OPEN CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FROM PORTUGAL - "Green Team" EVS PROJECT - 15/03/2017 - 09/03/2018
The project will involve a total of four volunteers for 12 months and will take place in Tuscany, in different places, even if the main activities will be developed in Florence.
All activities of the project will be related to environmental issues, rural development and active participation in the community at local, national and European level.
In particular, volunteers will take part in two different contexts: one is the office of Legambiente in Florence and the correlated activities in the city (campaigns, events, EVS promotion); another one is the rural context of Tuscany countryside (parks and protected areas managed by Legambiente).
The “Green team” will contribute to preserve nature and environment through an ecological and sustainable approach and will promote a dialogue and a cultural exchange within our community. The idea of this project is to educate volunteers to be able to transmit eco-friendly lifestyle, discovered during the EVS project.
For these reasons, a “Green Team” volunteer profile requirements the following features: strong motivation for the project, interest in the activities, flexibility to adapt to every situations, interest in children's education, spirit of collaboration/cooperation.
Volunteers will be involved from Monday to Friday in the activities; if necessary they will take part in weekend activities, respecting the two free days.
During first month volunteers will attend an Italian course in order to improve the language and to
permit them to familiarize with local culture.
Then, they will start the activities, the main of which are:
- organization and implementation of the main campaigns of Legambiente Toscana (Mal’Aria, Piccola Grande Italia, Goletta Verde, Puliamo il Mondo, Festa dell'Albero).
- environmental education at school: volunteers will help in the planning of educational paths for every schools and they will take part in meetings with classes.
- work camps at Regional Park of Maremma: volunteers will work and live for some weeks inside the park, cleaning and monitoring the beach and giving information to the tourists.
- maintenance of green and protected areas
- organization of events, language tandem and info days to promote the European Voluntary Service and the Erasmus + program.
Some activities request a light physical effort (i.e. conservation of green spaces, maintenance activities); on the other hand some activities request organization and communication.
The project will form volunteers to use their knowledge and personal skills to reinforce their ability
in team working. Volunteers will also have the possibility to develop their own project and their new ideas in order to improve their skills and competencies.
The methods for developing these skills are informal and non-formal learning adjusted to the needs of the volunteers: supported by tutor and mentor, Legambiente Toscana will use group sessions, peer education and discussions and useful methods to grow up their personal, educational and professional profile.
Their ability in management and leadership will be strengthened through the participation in decision-making processes.
Accommodation and pratical arrangement
Volunteers will live all together in an apartment in Florence, fully expensed. Besides this, each of them will receive monthly food money, pocket money and transport. Also travel costs will be refunded.
Furthermore, for each activity, the Organization will provide the suitable equipment, if necessary.
email: evs [at] legambientetoscana [dot] it (evs [at] legambientetoscana [dot] it)