European Solidarity Corps project

"Podlasie - Likia Volunteering!"

2020-3-PL01-ESC11-094754

Recruitment procedure results depend on number of applicants and current international travel restrictions. Similarily, depending on current COVID restrictions, you will be informed about safety measures required to participate in the project. 

PROJECT OVERVIEW

This is European Solidarity Corps volunteering project with the involvement of 6 Polish volunteers to be hosted by our Turkish receiving partner organization.

We aim to provide unique international volunteering opportunities to our volunteers, give a chance to successful self-development by opening a wide and colorful international volunteers pathway.

The main objective of this project is to promote solidarity as a value and enable young people with fewer social, economic and geographical opportunities for international volunteering experience. By promoting active citizenship in this way, solidarity and social inclusion, as well as the development of skills.


Through activities, carried out in the host organisations and in their local community, it is intended that participants understand what social challenges and cultural differences exist. 

The volunteers will be sent to Antalya, Turkey in order to complete their European Solidarity Corps volunteering activity.
There is planned here:

  • 3 individual volunteering activities for 180 days for 3 young people (May-Nov 2021),

  • and 3 short term individual volunteering activities to involve 3 participants with fewer opportunities (July - September 2021)

LONG-TERM volunteers need to have very good skills in Social Media skills (Community Manager) or Making Good Quality Videos.

SHORT-TERM volunteers have to be people with fewer opportunities (geographical, economical, cultural etc.)

The age limit is 18-30.

Our hosting partner, Lykia Scouting and Nature Sports Club Association (LIDOSK) is a non-profit and non-political organization based in Antalya, Turkey. It was established as a youth NGO that promotes intercultural learning, understanding, active citizenship, volunteerism, sports for a healthy lifestyle, environmental protection.

LİDOSK aims to develop and support the cooperation in the field of youth in Europe. They encourage young people, especially the most disadvantaged and the disabled, to actively participate in public life and to promote their sense of initiative, entrepreneurial spirit and creativity, to contribute towards acceptance of cultural diversity, social cohesion, sustainable development and combat against all forms of discrimination fostering their mobility in Europe.

The following details will be further developed in the agreement with a participant.


TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS
The organizer will support participants to find the best travel options to and from the receiving countries. The travel costs are going to be reimbursed up to max. 275 euro/person.

INSURANCE

Your obligation is to acquire EHIC (EKUZ) card in Poland. Additionally, we will enroll the volunteers to the CIGNA insurance offered by the EU Commission.


ACCOMMODATION
Lidosk office has a center location in Antalya, with 15 minutes walk from the nearest beach and 15 mins walk from the historical old city. The previous volunteers were hosted in a fully-furnished, well-equipped, spacious and bright apartment in 5 minutes walk from Lidosk office, in a cozy secure neighbourhood. The flat has 4 big bedrooms, well equipped kitchen and clean, hygienic bathrooms. Volunteers accommodate in bedrooms for 2 people with the same gender. All the necessary facilities are available here including fast speed internet (wifi), fans and heaters in every rooms.


LOCAL TRANSPORTATION
We will provide a local transportation card (Antalykart) and monthly allowances for the volunteers for usage of local transportation, though the main activity location (Lidosk office) and main attractions of Antalya are available by walking distance.

FINANCIAL PROVISIONS

The travel to/from Antalya will be reimbursed as mentioned above.

Accommodation and food are to be covered by the project budget.

Additionally, the volunteers will receive the pocket money for own needs, which is calculated 4 euro/daily.


MENTORING AND SUPPORT
After the volunteer's arrival personal mentors will be introduced by the hosting organization. The mentor is responsible for personal support and integration into the local community.
The volunteer can also turn to the mentor in case of problems. A first meeting with the mentor should take place at the very beginning of the activity with the aim to discuss the learning process.

The volunteer will not be involved in all the following activities, it will depend on the motivation and needs of the volunteer and the actual needs of the hosting organization. Apart from these activities, the volunteer will have the chance to implement a personal project.
Here are some of the activities in which the volunteer might be involved:

 

SCHOOL SUPPORT
- promotion of games and activities during the school breaks
- give support to the teacher inside classes, helping the children to do exercises, specially those with special needs;
- help the students to do homework or to study some specific subject
- promote creative workshops like painting, singing, dancing, theatre, sports, etc.
- take part in school special events
- going out of the school in study visits with the children/young people and teachers
- participate in school clubs related to sport, theatre, dance etc.

 

YOUTH CENTER SUPPORT
- creation and implementation of daily activities of the Youth Centre: games, group dynamics, workshops, handicrafts, theatre, dance, sports, music, etc.
- organisation and cleaning of the space of the youth centre for the activities
- organizing weekly language clubs for locals
- take part in social responsibility initiatives like garbage collection, cloth donating campaigns
- give school support to children/young people with more difficulties
- assist on computers use

 

SENIOR DAILY CENTRES
- help in meals time
- activities during holidays related to special events
- collaborate in adapted workshops (ceramics, painting, decorating, etc.)
- therapeutic and leisure time activities (traditional games, newspaper, playroom, etc.)
- sports and recreational activities
- collaborate in adapted workshops (ceramics, painting, decorating, etc.)
- therapeutic and leisure time activities (traditional games, newspaper, playroom, etc.)
- sports and recreational activities

 

SPORT ACTIVITIES
- sport events organized for and with local youth: football, volleyball, basketball, running club, orienteering, cylcling, sport games etc
- participation in hiking events on the Lycian way

 

PROMOTION OF INTERNATIONAL YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES
- planning and organising workshops and info events about Erasmus+ and ESC opportunities for local youngsters
- campaigns in social media, writing blogs, help increasing the visibility of EU projects in general and our projects
- creating radio programs, podcasts, youtube videos in order to promote volunteering
- organization of exhibitions, presentations and conversations with Turkish young people / future volunteers to motivate them to be more active or give visibility to their project
- Inform young people about the volunteering experience as an international volunteer in Turkey and share information about Poland (ex: culture, language, cultural places, etc.).

 

INTERCULTURAL ACTIVITIES
All volunteers are supposed to organize at least one intercultural event about Poland and Polish culture and participate in events promoted by other volunteers

 

PERSONAL PROJECTS
Volunteers will be encouraged to develop, within the possibilities of the organization, personal projects that contribute positively to the organization and the community. These projects can be simple improvements to existing activities or completely new actions. They can be specific things or something that lasts throughout their stay. It will depend on the volunteers' skills and interests.
The idea behind a personal project is to encourage entrepreneurship and foster volunteers’ sense of initiative. The volunteer’s personal project is their chance to showcase their skills and hone their competences ready to take into the world of employment. The most important thing is that this is a personal project that taps into the interests, skills and aspirations of the individual volunteer.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

© 2012 - 2021 by Fundacja "Zielony Słoń".