Bona Fides Association and Villaggio SOS – Ostuni Onlus are looking for Polish citizens or residents of Poland to join their “Villaggio SOS di Ostuni” Erasmus+ voluntary project in Ostuni, Italy, as volunteers. To apply please send your Curriculum Vitae and the filled application form to the following emails: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
APPLICATION FORM Application+form_October2018
Please, write in the title “ESC volunteering for Villaggio SOS Ostuni”.
Location: Ostuni, Italy
Duration: Eight month
Mobility period: October 2019 – June 2020
PROJECT AND ASSOCIATION DESCRIPTION
The main objective of the Villaggio is to temporarily welcome children with problematic family situations. The organization aims to ensure every child a warm and intimate atmosphere, able to foster the positive development of relationships, to create situations of psycho-physical well-being and to experience family-like dynamics indispensable to the personal and social growth of each one.
The SOS Children’s Village is located on a green hill overlooking a wide expanse of olive trees. It is about 500 meters from the centre of Ostuni, a town in the province of Brindisi (Puglia region), which rises with its white splendour on three hills 6 km far away from the Adriatic coast. Volunteers will be hosted in the same residence immersed in the typical green of Puglia region and still very close to the town. The structure consists of 8 family houses, a house for the volunteers and many common spaces for sharing convivial moments and socializing.
Villaggio SOS di Ostuni is a member of the ‘SOS Kinderdorf International’, the largest private organization in the world that assists children in need regardless of race, nationality, religion and political orientation since 1969.
TASKS AND ACTIVITIES OF THE VOLUNTEER
The volunteers will support the Village’s operators in the daily activities of children and young people care such as:
- accompaniment at school,
- organization and implementation of educational and leisure activities: games, sports, cultural
- activities, music workshops, painting, excursions, etc….
The volunteers will have the opportunity to:
- get actively involved,
- have experiences new environment,
- acquire a new language and social skills.
- Candidate should be over 18 years old and registered to the ESC portal
- Must be very motivated and committed to the voluntary activity.
- Interested in the topic of the project
- A minimum B1 level of English. Knowledge of italian language is a plus
ACCOMMODATION, FOOD AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS
The volunteers will be accommodated, either in a single or in a shared room, in one of the two apartment of the Village. Both studios are equipped with a bathroom and a mini-living room equipped with TV and Internet connection. Close to the studios there is a kitchen where they can prepare their meals. As a volunteer you don’t need to worry about your expenses, because there you can find everything which is needed thanks to the Villaggio SOS.
Of course, you comply with the applicable rules of coexistence in the structure. The environment, in which you will operate, will be the houses and the SOS Youth House, which means that you will be most of the time in those structures. Thanks to that, you don’t have to use any transport device. If you need to travel because of work reasons, tickets will be provided to you.
INFOPACK: infopack_vilaggio sos ostuni
Here you can find the website of Villaggio SOS di Ostuni: http://www.sosostuni.it/
Here you can find the website of InCo, the coordinating organisation: http://www.incoweb.org/eng
If you would like to know more about the EVS experience, check out the blog of the volunteers: http://www.incoweb.org/eng/Volunteers-say