Σου αρέσει το θέατρο και θα ήθελες να εργαστείς εθελοντικά για 1 χρόνο σε αντίστοιχο φορέα στη Γερμανία, αποκτώντας σημαντικές δεξιότητες και γνωρίζοντας νέες κουλτούρες και πολιτισμούς;
Δες το πρόγραμμα εθελοντισμού που προσφέρει ο οργανισμός Jugendkulturarbeit σε συνεργασία με το You in Europe και κάνε την αίτησή σου τώρα!
Το πρόγραμμα χρηματοδοτείται από την Ε.Ε. και το European Solidarity Corps και καλύπτει διαμονή, διατροφή και τα έξοδα μετακίνησης των εθελοντών μέχρι το ποσό των 275 ευρώ.
Jugendkulturarbeit e.V. (JKA) was founded in 1995 by 4 theater pedagogues, daily active in the life of the association. – Jörg Kowollik, president of Jugendkulturarbeit e.V., is a trained theater pedagogue, an expert in international youth work, and a lecturer at the Carl Ossietzky University in Oldenburg. – Dettmar Koch, theater pedagogue, expert in international youth work and chairman of the LKJ Niedersachsen. – Gina Schumm, adviser for political education and expert for international youth work. – Pia Schillinger, theater pedagogue, expert in international youth work. Jugendkulturarbeit works in projects in the areas of dance, theatre, arts and music. In March 2012, it also started projects for non-formal political education (associated of AdB). JKA activities take part in different districts of the city and in cooperation with different educational centers, where our team leads theater and dance workshops for children and young people. The association mainly works with people in their teens. The aim of its work is to give young people more self-esteem, self-confidence and self-awareness through the reflection of their interests in arts. Moreover, the association is the owner of the “IJP: Internationales Jugendprojektehaus” (International House for Youth Projects) with a capacity of 60 beds, where different events and meetings are hosted, such as political trainings or youth exchanges. During last years, JKA has been organizing many youth exchanges with the support of the German National Agency with partners from all over Europe and the organization was invited to several youth exchanges all over Europe, too. Jugendkulturarbeit e.V. is an EVS sending, coordinating and hosting organization since September 2007
The projects JKA has developed in Germany are mostly related to theatre. The main work of the organization is the participative work with children and youth, mostly with fewer social opportunities, in the fields of art, like theater, dance, stage design and music. Youth people who are connected to the organization are very interested in arts and the leaders are professional educators in at least one of those skills as well as at an international level. The local project MUT (Migration and Theater) was thought to work with young people from several districts of Oldenburg with an immigrant background. Jugendkulturarbeit volunteers have to monitor (with the support of drama teachers) different teenager groups in several educational centers of the city. This project, at a local level, started in summer 2014 and until today, it has been encouraging and promoting inclusion of people with social disadvantages and learning disabilities. The confrontation of young people with art and culture is carried out by the direct participation in the creative process of a theater play and its performance.
Main volunteers activities
Local projects: JKA works in different districts of the city and in cooperation with different educational centers, where our team leads theater and dance workshops for children and young people. The organization will place the volunteer into different projects in the fields of education, sports, or leisure time in our urban district, but before that, all volunteers should have personal initiative to visit every project and find which one fits the best to develop new ideas. The process could take several weeks. The focal point of volunteers’ activities is to work with children and youth people by using their cultural skills.
Every year (overall in the Summer), Jugendkulturarbeit e.V. organizes several youth exchanges with the support of the German National Agency with partners from all over Europe. The volunteers should take part in the exchanges by preparing and supporting international programs of JKA.
Supporting the international projects house (IJP)
The association is the owner of the “IJP” or International House for Youth Projects, where different events and meetings are hosted, such as political trainings or youth exchanges. The main activities the volunteers realize in IJP are managing the dining room and the bar and controlling the rooms.
Language course: Jugendkulturarbeit e.V. (JKA) offers the volunteer an introductory course in German carried on by the German volunteers also working in the organization. They have got the alternative option to attend a course at a language center (e.g. Volkshochschule Oldenburg). The volunteer should show interest and have the motivation to learn a new language.
Volunteers should be interested in the following topics: sports, dance, theatre, cultural work, graphic arts, media work and management. Being able to work in team and having empathy should be essential skills when taking part of the association. It is preferred that the volunteers have a good level of English and if possible, basic notions of German. Moreover, they should feel comfortable by working with children and young people and interacting with other volunteers and cultures. JKA wants the volunteers to be creative within the field of activity as well as to take their own initiatives.
We are not able to host young people with physical handicaps, mental disease or are under 18.
In addition to the International House for Youth Projects, the association also rents the adjacent building on the same side as an administrative building (5 offices) and residential building (6 bedrooms) for the volunteers. Every volunteer has an own room but shares the toilet and the kitchen with the others. This allows them to get in contact and be more communicative during their free time.
Risk prevention, protection and safety
The volunteers will benefit from a public liability insurance which will be subscribed for them, by the sending organization. So, they will have a full coverage in case of a physical accident, or a robbery issue. Risk and crisis safety require a particular vigilance and kindness towards a foreign young people. Indeed, a foreign volunteer doesn’t have the same cultural marks as the staff members of the organization which are living in their own country. JKA welcomes youngsters who are coming from different horizons (foreign students, etc) and has experience in sending youngsters abroad. So it is able to be very attentive towards the volunteers and their possible difficulties. These difficulties could be related to the discovering of an environment totally new for them and distant from their family and linguistics marks. It is expected from the staff members of Jugendkulturarbeit e.V. to be willing to lend a hand to the volunteers. The youngsters will be able to express their difficulties either to their mentor or to other members of the organization so their mentor is able to coach and help the volunteers at any time.
Inclusion topics: The organization wants to involve volunteers who face situations which make their participation in activities more difficult, from the following categories for different types of project: • Social obstacles • Cultural differences
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