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Vacancy for EVS Volunteer in Italian project about urban envinroment activities

August 20, 2012 | In: , ,

Italian hostin organisation Oltre Associazione Culturale located in Bologna is looking for 2 EVS volunteers. Project with EI. Ref. ??? will start 4th March 2013 and its duration is 5 months.


The EVS project activities will take place mainly in Bologna in the headquarters of the association at il B.U.C.O.

The EVS volunteers will contribute actively to organization and implementation of the following projects:

1) International Soup Festival (April 2013)
A popular and playful competition of soups that is a pretext to create exchange in the urban space and to create a joyful renewal of community practices while sensitizing participants to environmental sustainable behaviours.

2) Par Tòt Parade (June 2013)
Par Tòt Parade is a big intercultural and intergenerational public event as well as an ecological parade, to re-invent the urban space as we would like it to be: welcoming, tolerant, environmentally friendly and respectful of others.
The heart of Par Tòt are the creative workshops that are held in the months before the parade were anyone can participate for free and prepare the parade. The parade wiull tahe place in June 2013.

3) Project il B.U.C.O. (permanent)
Il BUCO is a space created beneath an arch of Stalingrado bridge in the San Donato district in Bologna. In 2007 Oltre… has rented this place and opened a “self-construction site” with the help of many volunteers which is now an autonomous space, and operational headquarters of the association. In addition to being the office and warehouse this is a place of institutional activities, initiatives, workshops and cultural events organized in collaboration with other organizations.

In 2012 was launched Z-a.g.o. (Zona agricola giardino orto) a project of participatory urban gardening to transform the area outside the office from a partially degraded area, where incidents of petty crime or drug dealing might happen, into an artistic, open and green space for the neighborhood.

Proposed Tasks:
Design, programming, implementation, participation and coordination of activities and workshops in the headquarters and other places − finding materials − Graphic design and construction material − fittings. Update files, administrative documents, inventory, translation of texts, implementation of research anthropological and sociological/economic statistics and data processing.

Processing and preparation of projects − promotion and communication − public relations and meetings with institutions − maintenance activities of the area − logistical support − volunteer recruitment and training of working groups − support in the press office, updating the website and pages on social networks − audiovisual and photographic material realization − Maintenance of the green and the urban garden in front of the headquarters, − activities in support of hospitality when partners exchange projects in Europe are in Bologna.

Selection Criteria: Good motivation related to Participation, Social Inclusion and Environment proposed project clearly explained in your “motivation letter”(please, also tell us if you are applying for the “organizational profile” or the “technical one”)

Good communication and relational skills and ability to work both independently and in teams and capacity taking on their responsibilities.

Additional criteria: priority will be given to volunteers that already cooperate with a Sending Organization involved in Urban development, Environment, Participatory practices, organization of street events or festivals. Finally, to support the organization of events is required (organizational profile): – basic knowledge of English and/or French – basic knowledge of Word and Excel, Internet browser, e-mail. For the realization of workshops and events is required (technical profile): – attitude to manual labor and construction in artistic and craft – an interest in technical issues (sound engineer, lighting technician, video).

Interestred? Please, send your CV and motivation letter to oltre.evs@gmail.com by 21st August 2012. Additional documentation and a skype call might be required before the final selection!

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