Are you a high-school student from Bucharest who wants change in the local community? You agree that change can only happen if each of us gets involved and you want to learn more about how you can make that change a reality? 6 European Voluntary Service (EVS) young volunteers from Germany, France and Italy are here to get on this journey with you, so you can write together a new story of change! Find out more and apply below!
Youth workshops, followed by a volunteering component
Each small group will be coordinated by 1 EVS volunteer (6 in total)
Bucharest (in various locations)
November 2017 – March 2018 (regular weekly activities in small groups + 50h of volunteering for each participant)
6 small groups of 5 young people will be formed (30 high-school students in total)
High-school students grades 9-11 from Bucharest (12th grade is accepted only if a strong time commitment exists)
The responsibility for learning rests upon each of us. We learn together through experience, we learn by doing, we learn in a non-formal way.
We adapt together as a group to the existing needs and we make changes when necessary. We choose what we want to learn, but also how to learn and at what rhytm. We are here only if and because we want to, not because somebody “forces” us to.
Every group member is welcome without discrimination, no matter the situation. Together we create a safe space where everyone can express freely and without the fear of being judged. Inside the group we are all equal.
Both the facilitators and the participants have a common aim, of learning together, one from another. Non-formally, but also at a high level of quality.
If selected, you will be assigned to one small group of 5 young people, coordinated by 1 EVS volunteer. Each group will meet weekly on the same day and hour and organise together youth work activities using non-formal education centred around the theme of civic engagement, critical thinking and interculturality. The group will decide together how their own learning journey will look like. Overall, the group activities will help participants better understand why and how they should get more involved in the community, building the foundation for the group project.
Each group will organise together a small community project, with the simple mission of bringing a positive change in Bucharest (political, religious and illegal activities will however not be possible). The group will decide together what to do, how to do it and who does what, while ensuring an equal participation of all group members.
Note: Participation to the programme is free. However, no participation costs can be covered (transportation, accommodation, meals).
Note: Participants who will participate fully in the programme will be issued a Volunteering Certificate. Volunteering contracts will be signed with all participants.
You can apply by using the online form until November 12th.
The participant selection will be done exclusively based on the online application form.
This activity takes place under the Building Our Story project, co-funded by the European Union through the Erasmus+ Programme. Full responsibility for the content of this webpage lies with the author.