Millennium Center Association from Arad/Romania invites young persons to participate in new EVS project with movie theme entitled:

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“Animate Your Volunteering”

We would like to apply with it at the deadline of 01.10.2013 therefore please send us your application as soon as possible, but no later than 20th September 2013. If You are interested in participation please read the following message:

Project type: European Voluntary Service

Title: “Animate Your Volunteering”.

Duration: 4 (four) months with stages starting in march / april 2014

Venue: Arad / Romania

Activities: The basic idea of the project is to discover the true meaning of volunteering in local neighbourhood, the need for it and present it to the public in easy to understand, attractive graphic form. Volunteers involved in the project will make street and internet research about all possible meanings of being volunteers and their active role in local neighbourhoods. Volunteers will ask people what does it mean to be volunteers for them, what is the role of volunteer in local neighbourhood and put the answers as database of ideas to create at least 8 short animated movies (with use of free of charge software such as powtoon, or simply frame by frame animation with use of drawn pictures).

Movie 1: who is a volunteer?

Movie 2: how big is the need of volunteering?

Movie 3: what can You learn by being volunteer?

Movie 4: EVS volunteer – presentation of EVS and YiA

Movies 5-8: practical examples of collaboration with local organisations in need of volunteers

Volunteers also on the basis of internet research and street interviews will discover in local neighbourhood possible places of being volunteers and what good can be done there by volunteers, after which they will put the conclusions in the animated movies in order to create the kind of advertisement of such places for recruitment process for other – future volunteers. In the animated series, volunteers will describe competences which are initially needed to become volunteer and especially the competences, which one can acquire while volunteering. In order to test the results of the research volunteers will work for a limited time of two weeks in chosen organisations. This experience will be also put into the movie, which at the end of everything will become animated diary which will summarize not only the volunteering stage but also EVS as an action from YiA Programme at the final stage of it. The EVS stage will finish with an event for public, which will contain as main feature the projection of the created by volunteers movies. Our project is great opportunity for EVS volunteers to go out from own neighbourhood in native country, visit and test oneself in another conditions and eventually come back home with head full of ideas how to work for benefit of local neighbourhood and how to transform oneself from the volunteer to regular paid worker – we put special emphasis on skills and abilities which may be useful to find a job later.

Tasks and objectives:

–        To create at least 8 animated movies about volunteering

–        To collaborate with at least 4 local organisations in need for volunteers

–        To learn Romanian language and Romanian culture

–        To acquire at least 1 new competence

–        To enhance at least 3 competences

–        To reach at least 80 people in total with messages about volunteering through animated movies within 4 months of project duration

Methods: non formal way of education (learning by doing) and informal one; e-learning

All You need to be a volunteer is:

  • strong motivation to spend 4months in multicultural environment of Romania
  • strong devotion to work according to task oriented schedule
  • strong believe in non-formal and informal way of education
  • ability to focus and work 7 hours per day, 5 days per week

Fewer opportunities: This EVS project is addressed especially to persons with fewer opportunities. Please see document attached.

Other conditions: are determined by EVS programme. We provide food, accommodation, training cycle and travel costs refund within Youth in Action programme rules and budget for action 2 (at least 90% of travel costs).

If You are interested and If You are:

  1. 1.     Future EVS volunteer please send us following documents:

– Curriculum vitae;

– Letter of motivation in which You specify the way of engagement in activities.

Mundus escogerá a 2 voluntarios. Lo escogerá directamente el equipo Mundus de entre vuestras candidaturas.

Enviadnos CV y carta de motivación en inglés a:  ingrid.unmundoatuspies@gmail.com

Deadline es 20 de septiembre a las 12AM.