9 month volunteering in social-cultural organisation (Catania, Sicily)

Arci Comitato Territoriale di Catania

Catania, Italy

Project dates

A total of 40 week(s) during the period 01/10/2019 to 30/06/2020

Application deadline

Application deadline: 30/04/2019

Project description

Arci Catania is a recreational social and cultural promoting organisation that coordinates 10 smaller interconnected organisations and corporations (NGOs) who are joining the network of Arci, in the city of Catania and in its district. The organisation is active particularly in the social-cultural field and occupies itself with promoting, designing, managing local, regional, national and European initiatives aiming at improving and promoting active citizenship and democratic participation processes for all people; with a special attention to those people who have fewer social opportunities in order to promote their autonomy, emancipation, equal dignity and their social inclusion. The main activities of the organisation are related to the coordination – as umbrella organisation – of the local NGOs belonging to the Arci network – mainly youth, cultural or community centres – and their support in order to be more effective, sustainable and performing.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The volunteers will share a room in a flat located in the centre of Catania at walking distance from the Arci Catania office. The flat is shared with other young people with a common kitchen, a washing machine, a bathroom and a living room. All costs related to the house such as the bills and taxes will be covered by the receiving organisation. The volunteers will monthly receive money for food and pocket money (total of about 300€/month).

Training during the project

Volunteers will be able to use the official Online Linguistic Support (OLS) provided by the European Commission. Additionally they will have free access to Italian language courses in Catania through one of our associations according to their level. They will also have the opportunity to take part in an official certifying Italian language exam for free, since Arci Catania is a decentralised CELI exam centre. Volunteers will also have two mandatory trainings with other EVS volunteers in the country, one on arrival and the other around the half of the project.

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 social cultural organizations of in the field of other NGOs, and knowledges in the issues mentioned above will surely help the volunteers in a full integration into the project but these are not essential and necessary 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.

How to apply

If you want to apply for our project volunteers have to send their Curriculum Vitae and a specific motivation letter for the project as soon as possible to the following email address evs@arcicatania.org. It is not possible to send application or ask information through Facebook.

Participants with fewer opportunities

This organisation has a physical environment suitable for young people with physical, sensory or other disabilities (such as wheelchair access and similar.

Post on the European Youth Portal website: https://europa.eu/youth/volunteering/project/12422_en

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