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Location of EVS: Estonia, Tartu (see in details http://www.tartu.ee)
Host/Coordinating organisation: EUYA (see in details
Duration of EVS: from June 2011 to December 2011 or January 2012 (upon agreement)
Summary of the project:
The role of a volunteer within the present project is to facilitate HO in supporting and developing international media project iloveculture.eu in a host country; which means that the main area of his/her work is related to multimedia registrations of the youth activities taking place in the country. The main focus will be done on the registration of international events implemented in the frame of European programmes. HO will equip volunteer with the basic tools for this such as a camera and its additional facilities.
Weekly volunteer will have 1–2 full-day trips (i.e. “fieldwork”) to different youth organisations and/or current youth projects in order to make multimedia reportages. Particularly, volunteer will shoot short movies, make pictures, and interview the participants of the activities/organisations.
The methodology of this project is guided by the principle of gradual immersion into the local environment and tasks: for the first month the volunteer supported by a mentor will start doing media registration in a host city; then he/she will do first trips with the mentor to the partner organisations of HO located in other cities; finally, volunteer will be able to visit other organisation independently.
On arrival back to Tartu, volunteer will edit collected material and upload it to iloveculture.eu platform and other web resources. Apart from this, the volunteer will be involved into some other activities within the HO in order to feel as a part of its team. Moreover, volunteer will have time to develop his/her own project and preferably prepare some workshops on projectrelated topics (multimedia, journalism, etc.) for locals. Such kind of workshops will enable volunteer to share his/her skills and achievements acquired during the project.
Practical arrangements and the timetable:
In sum, volunteerʼs involvement will not exceed 30–35 hours weekly (including language training): ~40% of that time will be spent on the fieldwork; ~20% on editing the material gathered during the trips; ~20% helping HO with its activities; ~10% on developing own project and/or leading the workshops for locals; and ~10% on language classes. Volunteer can spend the weekends at his/her will; in addition, he/she will get 2 extra-day-off each month foreseen within terms of EVS action.
This proportion of the activities was designed considering volunteerʼs interests: the “tripping” and “stationary” activities should be kept in balance in order to diverse volunteerʼs tasks and make him/her feel comfortable. 2
Profile of the potential candidate:
(a) According to EVS criteria: young people aged between 18 and 30. Volunteer with fewer opportunities can participate from the age of 16. (b) According to the concrete project: a volunteer should have good socials skills, and be responsible and flexible, because his/her tasks are closely related to interpersonal communication. Due to the same reason at least a good communication level of English is required. The skills in multimedia can be considered as an advantage; however, the motivation to learn these skills is still the prime criterion. The volunteer should also be prepared to travel independently within the host county.
If you are interested in this EVS vacancy, kindly send your CV, motivation letter and photograph to email@example.com by the 27th of December, 2010. We appreciate if you could provide us with some video- and/or photo-material you have done so far.