EVS w Czechach, YOUTH AND ENVIRONMENT EUROPE

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Stowarzyszenie BONA FIDES i czeska organizacja YOUTH AND ENVIRONMENT EUROPE poszukują wolontariuszy na projekt EVS w Pradze w Czechach.

Zgłoszenia: CV wraz z listem motywacyjnym w języku angielskim prosimy przesłać na oba adresy mailowe: natalia@bonafides.pl oraz evs@yeenet.eu. Należy przesłać na oba adresy mailowe!
Obowiązkowo należy również wypełnić specjalny formularz aplikacyjny.

Termin nadsyłania zgłoszeń: 20 listopada 2016

Do zgłoszeń prosimy dodać poniższą informację (w treści wiadomości mailowej)
Sending association:
Bona Fides Association (Stowarzyszenie Aktywności Obywatelskiej Bona Fides)
Acronym: SAO Bona Fides
ul. Warszawska 19
40-009 Katowice
POLAND
PIC: 947802812
EI referance number(HEI-REF): 2015-1-PL01-KA110-017199

EVS coordinator
Natalia Podbielska
natalia@bonafides.pl
3220131218

Coordinating Organisation: YOUTH AND ENVIRONMENT EUROPE
Location: Praha, Czech Republic
Deadline: 20/11/2016
Start: 01/09/2017
End: 31/08/2018

Description of the Receiving Organization:
Youth and Environment Europe (YEE) is a platform of European youth organisations that study nature or are active in environmental protection. The aim of YEE is to encourage youth to be involved in environmental protection and to provide a platform where these organisations can work together. All our activities are organised and carried out by young people under 31. YEE (already since 1983) organises and encourages all activities that can increase the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of nature and the awareness of environmental problems among young people in Europe.
YEE serves member organisations to exchange information, ideas and experience among them, through publications and European projects, like training courses, youth exchanges, campaigns.
YEE focuses on youth participation and non-formal education and organises projects to increase skills of young people and empower them to be active citizens.

Project description:
The EVS project “Youth for the Environment 2017” will take place in the office of the international network Youth and Environment Europe on the ecological farm Toulcuv Dvur in Prague, Czech Republic.

The aim of the project is to develop competences of young people needed in environmental youth work.

Objectives of the project ‚Youth for Environment’ are:

to exchange information among countries on topics of environment and youth projects;
to raise awareness about environmental problems;
to improve various skills needed in youth work;
to involve young people in international projects and to promote voluntary work.
During the EVS project in YEE two volunteers will be able to implement tasks and develop skills in a wide scale of activities, which are split in three parts.

First part is the work in YEE office – helping to organise campaigns, activities, publications, projects, website about youth issues and environmental awareness. Volunteers can practice skills of: cooperating in an intercultural team with people from several different countries, working in English, organising, coordinating various projects, networking with member organisations, preparing publications, design, updating website, etc.

Second part consists of practical activities in the ecological center Toulcuv Dvur, where YEE office is located – volunteers can integrate into local community, practice the Czech language, help in the farm and make practical workshops focused on environmental education. The EVS volunteers will also have the opportunity to volunteer in the kindergarten which is located in the eco-farm.

Third part is the volunteer’s personal project. Volunteers can prepare a project according to their interest to practise sense of initiative and entrepreneurship.

All these various activities will enable volunteers in different ways to raise their environmental awareness and inform other young people about environmental problems.

During EVS project in YEE the volunteers can gain:
– ability to work and cooperate in an international team,
– ability to work on various computer-related tasks (Microsoft office, Joomla, Photoshop, etc.),
– ability to work on publications (writing articles and texts, researching, proofreading, designing, promoting the publications),
– ability to network and use the contacts for future projects,
– promoting various projects, campaigns, activities, organisations,
– organising local/international campaigns and projects,
– facilitating local and international meetings and events,
– coordinating local/international projects,
– passing knowledge and skills to their peers and colleagues,
– speaking Czech and improving English,
– working with children in organising local educational projects, gaining practical skills in Toulcuv Dvur ecological farm,
– practising various methods of environmental education and non-formal education,
– presentation skills,
– broader knowledge on the environmental issues in European countries,
– fundraising and knowledge about funding opportunities in Europe.

Additional Information:
Accommodation
YEE will offer the volunteers accommodation in a shared flat. Each volunteer will have their own room. The flat will be located close to the ecological farm Toulcuv Dvur, where YEE’s office is located.
Transportation
The EVS coordinator will arrange the public transport card for the volunteers before they come to Prague. The card will be paid every three months by the hosting organisation and will allow the volunteers to travel freely to work and around Prague.
Food:
The volunteers will receive food money monthly – it will depend on the budget of the project.

Volunteers profile:
We are looking for people that have at least basic computer skills (in the office s/he will learn how to use various programmes to make web design, layout) and are willing to work inside of the office and outside in the ecological centre. YEE welcomes volunteers with interest and/or experience in the fields of the environment, international movement of European youth, intercultural learning and/or EU issues. YEE offers its EVS volunteers both good working conditions and good living conditions, a lot of space for creativity and a chance to see the results of his/her work, as well as a friendly atmosphere, coaching, regular lessons in the Czech language, suitable accommodation, and the personal support of the coordinator and a mentor during the whole stay. We invite people who wish to gain working experience in the office of an environmental international youth organisation, meet many new friends from different European countries and who are keen to feel like they are doing something useful for the environment. We are open to cooperate with any supportive sending organisation.

How to apply:
If you would like to apply for the position, it is obligatory to follow all these steps:
1.Send CV and motivation letter (maximum 250 words) to evs@yeenet.eu and natalia@bonafides.pl. Add information about your sending organization.
2. Fill in this application form: https://goo.gl/forms/QGvm6XdCqjyPbHvN2