Year 3: Volunteer in Romania

Are you looking to volunteer with the European Solidarity Corps program? We are starting our third year from our strategic long-term plan and YOU can be part of it! Help us achieve part of our vision and work together to improve the local community of Baia Mare, Romania.

 

Proposed activity period:

15 March 2024 – December 2024 (from 5 months to 12 months period only)

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION

The position currently welcomes volunteers for one of the main topics:

Activity 1: (FULL)

Activity 2 (FULL)

Activity 3: Environmental actions – 1 volunteer will work on making our organization more “green” and sustainable, and will organize public activities focused on environmental awareness. Examples include clean walks, online awareness campaigns, workshops in high schools about recycling and nature protection, various city and outdoor games, and greening initiatives for public spaces.

After participating in these projects, volunteers will gain a set of competences and skills (including “soft” and “life” skills) that will help them in their future. Additionally, they will have the chance to discover a new culture, meet new people, study a new language, and improve their communication skills in English.

The mobility program has distinct stages:

(a) During the initial month, volunteers engage in the accommodation phase. Collaborative public institutions serve as meeting venues, where volunteers participate in activities and strategize according to their capacity. This period includes a gradual introduction to the work style and spaces of the local organization.

(b) Subsequent months involve the active implementation of activities, constituting the project’s core. Volunteers meticulously prepare, execute, and assess activities across office settings, public spaces, and partner institutions. They initiate proposals, directly engage with providing information to local youth, and actively participate in ongoing activities, assuming a more prominent role in the project’s three main topics. Continuous evaluation and feedback mechanisms gauge their progress.

(c) The final stage encompasses measuring the impact, collecting and summarizing results from all activities, and completing the Youthpass certificate.

ACCOMMODATION, PAYMENT, FOOD, AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS:

Accommodation in rented flats is provided, where volunteers share spaces with others and have access to public transport, shops, and entertainment facilities. Equipped with WiFi, furniture, beds, bed sheets, cutlery, and toiletries, volunteers are responsible for maintaining and cleaning their flats. The project covers all expenses, including rent.

Volunteers receive 150 E per month for food. Reimbursement for local transportation during activities is available.

International travel expenses are reimbursed up to a limit. Volunteers are encouraged to opt for environmentally friendly travel, avoiding planes in alignment with our ongoing environmental strategy. Additional financial support and extended travel time to and from the project venue are provided for the green travel option.

A daily pocket money of 4 E is provided!

TRAINING DURING THE ACTIVITY:

Logistic support is provided for the activities, and volunteers participate in nationally organized On Arrival Training and Mid-Term sessions. In addition, volunteers have scheduled Romanian online language lessons and undergo short workshops and training on various topics to aid in activity implementation. Importantly, all training utilizes non-formal education methods, tailored to the needs and capacity of the project team.

Crucially, support is extended by an organization from the volunteer’s home country in the role of sending/support organization.

PARTICIPANT PROFILE:

Therefore, the ideal profile includes:

  • Responsible individuals with an open mind, possessing a communicative, friendly, and positive attitude and expressing interest in any of the project’s topics (Activity 1, 2, or 3, or all).
  • Ability to follow an activity plan and prepare and lead activities.
  • Comfortable working with all age groups, with a particular focus on young people.
  • Age between 18 and 30 years.
  • Serious and motivated individuals ready for active involvement in the local community.
  • Nationality of any EU state (preferably, due to visa issues – no budget for visa).
  • Proficient in English but open to learning a new language (Romanian).
  • Willing to assume the role of a cultural ambassador and actively work towards reducing stereotypes, racism, and marginalization.
  • Committed to a long-term project in the local community, attentive to the needs of the young people and the organization.
  • Interested in supporting the activities of other institutions and the broader community.

Participants are accepted irrespective of gender, beliefs, preferences, or level of education!”

In conclusion, you must be able to stay the full duration of the project!!!

DEADLINE TO APPLY: open deadline

HOW TO APPLY:  trough ESC website:

ESC in Romania | European Youth Portal (europa.eu)

(You need an ESC profile, a ready CV in English to apply)

The pre-selected candidates will be contacted by the project coordinators on email to complete a form. They get in touch with us directly (video interview for the purpose of final selection).