Looking for Polish and Romanian EVS Volunteers - Istanbul

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  • Added on : 21-07-2016
  • Venue : Atatürk Mah. As Sk.Çınarkent Sit. D Blok No:7 PK:34500 Büyükçekmece - Turkey/Istanbul
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Project Practical Arragements

  • Venue : Türkoba Mahallesi Erguvan Sokak No:26 / K 34537 Tepekent - Büyükçekmece
  • Country : Turkey / Istanbul
  • Deadline : 12-08-2016
  • Selection : 20-08-2016
  • Starts on : 03-10-2016
  • Finishes on : 28-05-2017

Project Subject

"V for Volunteer" is an EVS hosting project and Istanbul Arel University is the hosting organisation.
We will host 2 volunteers for 6 months from Romania and Poland. We already have partners in the project and we are not looking for new sending organsiations. We just need 1 volunteer from Romania and 1 volunteer from Poland.

Volunteers will be working in Istanbul Arel University's Tepekent Campuss which is indicated in below.

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ALL CANDIDATES MUST APPLY VIA (VOPOOL.NET).
YOU CAN SEE THE APPLICATON LINK ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF PAGE.

Looking for Polish and Romanian EVS Volunteers - Istanbul

Project Type

European Voluntary Service

Project Activity Details

TASK FOR THE VOLUNTEERS:

Working hours and days off:
30 h per week, Monday - Friday, 2 consecutive days off per week.
2 days holidays per month for the duration of the project.
The EVS will develop mutual understanding between people from Turkish and European cultural backgrounds.

A timetable can look like this; 30 h per week:
Monday
Planning the week and meeting with staff
To promote Erasmus+ and EVS program itself by writing articles on our youth magazine, website, blog
To join university social activities with our student clubs to work on youth information
Language Support

Tuesday
To take part in the social responsibility courses with other students to improve trainers skill and social competences and take photos or shoot videos from preparation period
To work in the University Erasmus+ Office with other volunteers and youngsters
To support us in "social responsibility courses" and youth information

Wednesday
To support our work in EU institutions (SALTO Euromed Youth RC and CoE) such as acting as a support person in organizing international events, trainings and seminars
Office work related to youth information such as blog writing, social media follow up, youth newsletter design
To support us Networking with local, national and international level

Thursday
Art and Sport Activities with student clubs (Short film, theatre, music, dance, swimming etc.)
To join university social activities with our student clubs to work on youth information
Language Support

Friday
Personal Development Workshops with student clubs (Language courses, speaking courses etc.)
Workshops related with Democracy and Active Participation with Student Clubs
Evaluation of the week and reporting results & learning outcomes

We will also offer the volunteers to take a responsibility in the organisations’ logistic part if they want to learn more about NGO management and organizational skills.

PRACTICAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE VOLUNTEER:

Lodging:  food / accommodation:
Volunteers will stay in Villa Dorms of the University which is 2 KM away from the main campus.
There will be a private room for EVS Volunteers and 2(two) volunteers will stay in the same room.
Villa dorms will provide food for breakfast and dinner. Lunch will be served at the university campus.
For volunteers’ personal wishes, we will provide food money for the weekends. So that volunteers can cook for their own in the Villa Dorms kitchen for themselves.

Working hours: The volunteers will be active in the project for 35h per week (language lessons are the part of it, as well as the on-arrival and mid-term trainings. The last ones are considered as 8 hours per day). Arrival and departure days do not make the part of volunteering time. There are 2 days off per week, normally Saturday and Sunday. Sometimes, there will be activities also during the weekends, and it will be possible to recuperate these days afterwards during the week.

Pocket money: The volunteer will receive pocket money in the amount of 80 euro (in Turkish Lira currency with the daily exchange rate) at the beginning of month (1st-5th) via bank transfer.

Local transport: From the Villa Dorms to the volunteering place (main campus and the second campus) there are always free schedule busses belong to our university goes for free. Volunteers’ can use them whenever they want. There are also free schedule busses goes to near centrums every day for free. Volunteers are allowed to use them all for free. (2 times per day-round trip from office to home and home to office).

Language support: The language learning is an important thing in the frame of the EVS. AREL will arrange the „language learning opportunities“. We provide one time per week a language lesson training for 4 hours and is for all the volunteers of the coordination. This training is not compulsory, just the volunteer needs to tell if he/she cannot participate in several cessions or do not wish to take the advantage of the trainings. There will be no courses for all levels, neither different schedules of the training. But surely the success of language learning will depend first of all on the volunteer’s motivation.

Risk prevention, protection and safety: We think it's very important that the volunteer is well informed about the work. The organization will fulfil duty regarding the prevention and protection of the (there will be mentor provided for each of the host volunteer, the mentor  will have previous experience and she/he will be well prepared for this work). The first weeks we will guide her/him through an introduction about the working place and all safe routines there. We will also guide her/him through the area where the volunteer lives, the apartment and safety routines in case of danger. Aldo, the projects (in the working environment) does not contain any risks for the EVS volunteers, in terms of injury or alike (there is no particular danger about the activities we propose). In case of problems, we also have contacts for specialists and we’ll try to solve problems and minimize the risk. We’ll involve a specialized person, who has knowledge and experience to work with people with fewer opportunities if needed - that to be done in the frame of reinforced mentorship). The villa dorms where volunteers will stay is secured with a private security company and there are always free transportation will be ready to nearest hospital. As an organization during out projects we haven't had injury case during previous projects but we have established relations with the hospital for emergency cases. Our project will be opened for young people aged 18 and above.

MENTOR: There will be a reinforced mentorship provided to the volunteer in case he or she will need it. Often, especially if these will be complicated cases, we will ask a person, who has knowledge and experience to work with people with special needs, to assist our volunteer. So we can be sure that the young person will get as much support as it is possible in order to feel secure, comfortable and confident within the project.

Project Financial Details

Pocket money: The volunteer will receive pocket money in the amount of 80 euro (in Turkish Lira currency with the daily exchange rate) at the beginning of month (1st-5th) via bank transfer.

Local transport: From the Villa Dorms to the volunteering place (main campus and the second campus) there are always free schedule busses belong to our university goes for free. Volunteers’ can use them whenever they want. There are also free schedule busses goes to near centrums every day for free. Volunteers are allowed to use them all for free. (2 times per day-round trip from office to home and home to office).

There is a grant 275 EURO provided for international travel cost from home country to Istanbul and the way back.

The volunteer will eat lunch at the university, and the breakfast and dinner will be provided in the dorm. The current situation may change when volunteers are selected. We will inform you this in advance before making the volunteering agreement.

All the expenses related with visa and residence permit will be covered up to 250 EUR per volunteer.

Volunteers will receive Online Language Course for free in English as well.

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