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Cournon d’Auvergne, France


01.09. 2016 – 31.08. 2017 (12 months)




Concordia is a national, French, non-governmental and non-profit making organization, founded in 1950 by English, German and French youngsters. Their aim was to enhance the values of tolerance and peace after the 2nd world war by organizing international work camps for young volunteers.
The main objectives of Concordia are the following:
Education, by helping young people to grow up through the experience of collective living.
Culture, by favouring youth exchanges on an international level, always emphasizing the values of peace, friendship and mutual respect. Social in taking part in concrete actions of solidarity, as well as supporting a civic attitude. Social economy, in contributing to the realization of local development, in favour of the environment, heritage, tourism and socio-educational activities.

Tasks and activities

The main role of the volunteer will be to bring a European and intercultural opening to the Youth Service’s actions and of its partners, particularly the schools.

The volunteer will have an active role in the project, with a level of autonomy adapted to her/his needs. Nevertheless, she/he will always be supported by a professional of the Youth Service in her/his tasks. The volunteer will have referent persons from the Youth Service, in order to coordinate the project’s different activities and to assure her/his well-being.

The main roles of the volunteer will be directly linked to running activities, raising awareness and mobilizing the young people on European and intercultural topics (mobility, European and active citizenship, interculturality, etc.), and federative projects. Thus, the volunteer will participate in global activities led by the Youth Service. She/he will first take part, then suggest activities in accordance with the Youth Service staff. The volunteer will get involved in youth projects led by the Youth Service, according to her/his wishes and profile. Activity times happen mainly after school all the week, on Wednesdays, Saturdays and during holidays. The rest of the time, the volunteer will prepare the activities and study the feasibility of setting up new projects. Indeed, after a period of observation, the volunteer will have the opportunity to suggest his own activities.

The goal is to bring open-mindedness towards the world to the young people of the town, and also mobility and interculturality, through regular contact with a young European volunteer and participation in related activities. The volunteer will be supported by a professional member of the Youth Service staff in each of her/his tasks. In the first period of service, the volunteer will discover and observe how the service functions and he/she will be involved in the staff’s actions. Then, gradually, the volunteer will be encouraged to offer her/his ideas, which will be carefully considered by the staff. If they effectively match with the Youth Service’s goals and are approved by the team, they will be confirmed.

How to apply

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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”.

Application form (signed)

Please send your documents to evsmadrid@gmail.com before the 04.04.2016 with subject “EVS_Cournon.YOUR NAME.YOUR SURNAME”

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