Erasmus+European Solidarity Corps

United Kingdom Bournemouth European Solidarity Corps

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The Chatterboxes is a youth action project run by young people with disabilities aged 11-25 years old from Bournemouth, Poole and other parts of Dorset. The Chatterboxes’ main aim is to raise awareness of disabilities and create a community which is equal for all whilst being surrounded by friendship and laughter. Within all groups there is a focus on transitions and supporting members to build skills to help them in the future. Activities include: peer-to-peer support; filmmaking; magazine design; cookery; arts and crafts …and much more! AQA Awards are completed by members as well as using a peer mentoring scheme throughout our projects. Young members also deliver awareness workshops/ training in the community, create youth friendly literature and organise community awareness events. The easy-to-read Chatterbox magazine is proudly produced by members of The Chatterboxes four times per year to show our wide range of youth action projects and confidence-boosting social activities.

ACCOMMODATION, FOOD AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS

UNFORTUNATELY WE CANNOT GUARANTEE ENOUGH TIME FOR VISA APPLICATIONS FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY. Accommodation will be either in a host family or a shared apartment. You may share a bedroom with another volunteer. Your bedding will be provided. You will receive a monthly pocket money allowance and top-up for food as necessary. You will receive a bus pass to help you get around the town. You may have access to use a bicycle too. You may be required to volunteer on Bank Holidays. You should advise us of any access or dietary requirements or any medical conditions which may affect your volunteering.

TRAINING DURING THE PROJECT

You will attend On-Arrival Training (2 nights) and Mid-Term Training (1 night). You will receive Basic Safeguarding Training. You will have access to the Online Linguistic Support tool. You may have other training opportunities where relevant to your role. We particularly encourage applicants with existing marketing skills to apply for our opportunities. Unfortunately, we cannot fund any additional training you may want to do. According to official ESC guidance, you are not permitted to take up employment or full-time studies during your volunteering placement.

VOLUNTEER PROFILE

We are happy to host any volunteers of any sex who are aged between 18-30. Although we are open to individuals who have some special needs or physical impairments you would need to be able to work independently and without supervision whilst carrying out your tasks. You will be interested in youth work and possibly have some disability awareness. You will have a desire to reach people of all ages and backgrounds in the local community. We strongly recommend that serious candidates send a detailed letter of motivation explaining why you’re interested in this opportunity via the email provided.

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ACTIVITY DATES

 A total of 30 week(s) during the period 01/07/2020 to 31/01/2021


ACTIVITY LOCATION

 191 Jewell Road, BH8 0LT Bournemouth United Kingdom


LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS 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, Bermuda, Bonaire Sint Eustatius and Saba, Canary Islands, Curaçao, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Greenland, British Indian Ocean Territory, Cayman Islands, Saint Martin (french part), Montserrat, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, St Pierre and Miquelon, Pitcairn, Turks and Caicos Islands, French Southern and Antarctic Territories, Virgin Islands (British), Wallis and Futuna


ACTIVITY TOPICS

 Social challenges

 Citizenship and democratic participation

 Health and wellbeing

 Education and training


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

 No application deadline

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