The Refugee Project Brochure
“The Refugee Project: Integration in Action 2” is a partnership between CVS-Bulgaria, SCI Italy and SCI Hungary (Utilapu Halozat).The project starts at the beginning of 2017 and aims at joining efforts of three EVS volunteers, who in one year term will work towards the integration of refugees through organized educational activities in the reception centers and outdoors, promoting volunteering and its power to encourage active citizenship while integrating vulnerable groups and promoting active empowerment and inclusion of refugees. The projects supports the core initiative of the organization: The Refugee Project (www.refugeeproject.eu), which is implemented in partnership with Caritas Sofia since 2011 and gathers local volunteers who organize variety of lessons and workshops for the asylum seekers and refugees in the main reception centers in Sofia – Ovcha Kupel, Voenna Rampa and Vrazhdebna, as well as excursions and different events.
Dates: 1.03.2017– 1.03.2018
Aim of the project
The aim of the project is to support and optimize the activities of The Refugee project and to promote the topic among the Bulgarian society.
Tasks of the volunteers
We are looking for three highly motivated volunteers for a 12 month EVS program who would be working in the framework of The Refugee Project in Sofia, Bulgaria: www.refugeeproject.eu
The EVS volunteers will be busy with different activities, which are an integral part of the success of The Refugee Project initiative: Supporting the coordinators of The Refugee Project in implementing the volunteer management cycle:-recruitment, training, coordination, support and evaluation
-participation in the daily coordination and upgrading of the activities in the reception centers in Sofia.
As part of the project every volunteer will have specific tasks, which will contribute to the main aim of the EVS project and the specific goals:
Volunteer Academy: workcamp with refugees
Volunteer Academy: workcamp with refugees
Supporting and leading the excursions working group within The Refugee Project
Organizing regular volunteer meetings for team building and knowledge sharing within The Refugee Project
Organizing Tolerance workshops (The Tolerance project) in schools, which will aim at raising awareness on topics such as: refugees, human rights, hate speech etc.
Organizing CVS-UNI workshops for knowledge sharing among volunteers on different topics and inviting migrants, asylum seekers and refugees to take part.
Helping in updating the website content of The Refugee project
Publishing website content connected with the topic of the project on the website of the organization
Updating the interactive map for organization working with refugees in Bulgaria
Organizing an international volunteer workcamp in a refugee center outside of Sofia
Supporting and leading the fundraising/events working group within The Refugee Project
Increasing the presence of the project in the Social media/online promotion/info bulletin
Supporting the Communication officer in working with the social media of the organization
Supporting the organization of Volunteering circles (series of events dedicated to promote volunteering as an instrument for active participation and youth empowerment, EVS promotion, supporting of vulnerable groups, breaking stereotypes and building a positive image of the target group of the project etc. Involving migrants, asylum seekers and refugees to take part.
During the year of this exciting voluntary service the volunteers will be supported by CVS-Bulgaria, its staff and volunteers. They will be part of a dynamic and amicable team of co-workers in the office of CVS-Bulgaria and will have the opportunity to be included in the ongoing events and tasks, concerning the overall work of the organization, will join the other EVS volunteers in their project activities and will participate in the process of planning the activities in CVS-Bulgaria.
Each volunteer will have the opportunity to develop its own personal project, while the volunteers will be introduced to already existing partnerships the organization has – Vlahi Nature School, Concordia Foundation, Sofia International Film Festival, Caritas Sofia, UNHCR, Bulgarian Red Cross, The Council for Refugee women, Multi Kulti Collective, Sate Agency for Refugees. They will have the chance to involve them in the development of their personal project which will definitely enrich their experiences and help them develop key competences.
Profile of the participants
An interest and some experience (or strong motivation to work) with asylum seekers is essential. Strong motivation to learn Bulgarian or basic knowledge of the Bulgarian language is an advantage. Volunteers are required to be flexible, independent and responsible, with good social and organizational skills. Most welcome will be candidates with strong self driven and self initiative personalities, creative spirit and open mindedness, ready to develop a great project within the framework of the suggested EVS program.
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