Location: Ligonchio (Reggio Emilia), Italy
Project dates: May – October 2017
Duration: 6 months
Applicants: 2 aged 18-30
Application deadline: 25th of January 2017
Hosting institution: Ostello dei Balocchi

evsOstello dei Balocchi is looking for two volunteers. The two volunteers will be involved in environmental education activities within the hosting organization.

Volunteers will be fully involved into the main activities run by Ostello dei Balocchi, in particular they will:
  • assist the ideation and design of eco-sustainable touristic path for visitors, with the goal of widening the offer for foreign visitors;
  • assist in the preparation and implementation of didactic workshops for primary school students: support in the facilitation, conduction of some workshops, support in the group management;
  • design and implement didactic workshops proposed by themselves on art, environment education, creative recycling;
  • provide assistance during escursions with donkeys, trekkings and summer camps: preparing the donkeys, assisting the children with tends, organizaning educational activities for children;
  • provide assistance to the staff for daily activities: welcoming of the guests, in particular foreign ones, cleaning of the hostel and of the surrounding area, performing small maintainance, supporting farming activities;
  • provide assistance in the care of donkeys: not only feeding and cleaning but in terms of creating a positive creation with the animals;
  • participate in meetings in the secondary schools of the area, to promote Erasmus+ programme;
  • support the implementation of Youth Exchanges hosted at Ostello dei Balocchi, in particular logistic and workshops on environmental themes;
  • support the communication of the association, also at International level (social networks, web articles, website management, creation of leaflets for promotional activities);
  • participate in the creation of an online guide on the project run by Legambiente Ligonchio.

The ideal volunteer is ready to live for a long time in a rural environment. He/she should love nature and animals and open-air activities and be ready to perform tasks in close relation with donkeys such as excursions. Furthermore, they should have a strong motivation in working with children and be ready to follow the association’s code of conduct when working with them. Past experiences in socio-educational context and in volunteer work are appreciated.

The travel costs will be reimbursed up to a certain amount allocated by the European Commission; accommodation, food and tickets for the local transports are provided by the host organization. The volunteer will also receive pocket money monthly.

For candidature for this project please send an email including your CV with photo, motivation letter and this questionnaire filled in English, up to the 25th of January at [email protected]

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