We are searching for one volunteer from any of the EU countries to join our project between late April and late June 2020. Main topics are helping at the youth centre and filming a documentary.
You can download this Infopack in pdf here: Info pack You(th) and me.
European Solidarity Corps – Individual Volunteering Project
SHORT-TERM INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEERING FOR 2 MONTHS
at Youth centre | Mladinski center | Kotlovnica, Kamnik, Slovenia
Name Zavod Mladinski center Kotlovnica Kamnik (MCK)
Address Fužine 10, SI-1241 Kamnik, Slovenija
Phone number 00386 70 405 484
E-mail address email@example.com
Skype Mc Kotlovnica
Youth centre Kotlovnica (MCK) is a place where young people have been dictating its program orientation since 2007. We accept the initiatives and wishes of all young people throughout the year – that is why our main focus right now is on culture and entertainment. We include youth in the process of creating and implementing activities so that they become active attendees.
Among the regular activities are cultural events such as improvisational theatre, cabaret in varieté shows, poetry evenings … – all events are organised by youth themselves – and concerts, designed especially for emerging bands. We organise computer and board game evenings, exhibitions, clothing exchange, creative workshops and workshops for the training of technicians – especially sound and light.
Our organisation is the producer of youth festival Pozdrav iz Kotla, event Ognjena Veronika (festival of fire and lights) and Festival of free video production. We co-produce festival Kamfest (festival of open culture) and youth festival Mesto mladih (City of youth).
MCK has other spaces for activities – production rooms. They include a photo studio, an art room with an oven for making clay sculptures, a multimedia room, and a practice room for young musicians. The main room with a stage can accommodate up to 150 people.
We offer our facilities to autonomous groups of young artists and we are always hosting a few volunteers through the European Solidarity Corps.
We are involved with local organisations and institutions – primary and high schools, Intermunicipal Museum Kamnik, Municipality Kamnik, cultural NGOs, Business and Student club, Youth council, House of Culture, street theatre organisation KD Priden Možic … We help youth set up their own organisations and give advice to the existing ones on how to manage them better.
Left: Kotlovnica's staircase.
Right: Exhibition opening evening.
Left: Annual festival Pozdrav iz Kotla.
Right: Improvisational theatre by ESC volunteers.
PROJECT YOU(TH) AND ME
Two main activities of this project are:
A SET OF DOCUMENTARY FILMS
You will create one longer or few shorter documentary films. By focusing on youth and youth sector you will analyze the current and past state of youth centres in Slovenia.
You will go through a series of workshops where you will obtain a better knowledge of filming, photography, editing, directing, production, preparation of materials, scenarios, advertising, opening events ...
With this knowledge you will create a series of short documentaries: interviews with local youth, where they are and what are they doing, are they satisfied with their situation, what additional infrastructure would they need.
WORKING AT THE YOUTH CENTRE
You will help with the implementation of old and with the design and implementation of new content for our youth centre.
You will help with theatre events, concerts, festivals, exhibitions, workshops ... mainly preparing the venue, working at the bar, working as a light technician, helping backstage, performing or just participating in a workshop or playing video/board games.
You will prepare your own events with the help of mentors – organising workshops or social events where young people are able to be active participants.
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
Nationality – One participants from any EU country.
Age – Between 18 and 30 years of age.
Skills – You don't need any specific knowledge, but we need you to be interested in cultural and artistic activities and be motivated for learning new skills.
Previous ERASMUS+ or ESC activities – We are looking for someone who has never participated in a short term European Voluntary Service or European Solidarity Corps activity. It's ok if you participated in a long term activity that lasted up 12 months.
ESC – You need to be registered in the European Solidarity Corps (ESC) before we select you. You will need The European Commission's main authentication service (ECAS) profile in order to register in ESC. To learn more about the whole process click HERE.
WHAT IS COVERED?
Insurance – Each participant must have basic health insurance in their country of residence and have a valid European Health Insurance Card. With this, you gain the right to additional insurance by Cigna Health Benefits – you will be insured for the duration of the project and for two additional months.
Traveling to Slovenia and back – We will reimburse your travel expences up to 180 / 275 / 360 EUR. It depends on the distance from your residence to our organisation.
Individual support – You will receive 122 EUR of individual support per month. This will be transferred to your bank account.
Food money – You will receive 178 EUR of food money each month. This will be transferred to your bank account.
Accommodation – There is a recently renovated apartment (2019) in the same building as our youth centre. It can host 3 volunteers and consists of kitchen-dining-living area, one shower, one toilet with sink, and three single rooms with bed, table, and wardrobe.
Training – You will attend on-arrival training that is organised by Slovenian National agency Movit.
Certificates – You will receive ESC and Youthpass certificates at the end of the activity. You will have a chance to further develop your Youthpass certificate during the activity.
Working hours – You will work for six hours per day, five times per week. This means you'll have two days off each week. You also get an additional two days off each month.
Temporary residence permit – You will be issued a Slovene temporary residence permit. In order to receive this card, you need an identification card or passport, health insurance card and permanent address (all three lined to your country of residence), bank account and you can also bring a photo for documents that is younger than 6 months if you have one.
Local transportation – When you travel across Slovenia as part of a project, costs of travel are covered by the project.
Kamnik lies about 20 kilometres north from Slovenia's capital city Ljubljana. There are good bus and train connections between these two places.
Municipality of Kamnik built a network of electric bicycles recently so you'll be able to use them to travel around Kamnik.
Supporting organisation – You will need a supporting organisation from your country who will prepare you for the activity. You can search for organisations HERE.
Left: Youth centre Kotlovnica and ESC apartment are both situated in the building of Kamnik's House of Culture (Dom kulture Kamnik).
Right: Recently renovated apartment that can host up to three volunteers.
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR APPLYING
Send an E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject »You(th) and me application«.
E-mail should include your CV and motivational letter.
We don't have an exact application deadline. We would like you to arrive to Kamnik in the second half of April.
Write to us also if you have any further questions.
Kamnik, a town embraced by the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, is considered one of the most beautiful medieval towns in Slovenia. It was once a flourishing trading town, where the counts of Andechs from Bavaria had their seat. At that time, Kamnik was the capital of Carniola.
The first written sources about Kamnik go back to 1229. The two castles of Kamnik, Mali grad and Stari grad, were mentioned even earlier.
Mali grad Hill – Today, only two-storey Romanesque chapel with a crypt has been preserved, which is also one of the main symbols of the city. The hill provides a magnificent view of the town and the Kamnik-Savinja Alps.
Stari grad Hill – The spot is popular among hikers and families.
Description from: https://www.visitkamnik.com/en/top-attractions/kamnik.
Learn more about Kamnik by visiting: https://www.slovenia.info/en/places-to-go/regions/ljubljana-central-slovenia/kamnik.
Left: View over northern part of Kamnik from Mali grad Hill.
Right: Festival Kamfest's team of 2018.