Open Call for 1 Participant for Short ESC “USE TO REUSE"
Name of the project: “USE TO REUSE”
Date of Project: 1.10.2022. – 1.11.2022.
Sending Organization: ”BRAVO”
Place: Domžale, Slovenia
Participants age: +18
The number of participants: 1
Working language: English
Deadline for applying: 16.08.2022.
This project is financed by the European Commission through the Erasmus Plus Program. This publication reflects the view only of the author, and the European Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. By Erasmus+ rules organizers will cover travel costs, accommodation and food.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
We are looking for volunteers, who are motivated to work with others to accomplish collective goals, are creative, prepared to do some physical work and care for the environment. You will create new things we can use from old furniture, clothes, jewellery etc.
You will use it and reuse it to make it useful again. Volunteering hours will add up to 35 hours per week. Activities will be diverse and a good learning opportunity for volunteers. Volunteers will have the opportunity to meet other volunteers included in the project and connect with local youth.
The responsibilities of volunteers will be:
Collecting and designing DIY ideas and making them happen.
Collecting old and used material, renovating it and make it usable again.
Designing and renovating one room in the youth centre with the help of local youngsters, by using furniture and other things renovated beforehand.
Taking part in the training held by the centre for reusing.
Promoting the project and the youth centre in local environment.
Preparing their own activities/projects, which will depend on the interest of the volunteers.
Working with graphic design (knowledge of the graphic programmes is not necessary).
Promotion of international programmes in the local environment.
Promotion of the programme of the youth centre (taking photos, making posters etc.)
Working and collaborating with 11 other volunteers included in the project.
Promotion of volunteer’s culture
We are looking for 12 volunteers, aged between 18 and 30 years old.
Voulnteers should be:
– fluent in English
– prepared to collect some creative ideas on how to reuse old things, put them to work and make them happen,
– flexible in working hours (35 hours per week, mornings and afternoons, occasionally also weekends),
– prepared to do some physical work,
– would like to spend time with local youth and other participants.
WHAT WILL YOU GET AS VOLUNTEER
ESC projects represent a big learning opportunity for volunteers.
During this project volunteers will:
– get to know European solidarity corps and Youthpass;
– learn, what you can do with used material to preserve our enviorment,
– reflect on the competences gained during the project and make a self
-assesment before and after the project;
– learn how to organise your work;
– learn different non-formal learning and reflection methods;
– learn how to work in a groups and in intercultural environment;
– improve communication in English;
– gain social competences.
If you are still hesitating, we have a good news. As a volunteer all of the expenses are covered by the project. You will get:
– money for the transportation (to Slovenia and local transport to come to work);
– accomodation in hostel (including linen and towels);
– money for food expanses (180 euros);
– pocket money (4 euros/day).
ABOUT HOSTING ORGANIZATION
Youth Centre Domžale is a public body, which was established in 1998 by Municipality of Domžale. It is an organization that mainly provides activities and support for youth, aged between 7 and 30 years.
The principal aims of the Youth Centre Domžale are: – to provide support for youth; – to give them opportunity to spend their free time wisely and – to encourage them to get actively involved in a society on a local, national and international level. To achieve these goals we run various indoor and outdoor activities, which are held by Youth Centre Domžale alone or in cooperation with other Slovenian and international organizations.
Fields of activities include: educational activities, volunteer work, culture and creativity workshops, sport activities, information and consulting, international projects, intergenerational activities, participation and active citizenship.
HOW TO REACH VENUE
The easiest, but unfortunatelly often the most expensive, way to reach Slovenia by plane is to fly to airport “Letališče Jožeta Pučnika Ljubljana”.
You can also fly to nearby airports, like Venice, Zagreb, Graz, Milan and Klagenfurt. From there you can take FlixBus or GoOpti. GoOpti works like public transport, but is much faster and adaptable. They have connection from all of the nearest airports.
More information about the prices and destinations you can find on their website www.goopti.com. If you travel by GoOpti reserve the transport to the hostel (Ljubljanska cesta 1, Dob). If you travel with FlixBus, other buses and trains to Ljubljana city centre, take another bus to Dob pri Domžalah.
The ticket costs 2,7 euros. You are elegible to use public transfer. The amount that we cover for travel expenses depends on the distance.
We will use European Solidarity Corps funding rules:
– 100-499 km: 180 €
– 500-1999 km: 275 €
– 2000-2999km: 360 €
– 3000-3999km: 530 €.
Travel expenses will be reimbursed after receiving all of the invoices, tickets and boarding passes. You can contact us on [email protected].
Make sure you keep all travel documents!
Volunteers will be accomodated in the hostel Hiša na travniku, which is located in Dob. The distance to the Youth Center and the centre of Domžale is approxiametly 10-15 minutes with the bus or 40 minutes by foot.
In each of the rooms there will be maximum 3 volunteers. The showers and toilets are shared. There is also a small terace and a large common room with the kitchen and TV. Free wi-fi is provided in the hostel.