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Irish festival and youth mobility in FrancePosted by: Voluntary Service International
Posted date: 24-Jul-2018
Are you looking to volunteer long-term abroad, but not sure your budget can handle it? EVS may be what you are looking for!
The European Voluntary Service (EVS) is an EU-funded programme that gives young people (aged 18 to 30) the opportunity to volunteer in an organisation abroad. During their projects, EVS volunteers are provided with insurance, accommodation, food, a small personal allowance, language training and local transport. Travel expenses to and from the hosting country will be reimbursed to the volunteers upon their arrival in the country. There are no application or placement fees, nor 3rd parties fees. The participation in this project is free of charge for the volunteers. For more information on EVS, please see: https://www.vsi.ie/evs-vacancies/
Ville de Nevers – France are looking for an Irish volunteer to join their team starting on 1st of October 2018 until the 31st of September 2019.
About the organization
Ville de Nevers is a local public body of France. Since 2011, this community has been an accredited EVS sending, hosting and coordinating organization. The town has around 35 000 inhabitants and is the prefecture of a rural department called Nièvre (213 500 inhabitants), situated in Burgundy, two hours from Paris by train. The departments in which the volunteer will oversee include youth, citizenship, and local democracy.
The volunteer is expected to work with young people to raise awareness and interest of international mobility by supporting other youth in international projects, organise presentations to gather young people, and engage in radio programmes on topics such as European mobility. The volunteer will also be a part of the project “La Nièvre rencontre l’Irlande” which means “Nièvre (French department) meets Ireland” with a festival in March 2019 and some various actions during the school year. The main tasks of the volunteer will include:
Volunteers are also welcome to carry out their own projects. We want to support them in planning and launching their own projects.
The volunteer should:
The house for volunteers is located at 11 Quai de Médine, Nevers. It’s a three-story building, with a view towards the Loire and the volunteers’ apartment is on the second floor (first floor for French people J).
If you are interested in this project, please send complete the VSI EVS Application Form, indicating the name of the project you are applying for to matejavsi.ie. Deadline is 18th of August 2018.