The long term EVS internship gives a practical response for the need of introduction and systematic use of creative pedagogy methods on the level of kindergartens and primary schools in the city of Odoheiu Secuiesc (Romania), using for this purpose the tool-set of non-formal education and intercultural dialogue developed by the 4 volunteers from Hungary and Turkey, connecting in the same time the awareness of European cultural diversity with the local children from schools and kindergartens. The activities are built into three groups, where the volunteers will be both creators and beneficiaries of the programs. The activities in order of importance are the creative pedagogy activities (70%), language courses and intercultural activities (20%) and the contribution to the daily work of the host structure, organizational support activities (10%). The volunteers will receive by mentors and professionals all the support that is necessary in order to accomplish their tasks.
The volunteers will be hosted in a shared apartment located near the centre of the city, therefore they won’t need to take public transportation. The apartment has:
– 2 rooms and one bathroom with toilet, shower and washing machine
– kitchen with fridge, stove, microwave, dishes, glasses, all the necessary utilities
– Wi-Fi connection
Volunteers will receive a monthly pocket money of 60 euro and food allowance of 120 euro.
Training during the project
The volunteers will have to attend to 2 training sessions provided by the Romanian NA, which are the on-arrival and mid-term trainings, being also prepared for their activities within the project, such as working with children, organizing intercultural events and supporting the host structure. The main language used in the city is Hungarian, so the volunteers will receive language training in order to ease up the accomplishment of their tasks, also getting Romanian language training which will be needed in trainings, evaluation meetings and free time touristic activities in Romania.
Looking for volunteers from Hungary and Turkey aged between 18 and 30 when the internship starts. We prefer volunteers with care for children and pedagogy who are:
– open to gain new experiences, to learn new things, to develop and improve personal and professional skills, abilities, competences
– open minded, communicative, sociable, patient, flexible, motivated to get involved in activities for the benefits of the hosting community, having the ability to work both individually and as part of a team showing respect towards other volunteers, the host association and the community members
How to apply
From anyone wishing to apply we require a Europass CV and a short motivation letter. We also ask all candidates to fill in the short application form on this link
The volunteers will work mainly with children in local kindergartens and primary schools. Previous experience of potential volunteers in the field of activities involving children is not a requirement but it is an asset for all those who wishes to apply.
Volunteers can attend to two more trainings which are pre-departure and final trainings provided by the NA-s of the countries involved.