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Organization: SOS Mitmensch Oberosterreich
EVS Project Title: Home for refugees
E-mail: Mitmensch.heim@sos.at
Location: Linz - Austria
The "Fluchtlingsheim Rudolfsstrasse" is a project by SOS Mitmensch Oberosterreich, which, in this case works together with "Caritas der Diozese Linz". In 1996 on the first of July the home was opened. On an average it offers place for 50 refugees who cannot be deported but are not officially cared for (so called non-refoulement-persons). Among them there are refugees who are waiting for the verdict concerning their plea for asylum, or refugees who in spite of a negative verdict cannot be deported due to the political situation in their origin country (eg civil war) and others who are waiting for immigration in the USA. These refugees obviously neither have legal residence nor working permit. We provide them with board and lodging and pocket money to cover their most essential living costs. During their stay in our home-while their personal future is to be clarified- the refugees are counseled by social workers as well as by legal advisors. There are two employees, one conscientious objector, some volunteers and 10 porters an night-shift. The whole project is financed through grants from the provincial government, the city of Linz and was supported through a grant from the European Union in the first year.

Organization: Verein zur Förderung und Unterstützung von Freien Lokalen und Nichtkommerziellen
EVS Project Title: Free Radio
E-mail: office@melange.at
Location:  Wien - Austria
In the beginning we will give the young volunteer an insight into how to make radio: interviewing, live-radio, technology, cut and mix. He/she will be integrated in our coordinating team and will assist our program coordinator in organizing outdoor-projects. (live programs) and the coordination of recording sessions. According to his/her interests and abilities he/she will be able to create his/her own program.

Organization: Intercultural Youth Work
EVS Project Title: Intercultural Youth Work
E-mail: grenzenlos.efd@magnet.at
Location: Wien - Austria
The target group of the centre are people in the age of 10 to 18, most of them coming from migrant families (Turkey, Balkany). 80 % of the visitors are male. The role of the volunteer should mainly be to offer his/her special skills to young people, connected to and co-ordinated with the usual program of the centre. The activities of the volunteer will be: - to support the staff in organizing leisure time activities (sport, e.g. football, basketball etc. or parties), - to motivate young people for the project work: video, dance, drama, arts, internet, djing, ... - as the rooms of the centre are very small, a lot of activities take place at the nearby surrounding (parks, on the streets), so called detached youth work. Also the kids are accompanied by the staff to other facilities (school gyms, climbing halls). - The centre runs a small "youth cafe", opened three times a week, which is the most important communication and meeting point. - Activities are from Tuesday to Saturday, during the whole year, but with special events and programs (camps, international youth exchange) during summer time. More detailed activities will be arranged with the volunteer, once we get to know him/her. Workings hours will be Tuesday to Friday in the afternoon. Sometimes he/she has to work on Saturday as well.

Organization: Landesjugendreferat Kärnten
EVS Project Title: Youth information in Carinthia
E-mail: gernot.ogris@ktn.gv.at
Location: Klagenfurt - Austria
Assisting in the research of information on a variety of youth related topics in the EU and help creating and discussing new ideas (20%)2 Working on the homepage, like for example: checking links, looking for interesting links, (maybe) create new pages... (20%)3 Stay in touch, talk and spend time with the teenager-clients of our youth-center. (20%)4 Office management (10%)5 Giving information on her/his own personal experience as European volunteer (10%)6 Assisting the members of the staff in topics of youth-information, preparing activities a.s.o. (20%)A typical day could be:The volunteer comes to our office in the morning (8-9 a.m.). The opening hours of our office are from 7.30 a.m. to 6 p.m., but she/he will work about 5-6 hours/day (flexible) . She starts her/his research by using internet, phone, fax... Then she/he is able to go to places like e.g. the library or the Tourist Board to get special informations. Other tasks will be: talking to the youth-center/s clients, networking with different people, assisting the staff, giving information about the EVS for interested people. In any case there will be a lot of space for individual creativity and fantasy to develop new projects and find attractive themes regarded to the interests of information of young people, where the volunteer can perfect her-/himslef. The volunteer will have the chance to have a break or go for lunch. Surely she/he will have the chance to attend a german-language-course. Holidays and days off can be arranged flexibly. There will be always contact with the mentor, even in leisure time when help and support is needed.

Organization: Wagenschot Pedagogical Centre
EVS Project Title: In the name of the game
E-mail: school@wagenschot.be
Location: Eke-Nazareth - Gent - Belgium
The volunteer will go on a search for existing useable games and adapt them if necessary. Another task of the volunteer is the development of new games. On a longer term it might be interesting to develop games about actual themes in the school (e.g. 1 theme a year), like on drugs, assertivity, teasing, … There are different moments when games can be organised: on one hand as a filling-in of free moments, e.g. during recreation moments in school, during free hours between lessons, on Wednesday afternoon for the youngsters staying in the MPI, after school during the daycare, during school holidays. On the other hand, the volunteer should be involved in participating with excursions and events together with teachers or educators and bring in game elements. Preparation moments - Search for existing games and adaptation of them if necessary - Development of new games- Preparation of events or excursions - Language course We want to give the volunteer enough time to find his way and to integrate. In the beginning we will include him in regular activities to get acknowledged with the target group and the possibilities. The volunteer will have the occasion on meetings with staff to share previous experience in e.g. youth work, travel, sports,…. We will also appoint a mentor teacher and a mentor educator to immerse him in the daily practice. We foresee a local training by experts in the educational possibilities of games. One of the youngsters will be responsible to guide him in their social environment. We will gradually switch to own initiative. We will offer the volunteer all chances to follow further training outside Wagenschot. The volunteer will be constantly supported by the "intervention team". This is a team of 4 educators who are responsible for the preconditions within the pedagogical centre. Their job is mainly to isolate problem and conflict situations from regular activities such as lessons and recreations. They solve these problems and conflicts by searching together with the youngster for personal focuses and individual methods. This is really a strong team of support who knows all the youngsters very well. Next to that there is a teacher who takes care of recreation activities 1 hour a week. Close co-operation with her is evident. - This part of his tasks will evolve from 100% the first 2 months till 30% afterwards. Recreation moments The fixed recreation moments in the school are: - in the morning: 8.30 to 9, 10.40 to 10.55 - noon: 13.00 - 13.35 - afternoon: 15.20 - 15.35 The recreation moments should be filled with short activities / games. - This part of his tasks will be 20% of his time after the preparation period. Free hours Can be every day for different hours. One school hour is 50 minutes. It happens that youngsters have no class for different hours a day. These moments are really difficult for them. They have to stay in class, get bored, start challenging each other or the teacher doing the supervision. We hope with the volunteer that we would be able to offer the youngsters games during these hours or bring in something from his country (e.g. a song in a foreign language, dances, tinker…). This could be a personal project of the volunteer, next to the idea of making games based on a theme (drugs, teasing, assertivity, …). - This part of his tasks covers approximately 30% of his time after the preparation period. Events, excursions and day-care activities Preparation together with teachers and educators of the excursions. If it fits, we could include game elements with the idea to learn while playing. Next to that there is also 1 sports day a year, competitions, cultural trips, theatre shows… in which the volunteer will participate. This part of his tasks covers approximately 20% of his time after the preparation period. Example of a weekly timetable - Daily: start at 8.30 till after noon recreation: 15.35 - Briefing moment on Wednesday afternoon with the intervention team or the teacher responsible for the weekly hour recreation activities. - The volunteer can follow a language course Dutch during the day. This will be half a day per week. - The volunteer is allowed to have 1 month holidays per year, preferably taken during school holidays.

Organization: AFS
EVS Project Title: AFS- Patient Internet Cafe
E-mail: afsbfl@afs.org
Location: Duffel - Antwerpen - Belgium
First of all, the volunteer will be involved in thinking about the concept. He/she will be assisting the IT-staffmember in installing the computers and thinking how to communicate this to the patients. The project is very new, so lots of input will be asked from the volunteer. This will take an average of about 20% of the time: thinking, implementing, evaluating, adapting. 50% The volunteer will be mainly involved in educating the patients and setting up the project. He will be assisting the IT-staffmember of the centre in teaching the patients. 1) how to work with the computer 2) how to handle the internet, 3) how to use the E-mail. He will do this in 2 locations: 1) several departments of the hospital (every department asks a different approach) 2) patient house 'Passant' where former patients stay before they move back into society. This is a sort of community house where also one multimedia computer is available. 30% The volunteer will also supervise an internet cafe. Once the concept is there and the people are educated, they can simply come to the multimedia computers and use the internet and E-mail. The volunteer will be helping out and guiding where necessary. Evening work: now and then there will be evening work: This is decided together with the volunteer and is always compensated during the week. The volunteer will be free during the day when he works in the evening and this will be restricted to a maximum of 2 times a month. Working dring the weekend: once a while there will be weekend work. This is decided with the volunteer and will be compensated during the week. This will be restricted to once a month. Working hours: 7 hours a day, 5 days a week (35 hours a week) The volunteer will have 2 holidays a month.

Organization: YWCA
EVS Project Title: YWCA
E-mail: jeugddienst.hoeselt@pandora.be
Location: Hoeselt - Hasselt - Belgium
Choice of a wide range of tasks: Alfabetisation in English, in very small groups, 2-3 people, basic conversation lessons French or English (according to the background of the volunteer). Assist in general activities, the textile workshops, printing textile and sewing. Follow the lessons of Dutch together with the group, this can be an extra stimulus for the women and it is important to gain the confidence. Assistance in other workshops (thematical), help organize the cultural markets, give workshops schools, set up an international cafe once a month (with foreign women in Antwerpen), set up activities with foreign students (mainly African)

Organization: Youth Centre X
EVS Project Title: Discover Youth Centre X
E-mail: via@viavzw.be
Location: Antwerpen - Belgium
In youth house x there are several working groups run by volunteers. They prepare and organise activities (eg disco-night, cinema, workshops DJ, workshops percussion, excursions etc) for the youngsters that come to the youth centre. The tasks of the volunteer would be: -Participate in meetings of the volunteer groups: the meet weekly and discuss about following things: set up activity calendar, rules and regulations, structure of the youth house -Help organise activities with other volunteers. E.g. Organise a disco-night: (The volunteer can make a poster, set up decorations, help behind the bar, help cleaning up after the party etc.) -have personal contact with the members of the youth centre. During the activities it is very important that the volunteer talks to the youngsters that visit the youth centre. In this way the youngsters could learn about a new culture and at the same time it helps integrating the volunteer. 2) Help writing the Youth House Newspaper:(15%) The paper appears 5 times a year. It contents articles about past activities, news on youth work, funny stuff... The volunteer could write some atricles and help with the lay-out. He could also write about his experiences as a volunteer. 3) Setting up an own project (20%) In the youth house : The volunteer could organise a workshop for the other youngsters on something that interests him, or about the youth culture in his/her country. This will be the opportunity for the volunteer to launch something himself and have a bit of responsability. He will always have the possibility to ask guidance from the team of other volunteers. In the Youth service: He/she could organise something ( a game, an activity or a theme or issue) typical from his country for the age group he prefers (ranges between 3-25) B) YOUTH SERVICE The Youth Service is a community service with 1 professional staffmember. The Youth Service is responsible for different issues concerning youth between 3 and 25. Possible tasks for the volunteer: 1) Children Play Scheme: (20%) In school holidays the Youth service organises a vacation programme in the afternoons for children from 3-12 years old. They are divided in 5 age groups and each group has 2 or 3 leaders. The volunteer could be one of the leaders. Possible activities are: games, arts and crafts, sports, singing... 2) Participate in different platforms and boards. (15%) The volunteer can choose in which boards he wants to participate. It will depend on the interests of the volunteer. Possibilities are: - Childrens Council: is elected every year among 11 and 12 year-olds of all elementary schools in Hoeselt. Their task is to talk about things that are important for children like trafic safety, playgrounds, environment... The topics are chosen by the pupils through a 'childrens council mailbox' where pupils can post their wishes. The volunteer would be a part of the meeting, talk with the children, and assist in preparing the meeting (eg. prepare a workshop on trafic) - Youth Board: is the is the official advice commission for youth issues and consists of youngsters and youth workers. They come together once a month and discuss about youth issues. The volunteer could take part in the meetings. - Drug Prevention Platform: Local schools, socio-cultural organisations, the police and the youth service take part in this platform and create activities and campagnes to prevent the use of drugs. The volunteer can participate in the platform and assist in organising the anti-drug activities. 3) Organisation of a Group Exchange Programme (5%) The volunteer can help work out the programme of the group exchange. Being a foreigner in belgium he/she will have plenty of good ideas of what could eb interesting to do in a group exchange. IMPORTANT is that the volunteer will be guided throughout these activities by the youth consultant and the other volunteers that are active in the youth centre. The volunteer will have certain respobsabilities but will never carry end responsability for an activity. He/she will receive sufficient training to be able to perform the asked tasks. Depending on his/her interests he will have the possibility to attend language classes, workshops like teambuilding, DJ, children guidance, The volunteer will work 38 hours a week. Sometimes the volunteer works in the evening or in the weekends. Those hours will be compensated during the week. The volunteer will have 2 days holiday a month. A typical day could look like this: 8-8.30: checking and responding letters and E-mails 8.30-10: going to the elemantary schools and talk about the childrens council 10-12: preparing an activity in the youth centre (collecting the necessary equipment, decorating a room...) 12-12.30: lunch 12.30-15: children playscheme 15-16.30:writing articles for the newspaper The volunteer will live in a hosting family. He will get to know the Flemish family life.

Czech Republic  
Organization: TOTEM
EVS Project Title: TOTEM - partnership generations of voluntary work
E-mail: totem.pm@volny.cz
Location: Pilsen - Czech Rep.

As stated in above located paragraph there are several possibilities for the volunteer how to become involved in local voluntary activities. This is possible breakdown of volunteer/s task: 35% work in open community club where children, youngsters and young mothers come to spend their free time 25% work in asylym home for homeless mothers or hospic 20% afternoon school clubs dealing with topics and cultures of different nations 20% direct assistance to Regional volunteering centre, development of new projects, PR The breakdown of activities can be adapted to personal wishes and interests of individual volunteer. There will be space for him/her to be in a frequent contact with other Czech volunteers. It is also possible to become involved in youth choral ensemble (to sing with them, to organise youth exchanges or foreign concerts). There will be free week-ends and usual holidays (for example 2 weeks, according to the length of voluntary service).

Organization: Gimle
EVS Project Title: Venue, cultural youth centre and students house
E-mail: info@cafegimle.dk
Location: Roskilde - Denmark

We in Gimle, Roskilde want to host volunteers because we are sure that we are an interesting place to be a volunteer at and because we think that it would be developing to get a volunteer to a house. We already has contact to young people in Jugoslavia, Croatia, Bosnia, Poland, The Baltic Countries and Scandinavia. So we send people out to seminars, conferences and workshops and also we have all those things here once to three times a year. We could offer an interesting place to be a volunteer because we are only young people and still we work in a very professional way and are highly respected in the milieu around venues and youth centres in Denmark.

Organization: Home for elderly people Salem
EVS Project Title: Home for elderly people Salem
E-mail: diakoniaaret@diakonissen.dk
Location: Fredriksberg - Kobenhavn - Denmark
The volunteer will have the opportunity to develop as a human being, to identify a future goal in her / his life, concerning study or work and come to know her / his strengths. The volunteer will get an introduction to a variety of opportunities and jobs in the Danish health sector : nurse, physio and ergotherapeut, social assistant, etc... and will be involved in discussions of different welfare systems throughout the world with Denmark as a case study. The volunteer will have time to talk and read with the elderly, sing with them, run errands for the inhabitants. He/she will learn to carry out little projects such as preparing little festivals, cultural events and journeys, get experience concerning cooperation through the preparation of cross-generation activities with the near-by kindergarten. Additionnally the volunteer and staff will take initaitives regarding international cultural activities, trying as much as possible to get the home for the elderly involved in the surrounding community life.

Organization: Myretuen
EVS Project Title: Myretuen
E-mail: icye@icye.dk
Location: Ejby - Odense - Denmark
The volunteer will have to take part in the daily work in the kindergarten. This means to help the children in any kind of work which is offered by the kindergarten and also to take part in practical work. The volunteer must be flexible and be able to make activities on his or hers own initiative. The volunteer will be encouraged to use his or hers cultural background during the work. The presence of the volunteer will be used to give the children an intercultural learning experience. To improve the co-operation between the children, the work placement and the volunteer. It is in preference that the volunteer has a big interest in working and being with children. If possible a volunteer who plays an instrument is preferred. A "typical" day in the institution could be: Turning n at 7.30 and helping in receiving the chilkren. Duriong the morning play with the children and read for them. At 11.30 am. lunch is served and some of the children are afterwards put to sleep. With the ones awake the play continues until 14 p.m. were all children are awake and given fruit. During the afternoon the children little by little are picked up and at 4.30 p.m. the kindergarten closes. After the last child has been picked up there is more or less a quarter of tiding up and making ready for next day.

Organization: YMCA
EVS Project Title: YMCA/s Soldiers Home in Sonderborg
E-mail: diakoniaaret@diakonissen.dk
Location: Sonderborg - Denmark
The volunteers take part in the many different tasks in the home and choose areas of efforts according to his/her own interests: The volunteer takes part in the job of making the Soldiers Home a nice spare time home for the soldiers. The volunteer will eat together with the visitors and coorporate with many different groups of the staff. Socially there are a lot of activities, where the volunteer can assist or lead in the planning. The volunteer will have responsibility of planning and running special common and cultural events with the clients. The volunteer is encouraged to take any initiative arranging and carrying out afternoon and evening activities out of the house with the soldiers. Arranging social events in the place such as film nights, bingo and debate nights. Also there is an opportunity to do sports, arrange outings and evenings by the fire. This will be about 40% of the tasks. In joining these tasks the volunteer will get in good contact with the soldiers at their own level. Being available for a chat or to listen to a persons problems, is an important task as well. This will take around 25% of the time. Practically the volunteer will help with shopping, cooking, making coffee and serving in the cafeteria. Also there will be some tasks cleaning up. This is app. 25% of the time. The volunteer will be able to contribute in conversations about faith, theme nights as well as study groups and debates. This is about 10% of the duties. Through these activities the volunteer will grow as a person and come to know more about her/himself, about working together in a team, about meeting people with problems in general and understand social structures. A typical day could look like this: 9-12 In the morning there is a staff meeting and shopping is being made for the meal later in the day. 12-16 In the afternoon the volunteer helps out in the kitchen and the preparation of this. Preparation and programming of events , activities or special events made by the volunteer is also made at this at this time. The working hours for the volunteer throughout the week is divided into duties of 7-8 hours a day. This duty is either placed in the morning and afternoon or in the afternoon and the evening. A whole week consists of 35 working hours. An evening shift could look like this: 15-19 In the late afternoon the soldiers start to arrive, and there are two main tasks. Talking to the soldiers and contributing to a good and cozy atmosphere is a very important part. Also the volunteer could help in serving in the kiosk. 19-22 The evening will be similar in some aspects, and there will also be activities to attend to. This is where the volunteer gets a chance to make his/hers own special impact with the programme prepared earlier. These activities are also a very important part of the home's profile, since they contribute with a variety of positive and cultural experiences to the place.

EVS Project Title: Kuhankosken erityisammattikoulu
E-mail: hosting@maailmanvaihto.fi
Location: Laukaa - Jyvaskyla - Finland
To have a motivated volunteer, who is willing to work with disabled students and has practical skills needed at lessons. The volunteer should learn to be an assisting instructor on different lessons. The volunteer should become an equal member of the boarding school and the working community and also learn about the Finnish lifestyle and disabled care.

EVS Project Title: Youth workshops in the city of Oulu
E-mail: www.ouka.fi/nuoriso
Location: Oulu - Finland
The youth workshops in the city of Oulu have been gathered together into the workshop project. The workshop project have been coordinated by the Youth affairs centre in Oulu. The aims of project have been to assist the integration of young people into educational and working life and to prevent exclusion and also to help young people to take control of their life. The target group for workshops are unemployed young people under 25-years old, which don't have any vocational qualifications or they may have qualification but no work experience. The workshop period is usually six months. The period includes work (learning by doing-method), training in small enterprises and short courses e.g. first-aid and ADP skills. Young people, who have not completed comprehensive school, have possibility to finish their education. In workshops young people can practise their skills in handicrafts, cooking, construction, recycling, woodwork and carpentry, car repairing, office-work and art and media etc. In most workshops they do products for customers. Workshops have tutorial services, guidance and healthcare services.

EVS Project Title: Youthwork Perho Municipality
E-mail: elba@kokkola.fi
Location: Perho - Kokkola - Finland
S/he will be working as an assistant for youth worker in youth center and also helping out with all the youth-, culture-, and sport activities organized by youth department of Perho. For example s/he will be assisting in the local youth club (30%) in the afternoons and evenings, depending the volunteer's own ideas the organization is open for all ideas and workshops which could be organized together with the staff of the youth department. The volunteer will also promote EU's Youth program in the local NGO's, schools and in the local community. S/he will also be working as an assistant in local school for the language teachers mostly organizing workshops about volunteer's own culture and interest (10%) and helping out in intercultural happenings in the school, which will be organized out of school schedules (30%).The volunteer will be working as an assistant at the agriculture school farm (30%). S/he will care for the cows, neat cattles, horses and fieldwork with the students of the school. S/he will be using English in the everyday life of the school and that is how s/he will be helping out students using English as an communication language. The volunteer would be working daily from 8.00-16.00 or sometimes 6.00-10.00 and 13.30-17.00 and the weekends would usually be free. If the volunteer is working during the weekend s/he will get free days during the following week. S/he will have 30 working hours per week, 5 days in a week. Holiday times, Christmas holidays, Eastern holidays, summer holiday. The volunteer will be taking with in all kind of activities with all the youngsters of Perho.

Organization: Youth Center Villa Elba
EVS Project Title: Connecting Europe
E-mail: ivc.elba@kokkola.fi
Location: Kokkola - Finland
The volunteer will work 5 days a week, approximately 35 hours. He/she would work together with partner schools where young people are learning different languages and history of Europe. He/she will make trips and visits with them, organize different happenings (together with other staff) and do activities with them. The volunteer can also work in the center's international department with other young people marketing their international programs and he/she can take part for their international camps. If the volunteer has some special hobbies or skills those can be included to the program. The typical day starts at 9.00 and ends at 16.00 o'clock. Lunch time will be between 11-12. At the morning 9.00-11.00 the volunteer will be assisting teachers and students being in part of workshops. The volunteer will for an example help the youngsters to arrange, workshops, excursions and exhibitions. The volunteer will help with all the practical work as well as give new ideas for the youngsters how to work with such subjects. After lunch between 12-16 the volunteer will work for an example in youth clubs, in youth centers or "afternoon clubs" in schools. The work can for an example be arraigning activities for the youngsters, helping them with their homework, playing games, arraigning sport activities or arraigning workshops like painting, music, singing etc. The work can be arranged according to the skills and wishes of the volunteer. If the volunteer likes s/he can take part in some specific project in the youth houses or in the youth centre. This means that s/he can together with other people plan, organize and realize some kind of happening. These happenings can for an example be different kind of courses, camps, exhibitions etc. Usually arraigning these kind of happenings take from a few days up to one week. It is a question about project work and the volunteer will work as a member of the working team under the guidance of the responsible person for the project. The volunteer will have holiday as students for Christmas, eastern, summer and weekends are free (if working on weekends free-time will be given during the week-time).

Organization: Les Gabres
EVS Project Title: Les Gabres
E-mail: AnneeDiaco@aol.com
Location: Cannes - France
The objective of the Diaconal Year is the promotion of Voluntary Service within the social associations and institutions in order to promote cooperation in the social field between professionals and non-professionals, volunteers, unpaid voluntary workers, the families, associations, - remembering the values of tolerance, solidarity, responsibility and respect for other people, as a basis of community life. - providing the opportunity for young people to become aware of other cultures, for their professional and work training and for social and international relations moving towards justice and peace - providing young people at a turning point in their lives the option of taking their bearings, of discovering their limitations and their options, to raise their self-esteem through working for the public good, to gain practical and solid experience of solidarity. The Maison de retraite "Les GABRES" (Les GABRES Old People's Home) is an institution housing 230 old people, of whom 155 are having a course of medical treatment. The associated project is to facilitate a life as full as possible for each resident. Its geographical position in the centre of the town of Cannes, surrounded by parks and served by frequent public transport facilitates a great awareness of both the district and the town. Description of the activities : The activities of the Volunteer are above all a necessary luxury, although not indispensable. The Old People's Home provides every day a vast choice of varied activities - from the simple recreational afternoon up to activities much more specific such as memory, floral art, sewing. The Volunteer participates in this life, as a mentor, subject to the responsibility of the organizer. This privileged position is very much appreciated by the pensioners who perceive a young person and like to hear about her plans and her past life as well as her accent. Similarly, the Volunteer unearths the stories of lives that would better allow her to understand the place where she has come to live for some months and, above all, understand a different generation. At the "Les GABRES Old People's Home, the volunteer could assist either the external or the internal organizers during specific sessions (pottery, painting, floral art, theatre, singing, pastry-making, etc.) - Mentoring a certain number of residents when they move about, subject to the responsibility of the institution organizer (helping with walking, helping with various shopping, assistance during excursions). The Volunteer will be a mentor permitting a larger number of people to participate in the entertainments offered. She could also make proposals and go on to organize various specific activities. The presence of the Volunteer will be felt by all the pensioners as a potential for relationship, for assistance or as a listener.

Organization: Le Rayon de Soleil
EVS Project Title: Le Rayon de Soleil
E-mail: AnneeDiaco@aol.com
Location: Guebwiller - Strasbourg - France
The activities provided for the volunteer are varied, in accordance with their aptitudes and their tastes : on the spot activities (sewing, music, manual work), sport, the organization of outings, help with homework, etc. He will have the opportunity to share his cultural, artistic, gastronomic and linguistic wealth during his stay in the various units and, with those of the children who wish to (the bigger ones, above all) could extend their knowledge of the country in question, consider the possibilities of exchanges and, possibly, even a cultural trip.

Organization: Association la Jaupitre
EVS Project Title: Les jeux tradtionnels bretons - une sociabilite retrouvee
E-mail: dominique.ferre@uhb.fr
Location: Monterfil - Rennes - France
Dans le cadre des objectifs decrits precedemment, le jeune volontaire s'integrera l'equipe des animateurs benevoles et salaries, et les accompagnera dans les memes missions; : 1. permanences d'accueil et d'information, dans les locaux de l'association (1 jour/semaine) - 2. activites de gestion du materiel, chargement, dechargement, rangement, reparation (petite) entretien...- 3. activites d'animation, sur place a Monterfil ou en deplacement, en semaine, ou en week end. Ces activites representent 1/3 de l'emploi du temps hebdomadaire, en moyenne. - 4. participation a des rencontres, des reunions, des forums, des salons... Les activites sont tres variees et se repartissent selon un rythme qui est essentiellement tributaire des saisons, les jeux traditionnels se pratiquant majoritairement en plein-air. La "haute saison" se situe donc entre avril et septembre. Pendant cette periode, l'activite est intense. Cependant, l'organisation du planning permet d'assurer a tous les animateurs 2 journees consecutives minimales de repos hebdomadaire, Par ailleurs, lorsqu'une animation a porte sur un week end entier, un temps de recuperation plus important est prevu. De la meme maniere, le jeune volontaire pourra beneficier sur une periode de douze mois, d'une periode de conges d'un mois. Il lui sera demande de prendre ses conges en une seule fois ou de maniere fractionnee en 2 periodes maximum, mais en dehors de la "haute saison". Il convient de souligner que les temps de repos ne seront pas forcement pris sur les week ends puisqu'il s'agit d'un moment priviligie pendant lesquels nous proposons des animations.



Organization: Padagogische Betreuung im eigenen Wohnraum - Sud
EVS Project Title: COME TOGETHER: Freizeit- und Kulturangebote fur Menschen mit Behinderungen
E-mail: info@vfb.net
Location: Hamburg - Germany
There are 3 phases within the project "Come Together": 1.phase: language course (4 weeks) at a language school in Hamburg with 25 hours a week, first training course (2weeks) - national structure, coming to know the different organizations of "Verein fur Behindertenhilfe", coming to know the handicapped persons in their housing and life situation, getting to know the district and its offers, developing of confidence and ideas (between tutor and volunteer) 2.phase: accompanying the inhabitants (single or group activities), regular meeting of all European volunteers, coordination of overlapping activities (joint leisure time events and activities of inhabitants and European volunteer), developing own initiatives (own interests and ideas for leisure time offers and projects), planning of long-term projects, 3.phase: EVS action with individual planning of the week depending on individual interests, this individual week plan is continuously carried on and discussed between tutor and volunteer. Here is a possible week plan for a volunteer interested in computers, sport and culture: Monday: free, Tuesday: 10.00 to 12.00: meeting of all volunteers of all projects within the organization, planning and exchange of experiences, 16.?00 to 18.00 accompanying 3 inhabitants to a sports club, 18.00 to 20.00 - meeting with inhabitants, planning of leisure time activities, 20.00 to 22.00 - EVS project, internet-cafe. Wednesday: 16.00 to 18.00 accompanying inhabitants to the adult education centre, 18.00 to 20.00 - EVS project: "we are playing theatre", Thursday: 10.00 to 12.00 individual company (one inhabitant goes for a walk and visits relatives), 16.00 to 18.00 - playing games (in a housing community), 18.00 to 20.00: EVS project: computer course for handicapped people, Friday: 14.00 to 16.00: individual company (3 inhabitants going to the cinema) 16.00 to 18.00: individual company, 18.00 to 20.00: open offer: accompanying to go to a disco, to go to the cinema, an event or a cultural evening event, Saturday: 14.00 to 16.00: open offer, for example: excursion to the sea etc. 16.00 to 18.00: preparation of a disco evening, 18.00 to open end: disco with the inhabitants, Sunday: free.

Organization: Lebenshilfe
EVS Project Title: Lebenshilfe Kreisvereinigung Lorrach
E-mail: staub@paritaet-bauwue.de
Location: Lorrach - Freiburg - Germany
The volunteer will help arrange the leisure time activities for and with the handicapped at the institution and in the clubs and at parties (baking, cooking, dancing, drumming, playing, promenading, juggling, (silk) painting, excursions to cities and museums,...) S/he will organize and carry out holiday activities like skiing trips and trips to the sea. S/he will participate in the meals and gain insight into the daily routine of communal living through the teaching and assisting in simple skills and tasks (making breakfast, clearing the table, cooking, going shopping, getting up and going to bed etc) S/he will experience team work and engage in the German French partnership. The volunteer will also have an insight into the workshops. S/he can set priorities in her/his work and introduce new activities. S/he can get to know the other working fields of the institution (e.g. workshops). The volunteer is expected to invest his/her personality and bring in his/her point of view. S/he will enrich the institution with her/his nationality and culture. Tolerance and undersatnding will increase, prejudices will be conquered. the volunteer will benefit by improving his/her foreign language skills as well as the social skills and by gaining self confidence. S/he will get to know German society, the German social system and German culture and different mentalities. S/he may establish friendships with people from different cultures. Last but not least s/he will gain detailed insight into the daily routines of social professions.

Organization: Jugendbildungswerk
EVS Project Title: Assistant to the European bureau of the city of Frankfurt am Main
E-mail: matthias.roos.europabuero@stadt-frankfurt.de
Location: Frankfurt am Main - Germany
One of the intended projects of the office to present Frankfurt as an "Eurocity", to serve the community of Frankfurt, its foreign inhabitants and the international visitors, will be the build-up and fostering of an calendar dedicated to all kinds of events in and around Frankfurt with European reference. The idea was born at the end of 1998 and given into the responsibility of two staff members to start with sometimes halfway through 1999. When it came to decide which kind of project would be an attractive one for a young person who is wishing to work for some time in another country, the "calendar-project" seemed to be the most interesting one; the office had to offer. It furthermore might become a project that could be permanently worked and influenced by a volunteer of the EVS program: Thus the "calendar-project" may take advantage of different cultural background and point of view of European volunteers. The manner of project implementation and time frame is still open and will be discussed and developed mainly by the two responsible staff members and the volunteer, naturally in co-ordination with the office. A major task especially at the beginning will be the collection, selection and evaluation of relevant information. The volunteer will have the chance to get in contact with museums, cinemas, administrations, operas, fairs, exhibitions, tourist offices, radio stations and any kind of institutions that provide or inform about events. Newspapers, city-magazines and the inter-net will be important media to work with. The information then will be processed and converted into a publishable shape with the intention to offer it on a self-made homepage on the internet. Once a base has been created the calendar has to be continuously updated and improved. The volunteer will be working 4 to 5 days per week during office hours, except times of language courses, EVS seminars and other events of interest to the Frankfurt based volunteers that will be organized by the "Jugendbildungswerk", the overall "care-taking" institution for volunteers coming to Frankfurt. A week-plan of regular tasks could be: Monday: 09.00 to 11.15 Language course 13.00 to 15.00 open for discussion and exchange with one or both of the involved staff members 15.00 to 17.00 processing of information Thursday: 08.30 to 12.30 collection of information 13.30 to 17.00 processing of information Wednesday: 09.00 to 11.15 Language course 13.30 to 17.00 processing of information Thursday: 08.30 to 12.30 collection of information 13.30 to 15.00 open for discussion and exchange with one or both of the involved staff members 15.00 to 17.00 processing of information Friday (variable day; optional, could be possibly another day as well): 08.30 to 12.30 depending on actual workload 13.30 to 17.00 depending on actual workload Collection of information means reading, surfing the internet, and/or searching and visiting institutions or other sources of information Processing of information means to sort, select, evaluate, put down in writing, discuss information and to prepare a frame of presentation To get acquainted with the overall work of the office and of other staff members the volunteer will participate in team meetings, work related out of office events, visits to institutions, etc. The volunteer should take part in lunch break with working colleagues at least one or two times a week It might be favorable for evaluation purposes that the volunteer once and a while visits certain cultural or similar events that seem to be important for the calendar during out of office times when approved by the head of office.

Organization: Hienet
EVS Project Title: Computer Adventure
E-mail: info@hienet.com
Location: Pireas / Chios - Greece
The “Computer Adventure” project focus is on helping the young people who live those areas, to work with New Technologies and get information about many subjects.
The European volunteers, under the guidance and help of TES’s people, will work together with our youngsters, and they will help them to get in touch with the European Dimension & New Technologies and to inform them about how to search for new possibilities in the field of Education, Employment, Entertainment, etc.
They will help our people to inform the young Greek people, especially the people with less opportunities (we have many emigrants, unemployed and families with many children), about all the actions of the “Youth” Program.
The volunteers will help the young people in Piraeus city to open new horizons.
It is really important for the youngsters who live in a place like Piraeus (The biggest port in Greece), to have information about the opportunities they have, to open discussions about this and help them.
The Young Voluntary workers undertake to participate voluntarily in an active citizen and informative experience with the aim of acquiring social, intercultural and personal skills, enabling them to lay the foundation for their own future and at the same contribute to the well being of the community.
They will work five days a week, 30 hours total, that is, 6 hours a day for each volunteer.
They will visit youth collectives, Universities and other “youth points”, to get in contact with the young citizens in Athens and Piraeus, also in some Greek islands, communicate and discuss with them and help them by giving information about new possibilities for Education, Employment, Entertainment, Youth Activities, etc.
During their project, the volunteers will also participate in the hosting organization’s activities

Organization: Hienet
EVS Project Title: Walkabout Computers
E-mail: info@hienet.com
Location: Pireas / Chios - Greece
The “Walkabout Computers” project focus is on helping the young people who live our area to work with New Technologies and get information about many subjects.
The European volunteers, under the guidance and help of Hienet’s people, will work together with our youngsters, and they will help them to get in touch with the European Dimension & New Technologies and to inform them about how to search for new possibilities in the field of Education, Employment, Entertainment, etc.
They will help our people to inform the young Greek people, especially the people with less opportunities (we have many emigrants and families with many children), about all the actions of the “Youth” Program.
The volunteers will help the young people in our city to open new horizons.
It is really important for the youngsters who live in a place like Piraeus (The biggest port in Greece) or in a Greek island, to have information about the opportunities they have, to open discussions about this and help them.

The Young Voluntary workers undertake to participate voluntarily in an active citizen and informative experience with the aim of acquiring social, intercultural and personal skills, enabling them to lay the foundation for their own future and at the same contribute to the well being of the community.
They will work five days a week, 30 hours total, that is, 6 hours a day for each volunteer.
They will visit youth collectives, Universities and other “youth points”, to get in contact with the young citizens in Athens and Piraeus, also in Greek islands, communicate and discuss with them and help them by giving information about new possibilities for Education, Employment, Entertainment, Youth Activities, etc.

Organization: Hienet
EVS Project Title: Info 4 Youth
E-mail: info@hienet.com
Location: Pireas / Chios - Greece
The “Info 4 Youth” project is mainly focused on the E.V.S. Programme. It is about integrating the young people in our area into the European Programs and informing the young Greek civilians, about the “Youth” Program and especially about European Voluntary Service and its tasks.
The volunteers, under the guidance and help of Hienet’s people, will help the youngsters of the Institute and of other areas, to get in touch with the European Dimension and inform them about all the details and aspects of the E.V.S. projects.
Most of the time during the project, will be dedicated to information tasks into the youth who are interested in the programme, and tell them about their own experience, what they have gained by it and encourage them to take part in an E.V.S. adventure or to be “Volunteers” in General.
The volunteers will help the youngsters in our city on the discovery of knowledge, new challenges and open new horizons for them, that an E.V.S experience can offer them.
In a place like Athens or a Greek island, that E.V.S. is not so well known, however it is really important, to have young, volunteers, willing to inform the youngsters about this opportunity, to promote European Voluntary Service and open discussions about this, is something very important for the local society.

Organization: Youth Information Centre Municipality of Kilkis
EVS Project Title: Youth Information Centre Municipality of Kilkis
E-mail: Kpn_kilkis@yahoo.com
Location: Kilkis - Salonicco - Greece

The main duties would be: 1. Helping with the Youth Enquiries Service. After initial training and briefing, the volunteer would provide information, by -phone and by staffing the enquiries desk, to local people who need information about housing, jobs, training opportunities, benefits etc. 2. Helping with youth club activities for local young people (mostly aged 12-25) who use the youth centre. These are usually evening activities. The youth centre has a TV room and a large room for group activities. Some of its working fields will be the international youth information and orientation, mainly in the frame of the European Union. Volunteers from other European countries can help the office in order to offer profound information about what is happening abroad in this sector. Also the activities through youth programmes of the EU (Youth, Leonardo Socrates, EQUAL etc.) could be a subject for the volunteers. The volunteers will cooperate with the local authorities and the cultural, environmental and youth associations. Organizing of cultural events involving directly young people and preserving the cultural heritage A typical working hours timetable for the volunteers will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the morning or from 4 to 8 p.m. during the afternoon. They will have 5 days a week. In summer it could happen that the duration of certain project activities (special events, festivals, etc.) shall require a more flexible participation, for example during the night hours and during weekends), in this case the volunteers will get free days during the week. So there is work during weekends because of some cultural activities to be organised by the Youth Information Office or by the Youth Centre. The volunteers will have two weeks holidays in the six months service.

Organization: Youth information center of Corinth
EVS Project Title: Youth information center of Corinth
E-mail: filox@otenet.gr
Location: Korinthos - Greece
The volunteers will participate in two working groups: 1. Support of the activities of the Youth Information Office of Corinth: A new Information Office will start its activities in Corinth at the beginning of December 1998. Some of its working fields will be the international youth information and orientation, mainly in the frame of the European Union. Volunteers from other European countries can help the office in order to offer profound information about what is happening abroad in this sector. Also the activities through youth programs of the EU (like Youth for Europe, Leonardo, Youthstart, Socrates, etc.) could be a subject for the volunteers. 2. Collaboration in the foundation process of the central Youth Centre in Corinth: The volunteers will collaborate in working groups of young people during the planning and the construction phase of the building, which is located in a beautiful seaside place on the beach of the Corinthian Golf. The building is an old public store house (it belongs to the Prefecture of Korinthia) and it’s planned to be completely renovated. After its construction the volunteers will participate in the organization of the Youth Centre. A typical working hours time table for the volunteers will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the morning and from 5 to 9 p.m. during the afternoon. It could happen that the duration of some certain project activities shall require a more flexible participation, for example during the night hours and during weekends. Because of the fact, that young people have free time mainly during the afternoon and evening hours, the volunteers should be prepared to work in the late hours. They will have 5 days week and if there is work during weekends they will get the free days on the weekdays. It could be that they have to work on Greek holidays, if there are some cultural activities to be organized by the Youth Information Office or by the Youth Centre.

Organization: WWF Greece
EVS Project Title: Conservation & monitoring in the Dadia Forest Reserve
E-mail: support@wwf.gr
Location: Athens - Greece
Under the coordination of the WWF Greece-Dadia project responsible persons the volunteers will participate in: 1. The implementation of the Black Vulture monitoring plan which includes: a) recording of the reproductive activities of Black Vulture's pairs (Field work)From viewpoints in the forest, the volunteers will observe the breeding activities of Black Vultures and will note all the observations in specific protocols and maps. This work concerns dedicated periods of 20 days between May-August. b) recording of vultures at the feeding sites (Field work)From viewpoints and the Observation Post the volunteers will record the vultures at the feeding sites, especially the number per species, the age of vultures and the conflicts between the vultures. This work concerns 3-4 days after supplying food, at least twice per month. 2. The use of roads and use of recreational areas (Field work): In the framework of tourism monitoring, volunteers will record the cars at specific days and places in the Dadia Forest Reserve. They also will record the visitors at the two main forest recreational areas filling specific questionnaires. 3. The entry of Dadia Forest monitoring data in databases and GIS concerns the entry of data concerning raptors, vultures and human activities. (Office work)4. The entry of scientific references in a database (Office work)A typical day depends on the task which the volunteer will have to participate. The monitoring of vultures starts early in the morning and stops at noon (7:00-14:00). The tourism monitoring activities extends as far as the daylight. 5. The rehabilitation of injured birds of preyThe volunteers will help with giving first aids to injured birds of prey that from time to time are sent to our project and then send them to the Egina Rehabilitation Centre.6. Participating in environmental-educational programmes, which include environmental games, quizzes and paintings concerning the protected raptors of Dadia Forest Reserve, for local children. All these activities will take place in three youth centers in local villages with the collaboration of local authorities and need 4-5 afternoons per each center.

Organization: Szinek Vilaga Alapitvany-World of Colours Foundation for Children
EVS Project Title: Creative activities at the St. Clementine Preschool & Kindergarden
E-mail: mesi@matavnet.hu
Location: Budapest - Hungary
About the foundation, the aim of the foundation "Szinek Vilaga Alapitvany-World of Colours Foundation for Children" is to promote the visual education developing the creativity of children , to ensure the operation of institutions and kindergartens employing such methods and to organize exhibitions related and promote artistic activities on this field. Its further aim is to help developing the artistic abilities of children and to help the teachers and artists on this field. History of the Kindergarten World of Colours Foundation for Children On 15 September 1997 has established -in order to realize the aim put down in the memoranda- the kindergarten as St. Clementine Kindergarten & Preschool on the hill Testverhegy-Jablonka ut 126/B, H-1037 in a woodland. We are fortunate to be in a nice private house which has own large garden. The building of the kindergarten is a split - level house , on the lower storey there are the kitchen and the dining - room , on the upper storey the room is the playing area and the balcony. Our school is sponsored by the R. Catholic Virgin Mary Society. Activities The children are spending the greatest part of the time /depending on the weather/ in the open air /plays activities , meals, relaxation/ . Due to the local circumstances the children going to our kindergarten can be educated in a healthy environment . The experiences being attainable for children living in a town - environment very hardly are at us everyday ones. To these belong the observation of the livings in the nature , paying attention to the rotation of seasons , with the possibility of acquiring a lot of experiences. In our program offered for the children there have an outstanding role education in the visual , musical, eurithmical education. One of the important aims of the kindergarten is developing manual skills and therefore the children get handicraft training. We are accompanying the children to take part in some sport :in spring to roller skate in winter to skate in summer to swim All of the teachers are experienced, enthusiastic and empathic with the needs of the children, in accordance with our aims and philosophy. Every year there is a summer-hill- camp sponsored by the 3rd district City Council where 60 children are taking part in. In 1999 the foundation established the Szinek Vilaga Children ClubOur goal is organizing many programs for the children with the help of parents and volunteers as well. From 2000the foundation is involved the EU Youth Program 2000-2006Main activities of the foundation:-sponsoring kindergarten-pedagogical works-organizing summer –hill camps-organizing exhibitions

Organization: Hitt Husid
EVS Project Title: EVS in Hitt Husid?
E-mail: hitthusid@hitthusid.is / asa@hitthusid.is
Location: Reykjavik - Iceland
Ca. 2 days a week preparing and executing Friday evening Melt-Down (concerts). 2. Ca. 2 days a week helping out with projects (like Mousehole & Time-machine). 3. Ca. 1 day a week helping out in Cacao-bar. !!! None of these jobs are administrative, employment substitution or for profit. !!! It/s difficult for us to give a final or unchangable plan for the work of the EVS-volunteers, because of the way we work. Our work changes with the seasons and with the demands and/or requirements of our clients and superiors. Our main aim is to be there for young people (target group), facilitate their wishes and help them to realize their dreams, and these aims guide our practice. Our work ethic: · When having young people working for us in the House (and we/ve had a few hundred of them working here on the premises in the last 5-6 years), no matter if they/re icelandic or from other countries, we see the work/employment here as a possibility for growth and development for the young person. That means that there will always be a progression from simple tasks to more complicated ones, according to the training schedule and the capabilities of the young person to do the tasks and to shoulder more responsibilities. · In the abovementioned tasks, for the EVS-candidates, there will always a progression from simpler tasks and a position of observer /trainee, while learning how to handle situations and equipment, to a position of co-worker with responsibility and know-how. But always the final responsibility will lie with some member of the permanent staff, i.e. we will not burden a young person in our charge with the final responsibility of a project or work, that should rest with a fully trained staff-member. But where it/s logical and within the capabilities of the young person they will get the opportunities to have responsibilities. · In case the abovementioned tasks/ placements do not meet with the expectations of the volunteers or if the volunteers do not meet our expectations in growing into these tasks, we have possibilities to make changes within the contract period to other tasks within the House or our organization. Working hours: 1. 35 hours, generally from 09.00-16.00 Mon-Thu and 17.00-24.00 Fridays 2. Evening work (between 17.00-24.00), calculated into day-hours at the same rate as other staff. The volunteer never works more than 35 hours total each week. Holiday periods: 1. Easter holidays, ca. 10 days 2. In summer, ca 10 days, at the request of volunteers when it suits them and the organization. 3. Weekends

Organization: EIL (Barrett Cheshire Home)
EVS Project Title: Barrett Cheshire Home
E-mail: ita@eilireland.org
Location: Dublin - Ireland
The volunteers will commence a work program consisting of: · Accompany the residents to courses that they are taking locally · Accompany the residents on social outings, eg the cinema, the pub, parties · Accompany the residents on everyday activities, eg banking, shopping, attending the library, swimming etc · Occasionally accompanying the residents on short holidays as a helper, but in the company and under the supervision of full time staff. · Assist the staff with early morning activities - helping to get residents up, and with some feeding at mealtimes. This is only a small aspect of the volunteer program but one that volunteers, staff and residents have found to be very important and valuable in building relationships and trust. · Assisting with activities in the activities room, and in the following areas: art & crafts, computers, speech therapy, music therapy. · Accompanying the residents on visits to the Blackrock Barrett Cheshire House, which has a physiotherapy facility used by some of the residents. (The volunteers do not carry out any physiotherapy). · Assisting the staff in organizing social events around festivals, and also to introduce an intercultural element to the life of the home to increase the interaction and European awareness. The volunteers will have a timetable of 35 hours each week, which may consist of 3 days 10 -4 and 2 days 4-11, or 2 days 9-3 and 3 days 2 - 9. All of the volunteers will follow the above program, but in 2 different shifts. They will undertake hours of no more than 35 each week, and will have 2 days free each week. They will have 2 weeks off for 6 months of voluntary service.

Organization: Rifugio Re Carlo Alberto
EVS Project Title: Rifugio re Carlo Alberto
E-mail: udcn@afsai.it
Location: Luserna San Giovanni - Torino - Italy
Supporting and taking part actively to the activities which involve the hosts of the house for elderly. It consists of activities in the social area. The volunteer will support the educators in the receation activities, which take place in and outside the structure. If she/he is willing, according to her/his skills and abilities, the volunteer can arrange them. He/she will furthermore support the staff during the meal time, and the activities (helping the host to walk, and during the physiotherapy. The volunteer will have the same time table as the staff (7 and half hours a day, 5 days a week). The recreation activities take place 4 hours a day, and the following 3 hours are spent for guests assisting. It has been thought that the volunteer might follow two kinds of timetable: A) from 8.30 to 4.00 8.30 a.m. – 9.00/9.15 a.m. The day starts helping in serving the breakfast. Afterwards the volunteer will help in the morning recreation activities till 11.00 11.00 a.m. – 12.00 a.m. The volunteer may help the guest of the project to walk. In this case the volunteer will be an important resource as for following a program which has already been arranged, on an individual basis, for each guest. Either the volunteer may help during the physiotherapy. 12.00 a.m. – 1 p.m. He/she will help out in serving the lunch. 1.00 p.m. – 1.30 p.m. Lunch break 1.30 – 2.30 p.m The volunteer will be a company for the guests who do not have a rest, and go to the garden with them to have a chat, a walk or to read them the newspaper. 2.30 – 4.30/5.00 p.m. The volunteer will help in the arrangement of the afternoon recreation activities. B) from 12.00 to 7.30 p.m. 1.00 – 1.30 p.m.: Lunch Break 1.30 – 2.30 p.m.: The volunteer will be a company for the guests who do not have a rest, and go to the garden with them to have a chat, a walk or to read them the newspaper. 2.30 – 4.30/5.00 p.m.: He/she will of the afternoon recreation activities

Organization: Caritas di Ferrara
EVS Project Title: Caritas-Ferrara
E-mail: francesca.dimallio@libero.it
Location: Ferrara - Italy
Project description Example of daily timetable : 7.00hs wake up 8.00hs : breakfast Activities of the morning ( duration : about 3 hs ) · Preparation and distribution of packed lunches for families · Distribution of clothes · Supply of food for the refectory from supermarkets, bakeries, etc · Preparation of the refectory room for lunch 12.15hs : lunch activities of the afternoon ( duration : about 3 hs ) direct participation to listening point activities in for people in need of help, trying to satisfy their necessities as best as they can daily evaluation, together with the responsible, of faced problems . preparation of the refectory room for dinner in a further phase , only when the volunteer will have gained a good enough grasp on Italian, he will be involved in meetings meant to help drug addicted and drunk people together with social service operators who work inside the centre. In overall all these tasks won't exceed 6 hours daily, from Monday to Saturday. Sunday is free General rules General rules are based on respect and politeness towards the whole community. It's necessary to respect the timetable, with special mention for evenings : the volunteer will have to come back home not later than 12.30 p.m. . It's absolutely forbidden the use of drugs, included light ones ( Marijuana for example ) It's absolutely forbidden the use of alcohol inside the centre ; in addition the volunteer won't be allowed to come back home if drunk. In case of visits, the volunteer must ask the authorization to the responsible ; without permission, any person won't be allowed to enter the centre ; in any case all meetings will have to take place in the common spaces of the building and never in the rooms

Organization: ANFASS Pordenone
EVS Project Title: Building bridges
E-mail: evs_anna@ronchiato.it
Location: Pordenone - Italy
The volunteer will not work more than 6,5 hours a day and he/she will not effect night shifts. We will ask the volunteer to become companion, teacher, friend of disabled young persons and he/she will have social-educative tasks. The activity involves help to the disabled person in various aspects: help them to develop their personal igienic autonomy, help them in outings, go with them during sport activities, support them in various laboratories such: theater, papers, stencil, painting, gardening, musicaltherapy, etc. The volunteer will not substitute the vacant personnel because in no one case people without professional qualify could work in the structure in place of wage-earnier personnel.

Organization: Oficina Buenaventura
EVS Project Title: Buena-Xena
E-mail: evs@xena.it
Location: Castelfranco Veneto - Treviso - Italy
Volunteers will participate in the activities promoted by the association, as, for instance, the organization of special events as concerts, parties, debates, administrating the different courses (ethnic music, Caribbean dances, etc.), running the rehearsal room situated in the building open for members of the association, running the Internet point; the volunteers will also be expected to promote and organize events and activities related to their nationality (for example dinner parties with typical national food or discussions about topics that concern the given country). For example, concerning the organization of the concerts, the tasks of the volunteers could be: to chose the band and keep in touch with its members, to prepare the informative material about the event. Moreover, the volunteers will be involved in the promotion and diffusion of European projects, especially “Youth”, among the young members of the association, the local realties of Castelfranco Veneto and the neighboring villages, to give young people of the local community the possibility of getting to know the opportunities offered by these programs. To make information on the European projects known, an informative counter has been created inside the Buenaventura association, available each week, where young people who are interested can meet the volunteers and the responsible for the centre, to receive information on “Youth” Program, especially Action 2. This moment will be integrated through meetings with experts in the European programs and with the diffusion of informative material on this theme. Two other projects where the volunteers will be involved are:1) The project “call for musician”, which has the aim of hosting foreign artists in the buildings of the association in exchange for a free concert. The task of the volunteers will be promoting the initiative and finding contacts with people interested in it, using also their contacts in their own country or of their sending organization2) The project “serate letterarie”, promoted by the Buenaventura group, which foresee some thematic nights with literature authors. In this case as well, the volunteer will be required to participate in the activities for the organization of the event, but also the choice of the authors and of the theme to be focused. Volunteer’s help could be very useful to bring new ideas and contacts. The volunteers will also participate in the everyday activities of the organization, such as helping with the administration and the work of the secretariat, giving information via e-mail and telephone. These tasks will constitute about 10 % of the job of the volunteer. The volunteers themselves will choose the sectors they will be mainly involved in, after a first period of orientation, according to their own interests and skills. Due to the characteristics of the association, the activities of the volunteer will mainly take place in the afternoon – evening period and on weekends. The volunteer can have two free days per week which cannot be Friday, Saturday and Sunday - one of the free days will be Monday, the other one will be chosen by the volunteer together with the persons responsible for him. The volunteer can have some vacations at Christmas or Easter or in Summer; in any case he should consult his tutor on taking days off so that it would not interfere with the needs of the association. In the following you will find a possible example of a typical day of the volunteer. Of course, the activities can vary according to the given day, week, period and the projects of the association.15.30-16.30Preparation of the space of the association for activities taking place in the evening (rehearsal room, conference room) assistance at the internet point’s users16.30-19.00Team work for the programming of the activities. Preparation of materials and promotion of the activities of the centre. Help in the work of the secretary19.00-21.00 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) Controlling and assisting the users of the rehearsal room, help with the technical devices21.00-01.00 (Friday, Saturday) Participation in the events organized by the association, controlling membership cards

Organization: Associação Humanitária Habitat
EVS Project Title: Building Houses, Communities of the Future
E-mail: habitatportugal@mail.telepac.pt
Location: Braga - Portugal
Volunteer's tasks can be very diverse depending the place they will be, they can develop their activities in the office or at the construction site. The activities at the office: can be on different departments such as volunteers (making presentations, developing activities to attract local volunteers, helping new volunteers and International volunteers - Global Village,…) , fund-raising/public relation (preparation of meetings, presentations, design of brochures and publicity and presentation material, contacts for partnerships), and families (elaborate new projects to help and assist the families, help the family selection committee,…),. In every areas the volunteer will be assisted by the head of chosen department in the development of his/hers activities. The days work at the office starts at 9h30 a.m. with a lunch break at 13p.m. begins again at 14h30p.m. and ends at 18h30p.m. Construction Site: The work at the construction site usually starts at 8h30 a.m. and ends at 5h30p.m. with a lunch break (this schedule is flexible). The work here will depend entirely on the way of the construction it self, it can be asked to the volunteer for him to work on the pluming, on the electrical part, on the framing, in the installation of dry wall, interior and exterior painting, gardening or on the foundations. It will all depend of were we're at in the construction process. The volunteer will not need to have experience in construction. Habitat often works with volunteers that know nothing about this trade. That's why we have specialized personnel at the site that know about construction and above all know how to work with people that do not know anything about this trade. These specialized personnel in construction advise volunteers in what they will be doing, why they are doing it and how it needs to be done. This is all done to prevent accidents and also for the volunteer understand is work. Twice a week, the volunteers will have Portuguese classes and once a week they will meet the volunteer supervisor to talk about their week and their expectations.

Slovak Republic  
Organization: Domov sociálnych sluzieb /Home for disabled children
EVS Project Title: To give the youth a chance
E-mail: dss.humenne@stonline.sk
Location: Humenne - Slovak Rep.
The volunteer will receive during his EVS: - knowledge of slovak language /2 days a week in Humenne language course/ - prectising of volunteer/s ideas / he/she can do new games, ideas with our help/ - new skills / help with free time activities with disabled children in our Home and visits to other schools and houses for disabled children in Humenne to compare different conditions and learn new methods in work with disabled children during their free time knowing our traditions / food, dance, culture/ visiting cinemas, restaurants, museums where they can see typical slovak traditions, culture and slovak folklors dances - more informations about town and country visiting castle, towns in region during free time and holidays - friendships / finf new friends in Home for disabled people, Youth club of town Humenne, Centre of leisure time, Youth information centre/ - working with computer during his/her EVS - some new informations about activities of Home for disabled children Daily programme from 12,00 a.m. to 6,00 p.m. - free time activities with disabled children /walk in nature, in town with them, dancing, singing, acompany children to the farm/ A typical day of volunteer: a.m. 8.00 - 8.30 breakfast in dinning room in our home a.m. 9.00 - 11.00 linguistic training / 2 days a week in Humenne, lector in private/ a.m. 11.30 - 12.00 lunch time a.m. 12.00 - p.m. 1.00 moving children from school to dining room p.m. 1.00 - 1.30 lunch time /spend time with disabled children at lunch/ p.m. 1.30 - 2.30 free time and relax for disabled choldren / moving children from dinning room to rooms, listening to music/ p.m. 2.30 - 3.30 helping teacher with homework of children p.m. 3.30 - 4.00 afternoon tea p.m. 4.00 - 6.00 free time activities with disabled children p.m. 6.00 - 6.30 supper The volunteer have a free time in the evening. Weekend /Saturday, Sunday/ - free days for volunteer she/he can spend this time with disabled children when he/she wants. Holidays - 100free days for volunteer: he/she also can spend this time with disabled children when she/he wants or he/she can travel, relax, etc. The volunteer will work at the Home 30 hours per week - from 12.00 a.m. till 6.00p.m. - language course 2 days per week 4 hours about 10% time - spending time with disabled children 70% /to be with children at lunch and dinner 10%, helping teacher by doing children/s homework 10%, helping in relax time for children - listening music, watching TV, reading books, etc.10%, free time activities with children 40% - dancing singing, painting, sporting, games, walk in nature, in town/ - preparing games, sports games, bringing new ideas 10% - visiting schools and houses for disabled children, where he/she can learn how work with disabled children 10%

Organization: NOVI PARADOKS
EVS Project Title: Paradok's open house
E-mail: paradoks1@siol.net
Location: Ljubljana - Slovenia
The above quote work in the OPEN HOUSE is done by employees and volunteers. By including foreign volunteers the sphere of activities would broaden. · The volunteer should work 30 hours per week. If the volunteer works on Saturday or Sunday or holiday he will have the next day off. Usually the volunteer works from Monday to Friday. · Because of the difficult nature of the individual work with just one user the volunteer will always work in the group. · Beside being with the users the volunteer's task is also: - Playing cards or chess with users - Conversation with the users in English - Visiting cinema - Leading workshop - Excursions, sports activities... - Suggesting new ideas The work of the volunteer wouldn't be the work that should be done by the employees. It would mean a different aspect in solving the problem. We thing that the volunteer will feel well among us. He will make acquaintance to people who have different aspect of world and different system of values. With his work he will help the professional team to find the best possible solution for the user which mans as independent and quality life as possible. At such work the volunteer will get the feeling that he is very useful and advantageous. His wok will be useful not only our association but also for the local community.

Organization: AYuntamiento of Lleida
EVS Project Title: European information and Youth Dynamization
E-mail: infopoint@paeria.es
Location: Lleida - Barcelona - Spain
European information and Youth Dinamization.- in this project, the local Government of Lleida has two centers destined for the volunteers: Youth Information Center Calidoscopi -a centre to promote initiatives giving technical means, infrastructures and also activities for the free time Task 1.- to promote participation and the use of European programs between the NGOs, this tasks has been realized in collaboration with the Info Point Europe of Lleida. Activities.- previously training in European programs, study of the situation to check the knowledge of the organizations, then we prepare activities and in case necessary , a personal advice will be given to them Task 2,. attention and look for information about countries that are interesting for youngsters Activities.- La "Viatgeteca" is an a ctivity of the Centre, it gives information from May to September. This activity destined to the European volunteers: they will ask for information in the embassies and consulates , support to classify the information and assessment to the youngsters Task 3.- Participation in "The night is young".- alternatives for the free time Activities,. dynamization of the participants, support in the activities and direct participation on it Task 4.- CAlidoscopi".- Activities.- support in the development of the activities: to register participants, to infromthose interested, assessment in internet( in case the volunteer haven/t got any idea about it, the organization will give him a previously training). Calidoscopi as an "Entities Hostel" .- is the centre of organizations, so the volunteer will give information about the EVS Task 5.- Difussion of the volunteer/s country and the European Union in school centers,. this activity is in collaboration with the Institute Municipal dEducacio,it will give the advice to the volunteer in the preparation of classes Task 6.- Support Physical Disable People in collaboration with the" Esclerosis Multiple Association", these persons usually help at an administrative level, the volunteers will accompany them from their home to the Centre( this tasks is usually realized by the objectors and volunteers) Planning.- Monday.-9-11.- linguistic training 11.30-14h.- YOuth iNformation Centre 14-16.30h.- lunch 16.30-20h.- Calidoscopi 21h,.ludic activities Tuesday.- 9.30-14.- YOuth iNformation Centre 14-16.30h.- lunch 16.30-18h.- Calidoscopi Wednesday 9-11.- linguistic training 11.30-14h.- YOuth iNformation Centre 14-16.30h.- lunch 16.30-20h.- Calidoscopi 21h,.ludic activities Thursday.- 9.30-14.- YOuth iNformation Centre 14-16.30h.- lunch 16.30-18h.- Calidoscopi Friday.- 9-11.- linguistic training 11.30-14h.- YOuth iNformation Centre 14-16.30h.- lunch 16.30-18h.- Calidoscopi Weekends free, free time activities possibility Exceptions.- in case the Institute Municipal of Treball gives courses, planning will be modificate to assist to them Program "Night is Young" is between May and August, Fridays, from21.30 to 02.30, so Fridays will be free during the morning Holidays.- one month, specially in August, but in case the volunteers needs another date we will change it.

Organization: NEXES Interculturals de Joves per Europa
EVS Project Title: Knowledge, counselling and citizenship: young volunteers that are promoting European programmes
E-mail: evs@nexescat.org
Location: Barcelona - Spain
After the first month of language training the program wants to offer the volunteer a specific training on the European institutions, the European programs for young people and the management of a non profit association. At this stage the duties of the volunteer will consist on the assistance to counseling at the Information Point on the European programs and on the general management of the association. This stage will be the foundations for a higher autonomy of the volunteer and for more responsibility in his future duties. In a second stage the volunteer will be involved in the creation of a contact network of local/national/international partners. He will also help in the management of both hosting and sending projects (Leonardo da Vinci, Youth, EVS) promoted by the association. As a final step of his work, the volunteer (we are talking about the last months) will insist concretely in the execution of a project (exchange, voluntary, educational training, etcetera) shortly made by the volunteer and guaranteed by a person of the association expert in planning. It is considered that at the end of the project the volunteer will acquire a level which will allow him (while he is still supported) to counsel associations about the European programs. The collaboration of the volunteer won't last more than 30 hours weekly. He will cooperate with 8 other members of the association. In the first month the language training will take place and the volunteer will attend a language course from Monday to Friday, from 9 to 13, for four weeks. The model week during all the stages of the project, after the first month of the language training course, will consist in a part of educational training, a part of support to the work of other operators (with different objectives) and a part dedicated to the elaboration of a specific project. We give below the timetable details: Monday: 9-11 Organization of work of the association; 11-13 contact with national and international partners; 13-14 training on Europe and the European programs. Tuesday: 10-11 contact with local associations; 11-12 organization of work of the association; 12-13 training on intercultural animation and European programs; 18-19 support to a European project; 19-20 information and counseling young people interested in European projects. Wednesday: 17-19 the volunteer will work on his own project; 19-21 information and counseling people interested in European projects. Thursday: 10-12 organization of work of the association; 12-13 contact local associations; 18-19, information and counseling young people interested in European projects; 19-20 support to a European project. Friday: 10-11 organization of work of the association; 11-13 the volunteer will work on his own project; 13-14 evaluation of the week and possible unexpected problems. The volunteer will have free weekends. The collaborators of Nexes and the tutor will organize some visits with the volunteer during weekends (for example thematic visits in Barcelona, Montserrat, Sitges, Garrotxa) so as to manage to integrate him better in the life of Barcelona and Catalonia. The volunteer will be supplied with all kinds of touristic and cultural information for the non planned weekends. The volunteer may take some days off during the project. Apart from the tutor, the volunteer will always find a reference person next to him for the work to which he will be dedicated.

Organization: DEL - Nätverkets idé och utvecklingscentra
EVS Project Title: Youth
E-mail: westoneq@rocketmail.com
Location: Lidköping - Goteborg - Sweden
Natverket manages together with the youth associaton Kultverket different projects and activities (projects for unemployed, multimedia project, promotion of a multicultural approach, environmental and ecological projects). The purpose is to stimulate young people aged 17-25 to further education and to support youths when they try to enter the labour market. Natverket and Kultverket have a house for youths in the city of Lidkoping with a cafe, restaurant, music and TV studio, bakery, different workshops etc. Both youths who still are in school and unemployed youths participate in the activities. Natverket and Kultverket are also involved in several international projects.

Organization: Grytnäs församling
EVS Project Title: Franciskus - Participation and social responsibility
E-mail: grytnas.forsamling@svenskakyrkan.se
Location: Avesta - Gavle - Sweden
Fransiskus is an umbrella name for different projects of social character within Grytnas parish. Each project can consist of an 4-6 hour activity for each volunteer if the volunteer wishes to take part in only 1 or 2 projects. A final schedule will be settled together with the volunteer after a two-three week introduction. We can offer the following projects: 1. "Hjarnkontoret" (Brain storm) - a co-operation between Avesta municipality and Grytnas parish. Brain storm is a school project with the objective of preventing early social exclusion. The youth centre "Kallar'n" - a youth centre managed by young people with the support from adults. The youth centre is open Fridays and Saturdays 19.00-24.00. The centre has been built up by local young volunteers and plays an important role in the leisure time activities in Avesta. Kallar'n is the only youth centre that is open during weekends in the city, and it's therefore very popular and appreciated for its variety of activities. "All sober people are welcome" is the motto for the centre (see: www.grytnasforsamling.nu). The visitors are between 14-20 years old. "Ledarskolan" (The Leader School) - A school which educates young people who want to work or take part in lay work activities. There are four different divisions today: Disabled and elderly, Young people at risk, Music and Confirmation assistant. The volunteer will assist the staff in preparing the lessons and the camps. The mission of "Ledarskolan" is to prepare young people for voluntary work within the parish of Grytnas. The responsible staff will organise training days, camps and other projects managed by the young participants who will be assisted by adults and trainers. Sail together - a sailing project focusing on integration in society for disabled and non-disabled young people. Sail together is an international project which is run together with our partners in Germany. (See: http://www.sail-together.de/) The volunteer will work with the other young people in the project with information activities, contacts and recruitment. The project is built on co-operation between several organisations for disabled.

United Kingdom  
Organization: ICP - Cardiff & Vale NHS Trust
EVS Project Title: ICP local Cardiff & Vale NHS Trust, Whitchurch
E-mail: icpwales@ukonline.co.uk
Location: Lampeter - Cardiff - U. Kingdom
ICP Partneriaeth has been established specially to promote the EVS program in Wales. It is an approved hosting organization and sending organization for EVS. Our staff have meny years experience of working with long-term volunteers, providing them with appropriate pre-departure preparation (including relevant travel health advice). We are working with educational institutions, voluntary bodies and the careers and youth services in Wales to ensure greater access to the EVS program for young people from Wales.

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