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Vacancy for EVS Volunteer in Latvian Cultural and Language Centre

May 23, 2012 | In: , ,

Hosting organisation: The World at our Home located in Rezekne, Latvia is looking for 2 EVS volunteers. Project with EI ref. 2010-LV-18 will start 1st January 2013 and its duration is 1 year.

Centre works with international projects and EVS volunteers will help in daily work and develope new contacts with European organizations, in order to strenghten relations between Rezekne inhabitants and people from other European countries.

Proposed activities for EVS volunteers: Volunteers will work together at the Language and Cultural Centre “World at our home”. They will help each other to fulfil their daily tasks and realize their own ideas in order to aid in the provision of information for Rezekne young people in the area of European awareness.

Volunteers will work at the Language and Cultural Centre from Monday to Friday, from 14:00 till 20:00, in order to support staff in their daily work. This means helping them with preparation and running of courses, seminars, meetings, cultural and youth events in the organization and also maintaining a basic service to inform young people visiting the cultural centre.

The main common task of  volunteers will be to interact with Rezekne society sharing information about their own national culture, exchanging of our views on European culture, our experiences in cultural work and learning some new things from each other.

In particular, one of the volunteers will be busy organising different intercultural activities, events, workshops and celebration with volunteer’s national tradition. S/he will help young people in looking for information and documentation in Internet about European issues and themes (10%).

S/he will be in charge to develop the resource & multiethnic centre, visiting different schools for meeting students, presenting himself/herself and his/her country, proposing them to participate in the activities of our organization, in the European Youth in Action Programme and EVS Programme (40%).

Moreover, s/he will lead language interactive activities and conversations, organize also meetings with youngsters, with the aim to speak in his/her mother tongue and share more useful information about his/her own country, promoting in this way a better understanding between different culture (30%).

S/he will take an active part in the regular work for our Language and Cultural Centre as implementing meetings about specific European topics according to the wishes and needs of our youngsters (20%).

The second volunteer will be involved in the follow mainly activities: s/he will take an active part in the regular work for our Language and Cultural Centre promoting and organizing intercultural exchanges according to our international projects and the special focus of the Youth in Action Programme (40%).

The volunteer will have also the opportunity to add his/her own ideas during the editing of our international projects, European exchanges, seminars and workshops (30%).

If these ideas are in keeping with the aims of our organization, we will give him/her the opportunity to realise these ideas. We fully support interesting and new opinion from the volunteers. S/he will be in charge also to develop the official Website of our organization: collecting all the information, pictures, comments… about our staff, Rezekne community, Rezekne youth, our international projects, seminars, training and workshops, together with the contact list of our European partners and friends(20%).

Selection Criteria: Candidates have to show interest and sensibility towards working with young people and adults, and will be able to use and show empathy, integrity and consideration. All skills which can allow him/her to develop new activities in our centre are welcomed. S/he should be ready to take creative duties and to be responsible and autonomous enough to propose, prepare and organize new activities and his/her own work according to these skills.

Factors that will be important for the future volunteer work:  Be interested on European issues and/or in art and culture topics;  Like and be able to establish contacts with both young people and adults; Have the ability to organize his/her own work and be ready for independent acting; Have the ability to take initiative; Speak English on at least a basic level; Have basic skills concerning computers ( Word, Internet… ) All European sending and hosting organizations are invited for cooperation in EVS programme.

They will have (twice a week) the opportunity to attend language lessons (Latvian or Russian), in order to improve their communication process inside our organization, during the daily activities, and outside, with Rezekne local community, enriching in this way their personal skills and culture.

Interested? Send your CV and motivation letter to pasauleathome@yahoo.co.uk until 28th May 2012.

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