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Dobrovoľníci z Detvy spoluorganizovali festival v Bulharsku

BALKAN YOUTH FESTIVAL – Balkánsky mládežnícky festival

Na prelome augusta a septembra sa pre detvianskych dobrovoľníkov Katarínu Ovčiarikovú a Juraja Petrinca stalo hosťujúcim miestom mesto Sandanski na juhu Bulharska neďaleko gréckych Tesaloník.
Títo mladí Detvania spolu s ďalšími dobrovoľníkmi z Lotyšska, Macedónska, Talianska, Španielska, Bulharska a Srbska spoločne pripravili 21. ročník Balkánskeho mládežníckeho festivalu, ktorý bol plný tanca, spevu, hudby a tiež výtvarného umenia.
Ešte pred začiatkom príprav však absolvovali On arrival training, počas ktorého sa naučili mnoho o tímovej práci, líderstve, organizovaní podujatí, nejaké tie základy bulharčiny, …Zo všetkého najviac však potrápili svoju kreativitu a mali možnosť zlepšiť sa v angličtine, ktorá bola pracovným jazykom projektu. Počas samotných príprav sa venovali najmä propagácii programu medzi mladými. Voľné dni strávili cestovaním ako k moru, do miest, tak aj do hôr.
Vďaka tomuto projektu, ktorý im umožnilo OZ Aktívne mesto Detva v spolupráci s EVS si vytvorili priateľstvá, ktoré trvajú aj naďalej.

Katarína Ovčiariková
dobrovoľník EVS
Detva 2016

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EVS in Slovakia

VOLUNTEER PROFILES AND RECRUITMENT PROCESS:

We will choose a selection panel. Based on preselected criteria we will choose a candidate right on given challenge of host organization. We will not take into account the skin colour, level of completed education or other circumstances, but individual motivation and goals. Choosing criteria: life experiences, age, potential benefit for sending also hosting organizations, experience in the field, self motivation.
PROPOSED ACTIVITIES FOR EVS VOLUNTEERS:

Priorities of the applicant
1. Solving unemployment and the development of creativity of young people
2. Working with children and youth with disabilities (DSS, MRK)
3. Coordination and cooperation in activities with organizations from Detva,
4. Development of municipality and surrounding Under the Polana micro-region

Direct activities of the applicant (Ca Active city)
– Leisure activities for kids and youth with disabilities (Deaf assistant from Social Center and young volunteers with mental disability and from marginalized Roma community visit Lessons of basics English for EVS volunteers, every year we organize creative workshops in House of social services in Detva, etc
– Football for marginalized Roma community, workshops for youth from Social center,
– Dance, PC course, basics about project management
– Regular annual activities
– Table tennis tournament for associations from Detva
– Day of Earth, Workshops for different target groups
– Summer tent camps, Festivals
– irregular activities
– Erasmus + programme (youth exchanges and youth initiatives)
– other projects focused on regional development and work with unemployed youth
from various population groups from Detva

Activities undertaken in partnership with other organizations with integration into volunteer activities of various kinds and nature
Cooperation with House of social services in Detva (Social Center)
– Realization of workshops (creative art, icebreakers, energizers, street activities with target groups from participating organizations, etc)
– Assistant services and facilities
– Realization of small and occasional activities
– English lessons
– Projects, hobbies, sports and work with PC

Cooperation with Detvas Roma alliance DAR
– coordinating youth from social disadvantaged community
– realization of Program Youth in Action with target group from marginalized Roma community
– implementation of own ideas, activities and projects with target group
– working with the media (web, FB), press releases in foreign language
– leisure time activities (football, dance, computer science)

Cooperation with Leisure time center Trend and Grammar School in Detva
– managing computer lab
– implementation of new and foreign methods on computer science lessons
– sports and leisure time activities in non-school time with youth
– creation and coordination of working group for own projects
– work assistant during lessons of various kinds
– contribute to the development of their activities and school involvement in grant challenges

Other possibilities for cooperation
– Nursery and primary schools in Detva
– The non-profit sector
– Municipality Detva (Town Hall Detva)

During the described activities, the volunteer can improve in:
1. Coordination and organization of interest groups
2. Design and implementation schedule of activities
3. Developing creativity
4. Promoting sportsmanship among candidates
5. Improve endurance, flexibility, work with children and youth
6. Development of computer skills
7. Language course (Slovak, Romany, English, ..)
8. Braille code, sign language
9. Basics of dance techniques
10. Organization of sport, social and competitive activities
11. Working with people of different ages, nationalities and social background

Suggested activities – learning through working in a wide range of activities, whereas in CA Active city working with children and youth 5-30years old. Informal activities focused on youth work, preservation of cultural heritage, arts development, environment, project activities (developing and implementing their own projects). Vision of Citizens Association Active City is to involve wider community of volunteer organizations and their staff members working in the city and working with children and youth, with fewer opportunities too. Detailed activities are given in paragraph (part of) the description of the organization.
Getting to know the history and relationships in the local culture, engaging in organized events (folklore, sports, minority, ..). Possibility of spending time in the team sports offered by local sports clubs (karate, football, floor-ball, chess, ..), or interest in leisure time activities of host organizations (workshops, sports, environ. activities, volunteer activities). A separate working group of young people attending activities in the organization of the leisure time activities. Live communication with students of English, which teacher could be volunteers mentor.
Volunteers will learn how to work with children visiting their courses, improve new experiences, learn to cooperate with the stuff at citizens association, organize events, work organization, leisure time and others, organize own time and creating self-employment during the EVS in Slovakia will, over time, strengthen the volunteer. Orientation in the city and surroundings of Detva region. Group work with youth, coordination of activities. Basics of the Slovak language, improvement in English.
Volunteers will learn how to organize youth groups and their activities. They will specifically recognize science, technical, and sport activities in the host organization. Through activities in the project work volunteer would learn how to work with young people from European countries, organize informal learning process, prepare and implement the activity, improve the foundations of Slovak language, acquire new skills in artistic techniques, learn about the local culture, to confront their ideas and possibilities for implementation with the teacher, raise young people for the activities focused on volunteering, and others.

Example of project activities – workshops with children from marginalized Roma community (folk art, craft workshops Roma, sprays and similar techniques, processing of secondary materials, processing of natural materials. Each course will consist of a set of activities and methods focusing on self development of the target group and personal development of the volunteer.
Occasional weekend work occurs mainly during school holidays. It may happen that the entire voluntary service performed over the weekend with compensation during the working week

What is it?

EVS (European Voluntary Service) is an international volunteer programme funded by the European Commission. It enables all young people legally resident in Europe, aged between 18 and 30 years, to carry out an international volunteer service in an organisation or in a public body in Europe, Africa, Asia or South America for a period ranging from 2 to 12 months.

 

European Voluntary Service is based on the following principles:

– increasing your own skills through the practical experience of volunteering abroad;

– encouraging the learning of another language;

– developing the ability to interact with persons of different language and culture;

– spreading tolerance among young people of the European Union;

– promoting active citizenship;

– supporting the development of local communities.

more information you can find ….http://europeanvoluntaryservice.org/what-is-evs/

Spojme sa v rozvoji miestnej komunity

Spojme sa v rozvoji miestnej komunity

Dobrovoľnícke aktivity organizované v Detve boli v rozmedzí rokov 2014 – 2016 podporené ďalším schváleným projektom Európskej dobrovoľníckej služby prostredníctvom Národnej Agentúry Iuventa. Väčšinu realizovaných aktivít projektu “Spojme sa v rozvoji miestnej komunity” dobrovoľníkmi z Arménska, Ukrajiny a Turecka v predchádzajúcom období navrhol a realizoval dobrovoľník zo Španielska. Prostredníctvom dobrovoľníkov Huseyina, Niiari a Ani sme zlepšili, upevnili a nadviazali nové partnerstvá s inštitúciami a organizáciami v Detve a na Podpoľaní. Od vyučovania cudzích jazykov, realizáciu tvorivých dielní a iných umeleckých aktivít, či podporou športových a environmentálnych podujatí sme posilnili neformálne vzdelávanie pod hlavičkou združenia Aktívne mesto v celom regióne. Radi by sme poďakovali organizáciám za vytvorenie priestoru pre ich aktivity, trpezlivosť pri ich implementácii a ochotu sa s dobrovoľníkmi stretávať aj mimo pracovného času dobrovoľníkov, v ich voľnom čase. Mentori, tútori, učitelia pôsobiaci na školách ZŠ J.J.Thurzu, I. ZŠ Hriňová, ZŠ Slatinské Lazy, ZŚ A.Vagača a na Gymnáziu v Detve si zaslúžia veľké poďakovanie. Taktiež ďakujeme Oz Studnička, Oz Tulipán, Oz Detvianska Aliancia Rómov, DSS Detva a množstvu jednotlivcov, ktorí napomáhali počas celej realizácie projektu dobrovoľníckej služby.

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From Ankara to Detva volunteerism line

Na prelome rokov 2015 / 2016 sa v Detve na Podpoľaní realizoval projekt dobrovoľníckej služby pod názvom „Z Ankary do Detvy dobrovoľnícka línia“. Za podpory programu Erasmus+ a hostiteľskej organizácie Aktívne mesto sa v Detve a v okolí podporilo, alebo vytvorilo množstvo zaujímavých aktivít pre verejnosť, či jednotlivcov. Tieto pozostávali z národných večerov a prezentácii, jazykových kurzov pre verejnosť rôzneho veku, medzinárodná kuchyňa pre deti z Domova soc. služieb v Detve, práca s deťmi na základných školách v meste a regióne, environmentálnych aktivít, športových podujatí a turnajov v basketbale a stolnom tenise. Počas svojho pôsobenia priniesli niekoľko neformálnych aktivít do formálneho vzdelávania na Gymnáziu v Detve. Ako asistenti sa tak naučili viesť skupinu, organizovať aktivity a zodpovedne sa pripravovať na hodiny a na medzinárodné konfrontácie so študentmi na hodinách angličtiny. Okrem toho sa dobrovoľníci z Tureckej organizácie z Ankary naučili základy slovenčiny, spoznali mesto Detva a jeho pamätihodnosti, kultúrne odlišnosti našich národov, absolvovali niekoľko remeselných dielní, pomohli Rumunskej organizácii v Arad-e počas 1 mesiaca aktivít, či v AISEC organizácii v Černivtsy na Ukrajine a mnoho ďalších aktivít. Veríme že s odbúravaním predsudkov medzi našimi kultúrami budeme pokračovať a v budúcnosti hosťovať ďalších dobrovoľníkov z krajiny, ktorá je na prahu Európskej únie a veľakrát odsudzovaná za inakosť, ktorú my nepochopíme.

Matej Lalík

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