Open Call for Long-Term ESC Project in Hannover, Germany

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Rok prijave 30.04.2024

  • Name of the project: Long-term ESC project
  • Duration of the project: 6-12 months (starting latest from 01.08.2024.)
  • Sending Organization: “BRAVO” 
  • Hosting Organization: “Märchenkoffer e.V”
  • Place: Hannover, Germany
  • Participants age: 18+
  • Working language: English
  • Deadline for applying: 30.04.2024.

This project is supported and co-funded by the Erasmus+ program. It means that your travel costs, accommodation, and food will be fully covered if you get selected for the project. The European Commission’s support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission nor EACEA can be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

The project aims to provide organizational and pedagogical support, design engaging classes for children, initiate a self-directed project to innovate the center’s services, contribute creatively through photography and design tasks, assist with household duties, and represent the center at external events. By aligning the volunteer’s skills and interests with the center’s needs, this project seeks to foster a dynamic learning environment, strengthen community connections, and contribute to the center’s overall growth and success.

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

  1. Enhancing Organizational and Pedagogical Support for the Center’s Activities: The volunteers will collaborate with the team to develop educational programs, workshops, and events.
  2. Implementing Creative and Engaging Classes Specifically Designed for Children: The volunteers will be included in designing curriculum and activities that foster creativity, critical thinking, and skill development.
  3. Initiating and Executing a Self-directed Project that Adds Value and Innovation to the Center: The volunteers will identify opportunities for improvement, expansion, or innovation within the center’s programs and thus, develop a detailed project proposal outlining objectives, strategies, timelines, and resource requirements.
  4. Contributing to Various Creative Tasks such as Photography, Video Production, Computer Layout, and Design: Volunteers will document and capture center activities, events, and achievements through compelling photography and videography.
  5. Assisting with Household Duties to Ensure a Clean and Inviting Environment for All: Volunteers will maintain cleanliness and organization throughout the center’s facilities, including classrooms, common areas, and outdoor spaces.

PARTICIPANTS PROFILE

Participants would ideally meet the following criteria:

  • 18-30 years old (requirement of all ESC volunteering programs)
  • Responsible and reliable
  • Flexible and capable to work independently as well as in a team
  • Eager to progress and learn new things
  • Previous experience in working with children
  • Strong knowledge of English and additional knowledge of Russian (B1)

ABOUT HOSTING ORGANIZATION

Märchenkoffer e.V is a non-profit organization whose main goal is to support multilingualism and mother tongues of children with migrational backgrounds. We allow children and teenagers living in Hanover to practice their native language in an informal setting. The project includes regular classes, as well as workshops, holiday celebrations, and camps. Our regular language classes are more like hobby groups. Children can choose a field that is interesting to them: arts, science, theater, history, mathematics, chess, literature, or all at once. Much attention in our work is paid to the development of concentration, memory, and the ability to work for results. We teach children to ask questions, learn new things – independently or in a group; and be interested in what’s around them. We carry out many projects every year. Among them are aftercare, and workshops on various topics on weekends, including scientific, creative, and culinary topics. The organization also invests a lot of time into developing the multicultural community in the town, maintaining social networks, promoting the idea of solidarity, and cooperating with politicians and other organizations in the city of Hannover and the surrounding area.

ACCOMMODATION, FOOD & TRAVELLING

Volunteers will receive a monthly pocket money of 380 Euros to cover their expenses. Additionally, they will have a payment for a room or apartment, ensuring comfortable accommodation throughout the volunteering period. To ensure the well-being and safety of the volunteers, insurance coverage is also included. Volunteers will have the opportunity to take individual German lessons with a native speaker, enhancing language skills and communication abilities. Volunteers will also participate in two weeks of ESC seminars alongside other volunteers, fostering learning, collaboration, and networking.

Volunteers are encouraged to attend the organizations’ events as well as events hosted by other youth organizations, broadening their horizons and enriching their cultural understanding. This program offers a unique opportunity to connect with volunteers from around the world, creating a diverse and supportive community. Additionally, volunteers can practice various languages, including Russian, English, German, and more, further enhancing their linguistic abilities and global communication skills.

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TRAVEL AND COST LIMITS:

Bosnia and Herzegovina – Fully Covered

How to apply?

  1. Send motivational letter and CV to [email protected] by 23:59 on deadline day.
  2. Deadline for applying: 30.04.2024.
  3. PARTICIPATION FEE: NO PARTICIPATION FEE
  4. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us at: [email protected]
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