Youth Power Space
Location: Baia Mare – Romania
Period: 01/10/2017 – 31/03/2018
Deadline: 15 July 2017
YMCA Romania through “Youth Power Space” project is looking to bring together 6 EVS volunteers from Austria, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, The Netherlands, for a period of 6 months (01.10.2017-31.03.2018) and throughout the programs to promote inclusion and civic involvement by empowering children and youth, including those with fewer opportunities, to become Ambassadors of the community, supporting diversity, tolerance,
initiative, critical thinking, equality, initiative to create a society build on the principles of democracy and respect for human rights.
Founded in 1919, YMCA Romanian Federation is part of the wide world YMCA family which operates in over 120 countries. Between 1945 and 1989 the activities of the association in Romania have been stopped by the communist regime. In 1991, YMCA has been re-open for activities dedicated to young people, having also branches in some places around Romania. In 2004, following the European trends, YMCA Romania has restructured itself as Federation. Its members are in Bucuresti, Oradea, Baia Mare, Sacel, Rozavlea, Iasi, Cavnic, Timisoara and Constanta.The main activities are designed for young people, teenagers and students, and are focused on trainings, social services, camps and outdoors, international exchanges, workshops, sports, community and youth centers and activities in rural areas.
Our programs and projects are clustered accordingly with the YMCA Europe Strategic Plan in the 3 signature programs that reflect the YMCA unique character, ambitions and achievements as well as the Mission.
-Peace, Justice and Democracy: raising awareness courses or campaigns/events on different topics as peace, multiculturalism, fight against racism, stereotypes, xenophobia, promoting human rights, active citizenship, diversity, personal responsibility in a multicultural context, leadership development-local, national and international ones, related with different methods (coaching, mentoring), TenSing (leadership workshop using as tools music, dance and theatre), promoting active citizenship, civic engagement, European Voluntary Service, international youth exchanges, international training courses;
-Healthy Living: aikido, basketball, dodgeball, outdoor adventure combined with environment protection/awareness/solutions, after school classes, creative workshops, summer camps, antidrug campaigns; educational programs fighting child obesity
-Inclusion: programs promoting social, cultural, economical, religious, etc: for gipsy community, youth coming from disadvantaged areas/with less opportunities, orphanages, rural communities, unemployed people, refugees, asylum seekers; educational programs – for children, youth and elderly people – foreign language courses, IT courses, creative workshops, after school programs
Since 2009 we are certified as sending, coordinating and hosting organization for EVS projects, with a renewal certificate in 2015 for Erasmus Plus Program.
– inclusive programs for children and young people with fewer opportunities in Baia Mare, Cavnic, foster care homes, Hungarian school, refugees centre from Somcuta Mare
– own workshops Youth Power Space
– personal development programs for children and pre-teens
– clubs on leadership and civic engagement education, on human rights, No Hate Speech
– YMCA Youth Parliament program on civic engagement
– Romanian language course
– media and ITC workshops
– community projects
– meetings with youth from other NGOs.
The volunteers will receive several trainings about the organization, the different programs, teambuilding, on non formal education, working with children and youth, civic engagement, civic education, conflict management, leadership, time management, intercultural education, human rights, etc.
The program is extremely varied, with activities, participatory methods that stimulate learning, creativity, active involvement, initiative, reflection.
Please send the application form and your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org till 15th July 2017. Application form and other details at: http://ymca.ro/2017/call-for-evs-volunteer-for-youth-power-space-project-in-romania/
More info: http://ymca.ro/2017/call-for-evs-volunteer-for-youth-power-space-project-in-romania/