CALL FOR 2 EVS long term in Palermo, Italy

CALL FOR 2 EVS long term in Palermo, Italy
                                                         (March 2017 – February 2018)
ASSOCIAZIONE INFORMAGIOVANI
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS THE 30th OF SEPTEMBER

Established in 2001 by a group of volunteers, InformaGiovani (IG) aims
at fostering and promoting human and civil rights, with focus on the
right to information and participation; defending social and
collective rights; promoting local and international volunteering as
tools for social inclusion and change. IG runs activities of
information, training and counselling, seminars on EU programmes, on
social volunteering and international co-operation. The association
focuses on activities of social inclusion and rehabilitation of young
people who are facing or are at risk of social exclusion. Since 2008
organizes youth exchanges and international workcamps, involving about
250 participants in local and international activities. More info on
InformaGiovani

Main activities for volunteers
EVS volunteers will support IG staff in task related to incoming and
outgoing volunteering. All volunteers will be involved in contacts
with local partners for the preparation and organization of local
voluntary projects (workcamps) and will participate in leaders
trainings. If they wish so, volunteers will also will support the
coordination of workcamps.

Tasks for volunteers in incoming area includes:
– contact with local partners (including visit to campsites) for the
preparation of workcamps
– preparation of documents related to workcamps, such as infosheet
(informative document with general information on IG, and specific
ones on the workcamp (logistics, contact person and activities that
will be carried out)
– placement: to deal with registration process of volunteers to
workcamps in Italy; to keep communication with volunteers, sending
organisation and local partner; to deal with visa invitation letter,
if necessary
– database: keep up-to-date database on workcamps opportunities
– support the preparation of InformaGiovani participation in
international meetings related to workcamps
– evaluation: send evaluation form to volunteers and analyse/elaborate
answers to questionnaire
– promote italian camps among potential potential volunteers abroad
(mainly done by newsletter and Facebook).

Tasks for volunteers in outgoing area includes:
– informing potential volunteers of volunteering opportunities abroad
(update Facebook page and website, prepare newsletter, participate in
meetings with students, associations, etc)
– placement: to deal with registration process of volunteers to
workcamps abroad; to keep communication with volunteers and hosting
organisation;
– database: keep up-to-date database on workcamps opportunities
– evaluation: send evaluation form to volunteers and analyse/elaborate
answers to questionnaire
FURTHER training opportunities
Beside the national trainings organized by National Agency, EVS
volunteers in InformaGiovani will surely take part in different
trainings connected with: leading international voluntary projects,
online communication tools, interculturality in youth work, etc.

Volunteer profile
Ideal candidate should meet the following requirements:
– strong motivation for youth work and voluntary projects;
– experience in volunteering/workcamps
– ability to team working
– digital competencies (knowledge of placement programmes, such as
E-VET, Plato or SCI-OPS will be evaluated positively)
– good knowledge of English and basic knowledge of Italian (Italian
language is required in particular for outgoing tasks and to
participate in promotional activities with italian youth)
– flexible (during placement season, most of the work could be done
during week-ends)
– Driving licence is not a must but will be welcome.

Accommodation arrangement
Accommodation in shared flat with other volunteers.
Double room for volunteers plus common living room.
House is equipped with all needed.

How to apply:

Please note that we require a CV but also a specific motivation letter.

General motivation letter related to
general volunteering will lead to rejection of the candidature.
You would need to apply only through your sending organization,
which usually is one of our partners.
Apply on: vavilon@sppmd.org.mk
Only selected candidates will be contacted for a Skype interview.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS THE 30th OF SEPTEMBER
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