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ESC Project “Bargas Coopera” in Toledo, Spain, November 2019 -October 2020

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: November 2019 – September 2020

Location: Bargas (Toledo, Castilla La Mancha), Spain

What is the project about?

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:

  • to tackle lack of motivation and satisfaction of youngsters in the region
  • to provide inspiration for active engagement
  • to find out more about the needs of youngsters in the region
  • to organise cultural and social activities for them

What would I do every day?

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:

  • administrative tasks
  • develop a strategy of how to find out about the youngster’s needs in the region and implement it
  • project management tasks related to EVS projects for youngsters in the region
  • promote the civic participation of youngsters in the region
  • develop the Youtube channel of our organisation, network with local media
  • develop cultural events, such as cultural weeks in collaboration with other local organisations
  • implementation of own projects according to your interest and skills
  • work with young people age 14-25

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.

Where would I live?

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.


What does the hosting organisation do?

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.

Can I apply?

You can apply, if you fulfil the following criteria:

  • You are a dynamic person and motivated to work with young people
  • You are ready to adapt to a different living and working environment
  • You have a basic knowledge of Spanish language and are keen to improve it
  • You are between 18-30 years old

How much does this cost?

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: