Contact person: Patricia Eguía
Organisation:Coordinadora Infantil y Juvenil de Tiempo Libre de Vallecas
Location: Madrid, Spain
Our project mainly consists of developing tasks in an association of Coordinadora Infantil y Juvenil de Vallecas and also helping out in Centro Europa Joven Madrid. “Coordinadora Infantil y Juvenil de Tiempo Libre de Vallecas” (Child and Youth Platform of Leisure Time Organisations of Vallecas) is a non profit organisation created by youth organisations whom work with children and young people with less opportunities from the neighbourhood of Vallecas. In total there are 22 associations in one of which our volunteers will be placed.Coordinadora is also in charge of the implementation and running of the Centro Europa Joven Madrid (European Youth Centre of Madrid).This centre tries to be a resource that puts Europe and its opportunities at disposal of young people in Madrid and provides information and assessment to young people in topics like European mobility, European institutions and run projects as EVS, Youth Exchanges and Seminars and Training or Languages Courses. During the first weeks the volunteers will be involved in a cultural adaptation time supposed to make their arrival and integration in the local community and in their tasks in the projects easier. The two first October weeks will take place this cultural adaptation. Before arriving, they will get a “Welcome Pack” containing all the documents and information to have a Basic knowledge about how to manage in Madrid, in order to make the first time in Madrid easier and helping them to get used to the city.After this adaptation period, begins the activity!First of all they will have an On-Arrival Training where all volunteers from Madrid meet and get the basic facts of being a European volunteer. After they will continue with Spanish lessons, what we intend to be intensive in the beginning and not so intensive when they know a bit more of the language. The Spanish lessons will be combined with the other daily activities of the centre.The main activity of the volunteers will be the collaboration in the educational activities in one association in Vallecas, and complementing this they will help in the European Centre Europa Joven Madrid.
TASKS IN ASSOCIATION OF COORDINADORA INFANTIL Y JUVENIL DE TIEMPO LIBRE DE VALLECAS For their tasks in the associations in Vallecas it’s important that the volunteers get to know the school system in Madrid, as well as the living conditions of the children and youngsters who participate in the out-of-school activities, like scholar support and free time activities. The district, the resources in Vallecas and above all, the methodology and philosophy of educators and volunteer’s work from the associations. Their tasks will be:- Helping in the leisure time activities with the association- Helping in their school support tasks.- Participating in weekend trips and summer camps. I t’s important to considerate that some of the associations work with children and youngsters in social risk and that the associations work with non-formal education with the children and youngsters, organizing activities with educational purposes though free time activities. The volunteers will have an active role in the team meetings, in the preparation of activities, planning, meeting with the educators and volunteers, and their opinions will also be considered. We would like that the volunteers takes initiative, brings their own ideas, plan and develop any activity in which they are interested and we will try to realize them if it’s possible. TASKS IN CENTRO EUROPA JOVEN MADRID The tasks of the volunteers will be:- Helping in the information sessions in EVS- Helping in the monthly newsletter of Centro Europa Joven Madrid.- Organising Conversation workshops. (Tandem.)- Helping with office work. But they will also have the opportunity to make their own suggestions and propose new ideas.
Please, read carefully all the information about our project, the activities, the dates, etc. If you are interested, please send us: 1. filled application form we are attaching, 2. your CV 3. and a specific motivation letter. 4. And do not forget to send us a photo. Send it before 25th of march to firstname.lastname@example.org