Call for volunteers – Estonia, Slovenia, Portugal and Germany

Building Youth Supportive Communities – Environment

Romania, Izvoarele, Prahova.

20.11.18 – 20.07.19

Deadline for applications 01.11.2018

Open to volunteers from Slovenia, Estonia, Germany and Portugal

Curba de Cultura – Hosting and coordinating organization

We are an NGO committed to non-formal learning, to culture and to participation opportunities. Our focus is to improve education levels and community engagement for the young people living in rural environment in Romania. We take our work very seriously, yet we do it in a relaxed, witty and humorous spirit. A youthful spirit. Our main goal is to revitalise rural environment. In our view, change finds its most fertile ground in the ones most aptly equipped for change: YOUTH. Their energy and their desire to set a new way of doing things inspired us to provide for them an organisational framework capable of allowing them to implement this change for themselves and for the community they live in. We believe that our projects function as a pilot initiative addressing the issues of rural development, educational access and better opportunities for the ones who need change and a better life within the rural area.

project description

The need for education for environment and selective waste collection in our rural community and in Romania in general together with the great impact we had with previous projects determined us to start another project and this time, now that the framework is created, to focus on certain aspects that can be changed or improved in the community life in order to contribute to its development.
Activities:
– interactive activities, lectures, presentations, simulation games, role-plays with children and youngsters
– visits with pupils to the landfill and selective waste collection centre
– designing with students selective waste trash cans for classrooms
– preparations of the materials for the cans
– assembling and decorating the cans
– organizing treasure hunts and other intercultural events
– writing blogposts and articles
– creating a brochure of the project
– preparing a dissemination event to be done after return to home country

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accommodation, food and transport arrangements

accommodation in a traditional Romanian house (but with wi-fi :P)
pocket money and budget for food
bus permits for local transport
phone sim cards and monthly credit for it
international travel costs up to 275 EUR for Slovenia, Estonia and Germany and up to 360 for Portugal reimbursed in the end of the stay
complete medical insurance through Cigna Insurrance Plan

training during the project

– On Arrival Training and MidTerm Evaluation provided by the National Agency
– induction and orientation training at arrival
– education for environment training
– basic nonformal learning, group dynamics and basic youthwork
– event management and communication techniques
– language support
– mentor support
– coordinator support

volunteer profile

We are looking for an 18-30 years old volunteer who has:

– motivation to live and work in rural area for 8 months
– motivation to work with youngsters and children
– motivation to do international volunteering
– basic knowledge of English both in writing and speaking
– interest in learning a different European language

how to apply

If we caught your attention send us a CV and motivation letter ASAP at sorin@curbadecultura.ro

Also if you want to know more do not hesitate to ask using the same e-mail.