10-month EVS in social-cultural organisation (Catania – Sicily)

Project description

Arci Catania is a social and cultural promotion organisation that coordinates the different organisations and realities joining the network Arci in the city of Catania and in its district.

Main activities of the organisation are connected to the coordination as umbrella organisation of the 12 local NGOs belonging to Arci network in Catania and in its district. Our local NGOs are mainly youth, cultural or community centres and our role is mainly to support them in order to be more effective, sustainable and performing.

More generally, the activities are related to:

– Culture and arts (music, cinema, dance, visual arts, theatre, web-radio, etc.)
– Cultural diversity, intercultural learning and anti-discrimination (legal support, cultural mediation, language support, empowerment of minorities organisations, anti-racist campaigns, etc).
– International youth mobility
– Education and Youth work
– Social Antimafia

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The volunteers will share a double room in a flat located in the centre of Catania (area of Piazza Castello Ursino) walking distance from Arci Catania office (20 minutes). The flat is shared with 2 young people in other rooms. There are shared service such kitchen, 2 toilets, washing machine, relax area. All costs related to the house such electricity and taxes will be covered by the receiving organisation. There isn’t any heating system in the flat.
The volunteers will receive money monthly to buy their own food.

Training during the project

Volunteers will receive the right to attend the official on-line Italian language course provided by European Commission. Additionally it will be possible to take part to Italian language courses in Catania according to the level of volunteer. The volunteer will have the opportunity to participate for free to an exam for the certification of Italian language level in cooperation with Perugia University since Arci Catania is decentralised centre for CELI exams.

Volunteer profile

We would like to host volunteers who demonstrate a strong interest for the main themes of the project and main areas of activities. Previous organisational experiences in NGOs field and knowledge in the issues mentioned above will surely help the volunteers in the full integration into the project but are not essential to be selected as a volunteer.
The specific motivation to take part in this project that the volunteers may express is important as its coherence with personal life experience and future plans.
Learning Italian is essential for this project, motivation to learn is necessary.

How to apply

Volunteers have to send both their Curriculum Vitae and a specific motivation letter for the project as soon as possible to evs@arcicatania.org. It is not possible to send application or ask information trough Facebook.

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