Location: Chios Island, Greece
Dates: 01.03.2020 – 31.08.2020
The project is hosted by the organisation Experimental-TES-HIENET, an organisation that involves youngsters with fewer opportunities in their daily work and aims to provide meaningful activities to enhance their skills and competencies. The main areas of their work involve the organisation of cultural and social events, a radio programme, sailing courses on their yacht, and courses about technology and media use.
As an ESC volunteer with Experimental-TES-HIENET, you are expected to contribute your time and energy towards the aims and objectives of the project, attend regular meetings and workshops.
The focus of the «Global Change Makers» is on working with young people on the creation of Cultural and Educational “New Technologies” products, like Webpages and Videos to create informative materials about various topics for the people of Chios Island and beyond.
According to your competencies and needs and those of the hosting organisation, your tasks may involve:
To get a clearer idea of what volunteering with Experimental-TES-HIENET looks like, check out these links made by previous EVS/ESC volunteers:
Through working on these different topics and engaging in these activities, you would have the chance to…
Throughout your voluntary service, you will be guided by your mentor and coordinator. Your coordinator will discuss your tasks and ideas with you, provide you with assistance in developing those and discuss your learning development on a weekly basis. Your mentor will help you integrate in the local community, help you figure out life on a Greek island and discuss your learning process and development with you.
To enable you to fully participate in the life on Chios, you will be enrolled in a Greek language course through the OLS portal, where you can improve your language skills throughout your ESC.
Your participation in the programme is free.
Your hosting organisation will pay for and organise your accommodation in a shared flat with other volunteers. You will have to share a room with one other person of the same sex and share the kitchen, bathroom and common areas with other volunteers. The accommodation is very basic.
You will receive a pocket money of 5€ per day. Each week, you provide a shopping list of food to the hosting organisation and they will buy it for you.
You will receive health insurance for the duration of the project. Depending on your age, you may qualify for German Kindergeld, as the ESC is a recognised volunteering programme and we can issue a certificate that confirms your status as a volunteer.
Travel costs will be reimbursed up to 360€.
If you have any other questions – just contact Irma: [email protected]
You can apply, if the following criteria applies to you:
To apply, please fill the form below! We will do the first round of selection on December 01.12.2019. Based on the information provided in the application form, we invite candidates for a short Skype interview to get to know them a bit better in December.
After the Skype, we forward the contacts of 2-3 final candidates to Greece, where the current volunteers of the hosting organisation will meet you for a second Skype. You will also be invited to answer two questionnaires for them prior to the Skype. The final decision can be expected in January.