Project dates: 09.09.2019 – 09.08.2020 (11 months)
Project place: Málaga, Spain
Deadline for applying: 25th of March
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The current science museums as Principia constitute a stimulating context for learning and an approach to scientific culture. The attractive presentation of its content makes visits a first-rate educational aspect that many teachers take advantage of whenever it is possible. The tours also have a key role as a disseminating focus of scientific culture and the promotion of science.
Principia is an interactive science center which is characterized by promoting scientific and technological dissemination to a wide public in a pleasant, practical and attractive way, always maintaining accuracy in contents. It is interactive because there is a manipulation of objects that forces the visitor to think, reflect and experience, encouraging him to hear and investigate for himself the scientific basis of the natural phenomena of the world around him.
The museum is linked to the education world, so that its activities have a distinctly educational scope, being a good resource for teachers and students, concerning teaching or learning of science. In reality, over 80% of visits are school groups at all educational levels, although the public hosted by this museum is the most diverse: adults, disabled, associations of various kinds, etc.
Principia counts on the selfless help of many teachers whose work and enthusiasm have allowed the museum to carry on with its promotional work. There are also many young students, graduates and qualified people from different areas who have participated and are participating in this work, collaborating, making an internship, etc. In fact, one of our main objectives is the Principia’s formation in teaching, with the purpose of continuing the dissemination of science, from a context as attractive as an interactive science museum is.
The volunteer in Principia participates in each and every activity carried out in the museum, always under the tutoring and supervision of Principia members who perform that function, such as leading museum visits or participating in science outreach events outside the museum (science fairs, street events, etc.), in order to enhance his learning, integration, training and personal development, for him to be able to develop his own abilities and to implement and create his own projects.
Principia serves different areas of the structure / framework of the project:
- Promoting Participation and Intercultural Learning.
- Youth formation.
- Promoting young people’s entrepreneurial skills and innovation.
- Promotion and support of groups, clubs and youth association activities in the city.
- Participation in exchange projects, volunteering and experiences with other countries where young people are the main actors.
Accommodation will be in rented flats shared with other EVS volunteers or youth people. They will be provided with standard equipment and essential household goods. and electricity, water, gas will be covered by the hosting organization. Internet connection is not facilitated by the hosting organization.
Every volunteer will have a chance to choose BIKE or BUS CARD if it needed, long distance activities will be covered by hosting organization if is it needed.
Every volunteer is entitled to receive language support with an online platform, as stated in Erasmus+ programme.
The volunteer will have the same holiday days as the rest of the association.
Trainings and support
- The mentor will offer constantly his support and personal assistance to the volunteers.
- Applicant organization/sending organization/hosting organization is responsible for the volunteer’s insurance, all the parties are obliged to get acquainted with the insurance rules.
We are looking for enthusiastic an open-mind volunteers, with a receptive attitude to share experiences and ideas. We would like to lodge to who really wanted to live a volunteering, learning of the experience and develop personally and professionally. Young people that felt the meaning of “being a volunteer” and wanted to carry out this service as well as possible, with a positive attitude and above all, with motivation and initiative to develop his/her own personal projects into the activities of Principia.
Every volunteer will receive 150 Euros for food allowance and 150 Euros for pocket money each month.
HOW TO APPLY
The volunteers need to send the following: CV (English and/or Spanish) and Motivation letter (English and/or Spanish) to firstname.lastname@example.org stating in the subject “ESC project in Principia Science Center”, and to fill out the application (English and/or Spanish).