The partners in the Volunteering without Borders Europe-wide EVS Project are as follows; International Conference of Volunteers - France , Caritas - Germany, Volunteering Ireland - Ireland, Centro Nazionale per il Volontariato and SPES - Italy, North Lanarkshire Volunteer Development Agency - Scotland, and Barcelona Voluntaria - Spain.
The YOUTH Program was established by the European Commission, the European Parliament and the member States of the European Union. It sets up a legal framework in which to support non formal educational activities directed at young people living in a country of the European Union.
The European Voluntary Service (EVS) is one of the various Actions put forward by this program. An EVS project allows a youth to carry out a voluntary activity in a country other than the one in which he/she resides, for a determined period of time, usually between 6 and 12 months. The activities of the EVS can take place in many fields (social, humanitarian, environmental).
The volunteer will benefit from an enriching experience by participating in this program. He or she will be able to actively get involved in the realization of a project by providing his/her skills, whilst at the same time acquiring new ones. It also represents an opportunity to discover another culture and to face new challenges.
This project is open to all young persons aged 18 to 25 years at the beginning of the voluntary activity, and legally residing in a country of the European Union. Travel, insurance and accommodation expenses, as well as a little pocket money are covered by subsidies of the YOUTH Program.
Barcelona Voluntaria is an association of young volunteers which offers the possibility of an exchange within the framework of the YOUTH program. It supports the project of the Casals del Infants del Raval organization, a non-profit, non-religious and non-political association. Created in 1983, it works in social and educational projects for children, youth and families of the Raval area. The volunteer who participates in this project will have the opportunity to work with children from an underprivileged area of Barcelona, helping them with their homework and carrying out several activities (games, music, sport, workshops ...).
The volunteer will work with a team made up of a professional educator and other volunteers from various origins. Each team will be in charge of a group of children aged 3 to 11 years, which mostly come from countries outside the European Union. Thus, he/she will benefit from working in a multicultural environment and will learn to develop educationally adapted methods.
Activities take place from Monday to Friday from 4pm to 9pm. Saturdays and Sundays are free. The volunteer also has two days off a month, that is 12 days for a six-month period, as well as local bank holidays.
If this projects interests you or you wish to get more information, do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone: +41 22 800 14 36.