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Final de proiect – “Above and Beyond” – Serviciul European de Voluntariat

Proiectul EVS “Above and Beyond” a ajuns la final

În luna iunie 2016 s-a încheiat proiectul EVS ”Above and Beyond”, prin care au fost găzduite 3, voluntare (Irene Serrano Gamarra, Spania – 24 ani, Alina Husar, Ucraina – 24 ani, Jurgita Kozeniauskaite, Lituania – 24 ani ) timp de 10 luni, de către Asociația YMCA Baia Mare. Proiectul face parte din cadrul Serviciului European de Voluntariat al Programului Erasmus+, finanțat de Uniunea Europeană.

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Tematicile principale în jurul cărora voluntarele au desfășurat activități, au fost: minorități rrome, cultură și creativitate, participarea tinerilor, proiectul având ca și obiective: promovarea metodelor de educație non-formală, promovarea voluntariatului și cetățeniei active, promovarea importanței învățării interculturale, a dialogului intercultural și a multilingvismului, promovarea respectului față de diversitatea culturală și europeană și a luptei împotriva rasismului și a xenofobiei în rândul tinerilor.

Rezultate:

  • Activități non-formale săptămânale în limba engleză pentru 30 de elevi din clasele primare de la Școala Gimnazială ”Nichita Stănescu” Baia Mare;
  • Activități non-formale săptămânale în limba engleză pentru 20 de copii în cadrul Grădiniței ”Maya” din Baia Mare;
  • Activități non-formale de lucru în echipă și dezvoltare personală,  în limba engleză, pentru liceeni, la Liceul Teoretic ”Nemeth Laszlo” și Colegiul Național ”Vasile Lucaciu” din Baia Mare, beneficiari fiind 80 de tineri;
  • Activități săptămânale non-formale de incluziune socială cu copii proveniți din medii defavorizate și/sau de etnie rromă, cu vârste cuprinse ăntre 5 și 15 ani, la Centrul Comunitar Multifuncțional ROMANII Baia Mare, program desfășurat în parteneriat cu Serviciul Public Asistență Socială Baia Mare, beneficiari fiind 40 de copii și tineri;
  • Activități săptămânale non-formale și de incluziune socială cu 30 de copii și tineri din casele de tip familial, în parteneriat cu Direcția Generală de asistență Socială Maramureș și Hope and Homes for Children – HHC România;
  • Ateliere săptămânale pentru tinerii din comunitatea băimăreană pe tematicile: tehnici de fotografie, zumba și dansuri latino, muzică; În cadrul acestor ateliere au participat 25 de tineri cu vârste cuprinse între 14 și 15 ani din comunitatea locală;
  • Coordonare de activități în cadrul taberei de vară, pe parcursul a 5 zile, pentru copiii proveniți din medii defavorizate și/sau de etnie rromă, beneficiari ai Centrului de Zi al Fundației Somaschi Baia Mare. În cadrul taberei au participat 28 de beneficiari ai Centrului;
  • Desfășurare activități la cea de a 14-a ediții a Jocurilor Speciale de Iarnă 2016, de la Cavnic, organizată de HHC România, cu participarea a 140 de copii și tineri;
  • Participare și desfășurare de activități organizate cu ocazia Zilei Internaționale a Voluntarului, în cadrul Târgului ONG-urilor din Baia Mare;
  • Participare în cadrul acțiunilor și evenimentelor locale ale Asociației YMCA Baia Mare, și/sau în parteneriat cu alte ONG-uri locale de tineret ( training-uri pe diverse teme, prezentări interculturale, evenimente stradale, World Peace Forum, etc)
  • Organizarea unei Biblioteci Vii pentru comunitatea băimăreană
  • Organizarea a 3 Cafenele Publice pentru tineri, abordând teme precum: voluntariatul, cetățenia activă, cetățenia europeană, etc
  • Realizarea a 2 montaje video ce promovează Serviciul European de Voluntariat
  • impartasirea experientei prin creearea saptamanala de articole pe pagina de blog a voluntarelor: http://evsymcabm.com/

TESTIMONIALE

11796436_672660956166912_6851967721263969991_n”În aceste 10 luni petrecute în România, la Asociația YMCA Baia Mare, am învățat o mulțime de lucruri. Mi-am dezvoltat cunoștiințele de limba engleză și am descoperit niște abilități pe care nu credeam să le am. De exemplu, am devenit mai independent ă, iar acum știu cum să îmi gestionez propriul buget, să economisesc bani. Acum nu mai am stereotipuri legate de anumite naționalități și nu mai judec oamenii doar după aspectul lor exterior. Am învățat multe lucruri ce țin de diversitatea culturală, am încercat mâncăruri noi, am învățat diverse dansuri și cântece tradiționale din culturi diferite.  Ceea ce este foarte important pentru mine, am învățat să fiu mai flexibilă, am învățat să lucrez într-o echipă, iar acum nu mai sunt așa de egoistă cum eram înainte. Am învățat multe lucruri de la copiii cu care am lucrat, cum ar fi să mă deschid în fața oamenilor. Paradoxal, în cele din urmă, de la ei am învățat mult mai multe decât i-am învățat eu pe ei.” Alina Husar, Ucraina – 24 ani

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”Acest stagiu EVS mi-a oferit o experiență de nemăsurat. Mi-a oferit noi prieteni, idei noi, o nouă gândire, mai mult curaj și aventură. Oraganizația gazdă mi-a oferit această oportunitate uimitoare de a vedea lumea, de a mă autodepăși, de a ieși din zona mea de confort. Niciodată nu voi regreta decizia de a veni aici, de a deveni voluntar EVS.”Jurgita Kozeniauskaite, Lituania – 24 ani

 

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”Acest proiect mi-a oferit șansa de a învăța enorm de multe lucruri. Am învățat să am mai multă răbdare și să scriu propriul meu proiect. Voluntarii cu care am intrat în contact îmi vor rămâne prieteni pe viață. Un sfat pentru tineri: perseverați, nu vă opriți, luați inițiativă, aveți puterea în mâinile voastre de a schimba lucrurile!” Irene Serrano Gamarra, Spania – 24 ani

 

Organizațiile de trimitere a celor 3 voluntare:

Ucraina: Mykolaivska Miska Molodizhna Hromadska Organizatsiya ”ISKRA”

Spania: Coordinadora Infantil y Juvenil de Tiempo Libre de Vallecas

Lituania: The Blessed J. Matulaitis Social Center

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VIDEO-URI

Video despre proiect, realizat de către cele 3 voluntare:

CE ESTE EVS? Video despre Serviciul European de Voluntariat, realizat de către cele 3 voluntare:

 

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EVS vacancy in France – 12 months

EVS in France

1 VACANCY FOR 1 ROMANIAN VOLUNTEER

SPEND 12 MONTHS VOLUNTEERING in FRANCE – La Roche sur Yon 

Project title: Citoyen Volontaire Contre les Discriminations

Period: 6 June 2016 – 6 June 2017

Coordinating Organization:  Ensemble au Val d’Ornay – La Roche sur Yon, Pays de la Loire, France

Sending Organization: Asociatia YMCA Baia Mare, Romania

Volunteer’s profile: 

1 vacancy for 1 Romanian volunteer.

Age: 18-30

– basic knowledge of French and English language (speaking), responsible, with a sense of initiative, motivated, creative, hard-working, good in working with children and teenagers, willing to coordinate his/her own workshops for children and youth, assist them in their activities.

DSCN0069Volunteer’s role and tasks:

  • The volunteer will have to promote the EVS program and widely the youth mobility to the public of the local community centers and also to our partners of popular education.
  • He/she will develop intercultural, intergenerational and others projects according to the association values.
  • He/she will develop these projects through many fields. The volunteer will be in touch with different peoples according to the specific project. For example:sport stage with young people from 10 to 15.

Children sector:

  • He/she will take part in leisure activities on wenesday during out of school time and during holidays.
  • He/she will take part in wakening of babies with “ludobébé” and “ptites frimousses” (children/parent time).
  • He/she could develop actions on the “terrain d’aventure” site (area with garden for project about environment)
  • He/she will build an activity about his country and  his culture.
  • He/she could develop intercultural, intergenerational projects head for this public.
  • He/she will take part in the childhood committee where the inahbitants discuss and organize projects head for this public.
  • He/she will discover the administrative functioning of the sector.

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  • He/she will take part in the different receptions times and leisure time with people from 11 to 25 in the youth club.
  • He/she will take part in the development of youth exchange projects and summer camps. We will use his nationality and the knowledge of his country to continue the partnership with the organization.
  • He/she will discover different working places..
  • He/she will promote the youth mobility with communication tools and his own experience.
  • He/she will promote the EVS program to the youth city coordination and the others partners.
  • He/she will develop intercultural, intergenerational projects. He will discover the administrative functioning of the sector.

Family and local life sector :

He/she could get involved in project linked to the family sector, like foreign journey, locals parties, outing, ludornay( game areas with show programs), workshop, do-it-yourself activities. He/she will develop citizenship, intercultural and intergenerational projects.

COSTS:

  • travel costs are reimbursed in the limit of 275 EUR
  • Project covers international health insurance, accomodation, monthly utilities (water, heating, electricity, internet), French language lessons
  • Volunteer will receive a monthly individual support (allowance) of 115 EUR, plus money for food and local transport.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

  • Please send your CV (with photo) and motivation letter, both in English, to roxana@ymca.ro, until 10th of May 2016. In the subject line please mention: EVS France

FOR MORE INFORMATION please click here:project info_EVS France

GOOD LUCK!

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1 EVS vacancy in Portugal

Project title: “Make the Difference Through EVS”

Location: Casa Pia de Lisboa – CED Santa Clara, Portugal

Period: 01/10/2016 – 27/09/2017 (12 months)

EVS Portugal

This project will take place in Centro de Educação e Desenvolvimento (CED) Santa Clara that is composed by a net of 6 foster homes located in Sintra, Cascais and Oeiras.

Profile of the volunteer: Romanian, age 18-3011205568_10155505540245366_5628534959366283089_n

  • motivated, pro-active, with self-initiative, flexible, highly motivated to work with children and youth in foster homes, patient, good-listener, creative, tolerant to work with people with fewer opportunities with different backgrounds and affected by different problems (ex: education difficulties, coming from broken families/orphans, young people with mental illnesses, with low economic resources, high cultural differences, etc.).

DSC_0178Tasks of the volunteer:

– Animate and implement leisure time activities (ex: sports, music, singing, dance, theatre, handicrafts, watching movies, thematic conversations, etc.)
– Accompany children in outside activities of the foster home (ex: go to the doctor, take children to/from school/playground/cultural places, etc.)
– Motivate children/youngsters to study (ex: English language tutoring, Maths …) and to complete their objectives (ex: with creative methods like games, music, quiz, etc.) and assist them in computers (ex: internet search, Word, Excel, Power point, etc.) and search for jobs, trainings, occupation and leisure activities
– Propose and implement specific activities related to the period of the holidays/ weekends (ex: Christmas theatre play, build Carnival masks, games with Easter eggs, Summer camps, birthdays, etc.)
– Help with the meals
– Help children and youngsters to organize the house and the rooms
– Organisation of offers from the community, etc

COSTS:

  • travel costs (Romania-Portugal, both ways) are reimbursed  in the limit of 360 EUR
  • Project covers international health insurance, accomodation, monthly utilities (water, heating, electricity, internet), Portuguese language lessons
  • Volunteer will receive a monthly individual support (allowance), plus money for food and local transport.

For MORE INFORMATION please read this document: EVS project description – Santa Clara

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

  • Please send your CV (with photo) together with this application form, both in English, to roxana@ymca.ro, until 2nd of September 2016In the subject line please mention: EVS Portugal

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11 months EVS vacancy in Vilnius-Lithuania

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– European Voluntary Service – 

1 EVS VACANCY  FOR 1 ROMANIAN VOLUNTEER FOR 11 MONTHS in VILNIUS-LITHUANIA

 

Project dates: 1 October 2015 – 31/07/ 2016 P1170452

(start date to be decided together with the selected volunteer. it has to be in September)

Profile of the volunteer:

Age: 18-30

– basic knowledge of English language

– responsible, with a sense of initiative, motivated, creative, hard-working, committed

Activities of the project: – work with disabled or work with teenagers from disadvantaged background

Sending organization: Asociatia YMCA Baia Mare

Hosting organization: Pal. J. Matulaičio socialinis centras

The hosting organization is based in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania (500 000 inhabitants). The goal of social center is to support the “Blessed J. Matulaitis” parish residents, who have social and economic difficulties. The way of work of this organization is inspired by Christian values, through professional social assistance, social initiatives, as well as community organizing. Such varieties of activities allow the Social center to address many problems (individual or collective). As well we give the possibilities to integrate people in difficulties into the local community.

526786_598970810132926_1950061795_n The activities of the center are:

  •  – Work with young people (children care center, teenager groups, open space for young people, street work, “big brother programs”),
  •  – Work with mentally disabled people,
  •  – Material and food product support
  •  – Social and psychological consulting,
  •  – Family support,
  •  – Research work helping

PLEASE READ THE FULL DESCRIPTION OF THE AVAILABLE VACANCIES HEREINFO LETTER-ALL 4 ALL

FOR MORE PRACTICAL INFO, PLEASE CLICK HERE: INFOPACK

The project supports  maximum 275 EUR of the travel costs for the volunteer and European health insurance for the whole period of the volunteer`s stay in the hosting country. The volunteer will receive a monthly allowance and pocket money and free accommodation.

!!!! FOR APPLICATIONS: send your CV with photo and a motivation letter to roxana@ymca.ro until 20th of September 2015!!! Please write in the subject line: EVS LITHUANIA and the project you are applying for (see the available vacancies in the INFO LETTER)

Project is funded by the European Commission through the Erasmus + Programme.

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My EVS volunteering experience in Estonia

How about an EVS?

“You are young, you finished school but you don’t know what’s the next step, or you didn’t figure out what’s the best for you at the moment, you feel you’re stuck or you simply want to know more about the world. How about an EVS?

IMG_20140917_142543At least that’s what happened to me. I knew I wanted to have a bigger volunteering experience but the moments were just not right. Of course EVS wasn’t going to wait for me, I was heading to my 30s and I wanted to take advantage of it, since it’s once in a lifetime opportunity. So out of the blue, just like that, I decided to apply.

It was fast, the application deadline was in a couple of hours since I decided I wanted to go, I had to prepare a pre-overview of my volunteering activities and I did it. Soon I found out I was accepted as the next volunteer in Lille Maja Youth Center in TaIMG_20141016_201505rtu, Estonia.

It wasn’t my first time living abroad, nor my first working experience abroad but it was the first time to get acquainted with the “youth center” term. And in the beginning it was hard, because I was imagining it differently and the reality somehow struck me but I started to get used to the people, the way of life in Estonia, the way things work out in Lille Maja, to my project…

I lived in a new coIMG_20141015_160048untry, by new rules, eating new food and doing new things. I met new people, Estonians and other nationalities, other volunteers like me, new places, new experiences. I was working with children very different from what I have met before, with people with different behaviors, different ways of life, different views over life. I was soon becoming more like them, without even knowing. And I liked it. Mostly.

I used to think I didn’t learn much from this experience, since I did similar things before and I already had lots of years of work experience but I discovered things I didn’t know about myself and now I know I can do much more. My experience in Estonia was not always happy or fulfilling but I did my best and wonderful things that I can be proud of were born. In the end I was loved by the children, acknowledged by my coworkers, appreciated by my own self.IMG_20141021_205104_2

As a message for all youngsters: go beyond your condition! Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and be curious! Wonderful things will happen and you will be amazed of how a small thing can change you for the best and how getting to know people from all around the world makes you a better version of yourself. And never stop dreaming! Just remember to choose your project carefully so it fully defines you and your expectations and do it while you’re still young!”

Catalina Ciubar

Catalina did a lot of interesting activities and here we can mention only a few of them: fashion show, cooking club, travelers club, flash-mob,  disco party and the list can go on.IMG_20141105_180105

Hosting Organization: Lille Maja (Tartu, Estonia)

Sending Organization: Asociatia YMCA Baia Marelogo_erasmus_plus

Activity Dates: 13/09/2015 – 31/08/2015

EVS project name: “Avasta, hooli, tegutse!”

 

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