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YOUTH-UP:YOUTH volUnteers fostering oPen and multicultural communities

Margherita Società Cooperativa Sociale ONLUS

Sandrigo, Italy

Project description

YOUTH-UP will allow 3 volunteers to join our organization, and to reach together the following objectives: - promoting the intercultural and intergenerational dialogue along with common EU values with the local community and the target groups of Margherita (elderly, disabled, disadvantaged children and youths); - improving volunteers skills and competences linked with social and cultural work field and the promotion of common EU values; - improving intercultural skills as well as other key competences (linguistic, relational, etc.) for Margherita target groups and community members; The three volunteers will start their activities between September and June 2019 and stay in Italy for 12 months. To reach project goals, they will participate in the daily services and activities of Margherita, being supported in acquiring new skills and competences related to social work and cultural promotion. More info at: http://www.cooperativamargherita.org/it/europa/evs/english-openevscall/

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

Volunteers are hosted in a shared apartment located in Sandrigo, close to Margherita headquarters, where they will live together in shared rooms. The selected apartment is provided with 1kitchen, 1 dining/living-room, 2 bathrooms, 3 shared bedrooms, 1 lumber-room, 2 terraces, 1garage. The flat is furnished and have free Wi-Fi connection. Sandrigo is connected through bus services to the two main cities of the region, Vicenza and Bassano del Grappa. Given that Sandrigo is in a country side area each volunteers will be recognized a an amount of € 80,00 to spend for journeys during leisure time.

Training during the project

Online Linguistic Support is provided by the EU commission. Furthermore, volunteers will enjoy a direct course provided by the provincial center for adults education or other local partners. Volunteers will have the opportunity to be involved in other trainings according to availability and volunteers interest. Initial and interim EVS trainings will be provided by the Italian National Agency.

Volunteer profile

We are looking for 3 young volunteers aged 17-30 ONLY FROM Spain, Armenia and Greece: * Interested and motivated about the project and the opportunity to spend time in Italy; * Commitment toward volunteerism as a way to help the others in an altruistic and genuine way; * Interested in music and art as a way to promote social inclusion; * Interested in the work carried out by our Cooperative and social work in general; * Predisposed to relate to others and act in a work-group; * Open-minded, friendly, flexible; * Willing to develop intercultural skills and promote EU.

Placement dates

A total of 52 week(s) during the period 01/01/2019 to 31/08/2020


Placement location

Via Andretto 7, 36066 Sandrigo


Looking for volunteers from

Spain, Greece


Placement topics

Social challenges

Citizenship and democratic participation

Creativity and culture


Placement deadline

Application deadline: 15/11/2018