Short term volunteering project in Belgium!

Location: Rixensart, Belgium

Project name: Volunteering team in asylum seekers centre Rixensart

Hosting organization: Compagnons Batisseurs Belgium

Sending organization: “Common Sense” Youth Organization

Purpose of the project: The Rixensart Asylum Seeker Centre hosts people who have asked for asylum in Belgium. While waiting for the documents that will enable them to remain legally in our country, the asylum seekers are accommodated in this centre. People living there await the solution concerning their administrative status. They never know what tomorrow may bring to them. The volunteers will give a hand and a fresh air to the Centre’s animation team – sportive or social games, billiards, movie clubs, fitness for women, football tournament, craft etc. They will be required to get actively involved in the daily life of the Centre. Half of the time will be devoted to proposals of activities for children and adults (according to the population currently present in the Centre). To a lesser extent and depending on the weather forecast, volunteers will take part in some activities such as painting inside or maintenance of the park.

volunteers between 18-30 years old (Only Azerbaijani citizenship)

Project period – 2 weeks during the period of 28/04/2024 to 11/05/2024 

Deadline: 14/04/2024

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

Note: Please, apply as soon as possible, otherwise the application will be closed before the deadline!

How to get a registration number? – If you don’t have account on European Youth Portal, please watch our instruction videos from this Link

All costs are covered by European Solidarity Corps

No participation fee! 

Language: English

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements: Volunteers will be lodged in a common room (dormitory) in a building next to the central one. Showers are accessible in the central building. A washing machine is also available. Volunteers will share the same living conditions of the residents and beware that are really “basic”. Self-catering. Take your own recipes and ideas. Please, be aware that meals have to be simple. You will have access to a small kitchen to cook your meals. Vegetarian or any other diet should be announced in advance in order to organise shopping.

Training during the activity: Staff of the centre will be there to help with educational activities. You can learn a lot from them and from the other people of the group.

Participant Profile: This project requests volunteers with a good level of motivation for its theme and with basic french knowledges. We recommend them to a have an idea about the policy concerning refugees in their own country. In order to demonstrate this, we ask the candidate volunteers: – to send a short motivation letter – to answer our specific questionnaire (if you do not have it yet, please ask it to your sending organization) – to send us a CGC (Certificate of good conduct) We will not confirm any placement request before the analysis of these documents.