Bona Fides Association and Plan Be are looking for Polish volunteers or residents in Poland to join their European Voluntary Service project in Nicosia, Cyprus. To apply please fill the application form and confirm your application by sending an email to the following: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Please, write in the title ”EVS in Nicosia – application”.
- Location: Nicosia, Cyprus
- Deadline: 24/07/2019
- Duration: 6 months
- Mobility period: as soon as possible! – 20/11/2019
Application Form: https://forms.gle/nPJCkxFmuswr92cY7
PlanBe is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation established on March 2014, aiming at the personal and professional development of young people . The organisation is based in Nicosia, Cyprus, and acts at national and European level.
PlanBe forms a platform of communication for the exchange of ideas and the productive cooperation of young people in a variety of subjects of interest. It explores youth’s development through means of formal and non-formal education, while at the same time promotes European and International opportunities for active citizenship and cultural understanding.
In the fast-changing societies we live in and the challenges we face today, it is important to be prepared with an alternative, back up plan. PlanBe contributes to young people’s exploration for finding their own Plan B(e) and making it happen. So far, PlanBe have sent more than 350 Cypriots participants in project abroad representing Cyprus and have implemented 14 projects, hosting more than 300 participants from abroad.
In 2018, our NGO have become a EuroDesk multiplier. Eurodesk unites a network of over 1000 youth experts in 35 countries under a mission to raise awareness among young people on learning mobility opportunities and to encourage them to become active citizens. PlanBe is EVS accredited. European Voluntary Service has had a major impact on the lives of many thousands of young people over the past 20 years. European youth can have the opportunity to volunteer abroad and gain valuable experience.
The “Re-Imaginers” project aims on effects for all the actors involved. Firstly, the participants will be given the opportunity to participate in a project that will enhance their skills, make them more confident with a higher self-esteem, and that will give them the chance to be creative and innovative, bring-in new ideas and brainstorm, and finally learn how an NGO functions. Through the volunteering, the participants will be given the opportunity to learn through non-formal and informal learning, and
they will be given full support to unfold the full potential of their skills and creativity. Furthermore, the volunteers will receive thorough training on how an NGO works, on how to train other people, and in general they will learn through hands-on experience with tangible results. Additionally, the volunteers will learn how to adjust to a new culture and a new language, and how to work in a multicultural environment and as a part of a team.
ACCOMMODATION, FOOD AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS
The Volunteers will live in a shared flat in Nicosia suburbs. An allowance will be given for food and pocket money every month.
TRAINING DURING THE PROJECT
The volunteers will be working with us in PlanBe and assist on different tasks that the organisation has to carry out such as the implementation of our Erasmus+ (KA1) projects, but also in the daily activities of the organisation. Furthermore they will
design and implement up cycling workshops in schools and communities in rural areas, and finally they will be working on future up cycling projects. The volunteers will be interacting with the volunteers in our organisation on a daily basis, bring
their own ideas and run a workshops/seminars at schools for esc, promote reuse and up cycling. Support in other NGOs that we cooperate as organization for example in a dog shelter etc.
Volunteers with fewer opportunities and more specifically young people with either economic and geographical obstacles and young people outside employment, education and training, with strong interest on volunteering will be strongly encouraged to participate in the “Re-Imaginers”. Moreover, volunteers are expected to be willing to work in groups, be open minded and ready to take initiatives and accept challenges. Our future volunteers are expected to be willing and ready for new challenges and experiences.
As organisation we aim that volunteers will act and be involved in a safest and appropriate environment. So except of safeguard that each volunteer has the European Health Insurance Card and the registration to CIGNA insurance, volunteers will be provided with a list with emergency phones and with the phones of all active local volunteers and members of the organisation. We plan in a safest place for their accommodation, not far away from the hosting organisation building and giving to them solutions for their general transportation (bicycles, free card for buses).
The volunteers will be requested to inform the hosting and sending organisations where they are, in case they are planning a trip out of town on their days off.