Asociatia Voluntariat pentru Viata

Marasesti, Romania

The application deadline has passed.

Activity description

The project involves 20 ESC volunteers (15 European + 5 Romanians) who are going to support community mini-projects initiated in a voluntary manner by children/youngsters with the help of the ESC volunteers.Civic participation of children and involvement in the community life of which they belong to, is of great importance for the child’s development and the future adult, but also for the development of the community, of the society as a whole, so affected by passivity, lack of civic involvement, initiative. In this project we start from the premise that active participation cannot be taught by listening to or memorising norms and rules, but by practising and getting involved in the community.We want the project to transform children from spectators into architects of change in their own community. Children and young people, together with ESC volunteers and teachers become active agents of change through social entrepreneurship and community involvement.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

Volunteers-will be accommodated in full equipped rented apartments (3, 4 or 5 volunteers/apartment) with sharing kitchen, bathroom and dormitory.The dormitories will be shared only by the same gender.Each volunteer will receive 1 set of bed sheets, 1 pillow, 1 blanket and we recommend you to bring your own towel and any other personal objects needed.The kitchen will be basic equipped but with all the necessities for cooking (plates, cutleries, pans, glasses, cups).All the utilities will be free of charge if they will be used responsibly.

Training during the activity

Volunteers will attend the On-Arrival Training and Mid-Term Meeting, organized by the Romanian National Agency. Volunteers will receive mentorship sessions throughout the project and Romanian language classes. They will receive ongoing support from activity coordinators, teachers and staff of our organization.

Participant profile

We are looking for creative volunteers willing to spend time with children/youngsters. They should show interest in organizing educational activities, socializing and impacting the community; willing to learn Romanian, able to work in a team; responsible, flexible; motivated by this project and able to attend the full duration of the project. We will also include 10 ESC volunteers with fewer opportunities, facing one of the following obstacles: Social Difficulties, Cultural Differences, Economic Difficulties, Disability, Health Problems, Geographical obstacles.

Activity dates

A total of 48 week(s) during the period 01/07/2023 to 31/05/2024

Activity location

Nicolae Balcescu nr 2, 625200 Marasesti Romania

Looking for participants from

Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Belarus, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Georgia, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Moldova (Republic of), Montenegro, North Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Ukraine, 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, French Southern and Antarctic Territories, Virgin Islands (British), Wallis and Futuna

Activity topics

Social challenges

Education and training

Creativity and culture

Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 30/04/2023