Long term ESC project in Romania!
Location: Marasesti, Romania
Project name: SEEDS OF ACTION
Hosting organization: Asociatia Voluntariat Pentru Viata
Sending organization: “Common Sense” Youth Organization
Purpose of the project: ”Seeds of Action” is an ESC 7-month volunteering project which aims to improve the well-being and quality of life of the elderly from the Care Home “O Noua Sansa” Marasesti. The project involves 8 volunteers who are going to engage with community members in promoting a healthy lifestyle such as building a healthy vegetable garden with the seniors, preparing canned vegetables in a traditional way and spending quality free time with the elderly performing occupational therapy activities, ludo therapy, ergotherapy. The volunteers will carry out the activities in 2 teams of 4, and weekly by rotation, a team will participate in eco-gardening activities and another team in occupational therapy activities with the seniors. Within the host families, the volunteers will participate in gardening activities, from growing seedlings, grooming, harvesting and processing to obtain organic products, as well as processing vegetables to obtain tomato juice, zacusca, pickles, stew vegetables.
Number of volunteers: 1 volunteer between 18-30 years old (Only Azerbaijani citizenship)
Project period – 15/04/2020 to 14/11/2020 (8 months)
Deadline: 25th February 2020
How to apply? – Please get registration number and apply through YOUTH PORTAL
All costs are covered by ESC
No participation fee!
Accommodation, food and transport arrangements:
Volunteers will live in 2 flats in Marasesti, in shared bedrooms, individual beds, with common area, shared cooking, washing, laundry and social facilities, free wi-fi included. Food: Volunteers will receive a monthly food allowance of 150 Euro to buy food products and cook for themselves and a monthly allowance of 90 Euro in form of “pocket money”. Transport: Volunteers are responsible for arranging their travel. The travel costs will be reimbursed at the end of the project according to the distance band limits imposed by the European Commission.
Application conditions and requirements for volunteering:
We are looking for volunteers who are creative, empathetic, willing to spend time with older people, patient, interested in nature, eco-gardening activities, and eco-friendly living, eager to learn new things; willing to learn Romanian, able to work in a team; responsible, flexible; motivated by this project and able to attend the full duration of the project. In this project we will also include 4 volunteers with fewer opportunities, facing one of the following obstacles: Social Difficulties, Cultural Differences, Economic Difficulties, Disability, Health Problems, Geographical obstacles.