Bona Fides Association in partnership with ASOCIACION CULTURAL Y MEDIOAMBIENTAL PERMACULTURA CANTABRIA is looking for enthusiastic young individuals from Poland for a ESC volunteering Project in Spain 馃嚜馃嚫! This is your chance to contribute to exciting projects encompassing European projects, art, dance, sports, environmental conservation, and much more!



Start: June/July 2024
Duration: 12 months
Place: Sar贸n, Spain


MAIN TOPICS

Learn and collaborate in the preparation of Erasmus+ projects. It is an excellent opportunity to learn how to manage an NGO, learn how to write projects and manage European funds.


OTHER TOPICS

Contribute to NGOs, garden management, coordinate sports activities, work as a team, engage in dance, artistic opportunities and participate in various other tasks.


FINANCIAL CONDITIONS

The project is co-financed by the European Union in the frame of European Solidarity Corps program. It covers food, accommodation, insurance, travel expenses, pocket money and local transportation.


PARTICIPANTS鈥 TASKS

– To assist in the management of NGOs, particularly in writing European projects within the Erasmus+ framework (training will be provided).
– To acquire basic information about the first steps for how to start creating an association.
– To design, prepare and maintain the community garden.
– To get engaged in artistic activities to enhance the visual appeal of the facilities.
– To co-organize exhibitions, festivals, conferences, interviews, workshops and other events.
– To participate in language classes using non-formal methodologies.
– To organize cultural activities based on their experiences and traditions.
– To promote the European values, such as solidarity, environmental care and volunteering all of them aligned also with the SDGs.
– To foster positive relationships with the local community and the Ukrainian community by engaging in local activities.
– To share the outcomes of volunteering on various social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, blog, website, etc.


PRACTICAL ARRANGEMENTS

– Maximum weekly work commitment of 35 hours a week, inclusive of language classes, job preparation and workshops.
– Shared accommodation with fellow volunteers.
– Monthly pocket money of 鈧180 per month (鈧6 per day)
– Food will be provided
– Transportation expenses are covered, with a round-trip allowance with different budget depending the country and the distance from Sar贸n.
– Comprehensive health insurance coverage.


WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR JOURNEY AT PERMACULTURA CANTABRIA?

AT PERMACULTURA CANTABRIA, WE ARE DEDICATED TO PROVIDING AN ENRICHING PLATFORM WHERE YOUNG INDIVIDUALS DO MORE THAN CONTRIBUTE WITH THEIR TIME AND ENERGY; THEY EMBARK ON A TRANSFORMATIVE JOURNEY OF PERSONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT.

From the moment of your arrival, you will be immersed in a collaborative environment meticulously crafted to nurture both individual and collective advancement.

Our distinctive philosophy revolves around empowering volunteers through the co-creation of their own experience. As you initiate your journey with us, you will be part of an inclusive process where, alongside fellow volunteers and our dedicated team, you will actively participate in organizing and leading the activities to be undertaken. This approach ensures that your stay is not merely an opportunity to serve but also a chance to acquire meaningful skills and fulfill your personal aspirations.

鈥 LEARNING 鈥 WELLNESS 鈥 TEAM BUILDING 鈥 NATURE

In past cohorts, our volunteer teams have ventured into diverse areas such as mastering the intricacies of drafting European project proposals, assisting international NGOs in crafting impactful initiatives, and conducting training sessions and workshops.

Within this framework of mutual learning, you may find yourself spearheading artistic workshops, teaching dance classes, facilitating language exchanges, nurturing community gardens, or even coordinating celebrations that honour various cultures.

Beyond these engagements, we foster a sense of community and camaraderie through continuous interaction and collaboration in daily tasks and special projects. These tasks range from creating and maintaining green spaces to cultural exchanges and environmental education, always reflecting our core values of sustainability and mutual respect. Joining Permacultura Cantabria transcends traditional volunteering; it signifies embarking on a journey of self-discovery, social innovation, and experiential learning. Every activity here is imbued with purpose, every challenge transforms into a valuable learning opportunity, and each day marks a step toward shaping a conscious global identity. We extend an invitation for you to immerse yourself, learn, and flourish with us. By the conclusion of your tenure, you will have pushed the boundaries of your potential, acquired a spectrum of practical and theoretical skills, and, most importantly, contributed significantly to a community that bridges geographical and cultural boundaries.

Welcome to your next profound adventure at Permacultura Cantabria.


ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAM

Permacultura Cantabria coordinates a diverse range of activities, each requiring unique commitments and adaptable schedules.

Whether tending to our ecological gardens, engaging in artistic creations, or initiating youth programs, we expect our volunteers to embrace flexibility within their daily routines.

A standard week is structured from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Recognizing the significance of personal time and rest, we employ a rotation system for all team members, the details of which will be comprehensively presented during your induction.

We prioritize work-life balance, ensuring volunteers have two rest days weekly, typically on Saturday and Sunday, and are allocated a maximum workload of 35 hours per week. Furthermore, all ESC volunteers are entitled to 2 official holidays monthly, supplemented by Spain’s national holidays.

Engaging in Permacultura Cantabria’s daily life involves active participation in various facets of our operations, from routine maintenance such as cleaning and gardening, to upholding the excellence we’re known for across all functions. Volunteers immerse themselves in ecological endeavours, nurturing our gardens, contributing to environmental sustainability, and participating in creative artistic projects spanning disciplines such as music, theatre, and visual arts.

One pivotal aspect of your volunteer experience will be the specialized training sessions in drafting European project proposals, empowering you with the knowledge to conceptualize, write, and manage international projects. This skillset opens the door to significant contributions to our ongoing initiatives and any future professional endeavours you undertake.

Your journey doesn’t end there; our program encourages the exploration of physical activities. From organizing and participating in various sports to leading dance sessions, we believe in the power of these activities to foster teamwork, health, and personal growth.

In our nurturing environment, volunteers are further encouraged to share their unique skills through group activities, fostering a community of learning and mutual enrichment.

Whether your passion lies in organic farming, community art projects, youth mentorship, or sports, there’s room to align your contributions with Permacultura Cantabria’s overarching vision and objectives.

This program introduction serves as a precursor to the detailed guidance and support you will receive upon your arrival, laying the foundation for a fulfilling and transformative experience.

Among the activities you might participate in during your volunteering period are:

COMMUNITY EVENTS – Participation and/or assistance with the organization of community events (open days, festivals, etc.), which may take place at Permacultura Cantabria or externally (e.g., festive markets, theater productions, etc.).

COMMUNITY PROJECTS – Participation in and/or assistance with the organization of community projects (open days, festivals, etc.), which may take place at Permacultura Cantabria or externally (e.g., festive markets, theater productions, etc.).

ESC PERSONAL PROJECTS – Development of an ESC journal, creation of an ESC portfolio, and participation in thematic studies, all related to Permacultura Cantabria’s activities.

ESC COORDINATION – Induction, training, and mentoring related to your work and life in ESC. This includes updating administrative matters, reviewing and assessing ESC progress, and writing YouthPass and ESC reports and testimonials.

ENGLISH SUPPORT (OPTIONAL) – Individual assistance for those who require it, complementing the EU Academy Tool. This includes aid with report writing, testimonials, conversation, etc., but does not replace a comprehensive language course or personal initiative to learn English.


CHECK OUT THE INFOPACK FOR MORE DETAILS AND FAQ


APPLICATION

In order to apply for this project, click to fill in the APPLICATION FORM or you can contact us at the following emails: mariachiara@bonafides.pl聽and聽anna@bonafides.pl. Please write聽鈥淓SC in Sar贸n, Spain聽in the title of your e-mail.