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FRENCH ONLY : EVS at the Othona Community at Bradwell on Sea

The Othona Community

Bradwell-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Project description

Regular tasks include: Catering: Helping with cooking (like bread), food preparation and preservation, washing up and cleaning. All volunteers must undertake a course leading to a food hygiene certificate. Culinary ideas from your own country will be welcome. Accommodation management: Cleaning bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas, washing and replacing bed clothes and ensuring that all the accommodation areas are clean and safe; building maintenance. Administration: Assistance in the office helping with computer-based administration. Each volunteer will also be expected to contribute to social media (uploading video, photos, maintaining blogs). Gardening in the grounds of the community and learning about the energy, waste and food systems used by the community. This project starts as the season of winter arrives. Othona does have a programme for winter visitors but is much less busy than in the summer. Long dark nights and cold weather may be a challenging time for volunteers.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The volunteers will stay at the Othona Community and sleep in the core building with the other residential staff and international volunteers. They will have their own room but will share a bathroom. Wifi is available. Food will be healthy and home made. Vegetarian diets can be catered for.

Training during the project

There will be on-arrival training provided by the Othona staff on the weekend of October 20/21st and volunteers will be immediately engaged in hosting the busy week ahead. Further training will be provided by VAP during the 12 month programme. Each of you will design your own learning plan with objectives which we will support you to achieve. It is a primary objective of this programme that it empowers each volunteer by providing and encouraging opportunities to learn new skills, try out new things and to assist with finding work or study appropriate to their interests after the placement.

Volunteer profile

Age between 18 and 30 years old. Residence in the country of their sending organisation (France). Registration in the European Solidarity Corps Portal. Not having already taken part in an Erasmus+ volunteering activity or a EVS. High motivation to work in a community

Placement dates

A total of 52 week(s) during the period 19/10/2018 to 18/10/2019

Placement location

East Hall Farm, East End Road, CM0 7PN Bradwell-on-Sea

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Placement topics

Social challenges

Placement deadline

No application deadline