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                                            Europe

      SCI Germany
EVS in Eastern Europe - “Capacity Building Stage XII”
The places still have to be confirmed by the European commission (expected middle/end of
May). However, it is never too early to search for enthusiastic volunteers.
SCI Germany applied as coordinating organisation for this multilateral EVS-project. OWA Poland, KVT
Finland, VSI Ireland, CVS Bulgaria, VIA Netherlands, IAL Sweden and SCI Germany have been
applying as sending organisations and their applicants will get first priority. However, the other
branches can feel free to send applications as well.
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First application deadline: 16 of June

   -   Belarus
NGO for the blind, , Minsk, Belarus. New Group Belarus
   -   Moldova
Social cantina, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova. AVI
“Centre for children”, Edinet, Republic of Moldova. AVI
“Recycling school”, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova. AVI
   -   Russia
Orphanage “Malyshok”, Ulan Ude, SCG Siberia, Russia
"Preodolenie" rehabilitation centre and young people with disabilities, Nizhny Novgorod,
Russia. SFERA
"Veras" rehabilitation centre of assistance to children and teenagers with disabilities, Nizhny
Novgorod, Russia. SFERA
Promotion of volunteering, Voronezh, Passage Zebra
Cultural Center, Voronezh, Passage Zebra
Reception Center for children, Voronezh, Passage Zebra
   -   Ukraine
Boarding school for mentally disabled children, Paraskoveyevka, Ukaine. SVIT
Eco-school, Artemovsk, Ukraine. SVIT
Promotion of volunteering, Ukraine. SVIT


      Volunteer’s centre of Vojvodina – Serbia
European wide volunteer connection, Novi Sad

      OWA Office – Poland
Volunteers for communities, Poznan

      SCI Italy
Promotion of Solidarity and International Volunteering – Roma
UTOPIA CITY – Roma
                                            Europe


                                     * * * SCI Germany * * *

      Belarus

NGO for the blind, Minsk, Belarus
Project & Work: The volunteer will be working together with the NGO for the blind in Minsk,
developing and helping in the daily work of the organisation. This NGO was formed only last
year and takes a modern and innovative approach to the integration of the blind.
The volunteer will support the organisation by carrying out tasks such as:
    1. Escorting blind youth people to trainings, seminars and other educational events, also
        into cinema, theatre and etc.
    2. Organizing and participating in sport activities, as well as ecological and other
        thematical events.
    3. Delivering language courses in the language of the volunteer
    4. Helping in translating documents and materials
    5. Searching for information for partner organizations for improving the activities of the
        organization
    6. Computer work and possibly web-site support
    7. Supporting the organization of regular meetings for blind youth and children for
        increasing of the communicative skills and intercultural learning
The volunteer will get experience and learn methods of how to work with blind people –
participation in special trainings will increase the organizational and communicative skills, get
the experience necessary how to organize and manage projects with the blind.
The mentor will be regularly in touch and will monitor the needs and coordinate the support
to the EVS volunteer.
Number of volunteers: 2
Project language: Russian
Pocket money: 90 Euro
Age limits: 18-30
Period: 10 months from October 2008
Language course: will be provided and financed
Accommodation: in a separate room in a guest family or in an apartment. It depends on the
interests of the volunteer. Criterias for the accommodation are: own room, a (shared or an
own) kitchen and bathroom
Insurance: will be provided
Contact: SCI Germany LTV coordinator – sandra.kowalski@sci-d.de (Sandra)


      Republic of Moldova

Social cantina, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova. AVI
Project: The volunteer will be involved in a social project of AVI , a Social Center for Old
Lonely People, whose target group is mainly elderly people. The cantina provides every day
arround 100 homeless and poor people with a hot lunch. It is part of a catholic social center,
but this doesn’t mean any religious restrictions for the volunteer.
Work: The main work will consist of helping in the Cantina. It is necessary to help with the
distribution of the food and afterwards to collect dishes from tables. Just after the hot lunch
many people are used to spend a few hours in the centre. We would like the volunteer to
help organize different activities for them (singing, dancing, games). Every month the people
coming to Cantina are changing and usually from the start of the month we need to organise
welcome games of getting to know each other and a few workshops on communication.
There is an established general program for each day but it is quite flexible.
The volunteer will support the organization of various other activities such as celebrating Old
People Day (1st of October), Christmas Day, Mother´s Day and many other similar events.
Usually different useful lessons are run for these people especially about health and
traditional medicines where the volunteer can also help according to their interest. Also, the
volunteer is invited to do English classes for kids from social disadvantaged families, aged
between 8 & 12 yeas old. They are taking part in “After School”-project of the same Social
Centre. The activities of the “After School”-project begin at 03.00 in the afternoon so the
volunteer can easily fit into both programs. Furthermore there is the possibility to organise
own projects at AVI, the SCI group in Moldova (workcamps, language courses etc.).
Requirements: The volunteer should be motivated and willing to get closely in touch with
the difficult living situation and with the social problems of poverty and loneliness. He/she
should show interest in social voluntary work, especially with old people. The volunteer must
not be afraid of contact with mentally disabled adults who do not speak or hear, or have
speaking problems. Sometimes they can be too insistent and therefore the volunteer should
have good communication skills. The volunteer should be open minded, ready to work in a
team with other AVI volunteers, and be ready to think and feel free to implement new
methods in the work with these people and their families – as the center is working only from
2002 and for Moldova it is a new experience, there are many opportunities to introduce his or
her ideas.
Project language: Russian, Romanian
Pocket money: 80 Euro per month
Age limits: 18-30
Period: 10 months from October 2008
Language course: will be provided and financed
Accommodation: in a separate room in a guest family or in an apartment. It depends on the
interests of the volunteer. Criterias for the accommodation are: own room, a (shared or an
own) kitchen and bathroom
Insurance: will be provided
Contact: SCI Germany LTV coordinator – sandra.kowalski@sci-d.de (Sandra)


“Centre for children”, Edinet, Republic of Moldova. AVI
Project: The EVS-volunteer will work in the “Center for Children” in Edinet. This is a daycare
center visited by about 20 children every day, many of them are disable and do not have the
possibility to go to school. In the center, they have the possibility to communicate, learn, do
creative activities and be together with other children. The center was founded in 2004 with
the support of a Swiss governmental organization that kept the center running for one year,
but had to stop its daily work after this due to the lack of money to employ an educator. Now
the center could reassume its work based on donations and was able to employ two
educators.
The project takes place in a very rural area.
Work: The volunteer will work with socially disadvantaged and disabled children in rural
Moldova. S/he will support the staff and other volunteers of the project. The objective is to
have a reliable international volunteer who can help take care of the children, organize
different activities with them and helping with practical tasks in the center. Due to the lack of
possibilities of intercultural exchange, it would be a very special experience for the children to
have somebody coming from a very different culture, bringing new games, ideas and
experiences. Apart from working in the center, the volunteer will also engage in visiting sick
children at home, who are isolated from society and help to organize transport for the
children to the center. Depending on the volunteer’s interest, he/she can offer local children
the possibility of using foreign languages, as well as further expand structures of voluntary
work within local youth. Also, the volunteer would be a great support helping with his
experiences in technical problems of the organization. To sum up, through his/her work the
volunteer will support the staff of the center and help to ensure that each child will be given
sufficient attention
Requirements: Motivation to get closely in touch with the difficult living situation and with the
social problems of poverty in rural areas, especially with the situation of disabled children
and youth in Moldova, who are often hidden from public. The volunteer should be open
minded, ready to adapt to the very poor circumstances and an overwhelming hospitality. Also
he/she should be aware that the centre is situated in a small town ca. 5 hours from the
capital, and he will probably be the only foreigner in the place. He/she should be ready to
work independently, to think and feel free to implement new methods in the work with these
people and their families. As the centre is young and for Moldova it is a new experience,
there are many opportunities to introduce his or her ideas.
Project language: Russian, Romanian
Pocket money: 80 Euro per month
Age limits: 18-30
Period: 10 months from October 2008
Language course: will be provided and financed
Accommodation: in a separate room in a guest family or in an apartment. It depends on the
interests of the volunteer. Criterias for the accommodation are: own room, a (shared or an
own) kitchen and bathroom
Insurance: will be provided
Contact: SCI Germany LTV coordinator – sandra.kowalski@sci-d.de (Sandra)


“Recycling school”, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova. AVI
Project: The volunteer will be involved in an ecological project of AVI whose target group is
youth (especially pupils aged between 14 – 17 years). The aims of the project are to prepare
young people to become trainers in environmental issues, inform pupils about the importance
of reusing and recycling garbage and place trash-bins in participating schools. The project
started in August 2006 with the preparation trainings for 12 national volunteers.
Work: The main task of the EVS volunteer will be to support a group of motivated and
prepared volunteers, plan together with them the content of lessons in order to teach it to
pupils. The volunteer can bring new methods which are used in his country of origin in order
to share the experience with the local volunteers and to put in practice in a country where the
recycling does not exist at all at the family or home level, also in the school program. He/she
will have join the regular meetings and teach in schools the course which s/he will prepare
together with local volunteers.
The project is planed to start together with the school year, which means from 1st of October
during ten months. The first month is scheduled for the preparation work, setting up the
program, agreeing with the schools on time and place, preparing all info materials, additional,
if necessary, meeting with local volunteers.
Requirements: The volunteer should be motivated and interested in the topic of recycling
and it’s importance for the entire world. He/she should be aware of environment values and
wish to help in respect them. Skills of teaching and abilities to communicate with young
people (pupils), will be helpful, aptitudes like leadership, group working and coordination will
lead to a good result of the project. The volunteer should enjoy to work with enthusiasm,
imagination and independency.
Project language: Russian, Romanian
Pocket money: 80 Euro per month
Age limits: 18-30
Period: 10 months from October 2008
Language course: will be provided and financed
Accommodation: in a separate room in a guest family or in an apartment. It depends on the
interests of the volunteer. Criterias for the accommodation are: own room, a (shared or an
own) kitchen and bathroom
Insurance: will be provided
Contact: SCI Germany LTV coordinator – sandra.kowalski@sci-d.de (Sandra)


      Russia

Orphanage “Malyshok”, Ulan Ude, Siberia, Russia
Project: The “Malyshok” orphanage is a social care institution, which hosts 111 orphans and
children abandoned by parents. The aim of the orphanage is to give a home to socially
disadvantaged children and to help them to integrate into society. The children are provided
with social and medical care and are being prepared for school. The orphanage is highly
motivated to work with EVS-volunteers because they revive the educational process by
having a new approach to education. The point is that educators who work in Malyshok are
strongly oriented on a certain a program and system of education that partly stems from
Soviet times. The volunteers on the other hand have their own unconventional approach.
Often the volunteer from another country gets closer to the children than the educators, like a
big brother or sister, not like a caregiver. This way he/she can make the children more
interested in learning, for example in learning another language (especially English), which
can be very decisive for their future life. And he is more flexible and free in running activities
with the children.
Work: The volunteer will work independently and with the educators of the orphanage. When
working with the educators (especially in the beginning), he/she will help them to conduct
educational, leisure and out-door activities for children. When he/she will be fully acquainted
with the working environment, he will organise his own workshops with the children. Every
day he/she will conduct communcative English lessons with games, songs and stories for
children of the age of 6-7 years. The volunteer will be encouraged to teach children games of
his own country, to introduce his own culture to the children by cooking typical dishes, by
telling stories and other means.
Requirements: The volunteer should be highly motivated and think positively. It is important
that he is able to work independently and has some organisational skills. S/he needs to be
very interested in the work with children. Creativity and interest in handicrafts are a plus.
When working with small children, the volunteer has to display a lot of attention and care.
Basic knowledge of Russian is required.
Number of volunteers: 2
Project language: Russian
Pocket money: 90 Euro per month
Age limits: 18-30
Period: 10 months from October 2008
Language course: will be provided and financed
Accommodation: in a separate room in a guest family or in an apartment. It depends on the
interests of the volunteer. Criterias for the accommodation are: own room, a (shared or an
own) kitchen and bathroom
Insurance: will be provided
Contact: SCI Germany LTV coordinator – sandra.kowalski@sci-d.de (Sandra)
"Preodolenye" rehabilitation centre for young people with disabilities, Nizhny Novgorod,
Russia
Project: In September 1999 the association Preodolenye started a long-term program to
introduce Montessori methods for mental development of handicapped children, especially
mentally retarded children with learning difficulties, since 2004 also for children with autism.
This project is supported with EVS volunteers since the year 2001. With this support
Preodolenye Association is promoting volunteer work and also acts as a model for Russian
society in how to work innovatively with disabled people. Additionally, this project
demonstrates to local authorities that lots can be initiated and done by volunteers for the
improvement of our society.
"Preodolenie" centre for young people with disabilities is known in Nizhny Novgorod as a
centre where parents can bring their children for social rehabilitation, and some workshops
during which they develop children’s creativity and talents. The quantity of regular visitors is
around 10-15 participants (group age is from 18 till 30) and more than 300 in the data-base
which visit the events of the centre from time to time. The children have various difficulties
(motoric handicaps, underdevelopment). Their development level ranges from 3 years old
(majority of the boys) and 13 years old (majority of the girls). The young people are used to
foreign volunteers and can easily cope with the language situation, are very open-minded
and friendly.
Work: The volunteer will meet people with disabilities and will be very free to realize with
them any idea, he/she has.
Teaching: The volunteer will lead a workshop (development group) for mentally retarded
youngsters aged 18-30, doing handicrafts as little toys, drawing, painting, knitting, pottery
etc. in Montessori conception.
Managing: The volunteer can help to arrange leisure time activities for the youngsters
together with their parents and actively participate in preparing and arranging different events
during several holidays, e.g. theatre and cinema visits, picnics, walks, birthdays, other feasts.
This option is very necessary to ensure the social integration of handicapped people and
simply allows them to enjoy and experience something special. Also, such activities help the
volunteer to create a closer contact and relationship to the youngsters.
A volunteer also will be asked to develop the program and schedule of Montessori methods,
to collect the information and experience of other organizations in this particular field so the
information will be shared with other Centres (if the volunteer is eager to work in this sphere).
Visiting children who are not able to come to the Centre due to a high level of physical and
mental disability. The volunteer will organize the same activities for them as in the centre.
S/he can play games, tell about her/his own country, create contact with other children or
teach writing and simple mathematics etc.
The volunteers will have the possibility to get work-experience in social work with disabled
children and in Montesorri methods during the EVS. Working time per week will be up to 30
hours. S/he has two free days a week and 21 days of holidays.
Requirements: The volunteers should be motivated and show interest in social work. They
should be committed to work with disabled children and youngsters considering their
peculiarities and specifics. It would be good if the volunteer had some experience of working
with disabled children, studied or made some researches in this field. Basic skills of Russian
language are necessary, since the volunteers are supposed to communicate with the
children and establish good contact with them. The volunteer should like handicrafts like
painting, knitting, sewing and different kind of arts (singing, playing instruments) because
s/he will organize such activities

Number of volunteers: 1
Project language: Russian
Pocket money: 90 Euro per month
Age limits: 18-30
Period: 10 months from October 2008
Language course: will be provided and financed
Accommodation: in a separate room in a guest family or in an apartment. It depends on the
interests of the volunteer. Criterias for the accommodation are: own room, a (shared or an
own) kitchen and bathroom
Insurance: will be provided
Contact: SCI Germany LTV coordinator – sandra.kowalski@sci-d.de (Sandra)



"Veras" rehabilitation centre of assistance to children and teenagers with disabilities, Nizhny
Novgorod, Russia
Project: "Veras" was founded in the year 2000. The main aim of the organization is the
creation of equal opportunities for children & young people with peculiarities in their
development so that they will be able to participate in social life, their rehabilitation &
integration into society. It is a daycare centre where each day a constant group of children
comes - around 15 participants. There are more then 40 children who come to individual
meetings to different specialists during a week.
Work:
concrete tasks for volunteer 5 general direction of work can be recognized:
Support activities which aim at developing elementary life skills for the children’s future life:
counting, cooking, cleaning, ironing etc.
Activities to develop the emotional word of children – music workshops, body theatre,
drawing, excursions etc.
Activities which involve young not-disabled people to communicate with the project’s target
group – common celebrates, common voluntary work, walking, sport festivals etc.
     1) The activities develop mental abilities of children – using developmental games (from
         Italian, German and Russian pedagogical system), making school homework together
         with children etc.
     2) The activities aim social inclusion of 3-6 children who can not leave home because of
         physical reasons – individual supervising
The volunteer will always be supported and trained by professional staff working in the
institution such as a psychologist, a speech therapist, pedagogues, educators or tutors and
social workers. When the volunteer already feels safe and feels like offering his/her own
program, he/she is free to do that and will have the support of the other specialists who will
help to evaluate aims and progress of the volunteer’s project. The foreign volunteer can for
example offer a workshop where the children and young people produce something (of
wood, paper, textile…). Or he/she can for example offer music lessons, theatre workshops or
some sports – depending on his/her skills and interests.
Working as a social worker; this would mean work not only with children, but also with the
families concerned. The volunteer can visit the families at home, organize leisure time
activities for the families and help to create contacts between the families involved in the
program (organizing meetings of the parents,…). There are also being organized seminars
for the parents where he/she can help.
Documentation/PR: Generally, there is also the possibility to help with the documentation of
the project (Photos, video, small reports…) and with PR-work – if the volunteer is willing to
do that, office work will surely not be an obligatory part of the volunteer’s work. There are
planned to be campaigns to raise public attention to disabled people. This work would
probably mean much cooperation with young Russian volunteers who are also going to work
at the center.
The volunteer will have the opportunity to have a look at all the different activities during the
first two weeks, then he/she can choose the fields which are especially interesting to him/her.
Working time: Monday-Friday; free days: Saturday, Sunday, Holidays: 20 days
Two afternoons can be used for meeting different children and their families, who cannot
come to the centre, at home.
Requirements: The volunteers should be motivated and show interest in social work. They
should be committed to work with disabled children and youngsters considering their
peculiarities and specifics. It would be good if the volunteer had some experience of working
with disabled children, studied or made some researches in this field. Basic skills of Russian
language are necessary, since the volunteers are supposed to communicate with the
children and establish good contact with them. However, they will be certainly helped and
supported by the staff.

Number of volunteers: 1
Project language: Russian
Pocket money: 90 Euro per month
Age limits: 18-30
Period: 10 months from October 2008
Language course: will be provided and financed
Accommodation: in a separate room in a guest family or in an apartment. It depends on the
interests of the volunteer. Criterias for the accommodation are: own room, a (shared or an
own) kitchen and bathroom
Insurance: will be provided
Contact: SCI Germany LTV coordinator – sandra.kowalski@sci-d.de (Sandra)



Cultural Center, Voronezh, Russia, Passage Zebra
The Project: Voronezh is the typical city of Russian province. Despite of the fact that there
live ca 1 Mio inhabitants and 20% of the city are students, after the recent changes in the
society there start to take craft racist and xenophobic attitudes. There are many foreign
students in Voronezh and they live in their quite isolated community. Therefore the NGO
“Passage-Zebra” together with the Voronezh Cultural Cinema-Centre want to build an area
for mutual enrichment and intercultural dialogue for foreign students and local community.
Aims of the project are to unite and to mix those 2 groups. Each week initiative group of
volunteers will organize in the Cultural Centre an “INTERNATIONAL DAY”. The program of
the day will reflect needs and interests of both groups, such as
     celebration of national fests,
     lectures, seminars and workshops dedicated to vital problems (student rights,
          administrative issues about visa and residence permit for foreign students, meeting
          with authorities (police, visa departments, university heads etc.)
     informational meetings to open ways for knowing better each other (topics: forms of
          international volunteering, internships and grants for socially active students,
          information for travelers etc.)
     Discussions (topics: tolerance, antiracism, intercultural dialogue, human rights)
     Non-formal education events (Tandem initiative with language learning, volunteer
          skills exchange)
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The 1 phase of the project has already started. Passage-Zebra makes steps toward local
and foreign students with the aim to build a group of interested activists with representatives
from the foreign students community, human rights organizations, local active students and
authorities. Passage-Zebra makes a set of intercultural events with participation of foreign
students and locals: non-formal education is till now the best form of interaction. Workshops
on African drums, Indian paintings, Latin dances are the favorite among Russian students.
Not only traditional exotica but more the modern times of foreign countries.
         The volunteer will be part of the initiative group and will be involved in the
organization of the intercultural events: choice of the topic, definition of necessary materials,
motivation of team participants for implementing different tasks, looking for necessary
contacts amongst foreign students community, making photo or video reports, making and
spreading advertisement posters about weekly events, informing Russian and foreign
students through announcements and mailing lists, decorating the meeting rooms, preparing
discussions and informational meetings etc.
         As a special direction of work can be defined the international Cine-Club. This activity
has been running since 2004. Once per week there are shown movies in original language
with English or Russian subtitles so that no one is discriminated because of her/his
language. People from different countries meet each other, have after movie discussion,
drink a cup of tea with cookies and communicate. The involvement into Cine-Club-activity
can be of different grade: from technical support (working with PC software on installing
subtitles) to preparation of discussions, translation and choice of movies, promotional
activities. The concrete project tasks of the volunteer will be defined after HO receives
applications and know the volunteer better. The working schedule will be developed together
with the volunteer. There will be different working days, e.g. office days to prepare activities
and informational material, practical days with meetings, trainings, the Cine-Club, etc. The
profile of volunteer activities will be build individually according to volunteer needs and
abilities.

Number of volunteers: 1
Project language: Russian
Pocket money: 90 Euro per month
Age limits: 18-30
Period: 10 months from October 2008
Language course: will be provided and financed
Accommodation: in a separate room in a guest family or in an apartment. It depends on the
interests of the volunteer. Criterias for the accommodation are: own room, a (shared or an
own) kitchen and bathroom
Insurance: will be provided
Contact: SCI Germany LTV coordinator – sandra.kowalski@sci-d.de (Sandra)




Reception Center for children, Voronezh, Russia, Passage Zebra
The project: Passage-Zebra started it’s collaboration with the local orphanage “Municipal
reception centre” several years ago (2004). Orphanage’s aim is to give social support to
neglected children and teenagers, to provide them with temporal refuge, medical and
psychological help, education and support for their over-all development. Children come
there with very various problems and backgrounds and stay there from 2 to 9 months. The
teachers and educators help them finding their interests and strengths in order to decide
upon the ways for their future life. Children are brought there from the street of from parents
which have problems with alcohol/drugs or other problems which prevent them from
educating a child. Usually there are 50 children at once in the orphanage, aged from 6 to 16
years. The kids are provided with qualitative, homely living-conditions. The center aims at
socializing the children, familiarizing them with the etiquette of human cohabitation. With the
help of educators, psychologists and pedagogues the children are overcoming the after-
effects of their social-pedagogical neglect. With special methods such as “fairy tale-therapy”
and relaxation the children are given the feeling of safety and security, they are enabled to
calm down and establish a distance to their difficult lives. To strengthen them and give them
alternatives to their former behavior in conflicts the professionals aim at widening the
teenager's mental horizon, to enable them to improved self-examination and introspection.
The tasks: First contact between “Passage-Zebra” and the orphanage was in 2005. It was
an international workcamp with the aim to decorate the playground for children. Then a group
of 3-4 activists started weekly visits to children. Animating activities attracted more
participants and developed deeper the partnership relations to the orphanage. International
volunteers has been also actively participated those weekly meetings since 2004. The new
phase of this project is marked by a possibility to host a volunteer, on a constant basis.
Providing the volunteer with more long-term responsibilities and rights will multiply the
efficiency of the volunteer help. The orphanage authorities and children are interested to
have a constant contact person to organize animating activities and to help in educational
field, e.g. to lead a basic course about PC (many children don’t know how to use it at all) or
to help to do their home work, to paint or to sew. Individual talents of volunteers which could
be transformed into a master class or a course are really welcomed. Some children will need
more individual attention. With the help and advice of local social workers from the
orphanage the volunteer might have various tasks. The volunteer is supposed to be a
contact person between a group of local volunteers, which visit children once per week, and
the orphanage staff. Final result of the work in the orphanage will be reflected in the summer
workcamp. The volunteer is expected to participate in the training for workcamp leaders and
in the choice of workcamp leaders for the international workcamp. A preliminary set of
volunteer tasks can be as follows:
     - motivate children to take part in competitions of painting / sport / photo / etc ...
     - help children to know better PC
     - help with home tasks (1-3 class pupils of different ages)
     - be a contact person between initiative group of local volunteers and the orphanage
         staff
     - introduce to children diversities of the multicultural world
     - individual work with children
     - in summer the volunteer is supposed to participate an international workcamp as one
         of its coordinators
Target age group of children will be different, but mostly it will be kids from 6 to 10 years old.
Creative input from a volunteer is really welcomed. The volunteer will be under coaching of
the social workers of the orphanage and will get the support from the group of local
volunteers. The volunteer will get course of Russian language from a teacher 2 per week.
During 1st months the volunteer can get additional classes with a Russian volunteer as an
exchange: Russian vs English (or Italian, or whatever…)

Number of volunteers: 1
Project language: Russian
Pocket money: 90 Euro per month
Age limits: 18-30
Period: 10 months from October 2008
Language course: will be provided and financed
Accommodation: in a separate room in a guest family or in an apartment. It depends on the
interests of the volunteer. Criterias for the accommodation are: own room, a (shared or an
own) kitchen and bathroom
Insurance: will be provided
Contact: SCI Germany LTV coordinator – sandra.kowalski@sci-d.de (Sandra)




Promotion of volunteering, Voronezh, Russia, Passage Zebra
Project: The goal of the project is to promote volunteering and youth activism, to spread
information about the possibilities for young people to be involved in volunteer activities
locally, regionally and internationally. The idea of volunteering is still not very widespread in
Russia. We believe in voluntary work as one of the most efficient forms to unite people and
smooth the way to achieve mutual understanding.
Tasks of the volunteer:
       Keep updated information desks in universities and institutes about news in the
        international volunteering field
     Participate in the organization of artistic actions about international issues in the city
        (theatre, painting, flash-mob, non-formal education workshops etc.)
     Preparation of informational meetings with students, visualization of presentation
        materials (Power Point, Photoshop etc.)
     Preparation of parts of the content of such trainings and seminars like “Intercultural
        skills and competencies”, “Prejudices: to fight or to play? Tools for implementation in
        an international group”, “Building an international volunteer project” ...
     Participate in the preparation and design of flyers, leaflets and posters and control
        their distribution on meetings and events organized by Passage-Zebra
     Prepare materials on volunteering for the web-site, contributing to electronic
        newsletter
These tasks suppose lots of contact to local inhabitants, mostly students, as well as with
authorities from institutes and universities. Designing talents and sense of visual harmony is
very welcomed. Sense for speaking is welcomed. The volunteer should be ready to lead an
intensive social life, speak in front of the audience and have a lot of believe into benefits of
intercultural exchanges and volunteering life style.
The young European volunteer and local activists who have been volunteering before will be
the best promoters for all the chances volunteering can open. The volunteer will also be
involved in the organization of international summer workcamps.
After some time of settling down and adjusting to the new surrounding the volunteer will not
only assist in the preparation and implementation of such activities but will also have the
possibility to contribute own parts to the trainings and develop own activities. He/she will
always get the needed support of local activists. He/she will be provided with necessary
trainings (e.g. how to make visual Power Point presentations on PC), if needed. The
volunteer will be provided with a working place in the office of the HO.
Learning results and requirements: The volunteer will acquire skills in organizing and
implementing workshops and trainings, as well as some technical skills in graphic software
Power Point and Photoshop. The volunteer will know more about a special role of the
volunteering in the Russian society and will know about education system in Russia due to
deep collaboration with educational establishments.
Additionally, the volunteer will have opportunity to learn about volunteering and the work of
NGOs in European Russia. The volunteer will have the possibility to be creative, to develop
personal project and activities, and realize them jointly with local volunteers.
The volunteer is expected to be show initiative and get actively involved in the project –
support the preparation of trainings and seminars, bring in own ideas and if he/she wants
lead own workshops.
The volunteer will have many opportunities for social and personal development. Being part
of a initiative group of local activists he/she will experience team work and mutual support.
He/she can rely on the others but is also expected to support the common project. The
volunteer shall be open minded and outgoing, who can bring people together.
Number of volunteers: 1
Project language: Russian
Pocket money: 90 Euro per month
Age limits: 18-30
Period: 10 months from October 2008
Language course: will be provided and financed
Accommodation: in a separate room in a guest family or in an apartment. It depends on the
interests of the volunteer. Criterias for the accommodation are: own room, a (shared or an
own) kitchen and bathroom
Insurance: will be provided
Contact: SCI Germany LTV coordinator – sandra.kowalski@sci-d.de (Sandra)
      Ukraine

Boarding school for mentally disabled children, Paraskoveyevka, Ukaine. SVIT
Project: The boarding school for mentally disabled children is located in Paraskoveyevka
village, 5 kilometers away from Artemovsk. There are about 150 children in the boarding
school aged 7-16 years old, among them 15 orphans. The children stay at the boarding
school during the whole year and have a special educational program which is focused on
professional education in handicrafts, specifically agricultural, carpenter and seamstress.
Most of the children are coming from rural areas and also from socially disadvantaged
background: families with alcohol problems, children from the street. The goal of the project
is to improve the social care at the boarding school by providing interactive activities with
intercultural components, sport activities etc. The boarding school has hosted several
international volunteer workcamps, where part of the project was activities with children.
Communication and joint activities of children and international volunteers proved to be
positive for both sides and contributed greatly to the improvement of the children’s social
communication. New interactive games organized by volunteers and intercultural
communication also proved to be positive for the social development and the learning of the
children. This became a motivation to have longer activities of such kind, and to host a long-
term volunteer.
Work: The volunteer will be working together with staff members of the boarding school,
joining educational classes, organizing and running free-time activities with children.
Volunteer tasks:
  - Prepare jointly with teachers educational and free-time activities for the children (sport
      games, indoor games and activities, handicrafts, drawing, garden work, rhythm and
      basic music, self-exploring activities) – 15% of time
  - Run educational and free-time activities with children – 30% of time
  - Assist teachers of the boarding school with social-domestic training, professional training
    and sport classes – 20% of time
  - Prepare and run excursions for children – 5% of time
  - Join and assist with organization of ongoing activities with local volunteers and children –
      10% of time
  - Development of personal project of the volunteer jointly with children and boarding school
      (examples could be: a mini-zoo in the boarding school, professional training,
      international volunteer workcamp, creative art/deco activities to visually improve the
      empty corridors of the school).
The volunteer will have an opportunity to work together with a local group of volunteers who
come to the boarding school to play with children, have common sport games, excursions
etc. As international volunteer workcamps are organized in the boarding school and there is
also space for other smaller activities and projects, the volunteer will have an opportunity to
join.
Requirements: Motivation to contribute to the project and be involved in volunteer issues in
Ukraine, ability to work independently and as part of a team, interested to work with children,
patience, good knowledge of English, basic knowledge of Russian is desireable, but not
obligatory as there are several activists with very good English who will be working with the
volunteers throughout the project. Some previous experience in this field is an advantage, or
some self-learning prior the project begin would be helpful, but it is not a must.

Number of volunteers: 1
Project language: Russian, English
Pocket money: 80 Euro per month
Age limits: 18-30
Period: 10 months from October 2008
Language course: will be provided and financed
Accommodation: in a separate room in a guest family or in an apartment. It depends on the
interests of the volunteer. Criterias for the accommodation are: own room, a (shared or an
own) kitchen and bathroom
Insurance: will be provided
Contact: SCI Germany LTV coordinator – sandra.kowalski@sci-d.de (Sandra)


Eco-school, Artemovsk, Ukraine. SVIT
Project: The project of Eco-school is realized in Bakhmat since 1999, when it was first
proposed by U.S. Peace Corps volunteer. The project is a part of ongoing activities of
Bakhmat. As environmental education receives little attention in the formal educational
system, and provides few opportunities for practical implication and activities, the project of
Bakhmat in this field has received a lot of attention from schoolchildren. The goal of the
project is to educate young people of Artemovsk on environmental issues and raise their
environmental awareness. Additionally, the project aims to develop opportunities for extra-
curricular activities of school children, involve them in volunteer work and environmental
actions.
Work: Eco-school brings together 15-20 teenagers from different schools, who meet 1-2
times a week for practical environmental exercises, learning some theory about environment,
exercises games on leadership and group dynamics. The course for one group lasts 3
months; working languages are English and Russian. The whole EVS project will consist of
several phases: promotion and selection of participants of the eco-school, the eco-school
itself, and evaluation. The whole duration of one phase is 3-4 months, thus each phase
repeated 3 times throughout the project. The project is executed jointly by teachers of
several schools and volunteers of Bakhmat.
Volunteer tasks in more detail:
1. Preparing information materials for sessions of Eco-School, using already available
materials of previous eco-school and our library on environmental education as foundation.
Online research for materials on environmental education and examples of practical
activities. This work will be completed together with Ukrainian volunteers – 15% of time.
2. Participating in sessions of eco-school (15%)
3. Organizing and running practical outside actions (as cleanups and basic research
activities), organizing sessions on volunteering and leadership. Helping in organizing the
Eco-school, technical support – (30%).
4. Meetings with teachers and Bakhmat activists, planning the Eco-school and its program,
evaluation, planning of follow-up activities for those groups which have completed the course
– 5%.
5. Work with data-base library on environmental education and other environmental issues
(completing the data-base and library of printed materials, electronic directories, promoting it
among young users) – 10%.
6. Visiting schools which are willing to take part in the Eco-school, promoting the activity
among school-children. PR work, preparing articles for electronic newsletter of Bakhmat and
web-site– 15%.
7. Office work – 10%.
A week will include 30 working hours. A volunteer will have two days off per week, and
settled number of holidays. Additionally, national state holidays will be free. The volunteer will
be working as part of the project team, closely together with other activists of Bakhmat.
Requirements: The following criteria will be applied for recruitment and selection of the
volunteer:
- Motivation to contribute to the project and be involved in environmental issues in Ukraine
- Good knowledge of English language
- Previous voluntary experience (like workcamps)
- Willingness to work with young people between 14 and 20 and experience in this field
- Experiences in group- and campleading (education like training for campleaders)
- Basic knowledge of environmental issues and willingness to learn more (desirable, but not
   obligatory)
- Basic Russian (optional), willingness to learn Russian during the project
- Ability to work independently (with support and reflection with the mentor)

Number of volunteers: 1
Project & local language: Ukrainian, Russian, English
Pocket money: 80 Euro per month
Age limits: 18-30
Period: 10 months from October 2008
Language course: will be provided and financed
Accommodation: in a separate room in a guest family or in an apartment. It depends on the
interests of the volunteer. Criterias for the accommodation are: own room, a (shared or an
own) kitchen and bathroom
Insurance: will be provided
Contact: SCI Germany LTV coordinator – sandra.kowalski@sci-d.de (Sandra)


Promotion of volunteering, Ukraine. SVIT
Project: SVIT working group on volunteering is organizing local and international volunteer
projects in south-eastern Ukraine since 2001, both short and long term, in cooperation with
other NGOs and institutions; as well as seminars and training activities on the issues of
volunteer work and other related topics. SVIT issues publications and news materials on
volunteering and other topics related to its activities. The development of volunteer activities
and their promotion among young people receive a lot of attention, as volunteering is still
associated with communist “subtonics”, but provides possibilities for personal growth, active
citizens position, and create practical examples how local problems can be solved with good
will and a hand willing to work.
Work: The goal of the project is to promote volunteering and youth activism, provide
possibilities for young people to be involved in volunteer activities, and improve cooperation
and networking among NGOs and other institutions. The project is realized jointly by the
volunteers and activists of SVIT, and local partners. Activities include assistance with
ongoing projects of SVIT – international volunteer workcamps, seminars and trainings,
development and preparation of information materials, newsletter and support of web-site.
The volunteer will also have possibility to contribute and participate to training events,
develop own volunteer activities with support of other SVIT activists.
Volunteer tasks in more detail:
- Assistance with organization of training activities, meetings and seminars on
     volunteering, human rights education, environmental and social issues, communication
     with participants prior the activity, participation to them – 15% of time
- Meetings with SVIT activists, project partners and campleaders, planning workcamps
     and programs, preparing materials for study part and evaluation of the projects – 15% of
     time
- Collecting applications of volunteers applying to participate to workcamps organized by
     SVIT, providing them with necessary information about the projects, invitations for visa, if
     necessary; preparing information on volunteers for campleaders and partners in Ukraine
     – 15% of timeMeetings with young people and local NGOs, organization of volunteer
     actions (environmental, human rights, with local community, for socially disadvantaged
     people etc.) – 15% of time
-   Meetings with young people interested in volunteering to promote long-term voluntary
    service and especially EVS, visits to potential project partners interested to host long-
    term and EVS volunteers, further communication with them to develop EVS projects –
    10% of time
-   Assistance with preparation and participation to short study visits on volunteering – 10%
    of time.
-  Preparing materials on volunteering for the web-site, contributing to electronic newsletter
   – 15%.
- Office work – 5%.
The volunteer will have opportunity both to participate to the seminars, meetings and training
events, and be involved in their preparation.

Number of volunteers: 1
Project & local language: Ukrainian, Russian, English
Pocket money: 80 Euro per month
Age limits: 18-30
Period: 10 months from October 2008
Language course: will be provided and financed
Accommodation: in a separate room in a guest family or in an apartment. It depends on the
interests of the volunteer. Criterias for the accommodation are: own room, a (shared or an
own) kitchen and bathroom
Insurance: will be provided
Contact: SCI Germany LTV coordinator – sandra.kowalski@sci-d.de (Sandra)




                                    * * VCV Serbia * * *

European wide volunteer connection – LTV
Location: Novi Sad (Serbia)
Theme: Urban development, Youth leisure
Target group: Youth and children
Project environement: Volunteers' Centre of Vojvodina (VCV) has been founded on
initiative of several activists from different youth organizations with main aim to raise
awareness on voluntarism and to encourage other people, mainly young, to activate as
volunteers. What we seek to achieve is a society with equal opportunities for everyone in
which voluntarism is recognised as a tool for personal development and progress of
individuals but also and community on the whole.
We are trying to include all members of the society in problem solving and development by
organizing different voluntary work activities, with strong emphasis on international exchange
programs, such as summer workcamps and long-term volunteering. In this way, we are
working towards breaking prejudices, developing awareness on tolerance, solidarity, peace,
togetherness       and     progress,      both      personal    and      of     the     society.
We are also working on promotion of voluntary work and education of children and young
people for active participation in the development of the society. In order to enable a larger
number of people to take active part in improvement of their society, VCV is offering
technical and informational support to everyone working on solving local community
problems.
Main activities of VCV are international voluntary work camps, short term and long term
voluntary exchanges on regional and international level, with the main aim of improving
tolerance and intercultural understanding and breaking down the prejudices and stereotypes
among young people, education of children and young people for active participation in the
development of the society.
VCV is working in cooperation with international networks for volunteers' exchange, Service
Civil International (SCI), Youth Action for Peace (YAP) and Alliance, and with South East
European Youth Network (SEEYN).
Project enviroment:
Volunteer placement will be in Novi Sad, which is located in the southern part of Europe, in
Serbia and Montenegro. Novi Sad arose on the left bank of the river Danube, in Backa. It
spreads across the alluvial terrace and on the old Danube road, at the site of the most
suitable approach to the Danube. The city is connected with several settlements in the
outskirts. It is one of the largest economic and cultural centers in Serbia and Montenegro.
Novi Sad is the capital of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina which is a multiethnicarea
with 26 different nationalities living side by side for more than 300 years. It is a perfect place
where person can see and learn a lot how differences can be united with practical example
of tolerance, Hungarian, Roman, Romanian, German, Macedonian, Russian and 20 more
cultures provide Vojvodina with wide variety of traditional dances, crafts, cooking and music.
The population of Novi Sad and its suburban settlements makes about 20% of the total
population of Vojvodina. It is the second largest city in Serbia and Montenegro, and also the
city of students, with more than 25 thousand of them. Novi Sad is a place where young
people can find a lot of places for going out on a parties, concerts, theater performances,
festivals like EXIT which gathers more than 100 thousand young people from around the
world and a lot more.
Tasks: The host organisation is trying to involve young people as much as possible in its
work. Despite the rather difficult social and economic situations there are still lots of young
people in Vojvodina that are interested in the voluntary work in NGOs or in the community,
but we find that it is very important to spread out the information about the possibilities that
exists, and this volunteer exchange could help to reach young people with less opportunities
in Vojvodina, by trying to involve them in different activities. Hosting an international
volunteer in the organisation and involving him/her in our programme activities could be very
good example for local volunteers and local NGOs working with volunteers. This volunteer
exchange would show in practice all the values, benefits of the voluntary work, and could
motivate youth in a local community to engage themselves as volunteers as well.
General tasks VCV is an organisation, which co-operates with significant number of NGOs
from Vojvodina, SEE region and Europe. The main area of work is work with volunteers,
youth and community development. So far, VCV hosted few volunteers from the region and
Europe. Through the different projects and workshops for the youth, it aroused the interest
and       initiated    local   volunteers     to     take    a    part    in    the      initiatives.
The volunteer will have the possibility to engage him/herself in these areas of work and to
contribute in positive changes in Vojvodina. The volunteer will have also the space and the
opportunity to propose and start new initiatives with the support of staff and other volunteers
engaged                                            in                                          VCV.
Work plan / detailed tasks: The volunteer in VCV will be involved in:
-The organisational support within the Volunteers' Centre of Vojvodina, with a focus on
project development and the implementation of activities such as: -Contacts and meetings
with young people, in order to promote activism and voluntarism in Vojvodina - 25%
-Working with groups leaders and co-leaders in their preparation for leading short term
voluntary service activities: organisation of activities, monitoring, evaluation, facilitation etc -
15% -participating at training for placement officers and partly sending volunteers abroad
afterwards- 30%. If a volunteer is interested he/she can be a co-leader of some of our
international activities (for example international work camps in Vojvodina)
-The general support to the work of VCV (team meetings, administrative tasks, website
update etc) - 30%. We are very open to any volunteer's initiative that supports our
organisation's aims.
Working schedule, days off, holidays :Working day is 6 hours and volunteer will work 5
days a week. In addition, this working time can be flexible which depends of scope of work.
In some activities like co-leading workcamps he/she might be working during the weekends,
but it is all to be agreed between the HO and volunteer upon the arrival of volunteer.
National holidays are days off. The volunteer will have two weeks off to be taken in
agreement with the host project.
Responsibilities / role : The volunteer will work closely with coordinator of VCV. All staff
and coordinators in VCV will be able to provide the needed assistance and support to
volunteer. Main responsibilities will never be given to the volunteer alone.
The volunteer will be involved in decision making process, especially if it concerns areas that
he/she is involved in. He/she is also welcome (expected) to contribute with his ideas to HO in
general. On everyday basis he/she will be involved in contacts and mutual activities with
local active members of VCV and with young people from different local communities of
Vojvodina.
Learning elements for the volunteers
Through this experience the volunteer will be able to gain skills, knowledge, and experience
in the areas of:
-project management
-teamwork
-membership and volunteer development
-Intercultural learning
-Internet as a tool for NGO development
-language skills
-community development
-informal and non-formal youth education
-environmental protection
-group work with children
-administration

Target Group: The main requirement will be that volunteer is motivated to work on his/her
project and that he/she is willing to learn and improve skills and knowledge and to contribute
to project and organisation with his/hers own ideas, knowledge and experience. The
volunteer will not be discriminated by his/hers own gender, national, religious, political or
sexual orientation, but it is also very important that the volunteer will not act discriminative
towards people of different nationalities and orientations in a complex province of Vojvodina.
The volunteer should also have basic experience in using computers, basic English
knowledge and be open-minded.
Special needs: Unfortunately, it is not possible for VCV to host neither a volunteer facing
severe disabilities, nor disadvantaged young people in general that would require extra co-
ordination.
Contact: VCV outgoing – outgoing@volontiraj.rs (Ernest & Barbara)



                                    * * OWA Poland * * *

"Vols for communities"
Stowarzyszenie “Jeden Świat” / One World Association (OWA) has got a lot of experience in
hosting and sending volunteers abroad for short and long term projects. We noticed a big
need among volunteers to go abroad and to do something useful for different communities,
also different organistations and institutions contacted us to involve them in voluntary
projects. Thanks to our experience we can now support our local partners and join their need
to hosting volunteers from abroad with need of volunteers to do voluntary service. We hope
to encourage more organisations and institutions to open EVS places as well as to support
young people to gain new experience within this programme. The EVS projects are a part of
ongoing activities run by OWA and with the EVS project Stowarzyszenie “Jeden Świat” aims
at: increasing the quality of the volunteer - projects realised in Poland and the participating
countries ; dispersing the idea of becoming a volunteer - active member of the society - by
organising, facilitating and joining projects of public utility ; raising awareness for the values
peace, solidarity, tolerance, respect for diversity and non-discrimination as a basic need for
living together in peace
Project language: English (local language: Polish)
Volunteer's tasks will include:
- preparing and performing a series of workshops on the chosen subject, i.e. refugees, peace
education, human rights…,
- contacts with NGOs and individual volunteers from Poznan and surroundings to provide
them with information about short and long term volunteering,
- organising meetings in schools and NGOs,
- organising workshops and seminars for volunteers,
- preparing and leading national and international projects,
- performing workshops during summer camps,
- work with local partners.
The EVS volunteers will work as a part of a team with staff and Polish volunteers, they will
share tasks and will be given the necessary support in all the activities. Volunteers are
provided with content-related, didactic and technical support.
A volunteer's participation in OWA's projects, gives him/her a chance to:
- stay in an international team of volunteers and learn European citizenship in practice
- learn how to plan and organize their work
- acquire the knowledge on peace education, volunteers actions, refugees, projects
- work according to a project plan - from the stage of plaining to evaluation
- learn to work in a team and as a leader
Volunteer will be a part of the team working for the project. His work will give him / her the
opportunity to develop oneself, to gain more skills and knowledge. The training will be
provided at the beginning of the project, and during the service volunteer will deepen his / her
knowledge. In the frame of the project volunteer will have the opportunity to get involved in
these activities which are most suitable for him / her according to his / her skills and
knowledge as well as to the skills he / she wants to develop.
The work will take place mainly in Poznan, but some of the activities will be organised
outside of Poznan. While organising seminars and workshops or visiting the projects and
NGOs it will be necessary to travel outside of the city and to other regions of Poland. The
volunteer will be supported by Polish volunteer or a staff member.
The work will be run mailny during the week but sometimes it will be necessary to work in the
weekends - then there would be free days provided during the week.
Accommodation: in a flat with volunteers of OWA/SCI and/or with Polish students
Food: provided
Insurance: AXA
Pocket money: 80 Euro / month
Dates: September 2008-September 2009
Number of volunteers: 2
Contact: SCI Poland – ltv@jedenswiat.org.pl (Agnieszka)




                                      * * SCI Italy * * *

Promotion of Solidarity and International Volunteering
Location: Rome, Italy
Work starts: 2008-11-03
Work ends: 2008-05-03
Application deadline: 2008-05-20
Decision date: 2009-05-23
Total number of volunteers 1
Project language: Italian
Local language:       Italian

Short description:       The Service Civil International aims at developing solidarity and
promoting tolerance between people, encouraging and supporting participation of youngsters
to voluntary activities, both inside and outside the European Union. For this reason SCI
organizes activities and campaigns for the promotion of peace, international solidarity and
mutual understanding; besides workcamps and long term voluntary projects. Activities
organized by SCI, both at the international and local level, are coordinated by the National
Secretary of SCI, which headquarter is located in Roma (via Cruto 43, Municipality Roma
XV). The area is well linked to the city center and to other areas through public transportation
(metro and buses). The National Secretary represents the reference point for SCI activities,
but also for activists and volunteers who promote philosophy and projects of the Association.
Volunteers will develop their program mainly in the headquarter of SCI Italy, with the
supervision and follow up pf SCI Staff.
Long description:           Objectives of the proposed EVS project: - to involve European
volunteers in the promotion of international voluntarism as a practice of active citizenship,
intercultural education and personal and social growth; - to spread news about the initiatives
organized in Italy in order to promote the exchange and the intercultural respect, and to
arouse interest in youngsters in actions which stimulate international solidarity; - to give to
volunteers the chance of actively participate in the implementation and development of a
specific project, which constitutes an opportunity of individual growth; - to strengthen,
throughout team work and confrontation, the mutual comprehension between youngsters of
different Countries. Volunteers will be involved in the following activities: 1. To monitor
ongoing long and mid term projects and to keep relations with international partners of SCI
Italy 2. To promote international volunteering through information 3. To support the trainings
of youngsters organized by SCI Italy 4. To organize one or more awareness-rising events on
the theme of international voluntarism as a way of education to tolerance and inter-culture
     1. Volunteers will work with SCI Staff in monitoring ongoing long and mid term projects,
         keeping relations with the Italian and international partners of SCI, in order to promote
         youngsters mobility. This will deepen their knowledge of the different way of action in
         various context and it will allow them to promote an exchange of good practices on
         the topic. Furthermore, together with SCI Staff, volunteers will evaluate which new
         projects proposals promote and how to develop ongoing projects.
     2. After an adequate training structured by SCI Staff, volunteers will try to improve the
         diffusion of informations of youngsters on the different possibility of involvement,
         starting form the Youth in Action Program and other international exchanges to the
         events organized locally. Together with SCI staff, they will answer to the requests of
         information on the programs at disposal and they will follow them up, becoming a
         reference point for youngsters
     3. Volunteers will be actively involved in the preparation of the training sessions for
         volunteers willing to take part in workcamps, long and mid term projects in the North
         and in the South of the world, willing to be camp leaders, etc. During these activities
         volunteers will meet the trainer of SCI and bring their knowledge and previous
         experiences on multiculturalism and voluntarism into play. Volunteers will be at the
         same time participants and participating to the training and this will constitute a
         chance of informal and non formal learning with a group dimension.
     4. Volunteers will organize one or more awareness-rising events on the topic of
         international voluntarism as a way of education to interculturality and tolerance. Many
         the possibilities of action: from the organization of events together with other
         volunteers in the “La Città dell Utopia” (a project of SCI Italy located in Roma, see
         www.lacittadellutopia.it) to the ideation of small projects to be developed in schools;
         from the participation to national events to the implementation of program for the
         study part of international exchanges and workcamps organized by SCI. These
         activities will give the volunteers the chance to develop their creativity and to learn
         how to follow up a project, from its ideation to the implementation, with a constant
         support and evaluation from SCI Staff. Learning opportunities for EVS volunteers who
         will join this program: - to improve their planning, logistical and organizational skills -
         to deepen their knowledge about the Youth in Action Program and to learn strategies
         of inclusion for youngsters - to learn how to develop relations and to start an
         exchange of good practices with different subjects and actors who operate on an
        international dimension - to acquire or to broaden their knowledge in the sector of
        communication
Regarding the activities describes above, the volunteers will work from monday to friday
around 6 hours a day. In case the activities, events, trainings connected to the project are
organised during the weekend, the volunteers will be able to take free days in the succeeding
week. The programme activities will be established regarding also the needs of the
volunteers in order to guarantee an adequate programme. Some holidays and 2 days off per
month will be associated with the agreement of the coordinator. During their free time the
volunteers are welcome to participate at the social and cultural activities organised by the
SCI and by other local organization. Moreover the volunteers that will follow the activities
described above will be hosted in a double room in a flat that the International Civil Service
puts at disposition. The organisation also provides an indemnity (pocket money) and also an
indemnity in order to buy food and transport for every day trips.
Contact: SCI Italy Placement – wcs.sci.Italia@gmail.com (Laura)



UTOPIA CITY
Location:         Rome, Italy
Activ: yes
Work starts: 2008-11-03
Work ends: 2009-05-03
Application deadline: 2008-05-20
Decision date: 2008-05-23
Total number of volunteers 2
Project language: Italian
Local language:          Italian
Short description:         The SCI-Italy “Utopia City” project started in 2001 and is located in
San Paolo district (via Valeriano 3F ? Roma) in the southern part of Rome. It’s a popular
suburban area inhabited by a large number of elderly people, where also the number of
families coming from Latin America, northeast Europe, Asia and Africa, is raising. During the
last years is rising the number of cultural local organizations whom SCI-Italy volunteers and
activists collaborate with. The aims of the EVS projects are as follows: offer to voluntaries the
opportunity to follow different non-formal trainings through a full involvement in the activities
of the project ?Utopia City?; develop the permanent international dimension on the territory
and in the project ?Utopia City? being often in contact with the local inhabitants; give a
contribution to the core activities of the project such as active citizenship education and self-
learning, as well as an input to individual and collective participation to the local life;
concretely support the activities and the development of the project "Utopia City" through the
organization of local and international socio-cultural activities; make the local youth aware of
the potentialities and opportunities offered by the YOUTH programme starting up an info-
center on international exchanges.
Long description:          The main activities carried out are the following: organisation and
hosting of international work camps, north/south exchanges and international youth
meetings; pre-departure and evaluation trainings for international and national volunteers;
events to make aware on other cultures and countries, organising conferences, meetings,
festival, exhibitions, video, theatre, thematic meals...; courses (free o popular cost) of music,
group dancing, tai chi, african percussion, languages, gardening, alphabetisation of
informatics, theatre; workshops on sustainable stile life, such as recycling, composting,
reduction in consumptions and renewable sources of energy, garbage recycling;
development of the Mediateca dei Mondi (multimedia library) opened to public, with film,
books and computer material that focus on north/south issues, international solidarity and
voluntarism; Youth Programme info-point; promotion of participative forms of active
citizenship. The volunteers will be involved in the following activities: Support the
coordination of the work of local and international volunteers (groups and individuals) in order
to ensure the running of the planned schedule; to work with SCI volunteers and activists in
the construction of a network of organizations and informal groups that can develop in the
?La Città dell?Utopia? a common local project planning; to help in the elaboration and the
organization of public cultural events and workshops on active citizenship, specially
regarding the communication, logistic and operational levels; to Implement the international
dimension through the coordination of international exchanges, work camps, seminars; to
inform youngsters about the opportunities YOUTH programme and other international
exchanges; to support the activities of the Mediateca dei Mondi (multimedia library), hosting
the local public e managing the material. In the proper dynamic of the project it is important
that the voluntary manages to find the possibility to develop a personal activity following the
lines of the project and of the organisation. To able the volunteers to create their
propositions, a permanent support will be proposed in order the realize his ideas and project
within the ?the Utopia City?. Detailed activities the volunteers will be asked to carry out:
ACTIVITY 1: Participate in the coordination (management and organization) of cultural and
social local activities: The project includes a lot of local activities such as workshops and
laboratories, or events to involve people to participate in the project. The EVS volunteer will
cooperate with local volunteers, networking with cultural local associations, in the
organization of cultural and social activities that will be organized, along with theatres, music
groups, cinemas, artists, etc.
ACTIVITY 2: Support in the coordination of SCI national and international activities that will
take place in the ?La Città dell'Utopia": The EVS volunteer will support the coordination of
national and international meetings, work camps, exchanges and seminars that the SCI staff
and the SCI volunteers will organize. Moreover they will support the coordination of the other
international short-term volunteers that will contribute with specific activities to the
implementation of the international side of the project.
ACTIVITY 3: To start up an info-point on international exchanges, mobility and volunteering:
The volunteer will help the coordinators of the project to start and publish, along the project
area, an info-point about international exchanges, Youth programme, mobility and
volunteering. Involving local schools, the university, informal groups and all the local
organizations.
ACTIVITY 4 Local promotion of the activities of the project: The EVS volunteer will support
the coordination of local promotional activities of the project, through the management of the
mailing list, the production and distribution of information material on paper and proposing
new ways to promote the project.
ACTIVITY 5: Support the activities of the ?Mediateca dei Mondi?: The volunteers will support
the developing of the activities of the ?Mediateca dei Mondi?, especially in hosting the local
and international public, by managing the material and in researching new material and
organising events, such as film projections, festival and cine-club. In terms of learning
opportunities the volunteers engaged in these activities will have the following chances: 1. to
learn about how to start-up a local project; 2. to improve logistic and organizational
capabilities; 3. to learn about active citizenship, local sustainable development and
participated democracy; 4. to improve their capability to coordinate international event such
as exchanges, voluntary projects, seminars, training; 5. to know deeply the YOUTH
programme and to increase the ability to deliver information to other youngsters; 6. to
improve the capability in networking and organization of cultural and social events at local
and international level.
Contact: SCI Italy Placement – wcs.sci.Italia@gmail.com (Laura)

				
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