Short term volunteering project in Belgium!

Location: Charleroi, Belgium

Project name: European Solidarity Corps Volunteering Asylum Seeker Centre Charleroi

Hosting organization:Asylum Seeker Centre Fedasil Charleroi

Sending organization: “Common Sense” Youth Organization

Purpose of the project: The Jumet Charleroi Asylum Seeker Centre hosts people who have asked for asylum in Belgium. Many of them have fled from war or persecution. Before these people can start their new lives, their refugee status has to be proven and accepted. While waiting for the documents that will enable them to legally remain in our country, the asylum seekers are accommodated in this centre. This project is based on a dynamic meeting between the volunteers and the residents of the centre. The final work will be confirmed but mostly will involve manual outdoor work such as creating a vegetable garden or other gardening tasks.

Number of volunteers: 1 volunteer between 18-30 years old (Only Azerbaijani citizenship)

Project period  – 08/08/2020 to 22/08/2020 (2 weeks )

Deadline: 01 June 2020

How to apply? – Please get registration number and apply through YOUTH PORTAL

All costs are covered by ESC

 No participation fee! 

Language: English

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements:

Volunteers will be hosted in “La Consoude”, an ancient convent now refurbished as a non-profit organisation that promotes urban revitalization, sports, short circuits initiatives, social inclusion and environmental awareness. A space for sharing, exchanging ideas and skills, “La Consoude” is above all a place of experimentation related to alternative ways of life. The accommodation is not close to the centre. Shuttles will be provided. Some meals will be taken in the center and some in the accommodation.

Application conditions and requirements for volunteering:

This project seeks volunteers with a good level of motivation for its theme and those who are prepared to integrate in the life of an asylum seekers center. We recommend them to already have an idea about the policy concerning refugees in their country. In order to demonstrate this, we ask the candidate volunteers to: – send a short motivation letter, – answer our specific questionnaire (it will be sent to you once we receive your application), – send us a certificate of good conduct. Please keep in mind that it is strictly forbidden to consume alcohol or use drugs inside the centre!