Hosting/Coordinating Organisation: Youth Open Centre “JACis”
Location: Rezekne, Latvia
JACis on the web:http://jacisyouthpartners.blogspot.com (blog of the previous EVS project “Youth Partners”)
Time of the project: 01.09.2014. – 31.08.2015. (12 months in JACis)
In total 4 volunteers will be involved in the project.
Youth open centre “JACis” is non-formal education organization financed by local municipality. Aims are:
to develop and to organize youth leisure time and non-formal education activities;
to involve youth in the local and international youth projects;
to develop tolerance, understanding and respect to other cultures;
to provide necessary information about healthy life style, studies and work possibilities;
to promote youth active participation in society and voluntary work;
to support children/youth from social risk groups/ disadvantaged families and to organize activities for them;
to develop youth work in the city.
Centre is open for youngsters from 12 until 30 years old. They can use the Internet, play table games and leam games, pool, participate in youth projects and realize their own ideas. Different kind of activities are provided by JACis. All activities depends on the interests and needs of youth and children (Hip-Hop festival, Pop-iela festival, educational quizes, creative workshops, preventive activities, photo-orientation activities, writing and realizing of small cultural projects, karaoke evenings, musical Fridays, different kind of discussions, meetings with Erasmus students and EVS volunteers, pool and novuss tournaments, mutual events in cooperation with Rezekne’s Central Library, with societies „Jaunatnes Čemodans” („Youth Case”), „Rezeknes entrepreneur society”, „Angels with us”, with a society of creative artists „Artistence”, etc.). All activities are for free.
There are 2 full time youth workers and several local volunteers, who help to plan and organize activities for children/youngsters.
Youth Open Centre ”JACis” is looking for a motivated volunteer for an EVS project, who would like to take part in EVS project.
We are looking for a volunteer who is interested in the target group (children/ youth) and in the development of activities in animation (culture, art, expression, sport activities, leisure time activities, etc.) As we work a lot with children from poor/disadvantaged families and anti-social families, volunteer should be open minded and able to face difficulties in the work. The volunteer should be at least 18 years old, given the fact that he/she will take part in working with under-18 years.
The role of the volunteer:
to integrate in the project and in the community with the support of the organisation;
to bring new ideas and to give a view about his/her own culture.
The volunteer will be a part of the team and will participate in the stuff meetings.
The tasks of the volunteer:
To plan and to organize different educational, procreative, sportive and leisure time activities for young people and youth;
To express his/her own initiative in the organization of activities and actively participate in the work of the youth centre;
To set his/her own learning tasks and to achieve them with the help of the mentor and youth workers;
To realize his/her individual event/project/etc.
The volunteer will organize and help the youth workers to organize the educational, procreative, sportive and leisure time activities for youth and young people. Volunteer will have an opportunity to adapt himself/herself in rural area, to learn new social competences and how to work in a team.
There are several activities, which are already a tradition, for example, art-terapy workshops, photography exhibitions, “Popielas” festival, where young people from Rezekne schools make a mucisally-theatretical performances for a mix of songs; The Hip-hop music and dance festival in summer.
As the youth centre is active in the EU programme “Youth in action”, now “Erasmus+”, a volunteer will also help to plan and organize international activities.
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