EVS Opportunities in Belgium and Slovenia

24 Aug 2015

European Voluntary Service vacancies with Voluntary Service International (VSI) EU flag-Erasmus _vect_POS

The European Voluntary Service (EVS) is an EU funded programme for 18-30 year olds. Food, insurance, pocket money, language training and travel costs are provided. Accommodation for both vacancies is in a shared apartment. All volunteers are provided with a supervisor and social and personal support in country.

VSI is offering two vacancies (exclusive to VSI), one with our International Secretariat in Belgium and the other in Slovenia in a school and a youth centre.

EVS is an international volunteer programme for 18-30 year olds, fully-funded by the European Commission.

Accommodation for both vacancies is in a shared apartment. Food, insurance, pocket money, language training and travel costs are provided. All volunteers are provided with a supervisor and social and personal support in country.

 

EVS Volunteer in the SCI International Secretariat:

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VSI is the Irish branch of Service Civil International (SCI) which is a volunteer organisation dedicated to promoting a culture of peace by organising international voluntary projects for people of all ages and backgrounds. The organisation consists of 45 branches and an ever growing number of partner organisations,

 

This EVS project aims at raising awareness on social inclusion of young people based in SCI’s International Secretariat.  This is an exciting opportunity to work with an international peace organisation focused on raising awareness through internal and external communication, supporting the branches and knowledge management.

The volunteers’ tasks will include supporting the coordination of various communications that aim to raise awareness about social inclusion and volunteering through online platforms and websites, social media, electronic magazines, and more.  The volunteer will also have the chance to represent SCI externally in meetings organized by other youth networks in Europe.  The EVS volunteer will work with another EVS volunteer from Greece.

Location:  Antwerp, Belgium

Placement dates:  12 months, October 2015 – September 2016

 

EVS Volunteer with Youth Center Litija, Slovenia:Kate O'Haras kids hold hands in irish dancing class

YCL is a long-term partner of VSI and this will be the third time we have collaborated on an EVS project.  The volunteer will spend four days a week helping with different classes in a primary school alongside the teachers. Pupils are age 6-14 years.

 For one day each week the volunteer will work in the Litija Youth Centre helping with different workshops including workshops in the arts (theatre, painting, music) and cooking, employment services, educational assistance for children and various activities in leisure and sport. The young people attending the centre are 15 to 30 years. http://www.mc-litija.si/

Location:  Litija, Slovenia

Placement dates: 9 months, 1 Oct 2015 to 31 July 2016

Check out how Katie O'Hara got on during her EVS placement in Slovenia here

 

VSI is an accredited EVS sending organisation and carries out a comprehensive preparation and evaluation programme with our EVS volunteers as well as providing support during the placement.

 Application procedure: By application form

Kate O'Haras a line of skiiers

 Application deadline: Completed application forms must be returned to Helen Walmsley, Volunteer Programme Coordinator, by email to info@vsi.ie by 5.00pm on 31 August 2015.

 If you have any questions about this vacancy or the EVS programme more generally please contact Helen in VSI: helen @ vsi.ie

Tel: 01 855 1011