We are looking for 4 EVS volunteers
26.04.2018
We inform you that we are looking for 4 motivated EVS volunteers for “Bulgarian sports development association”, Sofia, Bulgaria.
BASIC INFO
• Venue: Sofia, Bulgaria;
• Start: 11 of August 2018;
• End: 08 of October 2018;
• Duration: 59 days (2 months);
• Number of Vacancies: 4;
• Deadline to apply: 20th of June 2018;
• EVS Accreditation number: 2016-1-BG01-KA110-024094;
• This call is open to participants from: Bosnia and Herzegovina (2 participants), Portugal and Slovakia – 1 participant per country.



PROJECT INFO
Bulgarian Sports Development Association was founded in 2010 and is a nonprofit public benefit organization devoted to the development of Bulgarian sport and improving sporting culture in Bulgaria! Our team is young, creative and full of innovative spirit that works for development of Bulgarian sport and enhance the sport culture in Bulgaria with a desire and motivation. We also organize different events in the areas of: entrepreneurship, citizenship and active society. The team of the orgasation consists of professionals from different fields as: sport experts, media specialists, tourism and hospitality, education, marketing and others. We believe that sport should be part of a modern life of children and young people and should create in them values such as motivation, discipline, fair play. Sport is also be a excellent way to prevent many of the problems with young people such as social exclusion, violence, crime and addictions.Moreover, as an association we have all the responsibilities related to management, planning and coordination of the activities that we create, providing the safe environment and quality control for them as well.

Some of the activities, that will be implemented during the EVS experience are listed below:
1) Sport events logistics: organization of sport events, held in Bulgaria Badminton Eurasia International and Babolat International 2018 as well as European week of sport 2018 and also some sport events for kids, open training sessions;
2) Training sessions: supporting sport sessions for partner sport clubs – athletic, golf and tennis trainings, trainings to kids and youngsters with disabilities, open training sessions in sport clubs and schools;
3) Workshops organization and delivery: volunteers will organize and deliver one workshop per month that will be focused on the volunteering opportunities for young people and why they are really important;
4) Skills development: support to the implementation of the current projects that BSDA is working on and learning the process of creating Erasmus+ Projects;
5) Communication: management of the official web site of the association and the Facebook profile.

BACKGROUND OF PARTICIPANTS

EVS volunteers we are looking for should be youth /social workers/Sport coaches/PA teachers/Education teachers or youth leaders active within their organization and specialists who already have experience in youth work and sport activities, but wants to increase their practical skills and at the same time to share experience. The EVS volunteers we are looking for should be: young people 18 – 30 years old, with different background and experience that are interested in the topic of sports development and are motivated to develop their competences in inter-cultural dialogue and Sport.
The participants that we want to involve are 18+, but preferably 25+; Gender balance rule 50:50 will be guaranteed in the selection procedure and followed by every partner organization. All the activities in the EVS program are developed the way they are 100% equal for men/woman/undefined participants.

The profile of the ideal candidate:

  • Youth /social workers, sport coaches/specialists or youth leaders active within their organization;
  • Be motivated to develop their competencies in intercultural dialogue and Sport;
  • Already have experience in working with young people, organizing initiatives and projects;
  • Be able to act as a multiplier in our local community, ensuring the snowfall effect;
  • Be committed to attend for the full duration of the EVS;
  • Preferable age - 25+;
  • Able to speak in English, basic level of language knowledge is required.

Skills to be developed/improved: Ability to interact with different cultures and environments and to communicate in a foreign language; building awareness about participation and involvement in local volunteer activities; actively participating in society; increasing self-confidence and responsibility; learning the real work behind an organization of events, workshops and courses; turning ideas into action through planning, organization and management; ability to solve problems and conflicts in a group; learning to work in teams, learning the process of how is working the EU.

Full information, please see attached EVS CALL: