Il primo addio…

Hello from the other siiiiide (a little bit of Adele suits this sad article),

I am the Greek one, the known, the entertaining one that likes to speak about her weekends, Italian food and drinks. This blogging thing is starting to kinda like me…

My last blog was a travel blog, giving you some new information about Brisighella, a small but beautiful city of Italy, just ten minutes away from Faenza. So, I covered the travelling part and I am coming for another time to talk to you about the drama part of the everyday life of a volunteer in Faenza.

Brisighella

Well, we are doing international projects and taking this amazing opportunity that European Union is giving us. Of course, there are a lot of good things to tell about this experience, but there also some bad things and this is the main reason that I am writing this article.

Let’s start from the good parts so we can proceed to the sad and difficult parts…

One of the best things is the contact with the new culture. For me the Italian culture wasn’t so unknown. I was studying Italian Language and Literature back in Greece and I had a basic knowledge of the language, the culture and the Italian lifestyle. In this way, you might never read from me that I have a huge cultural shock or something like that. Also, as the time passes by I am realizing more and more how similar are the Italians with the Greeks. Regarding the lifestyle it is like I am still living in Greece, going out the same amount of time, be socialized and it is not a big deal if I talk with people I don’t know. The only difference is that I am speaking Italian.

Another really interesting fact is the job that I am doing here. It is not a regular work, you don’t feel like you are having a boss upon your head that anytime can start screaming at you. Also, it is pretty cool the fact that as a volunteer there are a lot of things that you can do. I mean, I am a volunteer, if help is needed and I can contribute, I will be there. In this way, the activities that I am choosing are a lot and different also. I am really enjoying this variety of occupations.

But, sadly I have to move one to share with you a really difficult part of the ESC life and in general of the life living away from your home. There are times that you are feeling home-sick and that’s logical. Your friends and your family are away, you are talking with them on phone or Skype but there aren’t next to you when you need a hug. Especially the first days of the arrival in a new country, a new city and society you have this feeling all the time. You are feeling alone…

Here comes the EVS opportunity to shine up your day and put some other volunteers beside you to share this experience and of course these emotions. When you are with people, even unknown at the moment, that you are sharing all these new things; it could make you feel more safe and loved and can help you to overcome a little bit your loneliness.

So, one of these guys, next to my side, sleeping in the next room of mine and sharing the everyday life in work and in the apartment, was Raquel. She was a Spanish, crazy and really interesting girl that we lived together for 2 and a half months. We became friends from the first moment -but no, to be sincere, we needed about a week to be sure-. We used to study together but in the middle of studying we started talking and stopping at midnight. Raquel was the reason that I put apart my fear and stress to talk in Italian and I actually started communicate with the locals. She, Greta -our other flatmate that I am promising that I will write something about her, too- and me had a lot of fun, a bunch of amazing moments and an extraordinary everyday life.

But, in conclusion, and of course the reason that I said that this is one bad and sad parts of the international volunteering experience, the project of Raquel finished and she had to return to Spain. We had a party, an after party and a tearful goodbye session. I still can’t realize that she is gone and I am expecting her to return for a trip in another city of Italy or something like that. In any case, I hate goodbyes, I am really bad at those…

Goodbye -the irony-,

Danai, Greece

Brisighella sei bella!

Ciao carissimi lettori,

We are here to entertain you for another time! Well, let’s see want is going on this week. We don’t have a lot of changes, the everyday life goes on pretty smoothly and I am working in different things.

As you can easily understand in this point, I am usually talking about my weekends so I can describe better the life in Faenza. The weekends I am going out, I am travelling and actually enjoying some alone time.

Something like that happened this weekend, too. Friday night we had our traditional dinner with pizza and wine, as we do every Friday. Thankfully, we found a cheep pizza place and also we don’t have preferences in our wine, so we don’t spent a lot of money every time. The difference of the past Friday with the previous ones is that finally I convinced the others to go and dance a little bit. So we did! Faenza is small -fact that I am repeating in every blog- but it has things to do and places to go out and also has a place that you can go and dance until the morning. After some hours, at 4.00 o’clock in the morning we returned home with my Lithuanian and blond friend to sleep until the next evening -because is Saturday and I don’t care if I am waking up late.

Saturday wasn’t a lot fun and it was certainly chill. I had a breakfast with my roommate and then with chilled all day in the apartment watching Netflix and eating. It is not ”party hard” kind of weekend, but I was really needed to stay in my warm couch all day and do nothing. I love myself, I have to respect its needs.

Sunday on the other hand was pretty interesting. We planned a small visit to Brisighella, a picturesque, tiny city near by. We spent only 10 minutes in the train and we were there, somewhere between 21th Century and Medieval Times.

Brisighella has the tittle of the most beautiful small city in Italy and I can’t give them wrong. Within 5 minutes walk from the station we were in the city center, which was full of little shops and restaurants. It is easy to notice from the first minute in this city the beautiful towers around its hills. Using the stairs we got to one of them and after 10 minutes we got to the highest point. The view from up there is certainly breathtaking and combined with the warm and nude colors of Autumn it was one of the best things I saw lately.

After a small walk upon the hills and enjoying the view, we decided to take a break and something traditional. As you may know one of the traditional dishes of Emilia Romagna is the ”piadina”. It is a kind of wrap, but a different one depending the area, stuffed with whatever you want. It is delicious, I love it, I ate it in 5 minutes.

So, that was it for today, I don’t have anything else to describe you.

Until the next time, have fun and eat italian food..

Danai, Greece

Aperitivo con altri volontari…

Ciao carissimi lettori,

and continuing in English as usual…

So, here I am, the Greek volunteer, to entertain you and keep you posted for another time. The life here in the beautiful and small Faenza goes on with calm and happiness. I am really appreciating that I am working for an organization (SE.M.I association) that keeps me motivated, find all the time new things to occupy me and I am never bored.

I mean, I was used to work a lot back in Greece and there was a time last year that I was doing three different works in the same time and I managed to handle it and enjoy it in the same moment. As you could understand in the start here I was afraid that I might be bored. A job with specific working hours and not many to be sincere, in an office like a normal human being and without the necessity to run like crazy all day, all of these things made me wonder if I could managed them. I know that sounds crazy but I was used to it, to run like hell and change two jobs everyday, then come back to my apartment with my energy levels in the lowest possible point.

Likely, the situation here is not like that. Even though, I work in an office the most of the time and I have specific work hours, I am occupied the most of the time. The association finds new things for me to do everyday and I feel like they understood me from the first moment, I am an active and a little workaholic person, I am finding new activities to do all the time.

Another thing that I am, is a communicative person. I mean, I have too my personal daily limits in communication, but they are pretty high. I love communicating and meeting people for the first time. And for another time, SE.M.I didn’t let me down…

I am almost two months in Italy now and I socializing with the other volunteers that we work together and also with some Italians that I met through my activities. The things is… I wanted more. One part of the ESC experience is travelling all year, explore the new country that you are currently living. So if you combine these two you can easily understand that I want to meet volunteers for other cities in Italy. And the organization saw that need of mine, but need of other volunteers too.

Our coordinator organized an aperitivo in a city near to Faenza, Forli. Forli has a big team of volunteers and also we met other three guys from Cesena. All together, a team close to 25 people, we managed to find a table in a place a little away from the station, but really nice.

The majority of the volunteers were Spanish or at least spoke the language because they were from Ecuador or Argentina. At this point I have to note that Spanish people in Italy are sooooooo many. We have two in our team too, but in Forli there were too many. Also, you have to know that I love Spanish people. When you do programs like SVE you are dealing also with cultural gaps and differences, which is truly interesting if you are asking me, but also can create problems. To conclude, with Spanish people I feel really close and I can communicate easily, they are cool and fun in every situation, I am enjoying their company and I made already a lot of Spanish friends.

Back to the aperitivo after a small pause, it was amazing knowing all these new people from all around the world. We shared our stories, we talked about our jobs in Italy, our experiences here and of course we exchanged number so we could meet again. As the true face of a party animal, I may be in Forli this weekend to party with them to an event that they recommended me.

Pretty much that’s it for this week, I think I shared enough with you my lucky readers. I think that there is no need to highlight that the ESC experience is the best and you certainly have to try it.

Arrivederci,

Danai, Greece

Intervista con una volontaria spagnola!

Vorresti conoscere delle opportunità che esistono per i giovani attraverso l’Europa?
L’Unione
Europea gestisce ogni anno programmi per i giovani, con lo scopo di allargare i loro orizzonti, l’acquisizione di esperienze lavorative e l’opportunità di vivere in un altro paese e conoscere nuove culture e stili di vita.

Una persona che ha già provato questa esperienza è Raquel Covelo González. Raquel è una ragazza di 26 anni, viene dalla Spagna e in particolare dalla Galicia. La sua città si chiama Mos, ma adesso vive in Italia, a Faenza, con me – una ragazza Greca e un po’ pazza – e Greta – una ragazza bionda e Lituana -. Raquel adesso ha passato 2 mesi e mezzo a Faenza e la durata totale del suo programma è 3 mesi. Questo programma si chiama ‘’Galeuropa’’ ed è una cooperazione dell’Unione Europea con il governo della Galicia per aiutare i giovani a muovere i loro primi passi lavorativi.

*IL LAVORO DI RAQUEL*

Raquel aiuta bambini dagli 11 ai 14 anni a studiare. La maggioranza di questi bambini ha difficoltà di apprendimento come dislessia, iperattività etc.

Nella stessa area, Raquel ha fatto il suo post-laurea. L’iniziativa di ‘Doposcuola’, con il nome ‘’Learning is fun’’ è una cooperazione di varie organizzazioni come Pigreco, La Palestra della Scienza, A mani LIbere e Associazione SE.M.I. Si tratta di una progetto sostenuto con i fondi ‘’Otto per Mille’’ della Chiesa Valdese

*GALEUROPA*


Abbiamo un po’ parlato di Raquel, conosciuto il suo lavoro in Italia e adesso possiamo parlare un po’ del programma che offre questa opportunità.

In particolare, è un’iniziativa per i giovani Galiziani con lo scopo di fare un tirocinio all’estero (Internship), in un ambito che è collegato alla loro laurea. Dopo l’esperienza del tirocinio, la partecipazione a questo programma ha una grande influenza sulla ricerca di lavoro, è una carta forte per il curriculum vitae. 

Ma come si entra in questo programma?

*HOW TO…*

Chi vuole partecipare a questa iniziativa è obbligato a essere iscritto a ‘’Garantia Juvenil’’.

Iscriversi è possibile in due modi differenti: si può fare il tirocinio individualmente, trovando un posto di lavoro e un appartamento senza aiuto. Oppure si può partire con un’organizzazione che si occupi di tutto (lavoro e appartamento). In tutti e due i casi la durata è la stessa e anche i benefici finanziari.

Ma il primo e forse il più importante passo del programma è la tua decisione. 

Sei sicuro che vuoi fare questa scelta?
Questa esperienza influenza radicalmente la vita del partecipante sia in modi positivi che negativi. Un cambiamento così grande logicamente genera paura e insicurezza. Devi parlare prima con te stesso, armarti solo con energia positiva ed essere pronto per affrontare ogni difficoltà nella tua strada. 

Nel caso di Raquel il cambiamento non è stato così difficile. La cultura spagnola assomiglia molto a quella italiana e lei non sentiva mai ‘’mancanza di casa’’. All’inizio, l’ostacolo della lingua le ha creato difficoltà ma adesso è capace di capire l’italiano e prova a parlare senza paura anche se fa errori. Comunque, alla fine della giornata, tutti facciamo errori linguistici anche nella nostra lingua materna.

”Raquel con i ragazzi di doposcuola”

A parte le difficoltà, è stata per lei un’esperienza memorabile! Ha fatto molti viaggi in Italia ma anche in altri paesi europei; ha trovato il modo perfetto di vivere da sola e stabilire la sua quotidianità; è indipendente e libera anche se è stata in un paese straniero. Ma la cosa più importante è la sicurezza che ora sente nel suo lavoro attraverso questo tirocinio.

Nuovi Arrivi!

Siete pronti per i nostri nuovi arrivi a Faenza?

Aspettiamo a Novembre i volontari Filandesi di Hyria, che si fermeranno un anno a Faenza con l’ Informagiovani!

Abbiano fatto il loro pre-departure training e ora sono un passo più vicino a Italia.

Non vediamo l’ora d’ incontrati!

Sono… malata!

Ciao a tutti per ancora una volta!

There are about 3 weeks and some days that I am officially living in Italy for a year. The EU picked me, SE.M.I picked me and I still don’t know the reason – I am kidding, I am getting some work done-. You already know my first impressions from Faenza, this small city that I am living now and for the next year. It’s beautiful, it’s pictural, it’s a medieval fairytale with the classic Italian architecture that makes you every time wonder if it’s really you that woke up today or Cinderella – even though you are not even blond-.

Anyway, the city of Faenza it’s my everyday mystery and I am giving my best to explore a small part every time. But, unfortunetelly, as beautiful it can be this city, it’s small and I am used to live in capitals, in big cities with big lights and nights that you are forgeting your name and nobody cares. I had to find a way to combain my preferences with my current state of living – Faenza-. I can thank for that my free weekends who gave me the solution to travel every Friday afternoon until Sunday and visit the big cities of Italy that have a special place in my heart.

That is in a few words my routine here. The week days I am working, shopping – I have to stop this hobby-, having fun and sometimes doing aperitivos so the week will pass easier. On the other hand, the weekends I am starting my adventures by visiting new cities, exploring the various architectural styles of Italy, visiting museums and getting to know the Italian lifestyle a little bit better.

One of the other things that happend to me during this change of country, change of routine and all these new information in my life, is that I… got sick! It’s pretty logical if you think about it. In Greece is still summer and when I came here I was also in a summer state of mind. But North Italy laught in my face. My first week here the weather was terrible. It was raining – I didn’t even had an umbrella and I took one in an emergancy situation, that so I paid for it 5 euros, the guy saw my need, he took advantage of it, I can’t blame him-, there cold got me unprepared also. As you can easily imagine I got sick in Italy from my first week. Maybe it’s the only time in my life that I had an autumn flu so early, in October. In Greece the cold weather usually comes in November.

I survived and that is the important thing of my story. An other situation that got me ungard and I really didn’t believe that it would be so difficult to get used to it, is the early morning waking up.

Maybe, I hadn’t the opportunity until now to explain you the situation in our house. After all these years of living alone, feeling secure, embrace my liberty, now I have two roommates. It’s ok because I was prepared, I know it a long time before coming in Faenza and I made my peace with it. Even though, the morning routine it’s a pretty difficult thing with just one bathroom and three girls who want to get ready for the office. The cherry in the weeding cake of course is that I am not even close to use this morning waking up at 8 o’ clock. I had like 3 years now that I was sleeping late and waking up at 12.00 o’clock in the afternoon, the same time that now starts my lunch break. Ok, I can say it really loud and proud, I GET YOU ORGANISM, IT’S A BIG SHOCK!

Anyway, I am trying really hard to get my organism to get use to the new lifestyle, the new food and especially the new enviroment. With the passing of the years I realized that the one thing that you have to love with all of your heart and respect it’s needs, is your body.

So, this blog we can say that is dedicated… to my body!

Arrivederci,

Danai, Greece

A Greek is in Town

Hello to my lucky readers,

I am the last expected from this year’s voluntering programs (ESC) and I am finally in town. So many things to say, some many things to do and still don’t know how to start.

Funny, right?

I suppose that I can talk a little bit about the crazy and awesome opportunity that I have to come for a year and work as a volunteer in Italy. The European Union founds every year a lot of organizations to take volunteers and give them the best experience of their lives. This year I was one of the lucky, lucky ones and this organization in Italy, known as S.E.MI, saw something in me -I really don’t know what, I have to ask them at some point- and they chose me as a volunteer for a year in this little and beautiful Italian city, Faenza.

I arrived in this beautiful town of Faenza in a sunny Monday morning – I really hate Mondays, but that was a good one- and from the first moment I had the feeling that I was home. There are many differences between Italians and Greeks, for sure, but with the first impression, the energy that Italy and Italians give you feels a lot like the greek hospitality and kindness.

The first thing that everyone notices in Faenza is the medieval architecture with all these beautiful tall building, the huge wooden front doors, the vintage windows with the tiny balkonies and the small, traditional avenues. I think you can find it logical that I got lost from the first walk in this town. I mean, why people keep trusting me alone, right? Just kidding, I am pretty indipendent and I can find my way back in any case. But my first day here I really wanted to get lost in these small streets so I did it.

I also was really, really happy when I found Parco Bucci, a park full of animals like ducks, rabbits, swans and unfortunatelly pigeons -my greatest fear of all-. So, I desided to start healthy this year -as a resolution from the mainstream quote ”new town, new me”- and start running at this park everyday, even though I haven’t done it yet – it was raining,ok? I wasn’t bored-.

Parco Bucci, 02/10/2019

From the second day I started socializing with the other volunteers here and had a great time. We had a tour in the city of Faenza, we took all the necesities -because let’s face it, we are going to live here for a year, I need a lot, like A LOT- and then we tried some traditional things, foods and activities here.

So far so good, I don’t think that I can share anything else because we must have something to talk about the next time. For now…

Arrivederci!

AAA CERCHIAMO UN* VOLONTARI* SVE: GRECIA (7 mesi, Salonicco) PROGETTO GIÀ APPROVATO!

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Partenza il 6 Ottobre 2018, rientro il 30 Aprile 2019.

Tutto gratuito (anche il volo è rimborsato) e anzi, L’Unione Europea offre un rimborso spese oltre a stanza singola in appartamento condiviso!

Il posto è Nea Moudania, paesino di mare vicino a Salonicco.

Per candidarti, scrivi a info@associazionesemifaenza.com o chiama Elisa al 389 8443025! Servono foto, cv e lettera di motivazione in inglese. Importante: è tutto completamente gratis per il volontario!

Qui la descrizione delle attività:

The activities that required to work the volunteers are divided into categories – working packages, which are implemented in cooperation with other local actors:

WP 1: Sports – creative activities for children aged 4-7 years with a sports orientation (sports through games)

WP 2: Social offer, which is divided into:

– Reception and classification of product offerings and distribution to socially vulnerable groups

– Participation in charitable activities (cooking for persons, events to collect food, clothes and sponsorships)

– Collection of vegetables sponsorships from local street market producers and their disposal in needy

WP 3: Solidarity between generations, which includes creative and social integration of the elderly through actions such as:

• Board games and memory games

• Gardening

• Dance

• Construction and crafts

• Trips

• Cooking

• Intercultural activities (presentation of the culture of each country)

• Intergenerational dialogue and promote values ​​such as exercise and a healthy diet

• Learning new technologies (computers, mobile phones, etc.)

WP 4: Cultural activities with participation in organizing local cultural events, recording and promotion of the region’s cultural heritage, etc.

WP 5: Information for young people – youth activities, including:

– Upgrading of the website and view our organization through internet / posters / social media etc.

– Promotion of the Erasmus + program and the idea of volunteering in the local community (through personal videos, presentations to schools and tuition and information events)

– Participation in the organization of Youth Exchanges and Seminars organization, the promotion and dissemination of these

– Open English lessons or the mother tongue of volunteers

– Open seminars depending on the interests of the volunteer (handicrafts, visual arts, new technologies, etc.)

Volunteers will work for maximum 38 hours per week, which include all the activities that described before and also gives space for implementing their own initiative. Two days as day off will be provided but the exact days will be agreed according to the needs of the project. Also, the exact time of holidays (apart from the official holidays) will be arranged after discussion with the hosting organization.

Profilo del volontario/a:

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic volunteers, able to get involved in cooperation and share their experiences and ideas, aged 18-30 years old, which will be chosen according to their motivational criteria, willingness to work in a team as well as commitment and interest to work with youth, elders, kids and people with mental disabilities. We will host four young people from Spain, Portugal, Italy and Poland who really want to live as a volunteer, to learn from their experience and to develop personal and professional skills.

Cerchiamo volontari/e italiani/e per progetti in Olanda!

Ciao giovani! Cerchiamo volontari da inviare in Olanda per circa 9 mesi, presso un’associazione partner.

Tutto è pagato dall’Unione Europea: viaggio, assicurazione sanitaria, alloggio, pocket money mensile.

L’associazione SE.M.I. vi aiuterà a preparare il CV e lettera di presentazione, colloquio su Skype e vi assisterà in tutte le fasi del progetto, dall’acquisto del biglietto aereo!

Se interessati, scrivere a info@associazionesemifaenza.com inviando cv e lettera di motivazione in inglese.


Progetto 1: Rotterdam

PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Volunteers are requested to do promotional activities to increase the visibility of EVS. It is one of the obligated activities of EVS and Erasmus+. The basic promotional activities consist of taking pictures of the projects in which volunteers are involved and updating the Facebook, Instagram page and Lava Legato website. In addition, the volunteers will be requested to employ various media, so as to improve their communication skills and bring their experience of the project to others online. Videos, collages, interviews, blogs, etc. will thus be an essential part of the volunteers’ promotional activities. Note that original and innovative forms of communication are strongly encouraged by Lava Legato. Please be aware of that all volunteers need to promote their activities online, but one or two volunteer will be more involved in this activity (for 2-4 hours per week as part of their working schedule).

ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIVITIES

Lava Legato is involved in different activities that require administrative and organizational activities. Volunteers are for instance involved in:

  1. Sending the working schedule to all partners on a weekly basis;

  2. Doing simple administrative tasks for the Rotterdamsche confituur;

  3. Writing news items for Facebook and the website;

  4. Correspondence with volunteers who are interested in participating in EVS;

  5. Promotional activities for Erasmus+ and EVS.

MAKING FRUIT PRESERVE

Together with students and local volunteers the EVS volunteers make fruit preserve. The students are from special education and have difficulties following regular courses of education. The fruit preserve is sold in local touristic attractions. The activities consist of: cutting the fruit, preparing the fruit preserve, packing the fruit preserve, (occassionaly) sell the fruit preserve, cleaning the kitchen and washing the dishes/cleaning up after the fruit preserve is made. Bear in mind that students are not always present when the confiture is being made.

When the Rotterdamsche confituur is made, it needs to be delivered. We have a car that volunteers can use to do the deliveries and we also have a transport bicycle that can be used for this purpose.

BASISSCHOOL DE WISSEL

provides supervision for pupils that stay over during the lunch break. There are 200 pupils that need to be supervised during their lunch break. It is a very varied group of pupils aged 4 to 11 years old, from various different cultural backgrounds in the Feijenoord district. The volunteer will be active in supervising the children, assisting with the lunch and playing with the children.

CJV FEIJENOORD

organises activities for children after school. The children take part in a wide variety of activities. The volunteers is working together with Dutch volunteers and professionals. The volunteer’s role is supporting and assisting the children in their play activities.

MONTEIRO GYM

Monteiro Gym is boxing school where children and adults work out and train. Volunteers are involved in supporting classes for the younger children.

AROSA

Arosa is an organisation that provides support for people who suffer domestic violence and cannot live at home anymore. The organisation provides shelter for mostly women and children. Volunteers support by helping out when dinner is served or with play and leisure activities for the children. We work for Arosa on different locations.

MIDDIN

Middin is a big organisation that supports a wide variety of people with limitations (both physically and mentally). They organise activities, they provide houses where people that are in need of support live and they organise volunteer work for their clients. Our volunteers work there to support work activities. The support can also be related to one to one support (for instance with cooking).

ROTTERDAMSE MUNT

An urban garden where vegetables and herbs are grown. You work together with local volunteers. The work is related to garden activities and growing herbs and vegetables and canteen activities. NOTE: For this project you need to apply at the organization Rotterdamse munt!

DE BUYTENHOF

The Buitenhof is a biodynamic farm that support people with limitations. Volunteers work there to support typical farming activities. Please note that De Buytenhof is a farm and is located (city of Rhoon) on the outskirt of Rotterdam.

DE DISSELSTRAAT/FREEHOUSE

This is the location Disselstraat where two volunteers actualy live and participate in the activities with the Freehouse organization and neighbourhood volunteers. Also activities supported by social housing company Havensteder to improve the social cohession in the area. There is a community garden and several other activities that are in a start up fase around the new year. Here it is also possible to start your own initiative/social project in cooperation with Freehouse.

NIFFO

NIFFO is an art gallery that works with drop outs and people with a distance to the labor market, as well as students and children from the Afrikaander district. NIFFO organizes exhibitions, events and workshops for the local youth, local residents and artists.

Volunteers support NIFFO with cleaning and serve as extra hands when activities are organized.

Additional projects organised by Lava Legato
Lava Legato is also searching for new forms of collaboration. This means that new activities can be part of your working schedule as volunteer that are not mentioned in this document. We search for collaborations with all types of non-profit organisations and also with profit organisations that serve a social purpose.

We work with organisations that focus on children, elderly people, young people from special education, people with limitations, animals and organisations that focus on social cohesion of the neighbourhood. We always try to take into account your personal preferences and your interests when making your working schedule. It however is important to keep the following in mind. Since we work with a wide variety of organisations and activities in order to give you a clear view and understanding of the social activities that take place activities in Rotterdam, it might be the case that you need to do activities on certain days that don’t have your preference. Please bear in mind that this is a main characteristic of the project.


Progetto 2: Orfanotrofio

E’ il progetto che ha fatto anche Boba, tornato a Dicembre 

Practical arrangements

  • Food and Accommodation

The volunteer will get money every month to buy food (€170,-). At least one meal a day is at work (Monday-Thursday). The volunteer will live in a own private room part of a house provided by the the Kleine Koning.

  • Working hours & time off

The working hours are 8 hours a day for 4 days a week, Monday to Thursday.

In addition to the two days off per week the volunteer is entitled to 2 days holiday per month of service. When taking free days, the volunteer has to inform the Kleine Koning staff as soon as possible, at least two weeks in advance.

  • Local Transport

A bike will be provided for personal use In case the bicycle needs repairment, the volunteer is responsible for organising this. Costs, up to a reasonable amount are reimbursed. The volunteer needs to inform the coordinating in case costs for repair of the bicycle need to be made. This needs to be done, before the repairments take place.

  • Volunteer pocket money

The volunteer will receive a monthly allowance (€110,-) at the beginning of each month. This is provided by the mentor from the coordinating organization.

  • Certificate of good conduct

The volunteers needs to provide Certifiate of good conduct, a document that can usually be obtained at the city council of the place where the volunteer lives in his/her home country.

Tasks & Learning outcomes

  • Tasks of the volunteer

All activities take place inside and around the house. The activities can be divided into two sections. The first section are activities which take care of the house, the garden and the meals.The second section contains activities that are related to the free time of the children.

The activities occurring on a daily basis acquiring support from our volunteers are:
– helping the children to keep their room tidy/ assist in cleaning the house.
– setting up the table for dinner with some of the children.
– walking to the town for groceries.

– helping with cooking activities.
– helping the children do their homework.


Progetto 3: Fattoria Biologica

Practical arrangements

  • Food and Accommodation

The volunteer will get cash money at the beginning of every month to buy food (€190,-). The volunteer is able to purchase a meal at the farm for € 3,50 per meal. The volunteer will live in a small house closeby the farm.

  • Working hours & time off

The working hours are 8 hours a day for 4 days a week, Monday to Thursday.

In addition to the three days off per week the volunteer is entitled to 2 days holiday per month of service. They may ‘save this up’ and use it all at the end or throughout their service. They will need to give their project as much notice as possible when they plan to take time off, but at least two weeks.

  • Local Transport

A bike will be provided to get to work. In case the bicycle needs repairment, the volunteer is responsible for organising this. Costs, up to a reasonable amount are reimbursed. The volunteer needs to inform the coordinating in case costs for repair of the bicycle need to be made BEFORE the repairments takes place.

  • Volunteer pocket money

The volunteer will receive a monthly allowance (€110,-) cash at the beginning of each month.

Tasks & Learning outcomes

Tasks of the volunteer:

The main activities focus on

-farm (dairy cattle and agriculture)

-the vegetable garden

-the green house, dairy production (cheese, butter, yoghurt, curd)

-the ornamental garden (yard maintenance, forestry, floriculture)

-sales activities of the various products to different shops.

Be aware that working outside is a main characteristic of the work

Servizio Volontario Europeo ‘ARCHITECTS OF CHANGE’ (15/11/2017 – 15/06/2018)

Chi vuole andare? 😉

7 mesi per lavorare con bambini e ragazzi a Focsani, il capoluogo della regione Vrancea in Romania.

Il progetto prevede 4 volontari SVE (da Spagna, Italy, Turchia e Armenia).
Si lavorano 25 ore a settimana, con 2 giorni liberi a settimana + 2 giorni di ferie al mese.
I biglietti di andata e ritorno vengono rimborsati, casa e bollette sono pagate, il volontario riceve soldi per il cibo + €60 al mese per le piccole spese.
Maggiori informazioni nell’Infopack: Infopack EVS Architects of Change

NON PREOCCUPARTI DEL LIVELLO DI INGLESE E DEL PROCESSO DI SELEZIONE, LO STAFF DI SEMI TI SEGUIRÀ PASSO PASSO! 😉

Per candidarsi: mandare CV e questo modulo: Application Form Evs Architects of Change (in Inglese) a info@associazionesemifaenza.com
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