A.C.T.O.R. is looking for volunteers
Name of the project: LINK
Duration of the project: max 12 and min 10 months
Number of places available : 2
Starting date: 1st of October 2009
Host/coordinating organization: A.C.T.O.R.- Cultural Association for Theatre and Origami in
EVS accreditation send/host/coordinating organization 2007-RO-10
Link is a project that approaches through forum theatre the differences between how young people from rural areas see life in opposition with young people from the Capital, giving them an intercultural dimension.
The objective of this project is realizing a forum theatre performance with young people from the rural community of Oltenita and from the villages nearby.
The forum theatre methods will be used to dare, to investigate, to change ways of how young people percept and understand and integrate into the community. The results will be valorized on a debate campaign on the internet (through articles, movies) which will determine the community to think about this subject.
Also, the project will have a clinic animation program which will take place in three hospitals in
, discovering the way young people with health problems are integrated in the community.
Working in hospitals
The clinic animation program takes place in 3 different hospitals: 3 days per week, around 3 hours per day. The categories of children from the hospitals are with orthopedic problems or burned, from the oncology section or with lung problems. Some of them are also from poor families or from other social areas with problems.
Their treatment often requires a long period in the hospital, an unfriendly environment for the child.
The volunteers go in the hospital rooms and play with puppets, make origami with the children, depending on what the condition of the child is.
Sometimes only talking with the child in a friendly and optimistic way can improve his state.
Working with Romanian children
Working in this project does not require professional abilities in any of its activities.
Working with teenagers or with children from hospitals can be challenging sometimes, but seeing the progresses they make after working with you can be very satisfying. If you are calm, patient, responsible, careful, but in the same time creative, funny, skillful, you are a good candidate for working with kids and you should use your potential. Also, you have to know how to make yourself listened to and to be a good public speaker, who can keep a relation with the press also and who can improvise easily.
Working in this project does not require professional abilities in any of its activities. Your participation is expected to take the abilities you have in this domain to the next level as it will be proved in your Youth pass.
If you are interested in this project, please send a CV with a funny picture JJ
and a motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org until 15.03.09.
Looking forward to hearing about you!