Erasmus+European Solidarity Corps

United Kingdom EVS ESC

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

HOW TO APPLY: COMPLETE THIS APPLICATION FORM 

Valleys Kids is looking for 3 volunteers to help support and develop their work at the Youth Centres and projects. These volunteers should have a genuine interest in youth work and working with children and young people. Volunteers would be expected to become involved in all areas of work of the Valleys Kids centres, which is: Open-access Play work and Youth work (open-access means that anyone can come), Family work and Activity work. The volunteers will be involved in setting up the sessions and help supervising the groups. The ESC will learn how to work with Children, young people, families and vulnerable people. Volunteers will be able to learn these skills by working alongside experienced staff and local volunteers and will have the opportunity to undertake any appropriate or necessary training identified by their supervisor.

ACCOMMODATION, FOOD AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS

Volunteers will live centrally in a shared house in Penygraig with one other ESC volunteer who is already volunteering with Valleys Kids since September 2018. The house is based just next door to the community centre in Penygraig. Each volunteer will have own bedroom and will share kitchen, bathroom and reception room. Pocket money will be paid once a month into a UK bank account once set up. Penygraig is a small town in the Valleys of South Wales. It takes about 50 minutes to Cardiff, by train. However, it is still not a big town/ city, volunteers should be prepared to live in a remote place.

VOLUNTEER PROFILE

Volunteers must: · Have an interest in youth work in general · Be honest and reliable And ideally will: · Have experienced work with and/or have an interest in working with young people. · Have a good level of English reading and writing and a commitment to improving their English. · Be flexible and adaptable to change · Have a willingness to develop projects and pieces of work according to interests. Project dates 01/09/2020 – 31/08/2021 (12 months) Please make sure you are available during this time period!

COMPLETE THIS APPLICATION FORM

ACTIVITY DATES

 A total of 51 week(s) during the period 01/09/2020 to 31/08/2021


ACTIVITY LOCATION

 1 Cross Street, CF40 1LD Penygraig United Kingdom


LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS FROM

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, Italy, Estonia, France


ACTIVITY TOPICS

 Social challenges

 Education and training

 Creativity and culture


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

 Application deadline: 18/07/2020

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