Noored Ühiskonna Heaks (NYH) is promoting a call for participants for a European Solidarity Corps (ESC) Volunteering Team project from 05th September to 20th September 2022 which will take place in two different places in Altamura, Italy : the Agorateca, a community library and A farm belongs to Associazione Link.
About Hosting Organisation: Agorateca
Agorateca, managed by Associazione Link since June 2019, is a public space where it is possible to study, read, consult and borrow books; the place hosts workshops, seminars and creative activities for children and adults. There is also an urban garden, whose objective is to be a center of aggregation, the garden is cared for by the inhabitants of the neighborhood and all who attend the library.
In the garden are developed activities related to creative recycling, construction of greenhouse and street furniture to create a small park for children of the city. Activities may also include cooperation with other local organizations active in the field of environmental protection or working with migrants, or in the field of handcrafts and entrepreneurship to valorize local traditions.
The library also hosts a web radio and part of the activities with volunteers include the creation of podcasts to promote European programs and solidarity projects.
The activities will take place at the Agorateca, community library of Altamura, managed by the Link Association since June 2019. Agorateca is a public space where it is possible to study, read and consult books; the place hosts workshops, seminars and creative activities for children and adults and hosts.
There is also an urban garden, whose goal is to be a center of aggregation, the garden can be cared for by the inhabitants of the neighborhood and by all those who frequent the library. In the garden, activities related to creative recycling, construction of greenhouses and street furniture are developed to create a small park for the children of the city, in particular:
– Garden care and build our new “Library of Things”.
– Planting of new plants for the summer harvest
– Clean up the neighborhood
– Construction of garden furniture (with wood and mainly recycled material);
About Hosting Organisation: Link Farm
The second part of the activities will be hosted on Link’s Farm, set in the countryside of Altamura.
Here we’ll be engaged in fruit harvesting and space care activities.
The volunteer will be cover by a Cigna Group Medical and Non-Medical Insurance Plan that is covered by found of ESC project.
Young people between 18 and 30 years old who are legally residing in Estonia and have registered in the European Solidarity Corps Portal. Moreover, people who have already done an individual ESC can apply.
About City: Altamura
Altamura is divided into two parts: the city and the historical center. In the old town, you can visit the cathedral, the unique church in Puglia commissioned by Federico II diSvevia in the year 1232. It is the most important monument of the city together with the square around it. The summer the city center is populated by young people and tourist which enjoy spending time drinking and eating Italian specialties such as ice-cream. The city has 70.000 inhabitants, but it is quite small, so it is possible to reach every point by foot or by bike.
How to apply for the project
- Motivation Letter (It needs to be prepared specifically for this project.)
There are 2 vacancies available, and participants should be between 18-30 years old.
After you prepare documents above, you should send them via email to our contact person- Marco Santos- with subject of ‘‘ESC-Italy04’’: email@example.com
Application deadline: ASAP
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