Noored Ühiskonna Heaks (NYH) is promoting a call for volunteer for European Solidarity Corps placement at the “Direction de la jeunesse et des sports” for 8-9 months, which will take place from September/October 2020 in Rouen in Normandy region, France.
The ESС project will take place at a new French hosting organisation, Département de Seine-Maritime which works with people of different age groups and helps them on childcare and parenthood, social action and disability, integration, youth, sports and culture, support to associations and municipalities, maintenance of spaces natural resources, roads, tourism attractiveness, digital technology, and colleges.
Departmental services ensure promotion of citizenship and solidarity. Their actions contribute to facilitating well-being together, allow access to culture and sport to the greatest number, fight against all forms of violence and discrimination, support family caregivers and intergenerational actions, promote independence and mobility of youth is also the daily life of the Department through innovative like ESC.
The main topic of the project is Animation role within the College Students Council.
The College Students Council is a body of students (13-14 years old) elected within secondary schools for two years. They meet up through various commissions (sports, solidarity, environment, culture and citizenship) in order to develop projects.
The Profile of the volunteer:
Our ideal volunteer candidate is an open minded person willing to learn, to improve her/himself and to help other people. It is important to be ready to work in a team and to share the daily life with people from different backgrounds. Although it is not required to have a high level of English, the volunteers need to have at least a basic knowledge of the language. That is this important for their everyday communication with international and local people but also for their safety.
In this context the volunteer will have for main mission in connection with his/her tutor to:
- Participate in the installation of the council of college students (elections in November, first plenary session in December)
- Co-animate (with his/her tutor and / or another European volunteer and / or a young volunteer in civic service) the commissions: manage the exchanges to help the pupils to give birth, to identify and to impel their projects;
- Accompany the college students in the realization of their project: outing, charity, and exhibition, film (educational and practical help to the creation of tools, supports)
- Participate in the reflection, the organization, the setting up and the animation of a final event which will highlight the projects initiated and / or realized with the whole student’s council.
- As a team member of the direction, the volunteer will participate in defining the contents of this event, propose animations.
- In addition to his/her main missions, the volunteer will promote international mobility and his/her personal experience (possibly in partnership with the other European volunteer) among college students, youth in civic service in post at the department or in any other event targeting youth during his volunteering.
- He/she will also have to present his/her birth country and the way in which young people live or propose other activities around their cultures, experiences.
- He/she will also have to propose and develop a personal project during the mission with the support of his/her tutor and each resource person. Contacts and any other practical support will be made available for this achievement.
- Volunteers will be associated to all events organized by the service.
These tasks are non-exhaustive, the volunteer can be force of proposals to initiate and implement other projects related to his missions.
We truly believe that for volunteers the European Solidarity Corps is an opportunity to learn, to improve themselves and to discover and develop their personality and competences. For this reason we encourage our volunteers to develop a personal project besides the daily work. With the support of their Mentor the volunteers will develop a concrete personal plan with the objective of creating a personal project based on their own interests and goals.
Accommodation and food:
Volunteers are going to share a fully equipped big flat with other young people (probably the other ESC and a service civique from Burkina). The apartment will be located in Saint Etienne du Rouvray (near from Rouen – 10 minutes by bus or tram) or in Rouen. Rouen is at 1h from the sea (Deauville, Trouville). Paris is at 1h30 by train. The office is located 21 rue de crosne in Rouen, next to “place du vieux marché” in the right center of the city. There are many museum, cinemas, places of concerts and cultural activities. The volunteer can also find many places to practice sport, theater or dance.
In the flat each volunteer will have his/her own room and will have to share the kitchen, bathroom and living-room. The volunteers are responsible for the daily cleaning of their own spaces as well as the common spaces. Food allowance and pocket money (over 300 euros month) will be provided.
If needed in addition of the French lessons on line the organisation will provide French lessons on the campus or with an association.
The organisation will pay the studio and open a bank account on which the volunteer will get his/her indemnitees.
The Erasmus + Programme will reimburse 100% of the travel costs for the participants (up to 275 euros).
All the interested people should fill send the CV and Motivation Letter in English to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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