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Outreach in The Black Box 2018 (from countries listed only)

Outreach in The Black Box 2018 (from countries listed only)

Belfast, United Kingdom

1 , Closed

Project description

The EVS volunteer (from one of the countries indicated) will support the staff of The Black Box with the disability arts programme, the majority of which is with people with learning disabilities and with older people. The placement will also be required to support other activities related to the diverse programme of the multi-arts venue. Outreach activities include Black Moon, a monthly club by and for people with learning disabilities, Mini-Moon, an afternoon version of Black Moon for early years children (0-7) with disabilities and their families and Moon Base, drop-in arts based activity for older adults, especially those with learning disability.


Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

EVS in The Black Box is coordinated by Bryson Charitable Group and the EVS volunteer will live in shared accommodation with Bryson EVS volunteers based in other projects. The volunteers each have their own bedroom and share kitchen, living space and bathroom. The houses are in South and East Belfast. The volunteer will receive a weekly allowance to cover food and volunteer allowance. The project is within walking distance of the volunteer house.


Training during the project

The volunteer will receive a two day induction and orientation training on arrival in Belfast, before going to the Black Box. There will be training in relevant policies and procedures in the project, including vulnerable adults training and child protection. There may be the possibility for the volunteer to attend other relevant training during the EVS placement. English language training will be available via the Erasmus + OLS system.


Volunteer profile

The volunteer MUST be from one the countries listed - volunteers from other countries can not be considered for this placement. The volunteer should have an interest in supporting people with learning disabilities and older people and should have a reasonable standard of English (minimum B1/B2) since they will need to communicate effectively and easily with people with learning disabilities and with older people. They should be enthusiastic about the arts, able to think on their feet and confident working in a busy environment. Sending Organisations have already been identified.


How to apply

Please email (& NOT The Black Box) with: - full CV - full motivation letter which is specific to the project - please state in the covering email that you are applying for the 12 month placement with The Black Box, starting September 2018


Participants with fewer opportunities

  • This organisation has additional mentoring or other support suitable for young people with social obstacles, educational difficulties, cultural differences or similar.

Related links

This opportunity is offered in the frame of an Erasmus+ volunteering project and will be confirmed as soon as funding is approved.
For further information on the status of the project, please get in touch with the organisation.

Project dates

A total of 52 week(s) during the period 01/09/2018 to 31/08/2019

Project location

Hill Street, BT1 1L9 Belfast

Looking for volunteers from

Spain, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Austria

Project topics

Application deadline

Application deadline: 31/05/2018


Name: Mary Hegarty