Cultural and environmental EVS project in Acireale-Sicily 1

Project description

Circolo Arci Babilonia is a social promotion organisation and the main activity is the management of the cultural centre Mistero Buffo. The centre offers a number of artistic workshops and events (e.g. music, reading, theatre, dance, drawing, juggling, video, photography, creative writing); enviromental and education projects in primary schools and middle schools, management of a touristic centre in the natural reserve “La Timpa”; initiatives on social inclusion (support, information and guidance for disadvantaged young people and immigrants); citizenship education activities for immigrants (such as Italian language lessons, excursions and tours of the town, intercultural theatre workshops); a space for music bands and theatre groups; Internet facilities, a library, an audiovisual library; the implementation of cultural activities such as cinema, foreign languages, music, theatre events and support to the international short film festival Magma, organised every year by the ngo Scarti

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The 2 volunteers will have their double room in a shared apartment equipped with all common facilities (kitchen, washing
machine, bathroom…). The house is located in the historical centre of the town and its few minutes by walk far from Mistero Buffo office.

Training during the project

The volunteers will have the opportunity of doing two trainings organised by Italian Youth National Agency
-on-arrival training
-mid-term evalutation
The receiving organisation also provides mentorship, italian course and also weekly evaluation meetings with the volunteers of Mistero Buffo.


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 knowledges 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. Motivation to learn Italian is very important too.

How to apply

Please send your CV and motivation letter by e-mail:

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