Open call for European Solidarity Corps in Zagreb

ESC "CHANGING THE WORLD FROM MY NEIGHBOURHOOD"

OPEN CALL FOR 1 VOLUNTEER for 2 MONTHS ESC/EVS in ZAGREB, CROATIA

OPEN CALL FOR 1 VOLUNTEER for 2 MONTHS ESC/EVS in ZAGREB, CROATIA

Name of the project:  CHANGING THE WORLD FROM MY NEIGHBOURHOOD” 
Date of Project:  08.08.2020 – 03. 10. 2020.
Projects duration2 months
Hosting & Coordinating Organisation: “SYNCRO”
Sending organization: “BRAVO”
Place:  Zagreb, Croatia
Participants: 1  volunteer  (18– 30 years old )
Working language: English or/and Croatian
Deadline for applying: 05.08.2020.

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. As part of ESC you will have provided accommodation, food, pocket money and paid local transport.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

The volunteering activity will take place in one of the neighbourhoods of Zagreb, Croatia from 08.08.2020 till 03.10.2020, bringing together 10 young people from TURKEY, BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA, FRANCE, SPAIN, LITHUANIA, GREECE, IRELAND, BULGARIA, NETHERLANDS AND GERMANY. In the period of these two months, the international youngsters will create and deliver workshops for local school children and for children from the local refugees’ integration centre with an aim to introduce their culture and countries. Each volunteer will be paired up with a local elderly person who will be supporting the volunteer in planning and delivering their activities.

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT

The project aims in the short-term period to create new practice and direction in organizing of free time activities in one of Zagreb’s neighbourhoods (Savica), through intercultural and intergenerational solidarity activities, with special emphasis on kids, youth and elderly population (pensioners).

TASKS OF THE VOLUNTEERS

During 8 weeks (08.08.2020. – 03.10.2020.) 10 volunteers will implement intercultural workshops in local school and library in Savica neighbourhood as well as in the refugees’ integration centre (kids aged 6 – 10). Participants of this project will create and implement those workshop in pair with elderly volunteers who are keen to volunteer together with young international volunteers. Volunteers will be presenting their countries, language, history and culture to 120 kids in 6 groups through an after-school stay in the local school and estimated additional 120 kinds from neighbourhood attending 3 other schools in the area through workshops in the local library and in the local refugees’ centre run by the Jesuit Refugee Service.

Volunteers will organize 5 Syncro workshops through 5 weeks on the activity. These workshops will give the opportunity for local youth to get to know the volunteers and the countries they come from. The content of the workshops will be based on the topic of interculturality.

Apart from that volunteers will implement their individual personal projects – the personal project will be a part of this volunteers activity that will give a space for the volunteers to create something that they have always wanted to do, something that is for free for the people participating in it and something that aims at improving the quality of lives in the local community. Syncro will give support to the volunteers by creating a frame for their actions, coaching them to express their ideas, agreeing on deadlines and next steps, but the content of these projects will be created by the volunteers themselves.

Volunteer profile. Who can apply?

  • You are resident in TURKEY, BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA, FRANCE, SPAIN, LITHUANIA, GREECE, IRELAND, BULGARIA, NETHERLANDS or GERMANY.
  • You are between 18 and 30 years old
  • You are open to new experiences and want to meet new people from different countries
  • You are motivated to do tasks and activities planned, regardless of your previous experience
  • You are highly motivated to explore a new culture and to live like a local.
  • You want to change something in your life, step outside of your comfort zone and be inspired by other people you meet
  • You are ready to share your experience and learn from others
  • You are happy and you know it

What you can get out of this project?

  • personal and professional growth as a volunteer
  • inclusion and tolerance towards new cultures
  • recognition of volunteering and non-formal education
  • the Youthpass Certificate – a document that proves competencies and skills gained during this project

What is SYNCRO? – Hosting organization

Syncro is an organization active in the field of education, personal development, skills training and youth support. Syncro was founded in 2010 with the aim of supporting the enhancement of quality of living and the development of human potential through powerful educational and personal development experiences. Being a part of International Synergy Group we are joined in the common vision of creating a world that works for everyone.

Our mission:

Our mission is to encourage young people to reach their potential, to create a learning space through personal development training, to support education and the involvement of young people, especially those with fewer opportunities, to provide opportunities for cooperation in the youth field and to create opportunities for expression of creativity and enjoyment in life, while including everyone.

Practical arrangements

Accommodation

All 10 volunteers will be living in Funk Loung Hostel located in the centre of Zagreb. For the purpose of this project, there will be rooms booked only for the participants of this project

Pocket and food money the volunteers will receive food and pocket money of 250 EUR/month.

Transportation during the project – The volunteers will be provided with public transportation tickets for the duration of the project.

Health insurance – CIGNA Health Insurance is provided to the volunteers as part of the project.

Travel costs to and from Zagreb will be reimbursed up to 180 EUR, 275 EUR or 360 EUR depending on the country you are coming from.

HOW TO APPLY?

Complete the BRAVO- APPLICATION FORM in English title as following ”name of the project you are applying for” until 23:59 on deadline day.

Deadline for applying: 05.08.2020. 

Selection results: 06.03.2020.

PARTICIPATION FEE:  NO PARTICIPATION FEE

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us at: 

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