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Maison des Jeunes de Marche-en-Famenne (2013-BEFR-35)

Theme 1: Youth leisure
Theme 2: European awareness

EVS activity will start on 01/03/2017 for a duration of 12 months

The hosting organization

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 young people who come in the youth house are in between 12 & 26 year old.
Our youth participates in activities such as: dance, African drumming, musical creation and fashion design workshops, organization of concerts and radio emissions.

EVS experience

The MJ of Marche-en-Famenne is not new in hosting EVS volunteers. We had many volunteers, from Italy, Spain, Estonia, France and Russia.

We think that welcoming an EVS volunteer within our staff allows our public of young people to open themselves to other cultures and to develop a new relationship with somebody. EVS volunteers’ presence at the MJ offers the opportunity to the staff to introduce their world to somebody foreigner to the department and to promote and value their work. Also, we think an EVS volunteer working at the MJ will have the opportunity to acquire many skills and to meet a lot of people coming from different realities of the town of Marche-en-Famenne.

Location of the project

La Maison des Jeunes is located in Marche-en-Famenne, a 17 000 inhabitants town of the province of the Belgian Luxembourg. This unique situation will allow the volunteer to share the semi-rural life style of the area, but also to meet young people coming from different realities and horizons.

During his/her EVS, the volunteer will live and mostly work in Marche-en-Famenne. The town offers all modern facilities (shops, supermarkets, sport center, cinema....).

Even if it is not far away from the biggest Belgian cities (57 km from Liège, 106 km

from Brussels, 47 km from Namur) and well connected by train, Marche-en-Famenne can sometimes look remote and very quiet.
The volunteer will be in contact with other EVS volunteers being hosted in other projects in the municipality.

The project

The volunteer will have the possibility to participate in all our activities: artistic workshops, sport activities, organisation of cultural events and free time activities in the youth club.
The youth club is open almost every day of the week after school ends, organizes more than 10 musical concerts every year as well as different trainings (magic, drums, pictures...) corresponding to holidays period at school.

The volunteer will be involved in all these activities and will be able to propose his/her own after school activities.
S/he will also work sometimes in partnership with other local youth and social organisations.

Free time at the youth club

With the help of a staff member, the volunteer will be at the youth house and welcome the young people who come there to spend some free time after school. During these moments, the youth house is open to everyone. The young people come to meet each other, play some games (darts, baby foot, board games...), they discuss and so on. The staff members are available to facilitate the activities but the youngsters are free to participate or not, as this space is more a space dedicated to socialization than participation to activities.

Artistic or sport workshop

Up to his/her capacity and motivation, the volunteer could take part in some of the following activities: sport, dance, music, fashion design workshops...

Cultural Visits

The volunteer could help in organising some visits out of the youth house (bowling, paintball, amusement park, museum...)

Collective activities with other EVS volunteers

The EVS activity within La Maison des Jeunes is part of an EVS group project that aims to increase European awareness among youth in the town of Marche-en-Famenne and to improve a closer collaboration between the local youth services. For this reason, some activities will be run with other EVS volunteers (hosted by three other local organizations). The volunteers are encouraged to work together especially during specific youth events organized once a year in Marche-en-Famenne: Rock festival, youth services open day... The volunteers will help to prepare and follow-up these events. In some occasions, they can hold an information stand presenting EVS program and youth exchange opportunities. We would also like to organize a “European night” in the local youth house to give volunteers the possibility to present their country and traditions.

The volunteer’ language and culture training course
We always expect from the volunteer to share with us his/her culture and passions. Volunteers of La Maison the Jeunes are used to organize, in the second part of their EVS project, a course of their language or other aspects of their cultures: you are welcome to let us know more about your country cooking traditions, habits, language and so on.
If the volunteer is not interested in organising a language course, s/he will have anyway the possibility to implement another personal project!
We will really appreciate volunteer’s initiatives and proposals!

Profile of the volunteer

Our project is open to anybody motivated by volunteering and who wishes to be involved in our organisation and working with youngsters, regardless to their nationality, religion, believes, diploma, professional experience.
Because the majority of the youngsters don’t speak any other language than French, we appreciate if the volunteer has some basic skills in French before starting the service.

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!

(for example it’s mainly during the week-ends that we organize parties and concerts and they last sometimes all the night long! On the other hand during the week, especially in winter time, the volunteer will devote a big part of his/her time mainly to welcome the youngsters who come to the Maison des Jeunes just to meet

other youngsters or play pinball...).

Number of EVS volunteers hosted

One on this project but s/he will have regular contacts with the other EVS volunteers hosted in Marche-en-Famenne (4 in total).

How to apply

We wait for a specific motivation letter for this project as well as a CV on 4th September 2016 at latest. Once the application is received, the pre-selected volunteers will have to fill in a questionnaire and send it back by 9th September.
The application of those who will send their motivation letter and CV later than September 4th won’t be taken into consideration.

We encourage the volunteers to learn a bit of French before the beginning of the projects.

Responsibilities and practical arrangements

Responsibilities: The EVS volunteer will always work under the responsibility of youth workers of MJ. S/he will have the autonomy s/he’ll need to develop his/her own initiatives and personal projects, but s/he won’t be responsible of an activity on its own.
S/he will always get the advice and support of a youth worker.

The activities s/he will take part in will always be prepared with the staff.
Preparation meetings will allow the staff to inform the EVS volunteer about the rules to respect, about all in risks prevention and safety.
Accommodation: The volunteer will be hosted in a house that s/he will share with other EVS volunteers. The house is located in the centre 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.
Risks and crisis prevention: Risks prevention is firstly linked to a good preparation. We will provide the volunteer with complete and true information before s/he will join our project. The sending organization will be in charge to follow the volunteer during the pre-departure process, to inform him/her about the EVS program, about the rights and responsibilities of the different actors involved, about the administrative obligations the volunteer has to respect before to leave his/her country, etc.
When arrived in Belgium, the volunteer will participate in the on-arrival seminar and the mid-term evaluation organized by the French speaking National Agency.

At the very beginning of the project, we'll especially take care to welcome the volunteer, to show him/her interesting places of our town and Belgium and to present him/her to other young people.
We'll also check that everything is in order with the insurance.

The EVS volunteer will participate in our weekly meeting in order to be integrated in the team and to have the chance to talk about the difficulties s/he lives.
An evaluation of the EVS experience will be made on regular basis with his/her mentor. If there is a problem, a meeting with the project coordinator will be held in order to solve it.

In case of crisis/emergency, we'll require the intervention of the specialized services required, according to the situation.
As we are the hosting organization in this project we are in charge, together with our coordinating organization Compagnons Bâtisseurs and our national agency, to provide the resources that can help in case of any serious casual problems.

 

Association des Compagnons Bâtisseurs asbl (2013-BEFR-37)

Theme 1: European awareness Theme 2: Anti-discrimination

The Hosting Organization

The Association of Compagnons Bâtisseurs, aka CBB, is a non-profit, non-political youth organisation recognised by the French Community of Belgium. The organisation proposes different kinds of activities, mainly based on volunteering and non-formal education: local and international work camps, medium and long term voluntary service, week-end workcamps, leisure time activities for and with disabled people, youth exchanges and local and international trainings.

All these activities would not be possible without a network of 420 Belgian volunteers, almost 200 international volunteers during the summer and a team of 9 employees.
We are a Youth Organisation and most of our public is aged between 16 and 25 years, even if there is not upper age limit to integrate our groups of volunteers.

CBB especially promote an inclusive approach of the public; we strongly believe in the richness of diversity and we take action to favour the heterogeneous character of our groups of volunteers. Therefore, the members of the association (+- 420 people) are from diverse origins and capacities.

EVS experience

We participate in the EVS Program both as sending and hosting Organization since 1997.
We are accredited as coordinating organization since 2007.

We believe that this program perfectly fits with our organization goals and methods: non-formal education, active citizenship promotion, volunteering and multiculturalism are keywords in our daily action.
We also particularly appreciate the learning opportunities that the EVS offers to all young people, regardless to their origins, background and economical means.
CBB is member of the ALLIANCE of European Volunteer Service Organisations.

Location of the project

Compagnons Bâtisseurs asbl presents the specificity to develop a lot of international exchanges and to be located in a small town of the south-French speaking part of Belgium. From our office, by the square of Marche-en-Famenne, a 17 000 inhabitants town of the Belgian province of Luxembourg, we organize projects all over the French Community of Belgium (Brussels and Wallonia) and maintain close partnerships with non-profit organizations from all over the world. This unique situation will permit the volunteer to share the semi-rural life style of the area, but also to meet young people from different places of the country as well as to be in contact with people from the other side of the world.

During his/her EVS, the volunteer will live and mostly work in Marche-en-Famenne. The town offers all modern facilities (shops, supermarkets, sport center, cinema).

Even if it is not far away from the biggest Belgian cities (57 km from Liège, 106 km from Brussels, 47 km from Namur) and well connected by train, Marche-en-Famenne can sometimes look remote and very quiet.

The project

The volunteer will be mainly involved in the promotion, preparation, implementation and follow-up of our voluntary projects (work camps, youth exchanges....). S/he will also work sometimes in partnership with other local youth and social organisations. As part of CBB team, we will expect from him/her to attend collective activities such as staff meeting, GA, team building day...

1) Promotion of CBB activities:
- To prepare and to hold information stands and raising awareness activities in the, youth centers or in fairs in order to present our activities and increase young people awareness about volunteering, non-formal education and intercultural exchanges;
- According to his/her knowledge, to take care of the virtual promotion of the organisation activities (Facebook, Flickr, website updating, support to the communication officer in general);

 

2) Preparation of weekend projects, international work camps and youth exchanges:
- To visit organizations that would like to host an international camp organized by CBB;
- To maintain the contact with our partner organisations through Internet communication and to send them regular updates about our projects (mainly about workcamps);
- To receive and answer to the application requests of foreigner
volunteers who’d like to participate in our projects in Belgium and to follow-up their registration process (this is an important task from April to July that permits to develop a lot of contacts, but can also be considered as very administrative);
- To give a support in the preparation of the activities:
preparation of material, participants list, info sheet, 
food...

3) Co-facilitation of weekend and international work camps
International work camps are short-term voluntary projects gathering young people from different countries. During two or three weeks, these young people work on a voluntary basis for a non-profit organizations or a local community. The tasks to realize during an international work camp can be very varied: renovation, construction, environment protection, summer camps for children...
In collaboration with the camp leader, the EVS volunteer will help to maintain a good group dynamic and to favour the learning experiences within the participants.

IMPORTANT: CBB promotes social inclusion in general and more specifically inclusion of mentally disabled people. When a person with disability or facing any difficulty (social, educational...) will participate in a camp, the EVS volunteer will be especially in charge to help him/her to integrate the group. This doesn’t mean that our EVS volunteer will always work with disabled people. This could happen but only from time to time.

4) Activities according to the personality of the volunteer and to his/her desires:
We really hope that the volunteer will bring us innovation and creativity. Depending of his/her preferences, of his/her desires and his/her capacities, s/he may make a short film or a photo report presenting the organisation, create posters or write texts about its activities, to organize raising awareness activities about intercultural learning, equal opportunities, mobility...
Our EVS volunteer will be encouraged to develop a personal project as long as it complies with the values defended by our organisation! We are ready to support him/her in its implementation!

5) Collective activities with other EVS volunteers:
The EVS activity within Compagnons Bâtisseurs is part of an EVS group project that aims to increase European awareness among youth in the town of Marche-en-Famenne and to 
maintain a close collaboration among the local youth services. For that reason, some activities will be run with other EVS volunteers (hosted by other local youth organizations). The volunteers will work together especially during special events organized once a year in Marche-en-Famenne: intergenerational events, youth services opening day.... The volunteers will help to prepare and follow-up these events. In some occasions, they could hold an information stand presenting EVS program and youth exchange opportunities. They could organize a “European night” in the local youth house and to present therefore their country and traditions.

Profile of the volunteer

Our project is open to anybody motivated by volunteering and who wishes to be involved in our organization and be in touch with people regardless of their nationality, religion, believes, diploma, professional experience. We expect the volunteer to be interested in international volunteering projects, be ready to build an atmosphere of confidence; ready to involve him/herself in the several activities we do; be able to work together with the staff; agree with our philosophy of equality and openness to the differences.

Number of EVS volunteers hosted

One on this project but s/he will have regular contacts with the other EVS volunteers hosted in Marche-en-Famenne (around 4).

How to apply

We wait for a specific motivation letter for this project as well as a CV on 4th September 2016 at latest. Once the application is received, the pre-selected volunteers will have to fill in a questionnaire and send it back by the 9th September.
The application of those who will send their motivation letter and CV later than September 4th won’t be taken into consideration.

Responsibilities and practical arrangements

Responsibilities: The EVS volunteer will always work under the responsibility of youth workers of CBB. S/he will have the autonomy s/he’ll need to develop his/her own initiatives and personal projects, but s/he won’t be responsible of an activity on its own.
S/he will always get the advice and support of a youth worker.

The activities s/he will take part in will always be prepared with the staff.
Preparation meetings will allow the staff to inform the EVS volunteer about the rules to respect, about all in risks prevention and safety.

Accommodation: The volunteer will be hosted in a house that s/he will share with other EVS volunteers. The house is located in the centre 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.
Risks and crisis prevention: Risks prevention is firstly linked to a good preparation. We will provide the volunteer with complete and true information before s/he will join our project. The sending organization will be in charge to follow the volunteer during the pre-departure process, to inform him/her about the EVS program, about the rights and responsibilities of  the different actors involved, about the administrative obligations the volunteer has to respect before to leave his/her country, etc.
When arrived in Belgium, the volunteer will participate in the on-arrival seminar and the mid-term evaluation organized by the French speaking National Agency.

At the very beginning of the project, we'll especially take care to welcome the volunteer, to show him/her interesting places of our town and Belgium and to present him/her to other young people.
We'll also check that everything is in order with the insurance.

The EVS volunteer will participate in our weekly meeting in order to be integrated in the team and to have the chance to talk about the difficulties s/he lives.
An evaluation of the EVS experience will be made on regular basis with his/her mentor. If there is a problem, a meeting with the project coordinator will be held in order to solve it.

In case of crisis/emergency, we'll require the intervention of the specialized services required, according to the situation.
As we are the hosting and coordinating organization in this project we are in charge, together with our national agency, to provide the resources that can help in case of any serious casual problems.

Contacts
Name
Serena VERLATO
Organisation
Association des Compagnons Bâtisseurs asbl
Address
9 Place du Roi Albert Marche-en-Famenne 6900 Belgique
E-mail
Internet
Telephone
+32 84 31 44 13
 
 

 

Terrain d’Aventure du Péri (2013-BEFR-44)

Theme 1: Children
Theme 2: Education through sport and outdoor activities

Project period

EVS activity will start on 01/02/2017 for a duration of 12 months

The Hosting Organisation

Le Terrain d’Aventure du Péri (The Adventure Playground of Péri) has been created in 1977, thanks to the involvement of passionate people, parents and neighbours, for whom it was important to offer children a new space of freedom as an alternative to the technical progress and modernity they judged socially unfair.

The adventure playground is open to all young people, from 5 to 26 years old. It is a place dedicated to the self- development and the community life, a place where children can learn and experiment without pressure.

Nearly every day, between 10 and 60 children gather there to share a lot of activities: outdoor games, table games, sheds building, do-it-yourself, cooking workshops, artistic workshops, and gardening. All these activities must help them to develop their autonomy, responsibility, critical sense and solidarity.
There is no obligation to be active and there is no result/production to reach in the adventure playground. The most important is to share and to exchange with the other ones.

In order to avoid any exclusion for socio-economical reason, the access to the adventure playground is totally free of charge.
The playground is recognised as youth center by the French community of Belgium. It follows a mission of education to an active and responsible citizenship. Seven youth workers are employed by the organisation, most of them at part time job.

EVS experience

Since many years The Adventure Playground hosts EVS volunteers from all Europe. Volunteers are completely integrated in the staff; they have the chance to learn animation techniques, to develop personal skills, to discover another way of entertaining children and young people. Volunteers are warmly encouraged to bring new ideas and energy.

Location

The Adventure Playground is located in Liège, the second biggest city of the French Community of Belgium (community that includes the regions of Wallonia and  Brussels). In Liège there are 190 000 inhabitants, and almost 450 000 more in its surrounding. Liège is known to be one of the most attractive and lively Belgian cities. The city benefits from a very dynamic cultural life thanks to its various artists and associations.

Liège is an old industrial city that is changing a lot in its adaptation to the 21st century. Well renovated historical areas are mixed with old industrial buildings and very modern architectural projects.
It is located on the border of the river “La Meuse”, close by the German and the Dutch borders.

The Adventure Playground in itself is a wonderful green area of 8 000 m2 located on the top of the city, not far from the city center. The playground is full of grass, trees and sheds build by several generations of children.

The project

In our project, the volunteer will be all the time in contact with children and young people. S/he will launch, lead and follow several activities. These ones can be various and will depend of his/her ideas, wishes and skills. They will always suppose a democratic participation of the children who have the right to choose and make proposals.

Usual activities in the Adventure Playground are: Artistic
workshops
(painting, sculptures, theatre...);
Creative/participative workshops (cooking, sewing,
handicraft, shed buildings, storytelling
...); Games (outdoor games, sport games, table games...); Outdoor activities (nature discovering, gardening...).

The volunteer will also help us in the maintenance of the Playground (small reparations, painting, grass cutting) and may give a support for some administrative tasks. S/he will also help us when we’ll participate in special events and/or organise punctual projects with other partner organisations: carnival, local fest, shed symposium, international work camp.

During winter time the Playground is open six days per week:
Monday 15-18 pm; 

Tuesday 15-18 pm;

Wednesday 13-18 pm;

Thursday 15-18pm;

Friday 15-20 pm;

Saturday 10-17pm.

During the school holidays it is open 5 days per week, from Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 17 pm.

The volunteer will have a very flexible schedule: our working times depend on children free time from school: during the winter there are more “dead periods” instead of in the summer when the activities increase and we have A LOT, A LOT to do!!!

Profile of the volunteer

Our project is open to anybody motivated by volunteering and who wishes to be involved in our organisation and work with children and youngsters, regardless to their nationality, religion, believes, diploma, professional experience.
We expect the volunteer to want to build an atmosphere of confidence and security with the youngsters; be ready to involve him/herself in the several activities we do; be able to work together with the staff; be interested in the topic of young people entertainment; agree with our philosoph
y; to be enthusiast and bring new ideas. As told above it’s also

Number of EVS volunteers hosted

One

How to apply

We wait for a specific motivation letter for this project as well as a CV on 4th September 2016 at latest. Once the application is received, the pre-selected volunteers will have to fill in a questionnaire and send it back before 9th of September.
The application of those who will send their motivation letter and CV later than September 4th won’t be taken into consideration.

Responsibilities and practical arrangements

Responsibilities: The EVS volunteer will always work under the responsibility of youth workers of TERRAIN D’AVENTURE. S/he will have the autonomy s/he’ll need to develop his/her own initiatives and personal projects, but s/he won’t be responsible of an activity on its own.

S/he will always get the advice and support of a youth worker.
Preparation meetings will allow the staff to inform the EVS volunteer about the rules to respect, about all in risks prevention and safety.

Accommodation: In Liège the volunteer will have his own “studio” where s/he will live alone. This apartment is in the same building where a worker of the Adventure playground lives. The apartment is 3 kilometres far from the city centre. To arrive to the adventure playground and to the city centre in general, the volunteer will use the public transportation or, if s/he prefers to go by foot, s/he will have to walk more or less half an hour. S/he could also go by bike, riding more or less 15 minutes. For the night life lovers it’s also important to know that the night buses stop around midnight.
The volunteer will receive a monthly allowance and will take care of the meals by her/himself.

Risks and crisis prevention: Risks prevention is firstly linked to a good preparation. We will provide the volunteer with complete and true information before s/he will join our project. The sending organization will be in charge to follow the volunteer during the pre-departure process, to inform him/her about the EVS program, about the rights and responsibilities of the different actors involved, about the administrative obligations the volunteer has to respect before to leave his/her country, etc.
When arrived in Belgium, the volunteer will participate in the on-arrival seminar and the mid-term evaluation organized by the French speaking National Agency.
At the very beginning of the project, we'll especially take care to welcome the volunteer, to show him/her interesting places of our town and Belgium and to present him/her to other young people.
We'll also check that everything is in order with the insurance.
The EVS volunteer will participate in our weekly meeting in order to be integrated in the team and to have the chance to talk about the difficulties s/he lives.
An evaluation of the EVS experience will be made on regular basis with his/her mentor. If there is a problem, a meeting with the project coordinator will be held in order to solve it.
In case of crisis/emergency, we'll require the intervention of the specialized services required, according to the situation.
As we are the hosting organization in this project we are in charge, together with our Coordinating organization Compagnons Bâtisseurs and our national agency, to provide the resources that can help in case of any serious casual problems.