flaga belgiiStowarzyszenie BONA FIDES oraz belgijska organizacji YFU Vlaanderen vzw poszukują osoby chętne na wyjazd na EVS do Mechelen. Zgłoszenia (CV i list motywacyjny w języku angielskim) prosimy przesyłać na adres mailowy natalia@bonafides.pl oraz na nd@yfu.be (zgłoszenie należy wysłać na oba adresy mailowe równocześnie!). W tytule wiadomości prosimy wpisać: Cultural Games Organisor, polish candidate

Termin nadsyłania zgłoszeń: 15 października 2016r.

Do zgłoszeń, w treści wiadomości mailowej, prosimy dodawać poniższą informację:
Sending association:
Bona Fides Association (Stowarzyszenie Aktywności Obywatelskiej Bona Fides)
Acronym: SAO Bona Fides
ul. Warszawska 19
40-009 Katowice
PIC: 947802812
EI referance number: 2013-PL-100
EVS coordinator
Natalia Podbielska
My sending organization may be also coordinating organization and apply with project to Polish National Agency for the nearest deadline.

Receiving and coordinating organisation: YFU Vlaanderen vzw
Location: Mechelen, Belgium
Deadline: 15/10/2016
Start/End: From: Jan 2017 to Feb 2018

project description
• Main task: assisting our volunteers coordinator with the organizing, planning and implementing of our Cultural Games.
• Cultural Games is a type of workshop with children (4 to 14 years) whereby they “play” various games with a theme and an intrinsic message to learn and appreciate different cultures. Each game lasts for 2 hours and at the end of each session, the children together with the leader will review the games and discuss what lessons were learned.
• Cultural Games (+- 250 sessions per year) are conducted in various day-care centers all over Flanders.They are organised during all school holidays
This involves :
=> planning 2 months ahead ofeach school vacation
=> communicating about bookings and follow up with day-care centers
=> placing suitable (new) game leaders / stand in as game leader
=> planning travel routes
=> preparing materials
Optional tasks will be chosen depending on your skills, interests and ideas. We look forward to your input.

accommodation, food and transport arrangements
Under the EVS rules, your travel will be covered for a specific amount , depending on the travel distance band.
YFU Flanders takes care of your tickets for travel inside Belgium to the office, to the day care centers and the other events.
A buss pass , valid over Flanders will be provided.
You will stay in a student room in Mechelen
Pocket money : we will provide you with pocket money as per the EVS specifications
Food allowance is also provided

training during the project
=> You will have the opportunity to execute the games yourself. You will then always be coached by an experienced game leader.
=> Apart from the Online Language Tool we will sponsor your enrollment in a course “Dutch for foreigners’ after arrival.
=> You will be trained on the job by several members of our office staff
=> You are also very welcome to participate in several workshop weekends organised for all volunteers during the year. Subjects can be : counselor’s and interview training, dealing with cultural differences,.. these are in Dutch.

volunteer profile
=>(very) enthusiastic and outgoing
=>good organizing & communication skills
=>willingness to learn Dutch fast. Communication will be initially in English, but you will need to master the Dutch language in a very short time. If you speak Dutch already then we are really very interested in hearing from you. It would be considered an asset should you already have a good knowledge of YFU or international student organizations, but this is not a requirement.
=>willingness to travel independently in Flanders
=>your presence & activity during July & August 2017 are an absolute requirement

how to apply
Please send your application (CV and motivation letter) to Katrien Van Reeth, Director of YFU Flanders
e mail : nd@yfu.be
tel : +32 15 69 00 85

and Natalia Podbielska, projects coordinator in Bona Fides: natalia@bonafides.pl

additional information
! Presence & activity during July & August 2017 are an absolute requirement
Optional task:
•various activities in relation to recruitment of exchange students
•continuing coordination of school visit campaign
•recruiting and supporting of volunteers who will do school visits
•carrying out of school visits and info sessions yourself
•evaluation of school visit campaign
•assisting YFU’s personnel at the YFU office in Mechelen with various matter,
•assisting volunteers in relation to weekends organized for exchange students and/or volunteers

Youth for Understanding (YFU) is one of the oldest and biggest international exchange organizations for the youth, a worldwide educative non-profit organization with the goal to promote international understanding and world peace. Initially it started as an exchange program between Germany and the United States and now operates in over 50 countries. y. There are also 3-5 different educational field trips organized throughout the year for the inbound students. All of these cannot be possible without the YFU volunteers. The volunteers implement all the activities for the outgoing and incoming students. As former YFU exchange students themselves, they are the best individuals to hold such activities.
Intercultural understanding can begin early in life. Thus, YFU Vlaanderen also works with young children (from the age of 4) to raise awareness about other countries and other cultures. Through the YFU Cultural Games we introduce children to other cultures through storytelling, games, visual materials and even songs. YFU offers these cultural games for free to daycare centers and other youth organizations all over Flanders during all school vacations. These games are conducted by not only young Belgians but also non-Belgians to provide a more authentic and real experience about interacting with people from other cultures.