Program: European Solidarity Corps – Volunteering teams
Countries: Italy, Denmark, Greece, France
Number of volunteers: 16 (12 for the action + 4 for communications)
Dates: Online training April 1st to 14th. Mobility April 17th to June 15th
Based and inspired on the movements of Zero Waste and Circular Economy, we want to first promote a more ethical consumption and reuse/repurpose habits, for then involve youngsters into the action of adding new value to waste, through art and creativity. Of giving ‘waste’ a SECOND CHANCE to be useful, and also giving a second chance to the world. We will pick up different materials for then put our hands and minds into action and build and create new things. Always working in a team! Volunteers will have some time during the week for brainstorming, getting inspiration and planning what they will create with all the material recollected. They will be divided in teams, depending on the projects that will take place. Once one object is finished, a new group can be created to work in another object. During this time,they will work in autonomy with the technical support of our staff, but we want to give them the chance to have a free space of creation!
ACCOMMODATION, FOOD AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS
IDC is located in a small town,18km from Carcassonne where the nearest airport and train station are (the volunteers will be picked from there and will be taken to the camping). This region is rural, living mainly from wine farming and tourism. The cathar Castles of Lastours are just in front us, and around the area there are other castles and touristic places. Accomodation: volunteers will stay in mobile homes, in shared-rooms, usually with another volunteer of the same sex. Food: the food will be bought twice per month, and volunteers will take turns to cook healthy and low-impact food!
16 VOLUNTEERS, 2 PROFILES: IN THE ACTION AND COMMUNICATIONS
12 VOLUNTEERS IN THE ACTION: We will have 3 participants to represent each country (18-24 years old) in the laboratory of repurposing materials. Although some knowledge or experience with machines to work with wood or metal will be useful, it won’t be a mandatory requirement. On the other hand, a certain level of environmental awareness will be asked, in order to go deeper into the topic with the participants. Some of the values we are looking for: open-mindness, creativity, responsability, adaptability, environmental awareness, low-impact lifestyle, teamwork, will of new experiences, personal development.
4 VOLUNTEERS FOR COMMUNICATIONS: Youngsters (18-24 years old) with interest, some experience and/or knowledge of communication strategies, social media, photography and video making/editing (all the equipments will be provided by the organization). We strongly believe in the importance of communicating the activities of the project and share the results in an appropriate way. Some of the values we are looking for: open-mindness, creativity, responsability, adaptability, environmental awareness, low-impact lifestyle, teamwork, will of new experiences, personal development.
TASKS AND TRAININGS
Before the mobility, they will have an Online Training and Initiation, through Zoom sessions, Facebook Group interactions… During their stay, there will be sessions about the environment, human impact, facts about food impact, footprint tests, Kahoot quizzes, DIY workshops (toothpaste, eco-deorant, homemade bread…). We will also go through the presentations, researches and ideas that the participants had been working on from the online trainings. Also they will have the support of the staff in working with machines, wood, metal, and how to build furniture or other things.
Volunteers will have the chance to: – Develop video-making and photography skills. – Work in autonomy, filming and editing. – Develop skills in creative content, copywriting, storytellling – Develop skills in how to make interviews, how to make a script and edit. During their stay, they will have specific workshops about video-making, creativity and content for social media, graphic design… and low-impact, minimal lifestyle, creative cooking…
Check the infopack and all the activities here: http://u.pc.cd/C4m
Join us! To apply, go the link in European Youth Portal (deadline, March 15th):
- Volunteers in the action: https://europa.eu/youth/solidarity/placement/25714_en
- Volunteers for communications: https://europa.eu/youth/solidarity/placement/25712_en
Or contact the partner organization in your country:
- Italy: Associazione Kora
- Denmark: Dansk ICYE
- Greece: EKO Greece
- France: IDC
For more information, contact us to [email protected] 🙂