EVS w Belgii, De Wissel-FRSP

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EVS w Belgii to wspólna propozycja organizacji De Wissel we współpracy z Fundacją Rozwoju Społeczeństwa Przedsiębiorczego. Mamy kilka różnych projektów realizowanych w Leuven w Belgii.

Zgłoszenia należy dokonać wysyłając CV i list motywacyjny w języku angielskim na adresy mailowe: natalia.podbielska@frsp.eu oraz nele.steeno@wissel.be (Zgłoszenia należy wysłać na oba adresy mailowe!)
W odpowiedzi, przez organizację De Wissel, zostanie przesłany specjalny formularz aplikacyjny do wypełenienia.

W temacie wiadomości nalezy napisać na jaki projekt jest zgłaszana kandydatura, przykładowo: EVS Molenmoes albo EVS EQUICANIS itd. Inne aplikacje nie będą rozpatrywane.

Termin nadsyłania zgłoszeń: 04 grudnia 2016r.

W treści wiadomości mailowej prosimy dodać informację:
Sending organization: Fundacja Rozwoju Społeczeństwa Przedsiębiorczego
Acronym: FRSP
Adress: Warszawska 6, 311 room, 40-006 Katowice, Silesia region, POLAND
PIC: 934141623
Accreditation number: 2015-1-PL01-KA110-014455
EVS coordinator
Natalia Podbielska
natalia.podbielska@frsp.eu
My sending organization is able to apply with the project to the Polish NA for the nearest deadline

Coordinating and hosting organisation: De Wisse
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Deadline: 04/12/2016
Start: 01/08/2017
End: 01/08/2018

Desription of the receiving organization:
Since 11 years we are running a project, called Rizsas, for youngsters that through different circumstances not attend the normal school program. In this place the volunteer will help in creating space and activities to bring these youngsters in action. Rizsas is located on Centrum Molenmoes which is a meeting point of different people and different projects/activities: social workers, , employees of the project, volunteers and youngsters, a daycentre, project with horses, rope course, garden, creative places.

It is important to create a big network with different impulses around Rizsas, because each youngster is unique and each youngster may need another impulse to go on with his life. In Rizsas we are always looking for new impulses from the outside that can trigger our youngsters to act, to do, or learn something. EVS-volunteers in our setting can mean an EVS-experience or other intercultural experience for one of our youngsters. It is a small place, but a lot of people are coming and going here during the year.

We believe volunteers can add a new personal dimension in the project. We want to offer some space for volunteers to help us in our daily activities and/or create an own project with the youngsters. From our previous experience, we can tell that it works very well. Youngsters and social workers learned a lot from the interaction with EVS-volunteers.We receive every year 1 or 2 volunteers to start in end of July for 10 to 12 months. We started with hosting EVS volunteer in 2007. Every volunteer ment to us a new experience and made our organisation richer in several ways.

Proposed projects description:
1. EVS Rizsas – Daycentre
Since 11 years we are running a project, called Rizsas, for youngsters that through different circumstances not attend the normal school program. the youngsters are aged between 12 and 18 years old. The aim of our project is to create a many as different activities, to bring different people into the project. A day in Rizsas starts at 9am and ends at 4pm. Rizsas is open monday, tuesday, thursday and friday.

Group moments: opening the day to explain the activities and divide the tasks, closing the day by sharing thoughts, ideas,…

Atelier moments: several actions happening at the same time ( music, handcraft, sports, games, knitting, baking, …)
taking care of daily life: shopping, making lunch, cleaning, talks with the people, administration
Rizsas is located on Centrum Molenmoes which makes that the people are also involved in the maintenance of the whole center. A volunteer in Rizsas is taking part in the group moments, organizing ateliers by himself and helping in daily life.

Volunteers profile:
– have social skills to communicate, get in contact with the youngsters through his/her tasks on the project.
– mature enough to deal with the youngsters, get along with non-motivated youngsters with behavior problems.
– Having a passion to share with the youngsters (cooking, crea, music, arts, sports, …)
– Being able to organize some work by yourself, taking initiative for own projects and activities to develop.
– able to live in rural setting (nearest city Leuven is 12km), willing to use the bike or bus
– independant in living,cooking, taking care of the house
– willing to learn Dutch

Send us an email with your motivation letter within the subject EVS Rizsas and we will send you an application form.

2. Centrum Molenmoes – environmental challenge
In 2011 we did start with developing the environment of our center. Bit by bit new things entered the space all given birth by a volunteer with a passion: a permaculture garden, a compost toilet, a baking oven , a nature exploring path, compost system, art in the garden.

The aim is that we bring the youngsters of the day center in contact with different environmental issues. Not just by offering them activities, but mainly by acting immediately in the environment. The garden is a place where volunteers take care of and vegetables can be used in the kitchen. By creating interesting corners in the environment the place gets more attractive and may have an educational level.

Main tasks are taking care of the garden and environmental spaces, develop new ideas, make a connection between garden and kitchen and make a connection towards the youngsters of Rizsas daycentre. Our days start at 9am and we end at 16pm.

Volunteer profile:
– A volunteer with a passion for environmental issues, garden and eventually cooking.
– Being able to organize some work by yourself, taking initiative for own projects and activities to develop.
– able to live in rural setting (nearest city Leuven is 12km), willing to use the bike or bus
– independant in living,cooking, taking care of the house
– willing to learn Dutch

Send us an email with your motivation letter within the subject EVS Molenmoes and we will send you an application form.

3. Equicanis
Equicanis works mainly with youth at risk and horses. We try to create opportunities for opening, for developping, by creating relationships with these beautifull big animals. Our activities vary from ateliers in which we take care of the horses, cuddling with the horses over riding lessons, walks with the horses, ‚Equine Assisted therapy’ and learning for individuals or groups, as also activities to developp ourselves as equine assisted therapist.

The activities are for youngsters of the Wissel, Rizsas and also externals. The main tasks are taking care of the horses and the surroundings (feeding, clean the paddock, do exercises with the horses). Besides that the volunteer will assist in some ateliers where youngsters are taking part in.

A days starts in the morning at 8.30 with taking care of the horses, during the day there are some activities with the youngsters or practical works, around 15h30 we take again care of the horses and the paddock.

Volunteers profile:
– A volunteer with passion and respect for horses, sence for ecology, eager to explore together with us the possibilities of nature, knowledge of human and horse relationships.
– As on the domain will be youngsters with difficult background, we want the volunteer to be aware of his influences to these youngsters. Able to deal with young adults and have social skills to communicate with these youngsters. Being – open minded and flexible in this work are very welcome.
– able to live in rural setting (nearest city Leuven is 12km), willing to use the bike or bus
– able to live independant

Send us an email with your motivation letter within the subject EVS EQUICANIS and we will send you an application form.

4. De Switch
We work with young adolescent girls between 15 and 18 years old that are confrontated with several problems (behaviour, family, social, sometimes psychatric, school. We try to find out very individually for each girl and her family context what is the best way to get their life back on the rails, where they still have some power to take their life back in their own hands.

Besides help and therapy we want to give them a house/place where they can participate at a lot of attractive activities that aren’t related to their problems (music workshop, painting, horses an other animals…), and so they can have positive experiences (I am good in …, I didn’t know anything about … , but I like it very much).

The volunteer will help in the daily tasks like cooking, taking care of the house shopping, evening activities and during shoolvacations day activities or going on camp. During the day all youngsters have their programm, main work happens in the evenings and wednesday afternoon.

Volunteers profile:
– have social skills to communicate, get in contact with the youngsters through his/her tasks on the project.
– mature enough to deal with, get along with non-motivated youngsters with behaviour problems.
– Able to organise work by yourself, taking initiative for own projects and activities to develop.
– Open minded and willing to discuss and think together with the team about your dealing with the youngsters and task, about the methods,…
– able to live in rural setting (not in a city, nearest city Leuven is 12km)
– transport is by bus and bike
– willing to learn Dutch

Send us an email with your motivation letter within the subject EVS De Switch and we will send you an application form.

Additional Information:
The volunteer will live in a house near to the project(app 2km) together with other EVS volunteers. It is located in a small village. The volunteer will have a room that he/she can lock with a key.

Bathroom and kitchen are in common with other volunteers. Terras and outside places are in common with another project. The volunteer is getting a food budget to arrange his food outside the work hours.

During work the volunteer has lunch in the project. The volunteer will get a bike to go to the project, the shop, the bus or train station. A bus card is provided to travel with the bus to the city.

In the first month the volunteer will get some preparation about life in the project, Language course, working in a team and living together with other volunteers.

How to apply:
Send us an email with your motivation letter within the subject EVS … (name of the project) and we will send you an application form.
Once we got the application form, we will get in contact as soon as we start selections and we need more information.
Our selections are done in November and December each year.
Send application to natalia.podbielska@frsp.eu and nele.steeno@wissel.be