A greener world










Name of the project: A greener world

Hosting organization: ASHA Centre

Period: 01.10.2022 – 31.08.2023

Where: Forest of Dean, United Kingdom

Vacancy: 1

Brief description:

The ASHA Centre runs a wide variety of activities that, through their nature, demand very different work and timings. Be it the changing weather in the garden or the changing of many groups we host, there needs to be flexibility with our schedules. Therefore, in this activity description, you will find the terms “Course week” and “Non-course week”, which refer to the two major systems we adopt to coordinate the different activities.

A “Non-course week” is from 9am to 5pm. A “Course week” is from 9am to 9pm. However, to guarantee everybody’s rest and personal time (staff and volunteers) we adopt a rotation system, whereby volunteers and staff are organised into different groups and timings (Kitchen AM 9am to 3pm, Kitchen PM 3pm to 9pm, Garden 9am to 5pm).

Volunteers will be involved in all aspects of the daily routine at the ASHA Centre, for example cleaning, cooking, gardening, hosting and the maintenance of the high standards of the ASHA Centre and Hill House.

Participant profile:

Young people who have an interest and respect for the environment and aspire to healthy lifestyles. We would also like to see our volunteers be active and take initiative in the community and within their tasks. You need to have a positive and pro-active attitude at the ASHA Centre, be team workers, have an interest in intercultural community living, be reliable and responsible, flexible, have goodwill as well as openness to learning and participating in tasks and overall activities.

You need to like both working on your own and in a team. You need to enjoy being outdoors working in the garden, hoeing, seeding, planting, weeding and doing tasks such as, herb and flower drying, making preserves from the fruits of the garden, or helping support ASHA’s projects and events; this could involve creating a display for an ASHA Open Day, creating a welcome party for an international group, or generally hosting various diverse types of groups. All volunteers will take part indoors in the kitchen and household tasks, such as: cooking, cleaning, washing up, bed changing, serving, and setting the gallery and studio as well as many other tasks. You need to be considerate when interacting with people of different faiths and cultures and different levels of mental and physical ability.

We do not require any specific skills but just ask for open minded and enthusiastic individuals who are keen to learn, discover and contribute to ASHA’s work! At ASHA, we seek to encourage an appreciation of the spirit of volunteering as an opportunity for self-development by putting oneself aside in the service of a greater good. It is about finding the joy in selfless service to others.

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: info@catalunyavoluntaria.cat 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.

Per a més informació sobre el SVE, pots trucar al 93 412 44 93 o bé, enviar un email a: info@catalunyavoluntaria.cat