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EVS Project Worldwide Active Volunteers in Europe 2
Gorj, Romania

EVS PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Type: EVS GROUP

EI Ref: 2012-4045

Duration of Service: 9 Months

Period of EVS Service: May 9th, 2013 – February 9th, 2014

Number of Volunteers: 16

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SUMMARY

W.A.V.E 2 - W(orldwide) A(ctive) V(olunteers) in E(urope)2 is a Group EVS project implemented in 7 rural and small urban communities from Gorj County – South West Romania that will gather 16 young volunteers from Programme, Neighbouring Partner and Other Countries of the World.

 
Location: W.A.V.E 2 shall be implemented in Gorj County in the following sites:
Novaci, Baia de Fier, Rovinari, Bumbesti Jiu, Târgu Cărbunesti, Ticleni, Musetesti.

The project objectives:

The general objective of the WAVE2 project is to provide opportunities for social and personal grow of volunteers and youngsters from hosting communities along with organizational and community sustainable development by bringing added value to existing activities and implementing new ones which stimulate the intercultural learning process, encourage active participation of youngsters, especially those with fewer opportunities and strengthen the international partnership.

The project aim is threefold:

  • increasing volunteers social and personal development
  • Community development and Increased participation of Young People
  • Partnership development - encouraging local and international cooperation.

Methodology:
The first month – is dedicated to the cultural and technical accommodation of the volunteers, training and coaching:
The first week upon arrival all volunteers will undergo a capacity building programme. The programme will focus on volunteers skills development in terms of project management and non formal education methods. Furthermore, technical information regarding accommodation, food, working methods, financial aspects , etc will be clearly explained.
The next two weeks the volunteers will have time to discover the communities where the next nine months will stay and do specific activities.
The next week of the month through trainings and planning meetings all volunteers will make an activity schedule for the next 8 months helped by ARDR team.
The remaining 8 months will focus on personal and community development, during which the volunteers will get actively involved in developing non formal educational activities with the youngsters from Bustuchin and the neighbouring communities.

Food
Food will be provided in the first and the last week from the first month  by the staff of the guest house.
For the next 8 ½ months buying and preparing the food is to be the sole responsibility of the volunteers. For preparing the food the volunteers will have free access to an equipped kitchen.
In the case of volunteers staying in host families a solution will be to serve meals with the family.
The hosting organization will provide each volunteer with a monthly food allowance from which they shall cover the alimentation costs. The allowance is enough for insuring a very good living standard (being much higher than the amount and average citizen from the region spends for food). However the allowance will not be enough for ensuring every day eating in a restaurant or bistro.
Transport
The local transportation costs of the volunteers necessary for the activities implementation will be covered 100% by the association from the project budget.
The international transport of the volunteer from his/her home to the site of the project shall be covered 90% - two ways (Economy flight tickets and/or 2nd class train tickets).
The personal transport of the volunteers (local, national or international) will be not in the responsibility of the association.

Language training
Due to the importance of communication with the people from the hosting communities (most of them can not speak any foreign languages) will be of crucial importance for the volunteers to learn the Romanian Language at a good speaking level.
The volunteers will have the responsibility to attend all language courses according to the schedule as well as to make every effort in studying and learning the language.
The Coordinating Organizations will arrange for Romanian Language Courses on weekly basis for as much time as the volunteer will need. The Romanian language lessons shall be provided by experienced language teachers. The content and structure of the language courses will be projected together with the volunteers, taking into consideration their learning abilities and needs.
The language courses will be provided free of charge for the entire period of the EVS project.
The costs of the language training is to be covered by the organization.

Pocket money
Each volunteer is entitled to receive a 60 Euro monthly allowance – pocket money, which they can spent as they choose/want.

Activities
The project aims to involve the volunteers as promoters and multipliers in order to spur European Awareness and active citizenship and establish bridges of communication in between sites in their home country and the areas they are established.
All the activities will be developed in 3 dimensions: personal development, development within the host organization and community youth development.
The volunteers will be charged with designing, organizing, and implementing, in conjunction with local counterparts and youngsters from their hosting communities, a variety of activities such as:
- sports events
- environmental activities
- group games
- thematic workshops
- youth camps
- walks in the cities, visits to different sights and events
- theatre and art creative workshop
- music and dance
- cultural awareness and learning activities, etc.
- all volunteers will get the opportunity to get involved in other national and/or international programmes and activities developed by ARDR during the EVS Service.

Partners

  1. Organizacion Argentina de Jovenes para las Naciones Unidos-OAJNU-Argentina
  2. Jovenes de Buena Volunta-Peru
  3. AYRUDZY- Armenia
  4. Associazione Dar Voce-Italy
  5. FAR Association for democratic education-Bulgaria
  6. Verein4YOUgend - Austria;
  7. World Wide- promozione sociale(WW)- Italy
  8. Aljaraque en Accion- Spain
  9. Obras Recrativas , Profissionais, Artisticas e Socias-ORPAS- Brazil
  10. In Actio Cultural Centre- Lithuania
  11. Associazione Culturale Link-Italy
  12. ProAtlantico-Associacao Juvenil-Portugal
 Meet a volunteer

Hello, I am Orlando from S. Joao da Madeira, Portugal. I finished sociology in Beira Interior University. I can't live without movies, I realy like to analyze them. Now I live in Targu Carbunesti, in quite nice town, where people are open-minded and nice, kids are curious and friendly, I think I have very good relationship with them. From this project I want to learn and discovered what I want to do in my life. Oh, I really don't like Romanian food.
 
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