EVS Volunteers: from Romania to Peru

The project "EVAC – Empower Volunteering Across the Continents", co-financed by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union (KA2 – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices – Capacity Building in the field of Youth) has the objective of promoting volunteering both at national and at international level, through a process of meeting and exchange between youth workers, foreign volunteers and local young people. It aims also to ameliorate the competences of youth workers and the management of volunteers within a network of 5 organization from 5 different countries: Italy, Romania, Peru, Madagascar and India.

Title of the project: Empower Volunteering across the Continents.

Where: Santa Rosa, Puente Piedra, Lima Nord.
When: from 4th of June 2018 to 20th December 2018.
For whom: 1 volunteer ITA + 1 volunteer RO (17 and 30 years old)


Hosting oganization
The association Pueblo Grande is born in 2007 from the initiative of a group of educators, a sociologist and some communication experts who decided to collaborate for the benefit and development of their local community.
The association created the project "Barrio Cultural Quiote para la Vida" that, in the sub-urban settlement of Santa Rosa-Ponte Piedra district (periphery in the north part of Lima), has the objective of promoting the values of democratic and active citizenship, among local youth.

Context
The Association Pueblo Grande is located in the Santa Rosa neighbourhood, in the district of Puente Piedra (Lima, Peru). The area, located in the north periphery of Lima, is inhabited by more or less 15.000 people. Coloured houses on desert hills, in an everlasting state of incompleteness; a landscape ready at any moment to be remodulated, enlarged, demolished and rebuilt. Even if we are at the outskirts of the Country's capital, we could as well be very far: it's an area in one of the deepest parts of Peru, surrounded by taxi-bikes that run freely in the grey streets, lacking of services, few small shops and workshops, and wall paintings of mayor candidates promising, once again, great changes for the future.

Lima's has been subjected to huge urban expansions due to the so-called "invasiones" of migrants which were moving from the core of the Country to the capital on the coastline, looking for better opportunities or fleeing from Sendero Luminoso's terrorism. The children who were born here haven't seen anything else in their life, apart from the desertic suburbs full of dunes. There is no ludic centre, no adequate football field, no movie theatre or green park in the immediate proximities.

Activities

  • Preparation and realization of reading and writing activities;
  • Activities of non-formal education and group games;
  • Activities of comunitary animation in the neighbourhood (movie projections, painting/graffiti, environmental workshops, organization of events depending on the different volunteers' skills);
  • Collection of videos and pictures to be used for the promotion of the activities;
  • Sports (i.e. gymnastic and yoga);
  • Participation to the local library's meetings.

Weekly days of service
35 hours per week – 5 days of service.
Free weekends, if there are no events of the association.

Lodging
The two EVAC volunteers are going to live in an house in the neighbourhood of Santa Rosa, which could be shared with other people or left esclusively to them.

Modalities of partecipation for Romanian volunteers

Requirements
Age: 17-30
Knowledge of Spanish language
Preferably, some experience in the field of animation, organization of sport activities or artistic-cultural laboratories with minors.

Benefits

  • Outbound travel (calculated using the EU's "distance calculator");
  • Board and lodging;
  • Pre-departure training;
  • Insurance cover;
  • Mentor to support the volunteers during the project;
  • Monthly pocket money, fixed by the Erasmus+ programme. In this case, 60 euro/month;
  • Linguistic support.

Application procedure
Application documents: CV + Motivational Letter in English.
E-mail address for applications: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , specifying as e-mail subject "EVAC – application for EVS in Peru".
Application deadline: 16/03/2018

Selection
Selection based on CV (competences and past experiences) and Motivational Letter.
Selection through Skype interview, only with applicants that will pass the first phase of selection. Every applicant will receive a written feedback about selection results.