Project place: Barcelona, Spain

Project date: 01.10.2017- 31.09.2018

Deadline for application: 10.01.2017

Project description:

As described above, SCI Catalunya is an organization that works to promote peace and social justice, with an international perspective. We are a quite small but very active and dynamic organization: every year we organize around 10 local workcamps, where almost 150 volunteers from other countries are placed and hosted, and we send and support around 300 local volunteers to other projects abroad. We also select and prepare volunteers for medium and long term volunteering projects, for International Youth Exchanges and for international seminars and trainings. Last but not least, we coordinate various groups of local volunteers and we arrange awareness raising actions in the areas of our influence.

Tasks description: The EVS volunteer will give support mostly in the Volunteering Area of SCI-Catalunya, working as Volunteers Placement Officer. Her/his main tasks will be: giving information to local people who want to participate in a workcamp, collecting and sending their application forms and keeping in contact with the hosting associations. She/he will also give information about other volunteering opportunities, such us Long Term Volunteering (LTV) or EVS. In addition, during the summer, the volunteer will have the opportunity to directly participate in a local workcamp. The EVS volunteer is expected to work 6 hours per day, 5 days per week. The volunteer may be asked to work on weekends for special activities, whenever her/his presence will be considered important (both for the organization and for her/his personal learning). Free days will be given to compensate

Requirements: The volunteer need to be fluent both in Spanish and English, and have excellent writing skills. A basic knowledge of Catalan is also valuated, however not compulsory before the arrival. The volunteer will be asked to learn Catalan during her/his stay, as it will be the main language in the office as well as during the activities organized with and for local volunteers. Highly valuated skills are: flexibility, sense of responsibility, selfinitiative and the ability of working in a team. Previous experience in other SCI branches, workcamps, youth exchanges or international trainings will be also considered.

SCI IN THE WORLD AND IN CATALONIA Service Civil International (SCI) is a volunteer organisation dedicated to promoting a culture of peace by organising international voluntary projects for people of all ages and backgrounds. It was one of the first organisations to divest itself of all political or religious affiliations in its work of promoting peace and intercultural understanding through practical action.

Throughout the years SCI has made a major contribution to the development of the main forms of volunteering. Year after year, the organisation enables thousands of volunteers to participate in community projects. Living and working together with people of different backgrounds helps volunteers to break down barriers and prejudices; it allows them to experience a world of mutual respect and understanding. SCI offers a variety of volunteer opportunities to people, such as short, mid- and long term projects, but also the possibility to become active for a local branch or participate in a seminar or training. Nowadays, around 14000 active members and volunteers belong to SCI, gathered in 44 national branches and groups. In the international arena, SCI has got an advisory status at UNESCO and Council of Europe and is a member of the Coordinating Committee of International Voluntary Service (CCIVS), Association of Voluntary Service Organisations and European Youth Forum.

Accommodation and Food: SCI-Cat will give to the volunteer a monthly sum for rent and food.  The volunteer will manage it as he/she prefers. Pocket money: 105 € per month

Insurance:Cigna insurance covered by the EVS programme. Fees: None Visa: Visa costs, if any, will be covered by money of the project