Bona Fides Association and One Terrene International are looking for volunteers (Polish citizens or residents of Poland) to join their European Solidarity Corps project in Lefkosia District, Strovolos Cyprus. To apply please fill in the online form, and send your Curriculum Vitae and motivation letter to the following emails: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Please, write in the title “EVS in Cyprus”.
- Location: Lefkosia District, Strovolos Cyprus
- Deadline: as soon as possible
- Duration: 9 months
- Mobility period: 01/11/2019 – 30/07/2020
Idea of the ESC Project:
The ESC project is coordinated by One Terrene International and Hosted at our Youth Centre (target groups from 18-30years old), in the suburbs of Lefkosia District, Strovolos Cyprus. The idea of the project is to have young people involved with local youth, identifying common problems and creating events and interactive workshops to address these issues. The project will be fun and packed with exciting activities for the volunteers working in different areas of the Youth Centre and with local youth, working with professional youth workers and trainers and developing a series of fun activities at the Youth Centre.
Areas of work at the Youth Centre:
- OTI Radio – hosting shows on our very own Online Radio Station
- OTI Media – Creating promotional and digital material for social media and online content.
- OTI House | Nautilos Youth Center – Creating events and activities for local youth at the youth centre and in other areas in Cyprus
TASKS AND ACTIVITIES OF THE VOLUNTEER
Otheractivities that you will be involved with:
- Nautilos Cycling Club
- OTI Hiking Club
- Nautilos SAR
- One Terrene International
- Theatre (improvisation classes, performance, final product: a theatrical play on stage)
- Other Youth Initiatives and Themed Events
Areas of interest for the events and activities of the Youth Centre:
- Youth Opportunities
- Active Citizenship
- Active Participation
- Inclusion – Equality
- Competence and Skill Development
- And many more thematic topics
Age: 18 – 30
Participants with fewer opportunities should have priority. Gender balance, respect differences and discretion should be kept. The selection process by the sending organisation should be fair and open to all.
Participants should have Intermediate level of English Communication. Volunteers will undergo a few interviews with the ESC Coordinator prior to final selection. Participants must be registered on the European Solidarity Corps platform.
The selected participants will be invited to complete an online language assessment provided by the EU. (OLS) in the Greek Language.
ACCOMMODATION, FOOD AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS
Please send us your flight information to your ESC Coordinator in order to receive information on how to get from the airport (Larnaca or Pafos airports ONLY) and assistance to your apartments.
Please note that ERCAN airport is an illegal airport and is strongly forbidden to use it for EU funded programmes.
Once in Cyprus you can use Cyprus By Bus and/or Kapnos and/or Intercity Buses. The most convenient is Kapnos. After exiting the Arrivals, tun left and you will see a sign that says KAPNOS buses. You can buy a ticket there (remember to keep your tickets, boarding passes etc). This bus will take you to the KPANOS Station in Nicosia. We do not have metro or underground trains 😊. On the day of your arrival depending on the time, we will either arrange a taxi for you from the station of Kapnos, or someone will pick you up 😊.
The supply in Cyprus is 240 volts, a.c. 50Hz. Sockets are usually 13 amp, square-pin in most buildings. More than one low current rating appliance may be operated from the same supply point, by using an adaptor (i.e. mobile phone chargers and laptops). Bring or buy suitable adaptors. The use of adaptors for operating high current rating appliances is not recommended (i.e. electric heaters, toasters, irons etc.).
Cyprus uses the Euro, you can find places and banks for exchange. If you want to change at the airport you can but generally it is not the best rate and you will be charged a fee. Most establishments accept credit cards.
Remember health insurance is your Sending Organization’s responsibility so make sure they have registered you on the insurance platform and send us your insurance number. Also, you are required to have travel insurance or your E111 health card for EU Citizens; your sending organisation will have to inform you of this so please ask them about it.
If you take any medication please remember to bring it with you, we have pharmacies here but if you need prescription medication you cannot buy them over the counter without a prescription. If participants have any allergies this needs to be expressed in the participant registration form. Please note that we are not allowed to give medication to volunteers so please bring any special medication you might need. It is necessary to inform us about any physical or other medical issues you may have.
Before purchasing any travel flight tickets, you must ensure that you have sent to the Project Coordinator at least 3 travel options/quotes (via screenshot) with prices to ensure value for money for travel routes, for approval by the hosting organisation. You are required to keep all documents issued in original format (boarding passes, invoices, tickets etc). Without these there is no proof of travel and travel costs cannot be reimbursed.
Travel Budget: 360.00 EUR
– Meet new people from different countries, create long-lasting friendships
– Explore a new country and the opportunity to learn a new language
– Accommodation is covered 100% by the program. Food Allowance of 4€ per day and €5 for Pocket Money per day.
– 5 day working week. Plus 2 extra days off earned each passing month.
– An Insurance Plan in parallel with your Health Card for the duration of your program.
– Bicycle for local transportation.