EVS w Czarnogórze, Centar Don Bosko

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EVS w Czarnogórze to propozycja Fundacji Rozwoju Społeczeństwa Przedsiębiorczego i czarnogórskiej organizacji Centar za obrazovanje i odgoj Don Bosko poszukującej wolontariuszy na EVS w mieście Podgorica.

Zgłoszenia (CV i list motywacyjny w języku angielskim) prosimy przesyłać na adres natalia.podbielska@frsp.eu oraz na volonteri.dbc@gmail.com (zgłoszenie należy wysłać na oba adresy mailowe).

Termin nadsyłania zgłoszeń: 8 stycznia 2017 r.

W treści wiadomości mailowej prosimy dodać:
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

Coordinating/Receiving organisation: Association Merkuri
Location: Podgorica, Montnegro
Deadline: 08/01/2017
Duration: 5th of June – 4th of April 2017 ( 10 months)
Length: Long term project
Placements: 2 volunteers (long term)

PROJECT ENVIRONMENT
Don Bosco Centre is located near the city center in Podgorica, the capital and largest city of Montenegro.

Podgorica is a city with around 190 000 citizens. Podgorica locally stands among two fertile plains (Bjelopavlicka and Zetska) and is surrounded by mountains. These two fertile valleys are cut through by no less than five rivers, including the Zeta, Sitnica, Ribnica and Cijevna which flow into the Moraca and into Lake Skadar. Lake Skadar, located between Podgorica and the sea, the region’s varied height above sea-level, the relief of the land, and other factors in the region’s geographical makeup, all have created the conditions for a sub-Mediterranean climate with mild winters and very hot summers. Podgorica is located 44 meters (145 feet) above sea-level and just a hundred or so kilometers (about sixty miles) from well-known seaside resorts and attractive winter sports centres.

The construction of the Sozina tunnel allows travelers to leave Podgorica and reach the Adriatic coast in just half an hour’s drive. Construction in Podgorica and surrounding areas is proceeding at such a pace that almost daily the foundations of new building are being laid. New cultural, scientific institutions, modern roads (especially bridges), business centres, promenades, schools, hospitals, monuments, hotels and restaurants and sports facilities are springing up almost overnight. It is justifiable to say that today’s Podgorica is the unquestionable administrative, cultural, financial, business, transport and service center of the country of Montenegro.

Podgorica is today a business center, a university center, a capital of Montenegrin and International culture, and a city of the young and the future.
Regarding our centre, it is located at the end of the city center and its main population is Montenegrin. In this part of the town also lives a large number of Albanian minority. The location of our centre which represents Salesian community is very good regarding to its traffic connection with the city core. The center can be reached by city bus in couple of minutes or in 15 minutes walking. It is only few minutes away from railway station by feet.

DESCRIPTION OF THE YOUTH CENTER
Don Bosko centre is an organization based in Podgorica, engaged in youth work. Main task of our organization is to offer educational and fun programmes to children and young adults, in order to give them possibility to spend free time doing something useful and creative. This is a non-formal way of education, where our visitors acquire skills and knowledge through different activities. Method of work is preventive, which means that we want to keep youngsters away from streets.

Our target group usually consists of children coming from socially vulnerable families, who live in the area of Konik, which is one of the poorest areas in Podgorica. Also, we have significant number of Roma population. However, our centre is not open only to these groups, but to everyone aged between 7 and 18 yrs, regardless of ethnic or religious affiliation.

We offer different types of daily programmes as well as programmes during winter and summer school break. We have educational and creative workshops, juggling school, school tutoring, sports activities, games, excursions, camping.

Through all these activities our visitors develop their talents and potentials, they improve existing and acquire new knowledge. They feel free to communicate on a specific subject, they share experiences, learn how to work in a team. Sports activities and games stimulate their physical growth. In the past we have organized different preventive and social programmes indicating the risks of using drugs or other vice.

We are also active on European and international level. We are sending and hosting EVS organisation, and we encourage our youngsters to participate in training courses, seminars, youth exchanges, study visits organized within Erasmus plus and other youth programmes.

ROLE OF THE VOLUNTEER
Main tasks of volunteer will include the following:
Volunteer will be involved in the activities of the Youth centre and he will also work in the office.

Our activities have both educational and upbringing factor for children and young people from 7 – 18 years. EVS volunteer in our center will participate in many activities organized throughout entire year, such as educational and creative workshops (discussing different topics, sharing opinions, making crafts), personal tutoring (learning assistance), socializing in the play-room area (making new friendships), sports activities (to stimulate physical growth, to develop healthy habits), activities in nature (camping, work actions, excursions), international exchanges (sharing experiences with colleagues from abroad), winter and summer oratories (workshops during school breaks).

EVS volunteer in our center will participate in many activities organized throughout entire year, such as educational and creative workshops (discussing different topics, sharing opinions, making crafts), personal tutoring (learning assistance), socializing in the play-room area (making new friendships), sports activities (to stimulate physical growth, to develop healthy habits), activities in nature (camping, work actions, excursions), international exchanges (sharing experiences with colleagues from abroad), winter and summer oratories (workshops during school breaks).

He/She will mainly work with children and young people from 7 – 18 years and organize activities to fulfill their free time. Volunteer would be involved in all stages starting from planning and prepararation of the activities, through their organization and implementation, to the final evaluation. Volunteer will also have the freedom to express talents and potentials, and to enrich our programmes by adding own ideas and creating something new to offer to our final users. He/She will prepare presentations about country of origin, and present his/her culture and language to the others. One of the activities will be to write articles about our programmes and achievements for the website

Volunteer will work 30 hours per week. We are expecting from our volunteer to be active, to share the ideas, to use his/her talents, to interact with the others and to join the local community activities together with other volunteers.

Our activities have both educational and upbringing factor for children and young people from 7 – 18 years. They are mainly realized by our animators, who prepare and implement projects with the help of the main mentor, who is very experienced with youth work, especially with children who are socially vulnerable.

WORKING HOURS AND DAYS OFF
Volunteer will work 6 hours per day, 5 days per week. He/She will usually be free on weekends, because our activities are held during working days. Activities with children are held during working days from 16h to 19h, and we expect the volunteer to be always present during these hours.

He/She also gets 2 days off per month, and he can have a vacation depending on the current situation in the centre. This will be agreed based on her wishes with the project coordinator.

FOOD AND ACCOMODATION
Volunteer will receive a monthly food allowance in amount of 150,00 EUR. This money will be given in cash in the beginning of every month.

Volunteer will live in a flat with another EVS volunteer. During entire service there will be two volunteers at the same time.

Volunteer’s appartment will be very close to the Youth center, it is around 15 minutes walking distance. Also, the city center is just 25 minutes walking from his/her place.

VOLUNTEER ALLOWANCE
The volunteer will receive a pocket money of 55 euro per month. We will give this money in cash in the beginning of every month. The volunteer will have a local mobile phone number which will be charged with 10,00 EUR every month.

VOLUNTEER PROFILE
We would like to host volunteers from 18 – 30 years old who are highly motivated to work with children and youth. It should be an enthusiastic young person ready to learn and to share knowledge and able to adjust to live and work in an unknown environment. Also, volunteer should be open towards people of different religion, because our centre works in an multicultural environment. We are looking for a skilful person when it comes to work with children and youth, creative and determinative person with strong will. We will give advantage to those who have already worked on similar youth projects.