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Gravina, Italy

Project description

Upendi is an educational center in Gravina in Puglia. The center consists of young professionals in pedagogy, artistic shows and circus, engaged at the social integration of children at risk, the promotion of culture and art in all its forms, aggregation of the youth through recreational activities. The activities take an active role in the local community, particularly for disadvantaged children. EVS volunteers will gain an enriching experience for their personal and professional growth. The project represents an excellent opportunity for young volunteers to get know new cultures, new languages and gain new skills through non-formal education methods, working with children and in an super artistic team.Volunteers during their period of activity will have the opportunity to prove their abilities to work with disadvantaged children in a different cultural context and to bring their experience and culture within the activities.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The house is in the center, with kitchen, living room, toilet and washing room, and two bed rooms. The flat will be shared with 5 EVS volunteers. Volunteers will need to care about it. Each month every volunteer has the right to receive pocket money and food money. There is no need of transport because the working and living place is 5 min away.

Training during the project

The volunteers will receive the access to Online Language Service platform to study independently Italian Language. Moreover the coordinating organization Link will offer to all an intensive Language Training Course to help the volunteers to integrate in local environment and activity work.

Volunteer profile

Young person from from 18 to 30 years who are interested to help children who are facing a difficult moment in their life. Skills for animation, art, clown therapy and musical skills are very welcome! Basic English skills or Italian skills will help for the integration within the working team.

Activity Dates

A total of 24 week(s) during the period 01/01/2020 to 31/07/2020

Activity Location

70024 Gravina Italy

Looking for volunteers from

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Lithuania, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands

Activity Topics

Social challenges

Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 25/02/2020