The name of this project is “minimal life style” and want to promote intercultural experience while promoting youth employability through skills acquired in the project.
Initiative et Developpement Citoyen is a non-profite cooperative based in a small village in the south of France. Its main activities include an ecologic campsite, open to tourists from April to October, environmental education activities, organic gardening, international youth mobility activities, such as youth exchanges and European Voluntary Service, workcamps, green building, events for local community and much more. It is situated in a very rural area with little connections to closest city (Carcassonne), 18km away from the campsite.
The volunteers will support the team on different profiles, from the most easy who can participate and help in everything to the most specialize on communication, promotion, organization of events and entertainment, logistics, setting up and animation of seminars and Workcamp, discovery of environmental awareness and preservation of green spaces; discovering and promoting exchange and intercultural learning, non-formal education and most of the Erasmus program, Communication to develop a friendly eco tourism, customer reception and internal communication, development of communication media, updating of websites…
Volunteers will be asked to participate in different activities, and each will be given specific tasks to perform in terms of goals setting together on the arrival of the volunteer.
The volunteers will participate in the management of daily life (cleaning of public health space), preparation of lunch with the staff and the construction of small articles of wood, clay or stone. Of course the method used is none formal, volunteers will learn by observing and doing. They can take advantage of our skills and experiences to deepen areas of interest. Sometimes mini training will be given to better control certain tools (CMS, Facebook, photo and video, software camping, Excel, …)
Accommodation, food and transport arrangements
Accommodation, food and transport will be provided to each volunteer by IDC.
The cooperative is based in an ecological camping and you will be hosted in the mobile homes. The general shopping for all the volunteer team will be done twice a month by a volunteer who is interested and responsible in purchasing.
Training during the project
The volunteer will have the occasion to take part in none formal arrival training.
The volunteers will be polyvalent in all the activities and they will have an important supporting role. We can try to adapt the activity regarding the skills of the volunteer, for example if he likes to make children activities, she/he will have some time to focus on it and organize something, and be supported by the responsible of activity.
The volunteers will leave in an international ambient with various volunteers from Europe and Turkey, so they should be ready to be open minded in front of people with different culture or diet for example.
The volunteers should also like to leave in nature. There is no possibility to go on the bar every night for example.
Additionally to the information given previously in the description of the project, here is the description of the activities that we are doing in this summer:
- Building a green house
- Taking care of the green spaces, watering plants, maintaining trees and vegetable garden.
- Participation in daily life with the cleaning of the common showers area and cooking for everyone;
- intercultural event the 11th of august
- organizing one youth exchange in beginning of september
- Taking photos and videos, and managing social network and website
- Fixing bikes
- Painting and renovate wood
- Activities with children
Your level of language is not a problem, we understand lot of languages here
How to apply
Apply by sending an e-mail to [email protected] with CV, motivation letter and write in the object «EVS in IDC» .
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