Volunteering component

Topics

  • physical education and sport

  • skills development

Aim

  • promotion of sports, in particular volleyball

  • to raise awareness online and locally inside the community through local events that shall attract beneficiaries to sports

  • increased awareness of the role of sports for social inclusion

Objectives

O1. To involve 4 international and 2 Romanian young people in volunteering activities regarding organising and taking part in at least 90 sport related activities, in particular related to volleyball

O2. To develop the 6 youngsters’ competences (mainly organisational, communication and digital ones) during a 9-months and a 8-months volunteering activities in Baia Mare, Romania, and 12-months volunteering activities in Murcia, Spain

Directions of activities

  • Offering the hosting communities different sport events and activities they can join in order to promote the social inclusion of its members, to encourage young people to practise sports and/or to support the local sport clubs

  • Offering the involved international volunteers the context to develop certain skills, competences and gain experience that will further support and help them with the integration on the labour market

  • A1. 2 volunteers for 9 months and 2 volunteers for 8 months, in Romania

  • A2. 2 volunteers for 12 months in Spain

Expected impact

  • increased knowledge of the European Solidarity Corps

  • increased knowledge of the Murcia region/Baia Mare region local communities and their reality

  • raised awareness on the impact of volunteering in local communities through grassroots sports

  • personal and professional development by improving certain key competences, including organisational competences, working in foreign languages, computer and IT usage, cultural expression, leadership and team working through practical methods and instruments

  • increased capacity of understanding the importance of non-formal activities that apply as well in sports

  • awareness of the importance of peer to peer learning through testing, giving and receiving feedbacks

  • importance of collaboration and communication in the daily life and in sports

  • tolerance, adaptability, openness, cooperation, understanding diversity, flexibility, working in a team and other soft skills which will be stimulated intensive during the work for this project

  • improved chances of getting a job at the end of the volunteering experience

 

​Volunteers' profile

  • aged 18-30 years old, as stipulated by the programme

  • has not participated in a long-term EVS before

  • registered in the ESC portal
  • not enrolled in an Erasmus student exchange programme or any other programme funded by the EU by the time of the volunteering period (avoiding double-financing)

  • availability for the entire period of the volunteering activity

 

In terms of volunteering work, their profile is complemented with the following requirements:

  • interest in sports, volleyball in particular, and communication and social media

  • motivation to work with sport related activities and to learn more about volleyball

  • interest to develop or having a basic background in social media, communication, graphic design or similar

  • long term thinker and planner, precise and organised way of working (or desire to become one)

  • capacity or desire to develop the work in a team, but also individually

  • open minded, communicative and pro-active attitude

  • ability and desire to establish and maintain a positive and professional relationship with the co-workers, athletes, club’s representatives and third parties

  • sense of initiative

  • eager to work with different age categories, in an international environment

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