Call UPDATE 5.07.15
Even the team is almost complete and 7 volunteers are already in Bucharest starting the project’s activities, WE ARE still LOOKING FOR ONE MORE ITALIAN VOLUNTEER.
Our dream is to have he/she here UNTIL 7.TH OF JULY… but if we will find the ideal Italian candidate for this project we are ready to delay the arrival until August 1st.
“Vitamin T+” call for EVS volunteers hosting (1.07.2015-1.07.2016) –
Download here: application file Vitamin T+
This project is financially supported by Erasmus plus Program (KA1- Youth)
Starting with 1st of July 2015, we are happy to welcome in this project of 12 months, 8 volunteers from Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Estonia and Croatia.
In extension this call can be just for Partners Countries candidates
Some of the preselected candidates will be invited for a Skype interview. After that we will start the team preparations and all the administrative procedures working together with a special FaceBook group.
About „Vitamin T+”
Art in general and the art of theater in particular used in the non formal projects are developing critical thinking, helping its beneficiaries to understand and to become more aware of their own uniqueness. In addition, they understand the importance of building personal opinions, becoming more responsible and sustaining their ideas within community. Theatre and volunteering can galvanize young generations polarizing increasing interest and motivation for involvement. They may lead, facilitate and accelerate the learning process in a spectacular and unique way. It may have a strong educational function for both those involved in making performances as for spectators.
Assisted by Romanian teachers, the volunteers are making animation activities on the theme of cultural diversity for over 3000 beneficiaries. The project represents for the hosting community a way of appreciating the values of volunteering in general and of EVS in special, influencing the formal educational system to adopt non-formal methods. Each week, the EVS and the young Romanian volunteers are involved in clinic animation activities in 4 hospitals of Bucharest for over 1200 very sick children during a year. Twice a month the volunteers of this project are organizing workshops for the disadvantaged youngsters from rural areas, volunteering and EVS promotion using Forum Theatre method. The promotions of volunteering through forum theater sessions for young disadvantaged kids is a common activity of all EVS volunteers of this project, which will all be part of the organizational team of some events with artistic or social character : fund-raising campaigns, toy collecting campaigns (Easter and Christmas), The Festival of Cultural Diversity (“Aici-Acolo” 9th of May), performances, workshops, etc..
This project is a follow up of a long list of EVS projects starting with 2009 and you can see what has happened before just visiting:
you can see some movies about the activities, too:
The main hosting activities:
- Doing clinic animation for the children in 3 hospitals of Bucharest(3 days/ week, 2 hours each day).
What is clinic animation?
Through this activity we are trying to cheer up the children and make them forget about the unfriendly environment of a hospital. Our volunteers play with puppets, balloons, draw, read, make different creation workshops, make origami with the children, depending on what the condition of the child is and on the way the volunteer likes to express himself.
Who are the beneficiaries of this activity?
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. Also, because of the condition of the children, working with them requires special care and responsibility form the volunteers, but also creativity.
- Meetings with young people from rural areas, talking about a youngster’s life into an European context. Here you will use different methods like forum theatre or debates to challenge the youngsters to think about their role in the community or in Europe in general and about volunteering.
Who are the beneficiaries of this activity?
They are young people from high schools in rural, disadvantaged areas. Working with beneficiaries their age requires a special type of communication, different to the one of the beneficiaries from the hospitals.
- Presenting your culture to children (4-11 years old) through games, poems, songs and other playful activities.
Who are the beneficiaries of this activity & organization?
This activity will take most time of your schedule and throughout the year, you will meet hundreds of children from different kindergartens, schools, social centers in Bucharest and all around Romania.
With each group, each volunteer will have 3 meetings (1 meeting per week). From Monday to Friday you will have each day at least 1 meeting with one group.
Cultural diversity workshops will be also organized in different rural kindergarten, schools and social centers.
In the holyday time this events will be organized in camps in different places around Romania.
In all of these activities above you will be the ambassador of your culture:
- Through attractive, playful and interactive ways, used by you, the children should discover and understand themselves and the world around them better.
Other kind of activities can be getting involved in A.C.T.O.R.’s annual events
– Flower Campaign (fundraising selling in community origami flowers to can make Easter gifts for children in hospitals)
– Christmas Campaign (collecting toys from children, clinging and preparing them for Santa’s giftsJ)
– Aici Acolo Festival- cultural diversity event for children
– Shadow Theatre performances for disadvantaged children