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6 Months of Volunteering at “Asociatia Care2Travel” in Miercurea Ciuc, Romania

Do you want to join camps at a different location with disadvantaged children? Teaching them English and playing games? For 6 months, you can support the team at Care2Travel in Romania, learn and grow together with the children, and make a positive impact!

Dates: 29/06/2020 – 29/12/2020 (We are closely monitoring the rules and restrictions regarding Covid-19 and project dates may change accordingly)

Location: Miercurea Ciuc, Romania

The main activity will be to facilitate different camps for disadvantaged children in the surrounding villages of Miercurea Ciuc, with the focus on non-formal and informal learning activities for children outside of school.

The camps will provide more social interaction for children outside of school in rural areas and support them in developing foreign language competences.

This project position will be hosted by ASOCIATIA CARE2TRAVEL.

Logistics

Accommodation

You will be accommodated in the centre of the town, max. 2 participants in the same room, with gender-separated rooms, fully furnished accommodation, a well-equipped kitchen with stove, oven, sink, refrigerator, table and chairs, as well as a bathroom with toilets and showers.

Food

You will have dinner at a local buffet-style restaurant on weekdays and ingredients provided in the kitchen for all other meals OR volunteers can use their food budget to cater for themselves.

Transportation

On bigger distances either the staff of Care2Travel will take you by car or you will be given all the necessary information for using the bus/train.

Your coordinating and your hosting organisation

Care2Travel is an organization which will provide support for your ESC project. They are a non-governmental youth organization created in 2011. Care2Travel is a volunteering organisation with a focus on making a difference. Working at a grassroots level, everything they do is about meeting reals needs, caring for the local environment and giving back to the community. The organisation has hosted volunteers from all over the world on long-term and short-term projects.

The main goal of the organization is to connect volunteers from different nationalities to work together on responsible placements that support the development of the local communities & the personal development of the volunteers. Moreover, by creating positive volunteering experiences they aim to popularize volunteering in Romanian society & thus support the growth of an active civil society.

Training and Support

The staff of Care2Travel is always there to support the volunteers in everything they need or everything they do. You will be supported by your coordinator throughout your voluntary service, to discuss your weekly schedule and own ideas. You will meet on a regular basis to discuss your development, ideas and tasks. As a volunteer, you are expected to be an active contributor – you will provide a new vision and perspective and be a valuable member of the team.

In addition, you will have a mentor who will help you integrate into life in Miercurea Ciuc, make connections outside of your workplace and immerse yourself in the culture.

You will have access to the OLS Language tool in Romanian, so you can improve your language skills throughout your stay in the country.

In addition, you will participate in an on-arrival and a mid-term training, organised for all ESC volunteers in the region in the beginning and towards the end of your voluntary service.

More about the tasks

We are looking for 4 volunteers that have an urge to develop their communication and cooperation skills and to recognise their strengths and weaknesses within a team; want to develop their practical skills in the planning and implementation of activities, want to have a meaningful contribution to society and wish to step out of their comfort zone and also a motivation to contribute to the creation of more non-formal learning activities for 8-15 years old children outside of school. 

Each week, there will be different summer camp activities across different locations with different disadvantaged children. The duration of a camp will be from Tuesday till Friday, thus Monday being the day, when volunteers can plan and prepare the activities for the whole camp, for every day of the activity.
The camps are facilitated in a structured, hospitable and fun environment where children can play games, learn English, and socially interact, and it was derived from the needs of the community.
There will be 18 different camps during the first activity phase, all throughout summer vacation. On average, Care2Travel plans to include 30 children per camp.
Each ESC volunteer will prepare non-formal and informal activities for the children in the rural areas near Miercure Ciuc. In order to efficiently organize activities for the children, volunteers need to prepare for the activities, and as they’ve finished, create notes for a future booklet, in which numerous activities and games are presented in detail.

You can apply, if you…

  • … are a resident of Germany
  • … between 18-30 years old (on the day you start your ESC)
  • … love to be creative and motivated about making a positive change in society
  • … are an open-minded person, motivated to work in a team and with people from different religious, cultural and social backgrounds
  • … are willing to live in a rural environment, far away from bigger cities, for 6 months and confident that you can adapt to a lifestyle, environment and culture that may be quite different from what you are used to at home

The project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps. You will receive a monthly pocket money and food budget (or arranged as described above), health insurance, and travel cost reimbursment (180-275€, depending on the distance). You may also still qualify for German child support money (Kindergeld), depending on your age.

If you have any further questions, please get in touch with Irma: irma.franz@naturkultur.eu

Sounds like your dream project? Apply below!

Please note that you can only apply below if you live in Germany. If you are living in another EU country, please contact Care2Travel directly.

Deadline: Apply as soon as possible!