Approved Project Vacancy for German only – in Spain

SPAINDejovenes to Europe

Leganés (Spain)

01/02/2016 – 31/07/2016

Application deadline: 1st February 2016

The Youth Delegation (Centro Dejovenes) has been working for over 25 years with youth in our town. We started with a small information office and Summer camps. We now have a more professionalised area, with many actions, including specialised information and all kinds of activities. We plan our activities according to a deep study of the needs and demands of youth through a permanent observatory. We plan our activities grouping them under objectives. We currently put the stress on the quality of our services.

In 2005, we adopted the model EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management) and we can now evaluate our services more objectively. We work in the frame of “affirmative policies”, that is, we work on those aspects which characterise youth as such. We work on 2 areas: Information and counselling and social and cultural entertainment.
-Information and counselling: we provide information related with youth and specialised information through counsellors. We have counselling services regarding sex, legal matters, psychology, volunteering,employment-Social and cultural entertainment: promotion of associations, value education, support to initiatives, leisure, activities in and outside Leganes, Skiing trips, camps, multi-adventure and the programme “Denoche” (at night), in Leganes.Youth creation: music (pop, hip-hop, rock), graffiti, comics, mainly value education, participation, solidarity, cultural exchanges….

DEJOVENES project LEGANÉS CENTER: Dejovenes wants to strengthen service office mobility, work in Europe and club Leganes language already set for hosting a volunteer to help the development of these areas and to encourage and meet personally with such projects Leganes youth.
For all this, that will detail specific activities but also other sporadic, besides trying to include ideas and voluntary contributions to the project and want to make this intercultural exchange that enriches be made.
The volunteer will be involved mainly in the Advisory mobility, but also work with the department of employment in Europe and conversation workshops foreign languages taught in the evenings in the center Dejovenes.

YOUTH project BARRIO LA FORTUNA:
This year we want to include another place in volunteering for our Dejovenes in the neighborhood of La Fortuna. This neighborhood located in the suburbs Leganes has a center that realizes Dejovenes leisure activities and free time for young people. This neighborhood has a great intercultural mixture and the unemployment rate is high, many users also are at risk of social exclusion. For this reason we believe that the presence of a European volunteer can be an important change at the center and provide skills to the users of the center.

We have a user demand for language learning and we believe that the figure of a volunteer can be very enriching. You can also show other realities and opportunities for young people from the center and encourage the motivation to participate in European projects managed from Dejovenes. It can also be a great tool to provide skills to young people when seeking employment. We want to get involved in volunteer activities of the center and meet young and then start with language workshops, job search, in addition to working in the workshops of leisure time and sports, circus, art … that developed in the center. This task is not easy, so count on the help center worker. 3 afternoons volunteer to participate in the Fortuna week and two days at the office and job mobility in Europe.

With these activities we want to fulfill with the priority of youth and Erasmus + to develop the language skills of the youth of the town, promote social inclusion, which address youth unemployment and promote European awareness and cultural exchange between local youth and waking interest in travel, move and learn other languages.

Volunteers who want to participate with us in our project must be motivated to carry out the volunteer program and will be asked to provide in addition to their curriculum vitae, a cover letter detailing their reasons for volunteering.
Through emails and telephone interviews, applicant swill be informed both about all project conditions, living conditions including accommodation, coexistence, schedules etc
An important criteria of the profile of volunteers to join our project is to be aware of the activities that will be developed and the responsibility this entails. They must know that their job is to support work done in our organization. We count on their experience, motivation and skills.
The previous work of the sending organization is very important and we will make sure that you perform a good selection, with particular attention to motivation and pre-departure training. Collaboration and trust between organizations is very important, with monitoring and support of volunteers before, during and after their EVS.
The volunteer should be aware not only of their responsibilities under the project, but also and above all the practical aspects of life in a foreign city and the necessity to adapt and be flexible.More information and contact: dvelez@leganes.org

Please send your application (CV and cover letter) as soon as possible to dvelez@leganes.org. Only German volunteers please!!!

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