EVS vacancy in Italy – 11 months

Evs project about migration and cultural diversityITALY 2

Location:  Catania Sicily Italy

Application deadline: 19/01/2014

Start date: 01/09/2015

End date: 31/07/2016

Tasks of the volunteer:

Immigration and cultural diversity will be the main focus of the project. We will offer to the volunteers the possibility of acquiring knowledge about European youth mobility programs and opportunities for active citizenship on one hand on the other hand they could acquire skills about animation techniques and working with culture diversity and minority groups. It will thus include the following activities: -Information/ non formal education activities addressed to young people – Intercultural theatre workshop – Legality and active citizenship workshops – Training events for youth workers and youth leaders – Italian language workshops and basic informatics workshops – Legal support and discrimination monitoring activities – Social and work placement guidance and information – Web Radio.

Application process:

Interest for the main aspects of the project, such as immigration and active citizenship. We’re looking for volunteers who are ready to be challenged from an environment of volunteers and activists who strongly believe in the values such antiracism, intercultural dialogue and active participation. Previous experience in the NGO field is of added value. Interested volunteers are asked to send their CV and a SPECIFIC motivation letter for the project until 19/01/2015. General motivation letter won’t be considered in the selection.
contact email: evs@arcicatania.org

Description of host organization:

Arci Catania is a social and cultural promotion organisation that coordinates the different organisations and realities joining the network Arci in the city of Catania and in its district. Main daily activities of the organisation are connected to inclusion and support activities (legal support, cultural mediation, language support, empowerment of minorities organisations) for immigrant and refugees living in the city of Catania. We’re also very active in anti-discrimination and anti-racist campaigns and actions. Since 2001 the organisation is active in the field of international youth mobility: we manage an information youth desk about youth mobility opportunities. We promote, together with young people of other Arci organisations, several youth exchanges, European Voluntary Service, youth Initiatives.