Dates: 01.06.2019 – 30.11.2019
Location: Bremen, Germany
Volunteering is generally based on values of support and solidarity, which are essential for building a more united and open-minded Europe. In times of crisis, difficulties and heated discussions in Europe, different forms of media have significant effects on people. Especially considering the power of social media, media literacy has become a core skill that needs to be fostered among young people to ensure that there is no room for hate speech and fake news, but space for adequate information and all the benefits that come with a globally connected world.
Social media has become one of the most influential sources of information for the young people of today and this EVS projects aims to use this tool to motivate young people to become more involved in their local and regional communities by volunteering.
This project will be focused on two points:
Your daily voluntary work will be at Friedehorst, a diaconal institution that provides competent help, trusting care and individual support to children, young people and adults. Founded in 1947 on a former barracks site in Lesum, the facility now offers a variety of opportunities and is unique in this form in Northern Germany. With around 1,400 employees who take care of around 2,000 people each year, Friedehorst is one of the largest employers in Bremen-Nord. Their activities span from helping children, to adults to older people, so the volunteer will have their hands full of social media posts and supporting the community with great and meaningful content.
Your responsibilities include:
NaturKultur e.V will be the coordinating organisation in charge of all logistical matter.
You will be accommodated in a house in Bremen with two other EVS volunteers.
Bremen is a city in North-West Germany (around 500.000 inhabitants), not far from Hamburg and the North Sea coast. Bremen is a vibrant, multi-cultural city with a lot of young people and both a historical centre and newer areas of towns.
As a ESC volunteer, you will receive health insurance, monthly pocket money for food and other expenses (246€ + 150€). Travel costs will be reimbursed depending on the travel distance (normally between 180-360€).
You will be supported by a Coordinator and a Mentor to help you get settled in your work place and the city of Bremen. You will also receive German language lessons.
In short, this ESC project will give you the opportunity to learn and gain experience in a new professional environment, develop your self-awareness and knowledge about people with different backgrounds, learn more about a new culture and language, find your strengths and interests in an unforgetable, unique 6 months in Bremen!
If you have any further questions, please get in touch with Branimir: [email protected]
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