Vacancy for EVS Volunteer in Romania 12 months

  • Coordinating organisation: ACTOR
  • Host: A.C.T.O.R.: http://www.actorromania.ro
  • Location: Bucharest, Romania
  • Deadline: 01/04/2014
  • Start: 01/07/2014
  • End: 01/07/2015
  • Assisted by Romanian teachers, the volunteers are doing animation activities on the theme of cultural diversity for over 3000 beneficiaries.
  • The project is for the hosting community a way of appreciating the values of volunteering in general and of EVS in special, influencing the formal educational system to adopt non-formal methods.

Each week, the EVS and the young Romanian volunteers are involved in clinic animation activities in 4 hospitals of Bucharest for over 1200 very sick children during a year. Twice a month the volunteers of this project are organising for the disadvantaged youngsters from rural areas, volunteering and EVS promotion using Forum Theatre method. The promotions of volunteering through forum theater sessions for young disadvantaged kids is a common activity of all EVS volunteers of this project, which will all be part of the organizational team of some events with artistic or social character : fund-raising campaigns, toy collecting campaigns (Easter and Christmas), The Festival of Cultural Diversity (“Aici-Acolo” 9th of May), performances, workshops, etc..

Tasks

1. Doing clinic animation for the children in 4 hospitals of Bucharest (3 days/ week, 2 hours each day).

2. Meetings with young people from rural areas, debates/forum theater performances
3. Presenting and promoting your culture. The beneficiaries will be children and youngsters from the local community. Music, dance, art crafting or any other creative way of communication will build up the bridge between you and them. This activity will be the most important part of your schedule and throughout the year, you will meet hundreds of children from different kindergartens, schools, social centers in Bucharest and all around Romania. In all of these activities mentioned above you will be the ambassador of your culture: Other kind of activities can be getting involved in A.C.T.O.R.’s annual events, workshops and campaigns.

Criteria

The candidate’s profile: age from 18 to 30, interested in working with children and spend one year in Romania. Also, tolerant and open to experience, share and promote the cultural diversity.

Procedure

Starting with 1st of July 2014, we are prepared to host in this project for 12 months, more 11 volunteers from Austria, Bulgaria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Germany, Lithuania, Macedonia, Netherlands, Portugal, and Uruguay. The interested candidates can full fill the application and send since now until 1.04.14, to both email addresses: actor_romania@yahoo.com and to vatavu.alina@gmail.com. Some of the preselected candidates will be invited for a Skype interview. The final selection results will be posted to our blog until 1.05.14. After that we will start the team preparations and all the administrative procedures working together with a special FaceBook group. the application form can be downloaded here http://actorromania.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/here-there-the-second-call-for-evs-volunteers-selection/

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