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Our friends from “IES: BEN GABIROL” are looking for 2 volunteers from EU countries for a project in Spain

Basic info
  • Venue: Málaga (Spain)
  • Start: 1.10.20
  • End: 23.06.20
  • Duration: 9 Months
  • Number of Vacancies: 2
  • Deadline to apply: 2 March 2020
  • Online-Interview: 23-25 of March 2020
  • Countries: EU Nations

We will just take in consideration responsible, motivated and passionate application forms!

Information about the organization

IES BEN GABIROL is a Secondary and Vocational Education and Training (VET) Public School in Málaga (Spain), near the city center, in fifteen minutes you can reach downtown. You can get easily to Madrid via AVE (high-speed train) within two hours and a half.

IES BEN GABIROL wants to make the students aware of the European community and having volunteers from different countries of Europe is a good way to do it. Our students will realize that living and working abroad is an opportunity for them. The volunteers can show rich European diversity.

The main areas where the volunteer can be involved are:

  • VET Erasmus + projects: The volunteer will give support to the Erasmus+ Coordination searching opportunities, and companies for work placements and giving support to students’ motilities.
  • Soft Skills VET. The volunteer will give support to students with some extra activities related to soft skills, interviews, public speaking, entrepreneurship, employability, etc.
  • Language activities: Depending on the Languages skills of the volunteers in English and French or any others, the volunteer will support students who are going to have a work placement in EU nations, with non-formal education activities to help students to improve their language skills as well as their knowledge of other cultures.
  • Co-education activities. The volunteers will support the coordinator of the co-education department.
  • Integration activities: The volunteers will participate with the students of Social Integration in any activities planned and implemented.
  • TIC: The volunteers will update social networks such as school blog, web-site, grouply, picasaweb album, Facebook, tuenti etc.
  • Cultural Activities. The volunteer will help the cultural activities department with the organization and implementation of the activities done both in and out of the school. They will do presentations about their country, and habits.
  • Forma Joven Program. The volunteers will collaborate in activities of this program related with the health and good habits of young people.
  • Youth Information. The volunteer will create a point where students can ask about the possibilities for young in the Erasmus+ Youth Program.
  • Volunteer Selection for next Course. The volunteer will help in the selection process of next year’s volunteer.
  • Other activities:
    • Depending on their possibilities he/she will help with:
      • The sports activities in the break
      • The Chess club
      • The Radio station
      • To collaborate in the launch of a School garden
      • Theatre
Opportunities for the volunteers
  • Development of social and cultural skills as volunteers will have the opportunity to interact with a large number of young people from very different backgrounds and this will provide volunteers with a real view of youth in Spain.
  • They will collaborate with our students of Socio-Cultural and touristic coordination planning and carrying out the activities of leisure in schools.
  • They will collaborate with our students on promotion of Gender Equality planning and carrying out the activities planned and implemented.
  • The volunteer will know the cultural offer in Malaga participating in the cultural activities with our students.
  • The Volunteer will also learn or improve his/her Spanish language, as this is our working language.
  • The Volunteer will participate in the normal working hours, with the mentor or responsible person for the activity.
  • The mentor will give all the instructions and support for making the volunteer period as much satisfactory as possible.
  • Volunteers will have access to computers, photocopies and all the resources at the school.
Volunteer’s profile

Volunteers who can speak Spanish and Italian will be preferred.

Further information about the volunteer life

Volunteers should cook their meals on their own in their flats, They are going to receive 150 euros each month.

Accommodation will be in rented flats shared with other ESC volunteers or Spanish people. They will be provided with standard equipment and essential household goods. Electricity, water, gas will be covered by the hosting organization. Internet connection is not facilitated by the hosting organization.

Accommodation info pack and flat rules will be provided.

The volunteer will have to make a 300 euros deposit that will be reimbursed once the project is finished and volunteer leave tidy, clean and with no damage in the private room and common areas

Pocket money       
Each volunteer will be given a monthly allowance of 150 euro for personal needs every day

Local transport     
Local transport will be provided for a distance of over 2.5km from home to office.

If transport is needed, each volunteer will have a chance to choose a BIKE or BUS CARD if needed, long-distance activities will be covered by hosting organization if it is necessary.

Language support           
ONLINE PLATFORM PROVIDED BY COMISSION, There is no possibility to offer face to face language support granted by the project costs.

Christmas, ´Semana Blanca´, the Holy Week and other official holidays

Trainings and support

  • The mentor will offer constantly his support and personal assistance to the volunteers.
  • Applicant organization/sending organization/hosting organization is responsible for the volunteer’s insurance, all the parties are obliged to get acquainted with the insurance rules.

Week timetable. 

  • The normal working day will last six hours and a half, usually in the morning, from 9:00 to 14:00.
  • Prime example of a working day

The week will start with the volunteer activities organization with the mentor.

  • Before the break
    • Two hours with Erasmus coordination activities (at least two days a week).
    • “Language Conversation Breakfast: 3-9 hours a week, with students of further education who are going to have Erasmus mobility during the hours of the modules “libre configuración”.
  • During the break
    • Radio station
    • Sport activities
    • Traditional games

Whether the volunteer carries out activities during the break he/she will have a rest before or after the normal break.

  • After the break:
    • Youth information point (two days)
    • TICs activities (two days)
    • General Activities like school garden, Forma Joven program, theatre…

Some specific days the volunteer should assist in the afternoon to some activities or meetings. These days the volunteer won’t have to go to school in the morning.

When the volunteer assists in extra activities out of school, which lasts the whole day or even some days or the weekend, he or she will have free days.

Twitter IES BEN GABIROL: https://twitter.com/iesbengabirol?lang=es

Application process

If you are interested in this project, please fill in the following application form and attach your CV, motivation letter and Photo. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a Skype interview on the 23-25th March 2020. The deadline for applications is 02/03/2020

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