Have you always wanted to live abroad for a year and volunteer for an international organization working with young people? Or maybe you wanted to be part of a fun, outgoing and creative multinational team? What about learning new skills such as project management, planting and gardening, organizing educational activities on the topic environment for the local youth? If the answer is yes, take a look at this opportunity:
NaturKultur e.V. is opening a 12-months Erasmus+ European Solidarity Corps position for its Bremen office. We are looking for a volunteer for a 12-months long program, that has residence or citizenship in Italy (Italian residents, any nationality). We are providing accommodation – a private room in a shared house with other volunteers where all utility costs are covered, 246€ living costs per month and 150€ pocket money. The travel costs are covered in the amount of 275€. We will also provide German lessons, a bicycle to be able to move around Bremen and the opportunity to be part of an international team with a creative and friendly working atmosphere.
Location: NaturKultur e.V., Bremen, Germany
Dates: Start as soon as possible for 12 months (ie. start in March, April 2020)
Global warming and climate change have become one of the biggest challenges in human history. Our consumerism oriented societies create millions of tons of waste and pollute our planet. Our existing on the planet is influencing all other living plants and creatures. Our behavior has become unsustainable.
The goal of this project is to change our behavior and be more sustainable.
NaturKultur manages an educational venue called KulturHaus where we do all of our international exchanges and training courses. KulturHaus is the venue where other NGOs are doing their projects as well, with the capacity to host 50 people for 1-2 weeks long activities during any time of the year. Operating such a venue creates an environmental footprint. We produce CO2 with using fossil fuels for heating, we create waste with the packaging and food that we consume during the projects. Our goal is to become more sustainable and we have been doing some activities already. We use only electricity that comes from renewable sources, we continue to isolate the venue better and we offset our carbon footprint from the heating with planting trees and supporting organizations who do the same. We separate and recycle our waste in many categories – paper, plastic and packaging, textile, glass, electronics, metals, organic waste and we created our small organic garden. And these are only a few of the ongoing projects.
However, we believe we can do more. We can install solar panels or small windmills to produce and use our own energy, we can “reorganize” our garden and plant more trees, we can plant our own food, we can organize educational activities for young people so they become more aware and change their behavior too.
This particular opportunity is being hosted by NaturKultur e.V. More about our team you can find out here.
We are a youth mobility provider that is focused on international youth work. We organize between 8-10 Youth Exchanges and 2-3 training courses per year, and we are sending young people on many international projects abroad. We are also the coordinating organization for volunteering opportunities. Our office is located in Bremen, but we organize our projects in our KulturHaus in Garlstedt, which is close to Osterholz-Scharmbeck and 30 min by car from Bremen.
Our local and international projects aim to encourage and support young people through non-formal learning opportunities, especially focusing on the topics of interculturalism, tolerance, diversity and understanding among the different cultures in Europe. We are also organizing local events in Bremen and extending our network in the area by cooperating with other organizations and institutions.
Few examples of the projects and activities can be seen on the following videos:
You will be accommodated in a house just for ESC volunteers in Bremen, where you will have your own room.
Bremen is a city in North-West Germany (around 500.000 inhabitants), close to Hamburg, the border with the Netherlands and the North Sea coast. Bremen is a vibrant, multi-cultural city with a lot of young people and both a historical center, modern and cultural areas.
As an ESC volunteer, you will receive health insurance, 150€ monthly pocket money, 246€ for living expenses. Travel costs will be reimbursed in the amount of 275€.
You will be supported by a Coordinator and a Mentor to help you get settled in your workplace 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 working environment, to develop your self-awareness and knowledge about people with different backgrounds, to learn more about a new culture and language, and to find your strengths and interests in an unforgettable, unique 12 months in Bremen!
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How can you apply?
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