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Centro Culturale Ricreativo Fonti San Lorenzo

Recanati, Italy

Project description

The Centro Culturale Fonti San Lorenzo works everyday for its community encouraging the coexistence and intergenerational exchange among the elderly, adults, teens and children. Daily the Youth Centre offers, thanks to the work of volunteers and professional educators, a qualified educational service, unique to the area, and proposals related to culture, art, music, critical consumption, environment, sustainable development and participative democracy. The project objectives are: - improve the integration and connections between different age groups and cultures; - motivational incentive toward achieving a proactive common civic sense; - improve awareness of environmental issues and sustainable development; - promote the arts (music, fine art, literature, theatre and audiovisual projects); - offer extra-curricular support; - manage a daily recreational and educational opportunity for every citizen; - promote active citizenship and the principles of the European community.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

You will live in a flat in Recanati, 1 minute walking from the Centro Culturale Fonti San Lorenzo and 10 from the city center. You will have an individual room or twin room in a shared apartement. We will also provide food allowence for shopping and eat and the pocket money for personal expenses. The travel expenses will be refunded on the basis defined by the European Commission.

Training during the project

Volunteers will participate in the On Arrival Training organized by the Italian National Agency. The association provide all the learning support for the everyday activities based on anti-autoritarian and auto-gestional methodologies, and also Italian classes, besides OLS (online language support) given by European Comission.

Volunteer profile

We are looking for 2 volunteers for any Program Country, preferably from different countries. The ideal volunteer should be a young person, carefull, funny and dinamic, prepared to work with children, youngsters and elderly, everyday. We search a person that fit in the values of the cultural center like: tolerance, interculturality, participation, democracy and team work. Volunteers need to be registered in the European Solidarity Corps portal to take part to the project (http://europa.eu/youth/solidarity_en)

Placement dates

A total of 49 week(s) during the period 01/06/2019 to 01/05/2020


Placement location

Via Aldo Moro 12, 62019 Recanati


Looking for volunteers from

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Turkey, United Kingdom


Placement topics

Social challenges

Citizenship and democratic participation

Education and training

Creativity and culture


Placement deadline

Application deadline: 01/05/2019