[globaalikasvatus-l] 2011 Year of volunteering. One EVS place in Italy

Sanna Rekola sanna.rekola at kepa.fi
Tue Sep 28 09:28:19 EEST 2010

Viestin välitti,
Sanna Rekola, Kepa
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Dear friends,

as you probably know, 2011 will be the European year of Volunteering.

InformaGiovani is looking for one EVS volunteer (to be "added" to the 
current three, already working with us) focusing his/her service on the 
specific topic of the European year.

Dates of the service are 1 February 2011 - 30 January 2012
First two months an intensive Italian language course is foreseen (6-8 
hours every week)

Tasks of the volunteer will include:

till September 2011

- support the volunteering promotional campaigns (producing and 
distributing leaflets, organize events, etc)
- support the implementation of workcamps and voluntary projects in 
Italy (support the logistic, meet the local partners, co-ordinate 
contacts between camp leaders and incoming volunteers, etc)
- support the placement of Italian volunteers in workcamps abroad 
(manage the volunteers database, manage their applications/inscriptions, 
stay in contact with hosting organizations, etc)
- support the placement of disadvantaged young people in national and 
international voluntary projects (manage the bureaucracy connected to 
involvement of young offenders, get in contact with social services, 
facilitate their travel arrangements, etc)

 From September till January

- Support the evaluation of the placement season (get and sort feedbacks 
from volunteers and leaders, organize evaluation meetings, support the 
production of financial and activities reports for donors and funders, 
prepare and send reports to relevant partners and institutions)
- Support the preparation of the placement season 2012 (meet with old 
and new potential partners for workcamps, prepare advertising and 
information campaigns on volunteering
- Prepare his/her own diary/publication on the experience

Total work foreseen is 30-35 hours per week, 5 days every week. During 
placement season (End of April and the whole period June-July-August) it 
is highly probable that the volunteer will work also during week-ends. 
In such a case, compensation days off will be ensured in the following 

The selected volunteer will live in a double room in the city centre of 
Palermo in an house shared with other EVS volunteers and/or foreign 

COMPULSORY requirements for potential candidates

- Availability for the whole period of Service (1 February 2011 – 30 
January 2012)
- Basic knowledge of Italian language
- Good knowledge of English
- Previous experience in organizing (or at least taking part) in 
international voluntary projects (preferably workcamps)
- Aged between 22 and 29
- Computer and IT skills (use of word and excel – or open Office, use or 
familiarity with online database)
- Availability to share his/her flat with other volunteers (both males 
and females)
- Flexibility in the working time
- Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience and 
knowledge of volunteers placement procedures.


If you want express one candidature, please send us 
(evs at informa-giovani.org <mailto:evs at informa-giovani.org> ) a CV of the 
volunteer with his/her motivation letter for the specific project. 
Candidatures with generic motivation letters will be not taken into account.

Only candidates whose CV is selected will be contacted for a phone 

Deadline for candidature is the 15^th of October.


Sanna Rekola
Järjestökoordinaattori – Coordinator for member organisations
Kehitysyhteistyön palvelukeskus Kepa ry – 
Service Centre For Development Cooperation
Tel. +358 9 584 23 271 
Fax. +358 9 584 23 200
Email. sanna.rekola at kepa.fi

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