Erasmus+European Solidarity Corps

Finland Pori European Solidarity Corps

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION

Our project “International Youth Houses” aims to find and maintain a positive international atmosphere in all the activities provided by youth affairs in the city of Pori. We want our youngsters and youth workers to have an open mind and positive attitude towards other cultures and new international people coming to Pori. We wish our volunteers to lead the way and help us achieve our aims. In result our volunteers, youngsters and youth workers feel more comfortable and learn from each other during our everyday activities. We hope that our youngsters would also get inspired and encouraged by the volunteers to travel and experience other countries and cultures. Volunteers will work as assistant youth leaders, take part in planning and implementing all the activities our organization provides for youth in Pori. We arrange mostly open youth house activities, but also web-, international- and specialized youth work. Within these themes we have group activities, events and camps

ACCOMMODATION, FOOD AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS

The volunteers will share an apartment close to the city center, bedrooms are separated but they will share the kitchen, the living room and the bathroom together. Volunteer will receive 150€ pocket money + 180€ per month for food. With 330€/month the volunteer will manage, but prices in Finland are high! Hosting organisation will help buy the flight tickets and arrange transportation from Helsinki Airport to Pori. Volunteers will get an access card for the local public bus transportation when needed to get to work place and a Finnish mobile phone number with internet connection.

TRAINING DURING THE ACTIVITY

The On-Arrival Training for volunteers is in “Youth Centre Villa Elba” in Kokkola in October and it is about 6 days long. The Mid-Term Training usually is in January/February and it is about 3 days long. These trainings are part of the volunteering period for all volunteers. The trainings are really good opportunities to meet other volunteers from all over Europe and share with them experiences, thoughts and feelings regarding your volunteering period. These trainings enable you to create friendships and travel more here in Finland.

PARTICIPANT PROFILE

Volunteers must be comfortable and motivated working with youngsters 13-19 -year-old. Work requires especially the ability to take responsibility and initiative making contact with the youth despite the language barrier. We hope to find volunteers who show interest towards some of the activity types we provide and have some experience or skills of at least one of them; outdoor or indoor sports, graphic design, social work, event planning and social media marketing. The volunteers must be at least 18 year old. ATTENTION! To apply for this project, you need to send a motivation letter!

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ACTIVITY DATES

 A total of 52 week(s) during the period 01/10/2021 to 30/11/2022


ACTIVITY LOCATION

 Isolinnankatu 12, 28100 Pori Finland


LOOKING FOR PARTICIPANTS FROM

Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Belarus, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Algeria, Estonia, Egypt, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Georgia, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Iceland, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Libya, Morocco, Moldova (Republic of), Montenegro, North Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Palestine, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Russian Federation, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Kosovo * UN resolution, British Antarctic Territory, Anguilla, Aruba, Saint Barthélemy, Bermuda, Bonaire Sint Eustatius and Saba, Canary Islands, Curaçao, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Greenland, Guadeloupe, British Indian Ocean Territory, Cayman Islands, Saint Martin (french part), Martinique, Montserrat, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, St Pierre and Miquelon, Pitcairn, Réunion, Saint Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands, French Southern and Antarctic Territories, Virgin Islands (British), Wallis and Futuna


ACTIVITY TOPICS

 Reception and integration of refugees and migrants

 Environment and natural protection


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

 Application deadline: 31/08/2021

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