Project dates: 01.02.2019 – 30.11.2019 (10 months)
Project place: Cardiff, Wales, UK
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Main aim of this project is to provide an opportunity to emerging youth workers to gain knowledge, skills and practical experience necessary for supporting youth especially those from marginal backgrounds (ethnic minorities, low income families, etc.), vulnerable situations (disabilities, linguistic barriers, etc.) and NEET’s (not in employment, education and training). The
project will contribute to the professional development of a group of youth workers in education and/or training in Macedonia, Estonia and the United Kingdom through involving them in training and practical working experience in all nations, as well as through developing tools both off and online that they can use in their future work in this field. One of the major aims of the collaboration is the development of accreditation and recognition of professional youth work both in the UK, Estonia and Macedonia as well as Europe and even on a Global context.
The places where the volunteer will work and will be active.
Cathays & Central Youth & Community Project (CCYCP) is a not-for-profit organisation and charity that aims to serve and provide for the community of Cathays and central Cardiff. It is managed by a voluntary committee of elected members from the
local area. As part of these goals it runs Cathays Community Centre which provides services to the local neighbourhood and Cardiff in the form of events, projects, clubs, and facilities. Cathays Community Centre, Cardiff, provides a base for community and youth facilities, social informal education and other non-profit activities. They provide fun and friendly youth clubs in Cardiff for both youth members, young adults, and those with learning difficulties and disabilities. All youth clubs charge £1.00 entry following which all facilities are free. Also, they have youth member committees who provide representation on CCYCP management board and various youth forums in Cardiff.
The plan is for the youth worker to work 3 days a week here.
Radio Platfform is a youth led online radio station based in the Welsh Millennium Centre. The aim of the station is to be a platform for young people to express their voice, produce their own shows, develop broadcasting skills through creation of radio content, and provide accredited training and shadowing opportunities within the media industry. Radio Platfform offers taster sessions, one-off and bespoke workshops for various groups. This is an excellent way for groups to gain an insight into the project and our newly-launched radio station, and to inspire young people to join the training programme. Full accredited radio training is provided by Promo Cymru and The Sprout, hosted at the radio station space at Wales Millennium Centre. 2-hour sessions, one evening a week, and the course lasts for 6 weeks. The training programme guides young people through every element of the radio industry, from presenting, producing, scripting, editing, interviews, content, as well as learn other career-based skills. A showcase graduation event is held at the end of each training course to celebrate and shout about the work that the young people have completed during their training programme. After graduating from the 6-week Radio Platfform training course, young people can choose to follow other avenues, or they can continue to stay with Radio Platfform to produce and present their own radio show! This is where we see emerging young talent and see our young people growing creatively as individuals and within our Radio Platfform hub.
The plan is to work 1 day a week here.
Project 2020 Community Interest Company is a not-for-profit organisation based in Wales. We are a collective extended family network comprising network of mentors, youth and community workers, trainers and creative volunteers’ consultants. We collaborate to produce innovative community projects, assist with funding, design deliver issue-based workshops and offer
consultancy service programmes. We design and deliver Youth and Community Projects, workshops as well as work with local
not-for-profit organisations, training. We also provide community research consultations, focus groups, reports, monitoring and evaluation.
Project 2020 CIC has a number of on-going project at the moment and these include:
– Born 2 Run: Macedonia
– Are You Lost Yet?
– Virtual Cycling 2020
– The Journey: Tales of Migration, Stories of Inclusion
– The Future of Youth Work
The plan of the placement is that the youth worker will work one day a week assisting Project 2020 CIC with the projects at hand.
– testing new youth work approaches – sharing, implementation and then re-evaluation of theoretical practice;
– creating and uploading content on the educational platform (at least 2.5 hours a week working on the platform) such as online courses, videos, articles, etc, based on experience and learning through carefully trialled experimental implementation of new tools for the online education platform;
– contributing to the film by making a 3-4 minute video each week based upon their activities and experiences;
– engaging in a level of self-evaluation and reflection through the recording of individual videos and the creation of online articles;
– ensuring the successful dissemination of results between stakeholders (write articles, sections, chapters in relation to the handbook).
PROFILE OF THE CANDIDATES
- 18+ years old
- youth workers
- dedicated to work with youth
- flexible and easy adaptable
- willing to try new methods for working with youth
This project is supported by Erasmus+ programme.
All costs (accommodation, utilities, transportation, materials) will be covered.
Travel costs will be reimbursed according to the rules of Erasmus+ programme.
The youth worker will receive monthly allowance of 650 GBP.
HOW TO APPLY
Send your CV and motivational letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject Mobility of youth workers “The Future of Youth Work” in UK by 30th September 2018.