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Belgian EVS project in culture center and fair-trade activities

March 12, 2012 | In: , ,

The municipality of Heusden-Zolder in Belgium is a local non profit organisation that looks for EVS volunteer. Project with REF. no 2009-BEFL-55 will start 10th September 2013 and its duration is 6 months. Details: http://www.heusden-zolder.be/

Proposed activities: The volunteer will have the opportunity to create new projects, but s/he will be also working in a team of professional workers and volunteers in organising already existing activities like:

• Participate with other volunteers in an art project “Article 27” (this is an annual event), which refers to an article of the declaration of human rights “everybody has the right to enjoy art”. The project brings art of local artists and artist of other countries together. The proceeds will be donated to an Oxfam fairtrade project www.artikel27.be

• Participate with other volunteers and professionals in our project “FairTradeCommunity” which stimulates our citizens, our local organisations, schools and traders to use, buy and sell Fair Trade products. We also try to be an example and make people aware of global warming and what to do about it.

• Participate in the awarness project ‘Fair Art, Fair Trade in our local cultural center CC MUZE. The project is trying to make people aware of different kinds of social, global, development and sustainability issues … with a series of ‘Free Documentary’ – debates – educational evenings …

• Participating or organising free-time activities for children, youngsters or elderly as a co-mentor on Wednesday afternoon, weekends or school hollidays

• There is also the possibility according to the interests and capacities of the volunteer to set up activities and promote her/his country and its culture.

Volunteer will support promotion via creating leaflets, posters, weblog, (lay-out), co-organising or co-participating in activities for different target groups – meetings with colleagues, youth council, city council, … about fairtrade, diversity, youth, social work, our community, …

Selection Criterias: No specific skills are not required. Candidate should be with open attitude, social, liking to work with youngsters and having an open mind towards other cultures. Communication is an important aspect, good communication between volunteer, sending organisation and hosting organisation is the base of a good relationship. You will be staying with a hosting family, if this is a problem for you perhaps you should not apply.

Several months before the final decision we contact several possible candidates and ask them several questions about there motivation. We contact them frequently by mail during this period. Our selection is based on the contact with these volunteers, the one who gives us the best feeling becomes our candidate.
Themes: Art and culture, Social exclusion (in general), Youth information, European awareness
Targets: Youth and children, Elderly, Unemployed, Migrants, Local Community

Interested? Send your CV with photo and motivation letter to welzijn.lokale.economie@heusden-zolder.be (contact person: Veronique Sneyaert) until deadline 10th December 2012.

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