CALL FOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM:
IES LA ROSALEDA HOSTING
We are looking for 2 motivated volunteers for High School IES LA ROSALEDA.
We are looking for candidates from EU and neighboring countries.
The volunteer should have knowledge of the English or French language.
- Venue: Málaga (Spain)
- Start: 15.09.18
- End: 15.06.19
- Duration: 9 Months
- Number of Vacancies: 2
- Deadline to apply: 15th March 2018
- On-line-Interview: 22-23 of March 2018
- Countries: We are looking for candidates from EU and neighboring countries
Enthusiasm and commitment: two key requirements!!!
Information about the organization.
IES La Rosaleda is a High school founded in 1947 in Málaga. This city, located in the South of Spain, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, is a modern and cosmopolitan place of warm weather and rich in culture and diversity.
Our school offers a wide range of studies, from Baccalaureate in Humanities, Social Science and Music and Art to 25 Intermediate and Higher Vocational Training courses belonging to the following fields.: Tourism, Hospitality, Cookery, Trade, Secretarial studies, Woodwork, Construction Operations and Interior Design, Printing and Graphic Arts, Gardening, Telecommunication, Electronics, Metal work, Air conditioning and Refrigeration, Welding, Vehicle mechanics and Sport and Physical Activity Animation. We also have a Bilingual programme in Baccalaureate and in a VTC in Catering services.
We participate in many K1 and K2 Erasmus + programs that enable our students to carry out different internships both in Spain and abroad and work collaboratively on different and interesting social and cultural topics with students from other European countries.
We have around 2.200 students and 170 professional teachers willing to be open to different ways of learning and new challenges.
Many events are held throughout the school year such as “Open doors Days” in which visitor are shown around, “Disability Day”, “Women’s Day”, “World Peace Day”, “World Book Day”, Andalusian Day” and various campaigns to raise awareness regarding healthy eating habits, bullying, human rights, elimination of violence against women, environmental issues, etc.
The school, is located in a middle class area not far from the city center and foster students who come from different social classes, cultures and geographical locations. We have also hearing impaired students and students with special needs.
Our students attend lessons in two different shifts: from 8 in the morning to 14.30 in the afternoon and from 16.00 to 22.30 in the evening for adult people.
Information about the PROJECT
Our project has to do with intercultural issues, inclusion, values, language learning skills and Erasmus+projects and the activities we will carry out will be aimed at helping youngsters in their personal growth, enhancing their skills and aptitudes, developing their critical thinking, improving their self-esteem and promoting teamwork, cooperation, respect, solidarity and tolerance.
The volunteers will follow out some specific tasks concerning:
- Administrative work with regard to Erasmus + projects:
For our students and visitors they will:
- Fill out different forms.
- Look for companies and partners both in Spain and abroad.
- Give information about companies and transport to our visitors and look for companies and accommodation for them as well.
- Deal with the questions that both teachers and students may have about the different projects and try to answer them.
Volunteers will support the Eramus+ coordinators and will collaborate in the project activities too.
- Day to day school activities.
- Be in charge of the guided tours at school when our European partners visit us.
- Set up an English and a French language club both for teachers and for students.
- Run a book club.
- Organize debates and workshops for students about emigration, entrepreneurship and some other issues to promote values. (bullying, sexting, social networks, sexuality etc).
- Give presentations on traditions and customs among different countries to develop cultural diversity as a vehicle of enrichment based on mutual respect (food, folklore, dances etc).
- Plan and participate in the school cultural events (Open Door Days, International days, Graduation party etc.).
- Organize activities to boost life at school (contests, sports activities, newspaper, theatre etc).
- Participate and energize school social networks (web, blog, facebook etc).
- Seek different sources about different topics in order to be used in class.
- Collaborate in extracurricular school activities.
All these activities will be carried out in cooperation with the different teachers committed to participating in this EVS program and with the mentor who will be also responsible for monitoring and coordinating the whole process.
We want to share our project with volunteers willing to learn and get involved in the activities and cultural and social events at school and for this reason, we want them to be highly motivated, responsible, hard-working, creative and respectful to others.
For us, it is very important that they are young people committed to their work and society since our main objective is to develop diversity, promote human values and overcome prejudices and stereotypes through learning and teamwork.
Spanish would be an advantage, although elementary level would do .We would also appreciate if they are knowledgeable in editing audio, images and videos although it will not be a determinant factor for their selection.
We will offer the volunteers opportunities to:
- Learn and improve their Spanish.
- Discover another culture and meet new friends.
- Acquire new skills and knowledge.
- Gain experience for future jobs.
- Learn to work according to a timetable and in collaboration with other people.
- Deal with different difficult situations and learn from them.
- Have the chance to put into practice their own skills, abilities and be creative.
- Learn about themselves and their limits (their weak and strong points).
- Get to know about Spain and how the different systems (social, political etc..) work. It will enable them to respect others and overcome prejudices.
- Be able to enjoy and learn by doing.
The working timetable will be: 35 hours a week ( 4 mornings from 8.00 to 14.30, another morning from 8.00 to 14.00 and one evening from 17.00 to 20.00).
Weekly activities will change and be adapted according to the issues and projects developed that week at school. However, it will be sure to have weekly at least:
- 1 hour to coordinate the activities of the week with the Mentor or Teachers
- 1 hour to talk to the tutor or Mentor at school, to check the feelings and work made by the Volunteer.
- 1 hour and a half of activity in the Language Club with Students or Teachers.
- 30 minutes of activities in the Reading Club
- 3 hours and a half to organize documents, activities, tasks or search information demanded by the Mentor or Teachers according to the issues of the School Project.
That implies a 20% of the time. The rest of the time will be dedicated to other subjects explained above according to needs.
If any activity takes place during the afternoon or on weekends and volunteers want to participate, they will receive free days.
FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE VOLUNTEERS LIFE
Volunteers could cook their meals by their own in their flats, they are going to receive 150 euros each month.
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
Each volunteer will be given a monthly allowance of 150 euro for personal needs every day.
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 high school.
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.
Anyone interested may read the information below, fill in the online Application Form and attach their CV, motivation letter ( in English/Spanish, in French/Spanish) and photo before 15th March 2018.
The selection will be as follows:
- You will send your CV and motivation letter.
- You will fill out a skill and attitude form about yourselves (interests, needs, experiences, motivation and expectations).
- After being shortlisted, interviews via skype will be held from 22nd to 23rd March in order to choose the best candidates for our project.