Name of the project: EcoACT

Hosting organization: Asociatia Comunitati pentru Tineret

Period: 15.07.2022 – 15.12.2023

Where: Bailesti, Romania

Vacancy: 2

Brief description:

The current project aims to promote knowledge, skills and eco-friendly attitudes among youth while also aiming to provide local youth community development and empowerment by supporting youth to take action, be pro-active and get involved in pushing for eco-friendly actions (like cleaning up affected areas) and behaviors (adopting reduce/reuse/recycle behaviors). The project will allow for youth leadership, foster social engagement while also
helping the municipality and high schools bring the issue of environmentally friendly behaviors to the spotlight of public attention.

Objective of the project:

ACT is committing to ensuring that young people have the knowledge, skills, and motivation to be effective civic participants who bring their environmental values to public decision-making. To do this we are partnering with schools and local administration from Bailesti to bring non-formal environmental education for their beneficiaries.
The general objective of the project is to raise the awareness of 70 students on environmental protection measures and get them involved in the development, planning and implementation of 4 community Eco-friendly initiatives. By implementing the project we want, with the help of the volunteers, to promote to students from the high schools, through non-formal activities and workshops, the following 5 principles of environmental education:

1. Awareness: to acquire knowledge of pollution and environmental degradation.
2. Knowledge: to acquire variety of experience in, and acquire a basic understanding of
the environment and its associated problems
3. Attitudes: to acquire a set of values for environmental protection.
4. Skills and capacity Building: acquire the skills for identifying and solving
environmental problems. Further, to develop ability to draw unbiased inferences and
5. Participation: To provide them with an opportunity to be actively involved at all levels
in environmental community initiatives.

Volunteer will be involved in:

  • Rise awareness, knowledge and skills on ways to reduce, reuse and recycle of 70 youth in 2 high schools in Bailesti by implementing 80 non-formal workshops that use non-formal methods. The workshops will be organized by ACT and project volunteers and will use a wide variety of non-formal games and methods (handicraft using recyclables, role playing games, learning by doing, presentations, etc.) to create eco-conscious future citizens that understand and are willing to play their part in protecting the environment.
  • Organize the school students to design, plan and implement in common 4 community eco-friendly initiatives. This will aim to have the volunteers galvanize the school student population into debate about eco-friendly initiatives, collect ideas, brainstorm, plan and finally help facilitate, organize and implement the initiative. We
    will organize 1 such initiative per month, with the exact imitative being the planned together with the beneficiaries (it can be many things such as organizing a wide area clean up in one of the areas of the city such as the river banks, planting trees, exposition of recycling ideas etc.). The goal here is to get students used to and enthusiastic about eco-friendly initiatives, provide direct community impact, lead by example and provide youth empowerment.
  • Rise skills and competences of 5 volunteers on environmental education and the 3R`s (reuse, reduce, recycle) and in organizing and implementing activities that aim to teach others these skills. The volunteers of the project will get to hone their knowledge in the area of environmental activism as well as increase their skill as
    public communicators and promoters of environmental protection.
  • Promote the European Solidarity Core and its opportunities to over 200 young people in Bailesti.

Participant profile:

  • Aged between 18 to 30 years
  • The volunteers who apply for this project need to like and be willing to work with youth.
  • Active, open-minded, creative, innovative, responsible and motivated volunteers
  • The volunteers of this project should, above all else, show willingness to learn and see their experience as a learning process.
  • Basic level of English to be able to communicate.

Que s’ofereix al voluntari/a:

La totalitat de les despeses d’allotjament, manutenció, transport local, assegurança mèdica, suport lingüístic i visat (si fos necessari) estan cobertes pel programa Cos Europeu de Solidaritat de la Comissió Europea.

L’entitat organitzadora farà efectiu el pagament del cost del viatge internacional (fins a la quantia màxima del pressupost establert) un cop presentats els documents  justificatius del viatge i de la compra realitzada.

Els voluntaris/es també reben suport personal (mentor) i suport relacionat amb les tasques (supervisor) per part de l’entitat d’enviament i d’acollida abans, durant i després del projecte.

Al finalitzar el projecte els voluntaris/es rebran el Youthpass, certificat que acredita el seu pas pel CES.

Qui pot participar?

Una persona jove de 18 a 30 anys. La persona participant del projecte ha de ser activa, flexible, motivada, creativa i interessada en la participació activa i la implicació personal.

Que cal fer per participar?

1) Preparar una carta de motivació personalitzada pel projecte en anglès (o en la llengua oficial del país de destinació);

2) Preparar el teu currículum en anglès (o en la llengua oficial del país de destinació);

3) Enviar tots dos documents a: especificant el títol del projecte en el qual t’agradaria participar. 

La FCV enviarà totes les candidatures a l’entitat d’acollida, qui farà la selecció final del/s voluntari/es.

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