Το You in Europe  σε συνεργασία με τον οργανισμό Camphill Community Glencraig σε προσκαλούν να λάβεις μέρος στο πρόγραμμα εθελοντισμού ESC για 1 χρόνο, στο Camphill Community Glencraig, κοντά στο Belfast της Ιρλανδίας, υποστηρίζοντας άτομα με αναπηρία και μαθησιακές δυσκολίες.

Το πρόγραμμα ξεκινάει το Δεκέμβριο του 2019 και ο Έλληνας εθελοντής/εθελόντρια που θα επιλεγεί, μαζί με άλλους εθελοντές από Φιλανδία, Γαλλία, Βουλγαρία, Κροατία, Γερμανία, Ουγγαρία, Ελλάδα, Ιταλία, Λιθουανία, Ισπανία και Πορτογαλία, θα προσφέρουν εθελοντικά το χρόνο τους στηρίζοντας τις δραστηριότητες για Α.Μ.Ε.Α που οργανώνει η κοινότητα του Camphill Community Glencraig όπως κηπουρική, κατασκευές, ξυλουργική, μαγειρική, τέχνες κλπ.

Το πρόγραμμα χρηματοδοτείται από την Ε.Ε. και το Ευρωπαϊκό Σώμα Αλληλεγγύης και καλύπτει στους συμμετέχοντες διαμονή, διατροφή, αεροπορικά εισιτήρια έναρξης και λήξης, ιατροφαρμακευτική ασφάλεια και ένα ποσό για τα προσωπικά έξοδα του εθελοντή (pocket money).

Ακολουθούν όλες οι χρήσιμες πληροφορίες στα Αγγλικά:

Camphill Community Glencraig: Glencraig situated in Northern Ireland between Belfast and Bangor, it is on a beautiful estate of 100 acres (45 hectares) with woods, fields and parklands sloping down to the shore of Belfast Lough. It is part of the International Camphill Movement started in 1939 by Dr Karl Konig and influenced by recommendations from Rudolf Steiner.

Glencraig established in 1954 to provide a unique approach to supporting children, young people and adults with learning disabilities. The Glencraig Community also promotes social, cultural, artistic and sustainable environmental practices. Project description Volunteering has always been a fundamental aspect of what is provided at Glencraig.

Each year 20 – 40 international volunteers would come and stay for at least a year at Glencraig. Most of these volunteers came from mainland Europe but some came from other Continents, Ireland and other parts of the UK. In recent years there has been a decline in the number of volunteers coming to Glencraig because of this we set up a pilot project for three Erasmus+ volunteers who arrived in November 2018 and will stay for 1 year. In order to expand on the pilot project the Glencraig Life Sharing Project (GLSP) has been set up this will be an inclusive project where volunteers will live and work together with people who have a learning disability. The project will also be open to people with special needs and fewer opportunities.

Five days a week the volunteer will support people with a learning disability in one of the houses at Glencraig. The volunteer will also be able to support people with a learning disability in the following inclusive settings: Farm, Garden, Estate, Laundry and Craft workshop. The volunteer will be involved in volunteering activities for approximately 37.5 hours per week, either in the morning from 7am to 2.30pm or the afternoon/evening from 2pm to 9.30pm. The volunteer will have two consecutive days off per week and 2.5 days holiday per month spread over the duration of the placement.

The volunteer will be able to access excellent public transport links to the nearby towns of Bangor, Holywood and Belfast. There are ESC volunteers in Belfast and Bangor, Glencraig will encourage volunteers participating in our project to link in with them during their stay. During the longer holiday periods, volunteers can use the time to explore the lovely locations on the island of Ireland. Personal protective equipment will be provided but volunteers should bring adequate clothing for all weather conditions.

There will also be the opportunity for the volunteer to participate in the following social and cultural activities: • Social and cultural activities organised in Glencraig and in the local area • Participate in cultural projects such as plays, musical performances and activities • Outdoor adventure, physical exercise and sporting activities • Take part in activities that raise awareness of the importance of biodiversity, nature protection and the problems associated with climate change. 

Volunteer profile The volunteer must be between 18 – 30 years of age at the start of the placement and have an interest in the following: • Promote and develop inclusion for people with special needs and fewer opportunities • Willing to engage with people who have a learning disability • Enthusiastic to work in an environment with people from a diverse range of backgrounds and a wide range of abilities • Undertake physical work that may be outdoors in a variety of weather conditions • Willing to engage in social and cultural activities outside of his/her primary volunteering activities • It helps if the volunteer has a basic foundation in the English language and is willing to develop his/her skills in this language The volunteer should have an interest in the following ESC topics: • Health and wellbeing • Environment and natural protection • Creativity and Culture The volunteer will have the possibility to develop his/her knowledge and experience in the following ESC areas: • Working with disabled people • Working with children / young people • Healthcare • Environment and natural protection • Arts / music

The volunteer should be interested in developing the following qualities in themselves and others: • Friendly, approachable and develop a positive social relationships with others. • Patient, supportive, respectful and be able to care for yourself and others. • Inter cultural learning, the ability to communicate in different languages and by using other communication techniques e.g. Makaton. • Creativity, with ability to think on your feet and adapt to the environment to provide enriching positive experiences for yourself and others. • Skills and competence that will support your continual professional and personal development. • Responsible, positive, enthusiastic attitude, increased understanding and awareness of yourself and others.

Accommodation and other arrangements The volunteer will live in one of the houses on the Glencraig site this might be in a house where people with a learning disability live or it could be in a house with other volunteers. Each volunteer will have their own bedroom, but he/she will have to share bathroom, living room and kitchen with others. The volunteers will have the possibility of eating together and preparing their own meals. Glencraig provides basic household stuff (bed linen, towels, shampoo, soap, etc.) and food. The volunteer will receive an allowance of approximately €184 per month (pocket money) paid directly to the volunteer to cover the purchasing of personal necessities.

Training and support for the volunteer during the project
The volunteer will receive pre-departure training from the supporting organisation, which will include information about the Project, rights and responsibilities, intercultural learning and experiences and goal setting. Glencraig will register the volunteer on the Online Linguistic Support (OLS) and the volunteer will complete the OLS assessment before departing for Glencraig. At the beginning of the project the volunteer will identify his/her learning goals and during the project he/she will complete regular evaluations at least once a month that will encourage active reflection on his/her progress towards the agreed learning objectives. The volunteer will receive a full induction training within the first month of arrival at Glencraig that will include training in relevant policies and procedures including health and safety and supporting people with learning disabilities. The volunteer will receive on-arrival training soon after his/her arrival.
The on arrival training is organised by another organisation, provides valuable information about Northern Ireland, the ESC framework and is an opportunity to meet other ESC volunteers based in Northern Ireland. The volunteer will also take part in the foundation course with other volunteers living and working at Glencraig. This will cover areas such as the Camphill approach, creativity, inclusion, sustainability and biodiversity.
As part of the Foundation Course, the volunteer will complete the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Social Pedagogy across Europe. This course is very suitable for volunteers at Glencraig because it provides knowledge about the approach practised at Glencraig that is linked into a European framework. During the course of the year, there will be the opportunity to attend conferences, talks, lectures, meetings, social and cultural events. Glencraig will register the volunteer on to Youthpass and will support him/her to use the tool enabling them to reflect on their learning throughout the placement. It will produce a certificate at the end of the project that will provide evidence of his/her achievements. There will be many opportunities for learning during the volunteers’ placement at Glencraig.
This will include informal learning where the volunteers learns through involvement in daily tasks and interaction with others and is a core part of the Social Pedagogy approach. The volunteer will be assigned a team leader who will provide informal and formal supervision. This will enable the volunteer to continually evaluate his/her performance and identify at early stages any barriers to learning. The volunteer will also have a mentor who will provide addition al support and help him/her plan individual learning goals.
For further information about Glencraig:
Check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/weareglencraig/
In addition, our website: www.glencraig.org.uk

ΑΙΤΗΣΗ:

Εάν είσαι 18-30 ετών και σε ενδιαφέρει να περάσεις 1 χρόνο στην Ιρλανδία, γνωρίζοντας διαφορετικές κουλτούρες και πολιτισμούς ενώ ταυτόχρονα εξελίσσεις τις δεξιότητές σου προσφέροντας στο κοινωνικό σύνολο, δεν έχεις παρά να κάνεις την αίτησή σου ως εξής:

Στείλε μας το βιογραφικό σου με πρόσφατη φωτογραφία σου στα Αγγλικά καθώς και ένα motivation letter όπου θα εξηγείς τους λόγους για τους οποίους θέλεις να συμμετάσχεις στο συγκεκριμένο πρόγραμμα στο youineurope.evs@gmail.com. Επιπλέον, θα πρέπει να στείλεις συμπληρωμένη την παρακάτω αίτηση.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1H3Xrx-wHDFMIP1InP1R-sZAu4STC3d67/view?usp=sharing

Και τα 3 έγγραφα θα πρέπει να είναι επισυναπτόμενα, σε μορφή .doc ή pdf και στον τίτλο του email θα πρέπει να γράψεις “ESC Glencraig 2019”.

Για οποιαδήποτε απορία θα μας βρεις στο ίδιο email. Καλή επιτυχία!