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Noored Ühiskonna Heaks (NYH) is promoting a call for 1 Estonian volunteer for the European Solidarity Corps placement called “Social Bike Messenger” for 12 months, which will take place from 5th October 2020 to 3rd October 2021 in Lecce, South-Italy.


Hosting Organization: Ruotando Cultural Organization http://associazioneruotando.it

Ruotando aims to promote and increase the usage of bicycles as a simple, economic and sustainable means of transport. One of Ruotando’s permanent projects is the open bicycle workshop called “Ciclofficina Popolare Knos” (CPK) in the area of Manifatture Knos cultural centre.




Ruotando will be hosting two volunteers, one from Portugal and the other from Estonia. SBM Project aims to develop a social hub for bike users and students implementing activities and initiatives in order to promote sustainable mobility.


Profile of the volunteer:

  • Aged 18-30
  • from Estonia
  • speaks English and/or French
  • confidence with bikes
  • good communication skills


Activities of the volunteer:

  • Supporting the open workshop in bike repairing and maintenance;
  • organizing cyclo mechanic workshops for schools and refugees;
  • supporting local bike-sharing services;
  • organizing slow tourism activity with bikes;
  • organizing cultural events with travellers and bike experts;
  • cleaning and taking care of the laboratory;
  • helping in designing and creating print materials (photo & video, PR materials and info materials for the public media);
  • promoting and dissemination the activities of the project (poster, video, website, web radio etc.);
  • attending and realizing public events aimed to popularize and promote European Solidarity Corps values among the Italian youngsters.



The volunteers will live in Lecce, in an apartment with 2 bedrooms, cooking, washing, laundry, 1 bathroom, Wi-fi and social facilities available.


Food & pocket money:

Each month the volunteer will receive 250€ for food and pocket money.



The travel costs to the hosting organization and back home will be reimbursed up to 360€.



Noored Ühiskonna Heaks will help with all the preparation for the volunteering experience.


Here you can find the full infopack of the project:  abstract_SBM


To apply, send your CV and motivation letter to tairi@nyh.ee


Application deadline: 14th October 2020

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