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Maison des Jeunes de Marche-en-Famenne

Maison des Jeunes de Marche-en-Famenne

Marche-en-Famenne, Belgium

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Project description

La Maison des Jeunes (MJ) / the Youth Club is an association financed by the French Community of Belgium. We work in Marche-en-Famenne, a 17.000 inhabitants’ town which is located in the south of the country. Our mission is to promote youth active citizenship, participation and empowerment. In all our activities -trainings, creative and artistic workshops, outdoors activities and visits, organization of concerts and cultural events- we strive to work on the basis of a “pedagogy of the project." Through negotiation, preparation, implementation and evaluation of activities, we hope to encourage young people to acquire new skills and support them in developing themselves as persons and citizens. The volunteer will have the possibility to participate in all our activities: artistic workshops, sport activities, organization of cultural events and free time activities in the youth club.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The volunteer will be hosted in a house that s/he will share with 6 other ESC volunteers. The house is located in the center of Marche-en-Famenne and has all the modern comfort needed. The volunteer will receive a monthly allowance and will take care of the meals by her/himself.

Training during the project

When arrived in Belgium, the volunteer will participate in the on-arrival seminar in March and the mid-term evaluation in July organized by the French speaking National Agency. The seminars will be organized in French.

Volunteer profile

We expect the volunteer to build an atmosphere of confidence and complicity with the youngsters; be ready to involve him/herself in the several tasks we do with them; be able to work together with the staff; be interested in art, creativity and music and be ready to bring new ideas, new energy and enthusiasm! We also expect to host someone very flexible and polyvalent, with strong adaptability skills. To apply: please send your CV and a SPECIFIC motivation letter for the project to Then, you will be asked to fill in a questionnaire before 15/02/2019.

Placement dates

A total of 53 week(s) during the period 01/03/2019 to 29/02/2020

Placement location

6900 Marche-en-Famenne

Looking for volunteers from

Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia

Placement topics

Citizenship and democratic participation

Placement deadline

Application deadline: 28/02/2019