The volunteers of the TOP Project will be directly involved in the planning, organization and implementation of non-formal activities in educational institutions in the city of Craiova, activities directed towards the achievements of the project objectives. The main activity of the project is a 8 months EVS group activity that will involve 8 volunteers working in 4 high schools using non-formal methods and youth development principles to support the personal and professional development of 160 students from 4 high schools and raise knowledge on hate speech, tolerance and cultural diversity. General project objective: Increase and develop youth leadership skill, competencies and knowledge and provide opportunities for practice of leadership positions for both the target group and the volunteers while contributing to their personal and professional development.
ACCOMMODATION, FOOD AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS
CRES will host the volunteers in rented apartments in the city of Craiova. Each accommodation will assure good living conditions (private beds,equipped kitchen and bathroom, heating system, running cold/ hot water, Wi-Fi).CRES will purchase flight tickets and together with the Sending Organization will make sure that the volunteer is well informed, has all documents and gets safely on board.Local transport, accommodation and utility fees, monthly communication costs, costs related to activities are covered directly by CRES Monthly food allowance: 120 euro/month,Pocket money: 60 euro/month
TRAINING DURING THE PROJECT
Pre-daparture training organized by Sending Organization Preparation, Adaptation and Training Phase (PAT) – start immediately after volunteers arrival and will last 3 weeks, each week with a different objective and agenda – organized by CRES (hosting organization) On Arrival Training -All volunteer must participate in the on arrival training which will gather all 8 volunteers and shall be provided by the National Agency . Mid – Term Evaluation (under provision to be decided by the NA only for long term EVS projects)
-Aged between 18 to 30 years -active, open-minded, creative, innovative, responsible and motivated volunteers -The volunteers need to be a pro-active and social persons who enjoys working with youth and to want to dedicate themselves to a 8 months long personal and professional development process. -The volunteers of this project should, above all else, show willingness to learn and see their EVS experience as a learning process. -Basic level of English (being able to make herself/himself understood by the others – able to communicate) -Genuine interest in working with non-formal activity.