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#environmentalEurope

Description

About the project  | Long term volunteering | Short term volunteering | Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to #environmentalEUROPE – short term and long term volunteering – European Solidarity Corps project based in Budapest, Hungary and run by the House of Chances Association. This projects is an excellent opportunity to help where needed, learn new skills, spend time abroad, maybe learn a language – and definitely come back with unforgettable memories. 

The aim of the project is to boost your competences, to give you work experience, and an opportunity to learn in a nonformal way by supporting the work of our social enterprise, called the “WOW” Community Artisan DIY Workshop. You can join us in bicycle repair, sewing, program organising, helping charity, share youth/ European and solidarity values with the young participants of solidarity projects, the local community who visit the workshop, in daily work, special events, meetings and actions in Budapest and region.

About the project

#environmentalEurope is a short term (July-August) or long term (September – July) individual volunteering ESC project aimed at developing key competences and gaining experience by being an ESC volunteer. Taking part in our project means:

  • learning and doing craftworks like bicycle repair, sewing, woodwork,
  • working with kids, youth and local community,

You will have a great chance to present yourself, your country and culture, participate in different workshops and activities. Join us to explore new possibilities, gain experience and have lots of joy!

During the project you will be presenting your culture, country, ideas and creative approach in organizing activities for kids, youth and local community. You will have a chance to participate in many workshops that will help you develop the skills in working with kids, will show you the basics of management, Social Media, idea of being a volunteer. Those workshops will prepare you to work in the chosen area.

You can join different solidarity works

Vegan cooking project

In this project young people are saving waist food, cooking for cherity and organising cooking lessons for teenagers. You can administrate our Social Media, prepare posters/ flyers, organise food collection, workshops, learn vegan cooking.

Bicycle repair and donation

In this project a group of young people collects bicycles, repair tham and donate tham to those in need. You can learn bicycle repair, administrate our Social Media, prepare posters/ flyers, organise workshops.

Sustainable sewing

In this project we make eco friendly products, like grocery bags, face wipes, snack holders, sanitary pads, fabric diapers. We also upcycle used denim trousers into roll-up backpacks or other bags. You can learn sewing, do lots of sewing, take part in the administration, give help during the classes

Short term volunteering

Summer camps for kids: in this project in the summer we organise day care camps during the summer for children from 7 to 18. Every week we have different topics from DIY woodwork to filmmaking. We also teach safe bicycle riding in town and go on bicycle excursions in the city and near the town. You can support the staff in taking care of the kids/teaching basic skills such as social skills, teaches basics of your native language, organize and lead games, arts and crafts.

The You will be involved in creating and/ or participating in workshops, actions, events and mini projects to make your stay and time more interesting.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHO CAN BE A VOLUNTEER?

  • If you are between 18 and 30,
  • looking for an opportunity to help the community,
  • and would like to take part in a cross-border volunteering activity,

than VOLUNTEERING is FOR YOU! Az önkéntes szolgálathoz nem kötelező nyelvtudás, diploma, előzetes munkatapasztalat és egyéb igazolás, ellenben kell hozzá egy kis bátorság, kalandvágy és némi vállalkozókedv.

WILL I GET ANY FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR MY STAY IN POLAND? WHERE WILL I LIVE DURING MY STAY?

Every volunteer who is taking part in the long term ESC in Szczecin is supported with pocket and food allowance money (not less than 180 Euro). It means that for your stay you will receive the money for your expenses that you can use to buy the food for yourself, travel around, buy new clothes or visit an art gallery. You will be accommodated in a rented flat with access to kitchen and bathroom. All the kitchen appliances like forks, spoons, plates, pots etc. will be there also. Bills are mainly paid by House of Chances Association.

WILL I HAVE ANY HOLIDAY DURING MY ESC?

Sure – you cannot work all the time. Being on ESC also means a chance of visiting many places or travelling around. Each month there are 2 days for you to use as days off. You can use them in the beginning of the month or in the end – your choice but you need to remember about one thing – if you do not use them, they will not be cumulated. For a longer break you can use the holiday time that you receive for the whole project. Planning your days off or holiday goes hand in hand with the working schedule of your hosting organization.

SHOULD I APPLY IF MY EDUCATION IS DIFFERENT THAN PROJECT SUBJECT?

It’s not only that you can – you should! It could be a great chance to gain new knowledge and develop skills. You will have a chance to try something new and we will help with that. You can use your personal skills and talents anywhere—it is all about the happy attitude and creative approach.

HOW WILL MY WORKING DAY LOOK LIKE?

All the volunteers work the max of 38 hrs per week. A normal working day of a volunteer is full of many all-the timechanging activities. You will help the kids or youth in their everyday actions, you can organize your own activities with them, do some sport things, build LEGO or help in doing homework. In the office you will have a chance to visit our partners, organize an event or prepare some information for our followers. Working day during ESC is dynamic.

CAN I DO SOMETHING MORE DURING MY PROJECT?

The whole project is focus on creative approach so if you want to do something more – we are here to help. Music classes, languages, art, outdoor activities -or anything else- all possibilities are worth discussing and planning. Plus, we will involve you in additional workshops, events, meetings and mini projects.

HOW THE TRIP TO HUNGARY SHOULD BE ARRANGED? HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Do not fear! There are few ways of how it can be done. First of all, you already know that the city of your project is Budapest, Hungary. You can start arranging the trip by yourself. If you face difficulties – we are here for you! You can send us a message and we will do our best to find the best travel option. Also, do not forget about your Sending Organization. Who knows, maybe they know a cheap transport company that goes directly from your home city? The cost depends on the available possibilities and your own choice. The exact amount of money that will be given to you is based on Distance Calculator.

HOW WILL I MOVE AROUND THE CITY? HOW WILL I GET TO MY WORKPLACE?

As your Coordinating Organization we will buy a local transportation ticket or we can give you a bicycle that you can use for the time of your stay.

WHAT SHOULD I TAKE WITH ME IF I AM SELECTED FOR THIS PROJECT?

First of all, take all kinds of positive emotions! Your new journey will start soon. There are few material things that you will need, though. Bring: all the personal hygiene essentials, 2 pictures (size of your ID/passport), documents, clothes and shoes for every season, comfortable clothes for sporty activities. It is good to bring your own laptop, as we can not provide one.

WHAT WILL I GET FROM ESC?

Besides a chance of meeting new people, living in a new place, doing some new things in your life – everything you need to become a team player and be more self-confident. ESC is not only about the voluntary tasks. It is also about spending some time abroad to get to know yourself better. After the ESC is finished you will receive the official paper on your ESC – the YOUTHPASS Certificate that will confirm your personal development and your stay in Poland. But what you will learn here – stays forever!

Mennyi ideig tart az önkéntes szolgálat?

Az önkéntesség időtartama minimum 2, maximum 12 hónap (hátrányos helyzetű fiatalok már minimum 2 hetes projektben is részt vehetnek).

Mennyi a munkaidő?

Milyen előnyökkel jár az önkéntesség?

  • Gyakorlati tapasztalatokat szerezhetsz.
  • Megismerhetsz egy másik országot, kultúrát.
  • Kipróbálhatod magad egy idegen környezetben.
  • Elkezdhetsz nyelvet tanulni, vagy csiszolhatod a nyelvtudásod.
  • Tudatosan és hasznosan töltheted el a szabadidődet.
  • Kitörhetsz a megszokott mindennapokból.
  • Fejlesztheted a szociális kompetenciáidat.
  • Kapcsolatokat teremthetsz, barátokat szerezhetsz.

Miben segítünk?

  • Akkreditált küldő szervezetként hozzáférésünk van a nemzetközi szervezetek listájához, leírásához, profiljához, így segítünk a megfelelő fogadó szervezet felkutatásában és a kapcsolatfelvételben.
  • Megállapodunk a fogadó szervezettel az önkéntes szolgálat részleteiről (szolgálat kezdete és vége, munkaórák, lakhatási feltételek, nyelvtanulás formája).
  • Pályázatot nyújtunk be a fogadó szervezettel közösen az önkéntes szolgálat költségeinek fedezésére.
  • Felkészítünk az indulás előtt.
  • Kapcsolatot tartunk a projekt időtartama alatt (telefon/email).
  • Hazatérted után közösen elkészítjük a záróértékelést.

A program a következő költségeket fedezi:

  • Egyszeri oda- és visszautazás: távolságtól függő. A származási helytől a tevékenység helyszínéig történő utazásra, illetve a visszaútra fizetett hozzájárulás (pl. 500–1999 km-es távolság esetén: 275 EUR/résztvevő)
  • Tréingeken való részvétel
  • Egészség, baleset és felelősségbiztosítás: az Európai Unió által kötött csoportos biztosítási program keretében
  • Szállás: megfelelő szállás és hozzá kapcsolódó rezsi biztosítása
  • Vízum, tartózkodási engedély, oltás: a projekthez közvetlenül kapcsolódó egyéb kiadások biztosítása
  • Az ellátás költségei (étkezés, helyi utazás): megfelelő minőségű és mennyiségű étkezés, valamint a lakóhely és a munkahely közötti közlekedés biztosítása
  • Nyelvoktatás: a fogadó ország, vagy a projektben használt munkanyelvnek megfelelő nyelvi képzés biztosítása
  • Zsebpénz: országonként eltérő. Általában 90 és 135 EUR/hó között alakul, de vannak olyan országok ahol ettől kevesebb, és ahol ettől magasabb zsebpénz jár

Project is co-funded by European Solidarity Corps Programme

Az Erasmus+ program az Európai Unió 2014-2020 között futó oktatási, képzési, ifjúsági és sport programja. Célja a képzettség és a foglalkoztathatóság javítása, valamint az oktatási, képzési és az ifjúsági munka területén működő rendszerek korszerűsítése.

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További infók: http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus_en

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