EVS in Eupen (Belgium)

EVS goes for youth work Eupen

Project description

The volunteer will work in a youth center. He ensures the opening hours of the youth center with the youth worker. He will sustain the youth worker in his daily work: discuss with young people, make activities with them, cook once or twice the week a meal with them, make some prevention compaign, … The opening hours take place in the afternoon and evening.
But he can also initiate a project with young people in view of his talents : rap projects, outdoor activity, cooking contest,…
The project will enrich the intercultural competences of the volunteer because lot of young people in the youth center have different cultural backgrounds.
He also take part twice the week in a conversation language course to learn German or French because the youth center is situated in the small German speaking part of Belgium, where most of the people are bilingual. So the volunteer make choose the language he wants to learn.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The coordinating organisation provides accomodation in a one-room flat in a family house. The volunteer receives some money for food and can eat free, when their are cooking activities in rthe youth center. The volunteer dispose of a bicycle to circulate freely in the city. The youth worker gives him a go pass to travel in whole Belgium and pays bus tickets to travel to cities like Maastricht (NL) and Aachen (DE) which are nearby (15-40 km)

Training during the project

The volunteer assists in the European trainings forseen for EVS: on-arrival training, mid-term training.This are opportunities to get to know other european volunteers, discuss issues about the EVS with them and to become friends.
The volunteer can as well particpate in a certified training for volunteer animators of young people.

Volunteer profile

The volunteer has to be open minded and approach easily other people. He likes to discover new people and communicate with them. He want to learn and approriate new skills and competences especially in communication, conflict management, intercultural dialogue.
He is passionated in something and likes to share his knowledges.

Additional information

The youth center is situated in the German speaking part of Belgium. This is a small part of Belgium. It’s a border region. It is 15 km from Germany and 40 km from Netherland, 60 km from Luxemburg. It is close to somme greater cities (Liège, Bruxelles, Aachen, Köln, Maastricht,…) , but Eupen itself is a little city in a rural environment near by the most beautiful natural reserve of Belgium.

How to Apply

Send your motivation letter and your CV to : join@infoeurope.eu 

Project Dates: A total of 40 week(s) during the period Sep 2018 to Jul 2019

Application Deadline:  01/09/2018