Celebrating Volunteers

Celebrating Volunteers

High Oak Youth and Community Centre

Dudley, United Kingdom

The application deadline has passed.

Activity description

HOYCC work with young people and the local community in Dudley and the surrounding areas. Through youth work, sports, the arts and intercultural dialog. The volunteering role links to the project’s objective enabling young people to acquire useful experience, skills and competences for their personal, educational, social, civic and professional development, thereby improving their employability and active citizenship. The project will support inclusion, participation of young people with fewer opportunities and bringing the community together for a common cause, Oneness and Unity and celebration of volunteers. We will also work with adults and seniors in the community through soup kitchens, food banks cooking art classes and other interactive programmes. The project will promote solidarity and European values. Project number 2020-2-UK01-ESC11-079601

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The accommodation will be local homes in Dudley. There are two homes each with 4-5 volunteers, it will be shared housing with fully equip kitchens. The house has everything you need to live comfortably, including washing machine, TV, internet etc. The volunteer will receive food money and pocket money on a monthly basis. Some meals are also provided at High Oak for the volunteers and the staff. The volunteers will travel around via bikes, local transport and car sharing. Travel costs will be covered by High Oak Youth and Community Centre through the funding.

Training during the activity

The volunteers will receive training to be able to carry out their role as youth and community volunteers. This will consist of youth and community work skills, safeguarding young people and vulnerable adults. They will also receive On- arrival and Mid Term training. This will support them in the process on the European Solidarity Corps programme. The volunteer will also receive further training dependent of their individual roles and tasks. They will also engage in the Youth Pass and Asdan Awards

Participant profile

Young person between 18-30 years old motivated to work with young people and the local community. They should be able to communicate in English as they will be working within the community, where English is the main language. They will need basis computer and social media skills. Travel is via bikes so this will be useful if they are able to ride a bike, but it is not compulsory.

Activity dates

A total of 52 week(s) during the period 10/09/2021 to 09/09/2022

Activity location

34 High Oak Pensnett, DY54LA Dudley United Kingdom

Looking for participants from

Austria, Germany, Spain, Romania, Turkey, United Kingdom

Activity topics

Health and wellbeing

Education and training

Creativity and culture

Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 01/08/2021