal learning through shadowing our staff and undertaking their own personal milestones, projects or research if they wish. They will have quarterly reviews with their line manager to review their tasks and timetable and to ensure they are still satisfied with their role. There will also be a Mentor whom the volunteers can request to meet with at any time throughout their stay to discuss their placement objectively.
The EVS volunteers will receive a Youthpass. The Youthpass Certificate will validate their learning outcomes and experience. They will be asked to identify some competences to work towards from the beginning of their service. We have prepared a short document which will help to prompt them when deciding which competences to choose. They include communication skills, information technology, social skills, initiative and cultural awareness. We will complete the Youthpass Certificate together with the volunteers so that they may be aware, reflect on and document their learning.
The EVS volunteers will have access to a Mentor throughout their stay with us. The Mentor will be objective and from a different hosting organisation Bournemouth department. The volunteers will meet with the Mentor on a monthly basis (or more if required) to review their chosen competences and to reflect and assess on their learning experiences for their Youthpass Certificates. They will also meet throughout their induction and then quarterly with their line managers for more task-focused supervision.
Towards the end of the EVS volunteers’ stay, the line managers will help them to complete the Youthpass Certificate and to share their stories and achievements with others by writing articles for our newsletter.
They will also be invited to communicate with our next EVS volunteers so that the cycle of information sharing can continue between our past, present and future volunteers. This peer support helps the volunteers to privately answer any other questions or share experiences which they may not feel comfortable sharing with the Mentor or line managers directly.
How to apply
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 UK Franziska Bournemouth. YOUR NAME. YOUR SURNAME” to asociacionbbARROBAgmail.com