Call for a Swedish volunteer

BySorin Berbecar

Call for a Swedish volunteer

Curba de Cultură is looking for 1 Swedish volunteer for an EVS volunteering stage in Izvoarele, a nice and cozy Romanian village. Together with our partner Navigatorcentrum (Ostersunds Kommun), we are developing and implementing an EVS for Swedish youngsters who would like to do this service in Romania, starting from spring 2019.

The profile of the volunteer we are looking for:

  • motivation to live and work in rural area for several months (the total length will be decided together with the organizations)
  • motivation to work with youngsters and children
  • basic knowledge of English

The activities we propose:

  • promoting non-formal learning and volunteering through presentations and activities
  • non-formal learning activities with children in schools and with youngsters in the youth centre
  • organizing outdoor cinema nights
  • managing the library within the youth centre
  • organizing foreign language classes and cultural events
  • writing articles and blogposts
  • creating promotional materials for the area/ community (photos, videos etc) and taking care of the webpage of the commune
  • reporting and documenting activities

The support we offer:

  • accommodation in a traditional Romanian house
  • pocket money and budget for food
  • phone sim card and monthly credit for it
  • bus permits for local transport
  • international travel costs up to 275 EUR reimbursed in the end of the stay
  • Romanian language classes through OLS system
  • mentor support for personal development
  • coordinator support for implementing activities
  • medical insurance through Cigna Insurrance Plan
  • Youthpass certificate
  • two international trainings provided by the Romanian National Agency
  • internal training for nonformal education methods and communication techniques (and other training if required/ available)
  • smiles and hugs

Other details about the project:

Curba de Cultură focuses on teenagers and youth development. Our mission is to use non-formal education as a complementary method to the formal educational system for young people. We want to create the premises for a better development of the young people and their more suited integration within their respective communities. We want to make young people aware that they actively belong to their local and national culture.

Navigatorcentrum is an organisation for young people aged 16-25 in Östersunds municipality, organised under the Municipality Administration, development/growth area. It is a meeting place where young people can have a coffee, use a computer or have a meeting with a coach. The main tasks is to find, meet and coach young people en route into adult life, with a particular focus on those who need extra support to find their way. To clarify; unemployed youth and a special focus is kept on long-term unemployed youth, youth receiving social service, immigrant/refugee-youth, disadvantaged youth, youth not in the school-system but also youth in general thinking about their future. All young people get a personal coach that give support through programs of introduction to a working life, various motivation-actions and guidance-counselling.

Length of stage: Several months (to be decided together with Navigatorcentrum and Curba de Cultură)

Location: Izvoarele, Prahova County, Romania (the historical region of Walachia)

Sending/Coordinating organization: Navigatorcentrum

Hosting Organization: Curba de Cultură

If we caught your attention send us a CV and motivation letter at ASAP

Also if you want to know more do not hesitate to ask using the same e-mail.


P.S. Explore this webpage to find out more about the community, the work and the volunteers we host.

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