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country Great Britain: Medium Term Volunteering at The Oth VAP UK-MTV
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2/06/2018 - 30/08/2018
Extra-Gebühr GBP 80
2 Freiwillige
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The medium term volunteers will be expected to help for facilitate the running events at the Othona Community and help in every aspect of the daily life. This will include helping with all the different groups, gardening, maintenance work, cooking, bread baking, interacting with our guests. The medium term volunteers will also coordinate and lead the 3 different short term workcamps at Othona, where volunteers around the world will come to enjoy the work and life at Othona.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

The medium term volunteers will be sleeping in the core block. They will have their own rooms but will need to share the shower and toilets with each other. The medium term volunteers will eat with the other staff and local volunteers. The food is generally home-made and most of the diets can be cater for (vegetarian, gluten free, vegan).

Lage und Freizeit

LOCATION: The Othona Community is situated on the east coast of Essex, next to a nature reserve. It is 5 Km from the nearest village, with its traditional English pubs. Nearby is a site of Special Scientific Interest, classified as an “area of outstanding natural beauty”. LEISURE TIME: The mid-term volunteers will have 2 days off per week and are of course very welcome to join any activities they are interested in. Leisure time usually includes swimming in the sea, bonfire night, going to the pub or even going to London for the weekend!

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

The Othona Community in Bradwell-on-Sea was founded in 1946. It is a residential centre for people of different ages, nationalities and backgrounds to seek a common understanding in the cause of peace. Othona has welcomed VAP volunteers since the early 1970's. Othona is a multi-faith non-dogmatic Christian Community founded next to one of the oldest churches in the UK (654AD). It fully involves non-Christians. It is an experimental community where work, play, drama, art and study are combined. Volunteers will be fully integrated in the life of the community.

Treffpunkt

1 June day time (Please see Info Sheet for details).

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VAP HOSTING FEE: Volunteers will be asked to pay a fee of £80 GBP upon arrival. VAP charges this fee as without it we would be virtually unable to organise any projects in the UK.
Organisation Volunteer Action for Peace Alter 18 - 100 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Southminster train station. Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country Great Britain: National Citizen Service (NCS) Prog CONCUKMTV01-18
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27/06/2018 - 26/08/2018
Extra-Gebühr GBP 40
4 Freiwillige
2 Male / 0 female noch gesucht
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The programme includes outdoor activities to build confidence and teamwork, workshop sessions to learn and develop skills, interaction with charity groups to get to know what the local community needs and how volunteering can be an important way to connect with people and make a difference in the area where you live. VOLUNTEER ROLE: The MTV volunteers will: • Work with a team of staff to support young people (15 -17 year olds) from various social and cultural backgrounds on the 2 Waves of the NCS programme running in the summer. • Lead by example and get involved in outdoor and community volunteering activities while helping to keep the group motivated at all times. • Support the Team Leaders and Team Assistants to ensure programme content is delivered and understood by the group. The role includes building good relationships with your colleagues and participants while helping with any problems that may arise. • Support personal development goals with the young people and help young people to understand the ethos of learning and involvement of the NCS programme. • Provide short group activities using skills from leading workcamps or working/volunteering with young people in a variety of contexts.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

From Monday to Friday in the first 2 weeks of each Wave volunteers will stay with the groups of young people; 1 week at an outdoor activity centre followed by 1 week at a University hall of residence. This is repeated twice. At the weekends and in the second 2 weeks of each Wave, volunteers will stay together in a local hostel in Brighton. All accommodation will be provided and a group allowance for food will be provided when not on the residential parts of the programme.

Lage und Freizeit

Brighton and West Sussex

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

Concordia UK are delivering the National Citizen Service (NCS) Programme for our area in the UK. National Citizen Service (NCS) is a flagship government programme that gives 15 to 17 year olds in the UK the chance to learn new skills and get involved in their communities. We are looking for 4 international volunteers from the EU that have experience of working with young people and who want to help Concordia run an amazing programme of events to develop young people’s potential and support local communities

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We can accept only volunteers from the EU. IMPORTANT: DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS 16th MARCH 2018.

Anforderungen

We can accept only volunteers from the EU. Experience of providing activities to young people (15-17 year olds). - A background of supporting and leading volunteers. – Have an understanding of Health and Safety and Safeguarding practices. Be organised and be able to speak English to a good intermediate level. - Work in a team. - Have some relevant experience of working with young people on a residential programme. • All applicants must send a completed VEF, application form, certificate of good conduct /police check from your home country + two references • For a NCS application form contact: incoming@concordiavolunteers.org.uk • Skype Interviews: will be arranged individually IMPORTANT: DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS 16th MARCH 2018.
Organisation CONCORDIA UK Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen NEAREST TRAIN STATION: Brighton Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country Great Britain: BOSAVERN FARM – COMMUNITY GROWING CONCUKLTV04B-18
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6/08/2018 - 5/02/2019
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Bosavern Community Farm seeks a volunteer to help support the work of its market garden that provides affordable healthy food for local people. The farm produces a range of vegetable crops that supports the farm’s own shop and supplies affordable veg-boxes to local people. The market garden also acts as a learning hub for local schools and community groups that engage in growing and other activities. In addition the farm hosts a wide range of bee friendly and biodiversity features that are regularly used by the community. We are looking for a volunteer with an interest in sustainable food growing, bees and nature and wanting to work in small communities. Some of the tasks involved with the Community Shop Volunteer role will include: • Organising community growing events with schools and local communities; • Supporting day to day growing activities in the garden with other volunteers; • Learning about local food production and visiting other food growing places; • Helping to support bee and pollinator education events; • Supporting the promotion of veg-box schemes in West Cornwall; • Helping to grow organic food for the farm shop; • Involvement in wildlife and nature learning activities. As a community farm they have a high degree of participation in activities by members of the local community. International volunteers will work closely with local volunteers and engage in team activities.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

The Volunteer will live in the farmhouse, which will be shared with other volunteers from both the local community and others who come to stay for short periods. The farmhouse is comfortable with good facilities including wifi, where all food much it grown on the farm is provided. Separate male/female/non-binary single and twin shared rooms are available. Comfortable beds and all bed linen is provided. Bathroom and shower facilities are fully provided for with hot water and full laundry provision available. A fully equipped kitchen is provided, with all meals being prepared communally using as much as possible fresh produce from the farm. High quality nutritious food is always provided and a wide range of all required diets can be catered for.

Lage und Freizeit

Bosavern Community Farm is located in the far south west of Cornwall in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, providing access to stunning heritage countryside and coastlines, vibrant seaside towns such as Penzance and St. Ives and a range of interesting cultural attractions. Good public transport links service the area including regular mainline trains at Penzance Station to and from the rest of the UK, as well as good access to regular national and local bus routes. St. Just is the nearest bus service route approximately 1 kilometre from the Bosavern. The small town of St. Just 1 kilometer from the farm provides local shopping facilities, whilst Penzance 10 kilometres away is a provincial centre for shopping, cinema, library, leisure and other facilities. A doctor’s surgery is located in nearby St. Just where volunteers can temporarily register, with A&E hospital facilities in Penzance and regionally at Truro. Rapid response emergency services are always available 24/7.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

Bosavern Community Farm is situated near St Just at the very western tip of Cornwall near Land’s End. It is a not-for-profit Social Enterprise run on “Wholesome Food Association” principles by a community of employees, members and volunteers. Their vision is to develop a self-financing, community-led, food-growing initiative to benefit the wider community of St Just and West Penwith in an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable way. The objectives of the Farm are: • To produce and sell local food; • To provide community access to land and its produce; • To provide opportunities for the local community to come together and learn about growing food, agriculture and sustainable living; • To provide a space for events, workshops, training, social time and celebration. Currently they grow and deliver fresh, local vegetables and eggs to the local community through their veg boxes, farm shop, local farmers’ markets and to local businesses and schools. They have 6 polytunnels, a fruit cage, several bee hives and a number of outbuildings including the Hive, their education space. In addition Bosavern Community Farm provides an environment for education, workshops, events and for the community to cultivate skills and join together to celebrate the produce and the seasons. Bosavern Community Farm believes in shared values where supporting people and communities are a focus everything they do. They very much welcome volunteers who want to contribute to their vision of promoting sustainable communities.

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Penzance Railway Station

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FEES: £40 (GBP) - a small contribution to Concordia’s administration fees. If the volunteer needs a VISA to enter the UK, an additional £21 needs to be paid to Concordia to cover the cost of the VISA sponsorship certificate. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: • All applicants must send a completed VEF, application form, certificate of good conduct /police check from your home country + two references • Skype Interviews: will be arranged individually. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 31st MAY 2018 - with selection and SKYPE interviews carried out in the following days. ACCESSIBILITY: Access for people in wheelchairs or using large mobility aids can be difficult in some parts of the farm and accommodation is not currently suitable for users of large mobility aids. TRAINING: International volunteers will access a range of training opportunities, which will cover basic health and safety, horticultural growing and working upon community projects.

Anforderungen

An interest in environmental sustainability is important, where experience of horticulture or growing would be advantageous, as would experience of working within community projects.
Organisation CONCORDIA UK Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Penzance Railway Station Projekt-Sprache(n) English , English
country Great Britain: BOSAVERN FARM – Community Shop CONCUKLTV04A-18
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6/08/2018 - 5/02/2019
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Bosavern Community Farm seeks a volunteer to help support the work of its community shop that provides affordable healthy food for local people. The shop also supports local food producers by acting as a hub for a range of activities associated with sustainable food production and promoting healthy eating in the community. They are looking for a volunteer with an interest in sustainable organic locally produced food and wanting to work in small communities. Some of the tasks involved with the Community Shop Volunteer role will include: • Organising food events in the shop and at community locations; • Supporting the day to day organisation of the shop with other volunteers; • Learning about local food production and visiting other food places; • Helping to support community learning events focused on healthy eating; • Promoting and hosting shop visits; • Helping to grow organic food and honey for the shop. As a community farm they have a high degree of participation in activities by members of the local community. International volunteers will work closely with local volunteers and engage in team activities.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

The Volunteer will live in the farmhouse, which will be shared with other volunteers from both the local community and others who come to stay for short periods. The farmhouse is comfortable with good facilities including wifi, where all food much it grown on the farm is provided. Separate male/female/non-binary single and twin shared rooms are available. Comfortable beds and all bed linen is provided. Bathroom and shower facilities are fully provided for with hot water and full laundry provision available. A fully equipped kitchen is provided, with all meals being prepared communally using as much as possible fresh produce from the farm. High quality nutritious food is always provided and a wide range of all required diets can be catered for.

Lage und Freizeit

Bosavern Community Farm is located in the far south west of Cornwall in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, providing access to stunning heritage countryside and coastlines, vibrant seaside towns such as Penzance and St. Ives and a range of interesting cultural attractions. Good public transport links service the area including regular mainline trains at Penzance Station to and from the rest of the UK, as well as good access to regular national and local bus routes. St. Just is the nearest bus service route approximately 1 kilometre from the Bosavern. The small town of St. Just 1 kilometer from the farm provides local shopping facilities, whilst Penzance 10 kilometres away is a provincial centre for shopping, cinema, library, leisure and other facilities. A doctor’s surgery is located in nearby St. Just where volunteers can temporarily register, with A&E hospital facilities in Penzance and regionally at Truro. Rapid response emergency services are always available 24/7.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

Bosavern Community Farm is situated near St Just at the very western tip of Cornwall near Land’s End. It is a not-for-profit Social Enterprise run on “Wholesome Food Association” principles by a community of employees, members and volunteers. Their vision is to develop a self-financing, community-led, food-growing initiative to benefit the wider community of St Just and West Penwith in an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable way. The objectives of the Farm are: • To produce and sell local food; • To provide community access to land and its produce; • To provide opportunities for the local community to come together and learn about growing food, agriculture and sustainable living; • To provide a space for events, workshops, training, social time and celebration. Currently they grow and deliver fresh, local vegetables and eggs to the local community through their veg boxes, farm shop, local farmers’ markets and to local businesses and schools. They have 6 polytunnels, a fruit cage, several bee hives and a number of outbuildings including the Hive, their education space. In addition Bosavern Community Farm provides an environment for education, workshops, events and for the community to cultivate skills and join together to celebrate the produce and the seasons. Bosavern Community Farm believes in shared values where supporting people and communities are a focus everything they do. They very much welcome volunteers who want to contribute to their vision of promoting sustainable communities.

Treffpunkt

Penzance Railway Station

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FEES: £40 (GBP) - a small contribution to Concordia’s administration fees. If the volunteer needs a VISA to enter the UK, an additional £21 needs to be paid to Concordia to cover the cost of the VISA sponsorship certificate. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: • All applicants must send a completed VEF, application form, certificate of good conduct /police check from your home country + two references • Skype Interviews: will be arranged individually DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 31st MAY 2018 - with selection and SKYPE interviews carried out in the following days. ACCESSIBILITY: Access for people in wheelchairs or using large mobility aids can be difficult in some parts of the farm and accommodation is not currently suitable for users of large mobility aids. TRAINING: International volunteers will access a range of training opportunities, which will cover basic health and safety, horticultural growing and working upon community projects.

Anforderungen

An interest in environmental sustainability is important, where experience of horticulture or growing would be advantageous, as would experience of working within community projects.
Organisation CONCORDIA UK Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Penzance Railway Station Projekt-Sprache(n) English , English
country Great Britain: CAMPHILL BLAIR DRUMMOND CONCUKLTV05-18
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15/09/2018 - 14/09/2019
Extra-Gebühr GBP 40
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Volunteers will help with the following tasks: • Encourage residents to follow their daily plan, helping them to be organised for the day • To fully participate in daily life within the family home – encourage residents to participate in tasks and join in socially with recreational activities and participating in meetings. • To encourage residents to participate with meaningful activities within our artistic and land based workshops (bakery, basketry, craft, pottery, textiles, garder, estate and woodwork). • To help residents join in with social events and activities such as swimming, football, music, horse riding, etc..

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Volunteers have a room in the house with the residents or in the nearby castle which is 2 minutes’ walk away. All volunteers are part of the resident’s family home Social areas of the house are shared with residents and staff of CBD. Volunteers stay in single rooms (where possible) or shared double room, which are large. Single beds are available in each room with wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside cabinet, and bedside lamp. Showers/baths within the house or volunteer bathrooms within the castle. Volunteers have a washing machine, tumble drier or can use the ones in the house at specified times. Volunteers are provided with food and have use of a kitchen with all appliances available.

Lage und Freizeit

CBD is located near the village of Doune (2 miles away) with shops, café’ and pub. Bicycles are provided for local transport. Stirling city is 6 miles away, with regular buses up to 9pm – Stirling has a leisure centre, shops, restaurants, pubs, nightclubs, cinema and hospital.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

Camphill Blaire Drummond (CBD) is a mutually supportive and purposeful community for adults with learning disabilities. Our residents live a fulfilled and meaningful life and are encouraged and supported to realise their fullest potential. We provide a home environment, meaningful activities and friendship within a warm, friendly, supportive community, enabling residents to live, learn, work and relax. Situated amidst rolling hills and breath-taking scenery on the outskirts of Stirling, CBD provides residential and day care activities for those with learning disabilities and special needs. Ideally located within Central Scotland, CBD is home for its residents. Day care students join Monday – Friday and come from Glasgow, Edinburgh and further afield. Volunteers either live in one of seven houses alongside residents or will have a room in the castle, which is the centre of our community. All international volunteers share life with residents within their family home. CBD values are: • ‘The Individual – being at the centre of all we do. • Realising Potential – enabling the individual to grow and reach their potential. • Creativity – providing activities that allow the individual to use their skills and abilities, enabling them to experience new possibilities. • Engagement – participation in purposeful activities to enrich both the individual and the community. • Community and Empowerment – the individual is treated with respect and dignity at all times, has their rights to privacy respected and are supported to make choices”. Presently, there are 7 family homes and 35 volunteers. Members of staff – one house leader and 3 support workers per house, are responsible for the care and support of the residents. Christian festivals are celebrated throughout the year which provides a framework for artistic activities (crafts, pottery, baking, carpentry, basketry) as well as land based activities within our kitchen and potages gardens. Support staff are responsible for the residents/ day students within the workshops. As well as international live-in volunteers, there are also local volunteers who join CBD for a few hours or one/two days per week to support residents in workshops/ houses or spend individual social time with the residents.

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TRAINING: Volunteers will receive a comprehensive training and induction programme. There will be an ongoing weekly foundation/core skill course covering all mandatory training (health and safety, moving and handling, food/hygiene, cook safe). There will also be in house training (understanding/awareness of learning disabilities, community ethos and fire safety). HOLIDAY: 4 weeks during each twelve month placement. POCKET MONEY: Volunteers receive £50 per week for their own personal expenses. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Volunteers who are interested in this position need to request an information/application pack. Applicants should ask for an application pack before applying. 2 professional references are needed as well as a Certificate of Good Conduct (CGC)/police check and a Medical certificate. A Skype interview will be arranged individually for all volunteers. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS is 30/06/2018. ACCESSIBILITY: Volunteers need to have a reasonable level of physical fitness.

Anforderungen

Volunteers should be have good conversational English skills, in order to communicate with the residents.
Organisation CONCORDIA UK Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Nearest train stations: Stirling train Station. Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country Great Britain: LEONARD CHESHIRE DISABILITY CONCUKLTV03-18
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15/10/2018 - 14/10/2019
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In the care home provided by Leonard Cheshire Disability in Alne Hall, near York, there are 28 permanent residents aged between 35 and 72, one room is used for respite care. There is also a day care service Monday – Friday for five people from the local community. Most residents use wheelchairs for mobility, they may have been born with a disability such as cerebral palsy or have developed a neurological condition such as multiple sclerosis or been involved in an accident. The purpose of the volunteers is to to provide our residents with independence and choice in the activities, both at Alne Hall and in the community. Tasks for the international volunteers will include mostly: • assisting residents with activities both inside and outside the home, such as with crafts, music, IT and social activities. • helping at meal times and with clearing up afterwards Participants will volunteer a maximum of 35 hours per week. A workday may not necessarily be during the daytime as some activities will take place in the early morning or evening. Also, day excursions may require the Participant to work longer hours than usually, but the maximum working hours can never exceed 35 hours per week.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Volunteers will have their own room with double or twin bed. Bathroom is shared by 2 volunteers, laundry facilities in the main building. Fridge and drink making facilities in volunteer’s lounge. Activities kitchen available in the evenings and weekends. Food is provided 3 meals a day by Leonard Cheshire.

Lage und Freizeit

Alne,York. Alne is serviced by a bus service during the day giving access to York and local villages and there is a doctor’s surgery in the next door village however prospective volunteers need to be aware that Alne is a small village with no shop or entertainment.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

Leonard Cheshire Disability is a charity supporting disabled people in the UK and around the world to fulfil their potential and live the lives they choose. They work for a society in which every person is equally valued. They believe disabled people should have the freedom to live their lives the way they choose. To have the opportunity and support to live independently, to contribute and participate fully in society. That belief is at the heart of everything they do. For over 65 years, they have supported disabled people in many different ways, to reflect what they tell us they want. This includes providing care in: • people’s own homes • supported rented accommodation • residential homes • day centres • respite services They make a difference to the lives of thousands of people by supporting them to develop skills through employment, volunteering and digital inclusion projects. They campaign alongside disabled people to bring about changes for the better, and to challenge ignorance and unfairness in society. Internationally, They are part of a Global Alliance of Leonard Cheshire charities which works to improve the lives of disabled people in 54 countries.

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TRAINING: Volunteers will receive a comprehensive training and induction programme. On arrival volunteers are given an Induction welcome pack, which outlines working hours, the name and contact details of the staff who are responsible for the volunteer and a brief outline of each resident. HOLIDAY: The volunteer is entitled to 2 days off per week. Days off are not necessarily in a row or at the weekend as this is a time when the service users particularly like to go out and access community activities. However, the Participant is entitled to at least 1 weekend off per month. In addition to their days off, Participants are entitled to 8 bank holidays per year, plus 2 days leave per calendar month volunteering. EXTRA FEE: £40 (GBP) - a small contribution to Concordia’s administration fees. FINANCIAL SUPPORT: Volunteers are refunded all travel expenses to and from the project – also financial support is provided to get insurance cover and for VISA. All these costs can be refunded to the volunteer up to a total maximum of £1820 and will be given back in monthly instalments during the project. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Volunteers who are interested in this position need to request an information/application pack. Applicants should ask for an application pack before applying. 2 professional references are needed as well as a Certificate of Good Conduct (CGC)/police check. A SKYPE interview will be arranged individually for all volunteers. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS is 06/08/2018 with selection of applicants and SKYPE interviews done in the following days.

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SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: This placement would suit a volunteer who enjoys caring for people, being creative, sensitive and enjoys life. A reasonable level of English is required so that the volunteer is able to communicate with staff and residents. A volunteer is needed who possibly would like to take a career in care, possibly a student of social studies. Leonard Cheshire Disability provides all of the support and training. This is a great opportunity for the right volunteer. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Volunteers who are interested in this position need to request an information/application pack. Applicants should ask for an application pack before applying. 2 professional references are needed as well as a Certificate of Good Conduct (CGC)/police check. A SKYPE interview will be arranged individually for all volunteers. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS is 06/08/2018 with selection of applicants and SKYPE interviews done in the following days.
Organisation CONCORDIA UK Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Nearest train stations: York train station. Projekt-Sprache(n) English
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