EVS Vacancy in France – 10 months

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Location: Brest, France

Period: 01/09/2016 – 30/06/2017

Application deadline: 18 March 2016

The Bureau Information Jeunesse (BIJ) a not-for-profit organisation. The BIJ is a youth information centre which is a part of a network of 1500 info spot throughout France.
The BIJ is running by a team of 6 professionals which involves a manager, an account and administration assistant, one international archivist/leader and 2 local ones, as well as a webmaster.

Its main goals is inform youngsters between 16 and 35 and caters to the needs of young people on subjects such as education, vocational training, jobs, employment, cultural offering or sporting events. But also on issues like housing and health or even individual rights or international mobility (jobs, voluntary participation, education and work or training placement).
For that it has a documentation section with a free access to Internet where the welcoming is free, anonymous and adapted to the demand.
Besides, the BIJ has opened a website of their own, http://www.bij-brest.org which provides young people with a tremendous quantity of daily updated practical and useful information.
Apart from that, the BIJ yearly publishes :
– 1 guide books “Jeunes à Brest”(Youngters in Brest)
– On leaflet “Jobs d’été – mode d’emploi” (Summer jobs – Instruction).
And is also involved into the organisation of several events such as :
– The summer jobs days
– “En route pour le monde” (“Let’s go the big world” – forum dedicated to international mobility)

The volunteers’ activities
The range of activities is pretty wide, but remember that is mainly focus on international mobility :
– helping for updating the website and more epecifically on the international part
– Paper review on international topics
The volunteer will help to do the papers review on international topics by collecting or by making a selection of the articles and by archiving them chronologically.
– The youth and international days
This is a yearly event that has been organised by the BIJ for 8 years. Its goal being to make international projects easier for youngsters to prepare. The volunteer will help to organise the days.
– Taking part of the international projects of the BIJ which are always different from one year to the next one
The volunteers will be joining the various usual projects of the BIJ.
– Communication : distribution of flyers and posters, interviews, video-making, social networks
– setting up energizers for the groups we welcome in the BIJ, help to lead the workshop
– Outside interventions
The BIJ gets to intervene in high school, higher education schools, forums… according to the demand and to the theme or the topics including international sector. That’s the reason why the volunteer may be ask to make a presentation of their own native country, by describing their culture or their EVS experiences for example.
– Sending youngsters in EVS
The volunteers will also being involve into special meetings for supporting youngsters willing to go abroad through the EVS program in order to share their own experience or to provide some advice.
– Personal project
The volunteers will have the opportunity of putting in place a project related to the Youth information field.

*** Profile :
We are looking for someone who is willing to work in team, has a sense of initiative and who is also open-minded, communicative and not introverted.
Having a personnal project would be a big plus.
***How to apply ?
So if you want to apply, you have to your application letter adapted on our projectand your CV to our EVS coordinator, Agnès Pissavy. Here is her email : agnes.pissavy@bij-brest.org
You have to send your application by March, 18th, 2016. So you will know if you are pre-selected or not at the end of March. If yes, we will organise a Skype interview.
We will apply to 26th April deadline.


Contact :
Agnès Pissavy
EVS coordinator