Are you ready to relocate to Spain for 10 months? We are looking for one volunteer who is motivated to work with young people in the beautiful region around Toledo! If you are keen to experience a new working environment and culture, are passionate about active engagement in society and know how to motivate young people, this is your perfect EVS project!
Dates: 30 September 2019 – 29 June 2020 (dates can be slightly adjusted)
Location: Bargas (Toledo, Castilla La Mancha), Spain
The project will take place in a group of municipalities between Toledo and Madrid. In this region, especially young people grow up with little opportunities and long to move to the big cities. Our plan is, with this project, to work towards identifying what young people in the region need, how we can connect them with their communities, and offer them opportunities and spaces to become more active and engaged in community life.
Our previous experiences with EVS projects in the area have proven that the presence of European youngsters plays a key role for the opening of eyes towards the local and international possibilities. At the same time, EVS volunteers will experience their own transformation and identity-changing experiences by being in confronted with challenging but also passionate tasks and situations.
In short, the project targets are:
As one of three volunteers, you will join the Youth and Social Services in three different towns and the Proyecto Kieu team in Numancia to help with different community, social and cultural activities. Other than that, the tasks include:
You will also be enrolled in Spanish language course to assist you with the language learning, and regularly meet your mentor and coordinator in order to guide you through the project.
Your accommodation will be organised and paid for by your host organisation. You will live in a shared house with other EVS volunteers in your own or a shared room. You will receive a monthly grant for food, and the house is equipped with all necessary utilities.
Bargas is a suburban area close to Toledo, which is not far from Madrid. Despite its proximity to bigger cities, Bargas is not very well connected by public.
Proyecto Kieu is a small NGO located in a small village. Since 2010, we are working on topics like active citizenship, human rights and development. We help youngsters with their personal development by providing activities and non-formal learning opportunities that target their emotional, social and interpersonal skills. We organise international and local projects for young people in the region and collaborate with town councils and other local groups and organisations. The age group of the youngsters is mostly 14-25.
You can apply, if you fulfil the following criteria:
Accommodation and food will be covered by the project grant. You will receive a monthly pocket money, and your travel costs will be covered up to 275€.
You will receive the official health insurance, but you must provide your European Health Care Card.
More information can be found in the Infopack!
In case of any questions, feel free to contact Irma: [email protected]
If you are interested, we’d love to hear from you! Just fill the application form: