“On the footsteps of history”
Project place: near Kosice, Slovakia
Project dates: 01.03.2017-30.04.2017
Application deadline: URGENT!!!
Summary of the Project
Our desire for creative cooperation with the young people leads us to creating a project “On the footsteps of history”, in which the volunteers, from different countries take part. In the project focus on disadvantaged young people with few opportunities, or with economical or geographical obstacles. In the present it is complicated to get employed in the field of art, culture and natural environmental protection. Our goal is to support young people, that by means of informal education and obtaining new practical experiences, they will find occupation in field of their interest. Second main subject of the project is protection of natural environment and development of regional tourism. We believe that through EVS project and volunteers activities we will be able to contribute to improvement and popularizing of this region.
At the same time, our goal is to guide volunteers to the healthy lifestyle. Majority of the project takes place on the farm – “Hradisko Železná”, that is located in the beautiful countryside amidst mountains and mixed forests. Many activities take place in the open nature, such as building replica of old Slavic wooden settlement, permaculture, removing of illegal dump, cleaning and building tourist and horse routes, taking care of horses and riding lessons.
Description of Hosting Organization
Centaurus, the Civic Association was founded in December 2008 as a cultural, artistic and environmental organization, in which people with like-minded interests have met each other. Our cluster consists of artists, filmmakers, photographers, actors, as well as historians and people supporting the development of culture and the environment.
„Centaurus“ is the Latin name of the Greek mythological creature that is half a man and half a horse. This symbiosis expresses the main idea of our organization and the connection of man, nature and history.
The aim of our organization is through various activities and art forms to support the preservation of the cultural and historical heritage, natural values and traditions of our region. Our intention is to create new opportunities and giving space to young people because it is in young people, the unbridled courage and passion that is so characteristic of the Centaurs. At the same time we work with professionals and enthusiasts who are interested in creative work, development of new attitudes and goals.
Creation and culture, natural environment and climate change
Profile of volunteer
- Age: 18-30
- Interested in the topic
- Good knowledge of English
- Willing to volunteer the whole period
The tasks of the volunteers:
- Construction of a replica of Slavonic palisade and homes from the period 1500 p.n.l.
- Traditional crafts
- Archeological and historical research
- Natural environment protection
- Environmental protection, removal of illegal dumps
- Healthy Living and courses on the cultivation and harvesting of crops in the wild and eco garden
- Organizing workshops, historical parades and performances for the general public
- Preparation of cultural events – Summer Solstice
- Care for horses and riding lessons
- Administrative work and processing of the photography and film material
Bungalows and wooden houses near the farm. Ranch area, where a project is going to be implemented, will be also available for the volunteers as a place for relax, for example horse riding in the surrounding area and so on. There is also an eco garden at the farm.
Volunteer will receive:
*Food Money – € 150 per month at the beginning of each month.
*Pocket Money – € 95 per month at the beginning of each month.
*Travel cost will be covered by the hosting organization.
*Insurance will be provided by the hosting organization.
HOW TO APPLY?
To apply for EVS vacancy sends your CV and Motivation letter at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: EVS On the footsteps of history