Location: Stara Zagora, Bulgaria

Project name: New ESC project in Bulgaria

Hosting organization: Volunteer service of educational and social inclusion

Sending organization: “Common Sense” Youth Organization

Purpose of the project: 

The main objective of the project is to create opportunities for inclusion of young people with special educational needs and ESC volunteers in activities by encouraging educational and social activities in the local community of Stara Zagora through the promotion of organic farming, and to provide capacity building for practicing it and the formation of positive attitudes and skills for practicing organic farming by young people with and without special educational needs in Stara Zagora. The project activities are: 

1) implementation of non-formal education and training in support of children with special educational needs in the school environment 

2) promotion of organic farming as a form of extra-curricular activity, 

3) intercultural dialogue and exchange of good practices, 

4) creating an interactive blog and informational materials for agriculture and environmental culture. 

5) promoting healthy lifestyle and knowledge about nature through partner schools and local NGOs

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

Project period – 01/10/2021 to 31/12/2022 (1 year during this period)

Deadline: No application deadline

How to apply? – Please get registration number, and apply through European Youth Portal (click the link)

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All costs are covered by European Solidarity Corps

No participation fee! 

Language: English

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements: 

The volunteers will live together in a fully-furnished flat, located in the town of Stara Zagora. Each volunteer will have the necessary living conditions and space. They will share a kitchen and bathroom. The utilities (electricity and water) will be covered. Volunteers will receive food allowance and pocket money at the beginning of each month paid in cash in the local currency Bulgarian leva. Transport costs to and from Bulgaria are covered according to the Distance calculator in the Erasmus+ program. Local transport to and from work will be covered.

Application conditions and requirements for volunteering: 

For the purposes of the project, our organization will host volunteers – young people between 18 and 30 years old with attitudes for working with pupils with special educational needs, regardless of their gender, religion and ethnicity. We plan to host a volunteer with special needs – learning difficulties and / or visual and / or other disabilities.