ESC Projects in Matera

Long Term Hosting projects of European Solidarity Corps in Basilicata

Read the descriptions of the various projects carefully and apply to the activity which really interests you!
All projects are open to youth from 18 to 30 years from EU Member States and Iceland, Republic of North Macedonia and Turkey.
Read more information about what is ESC, which conditions need to be met and what is covered during a project, here: https://europa.eu/youth/EU/voluntary-activities/european-voluntary-service_en


Placements for long term ESC projects in Matera starting from October 2020 until June 2021:

  • Basilicata Link – youth work, promotion of EU Mobility and Programs
  • Il Beccogiallo – kindergarden, educational activities with children
  • Europe Direct – office for European Information, youth info
  • UISP Matera  – sport organization, promotion of health and movement
  • Il Sicomoro – refugee support for legal issues and social inclusion

Placements for long term ESC projects in Matera starting from January until September 2021:

  • Tolbà – work with migrants, legal support, office work
  • Onyx Jazz Club – organization of musical events, promotion of culture

Closed calls:


SHORT TERM OPPORTUNITIES

Soon we will open also the call for Group Volunteering activities, between October 2020 and May 2022. This activities will have the duration of 2 weeks, open for youth from 18 to 30 years, also who already participated to EVS or ESC projects before.

The two topics which we will work on in this projects are going to

  • food waste
  • climate change and reforestation

Keep updated! or ask questions writing to  materahumancapital@gmail.com


ARCHIVE OF OLD PROJECTS – CLOSED

Short term description of HC2019 

The Human Capital 2019 project involves 4 different flows of 2 months short-term EVS volunteers of groups of 6 people. Activities are going to be linked to events organized or co-organized by Basilicata Link, and managed by the Fondazione Matera-Basilicata 2019.

General description of activity for the short-term volunteers of HC2019 project:

– supporting events of any kind (preparing spaces, welcoming visitors, re-settle after the event)
– information point (give information to visitors, learn and then share information and give visibility to events happening on the street and inside the space of Fondazione 2019)
– support for guided tours through exhibitions (using language skills, give information, learn about various topics)
– give visibility to HC2019 project and Erasmus+ Program through specific moments of promotion (give ideas, organize and realize actions like Flash Mobs)
– realize information days about volunteering abroad and ESC projects and Erasmus+ (give ideas, organize and realize actions)

 Hosting Dates for 2019 (might change for max 5 days earlier or later!)

1st flow: 15 February to 15 April 2019

2nd flow: 20 April to 20 June 2019

3rd flow: 25 June to 25 August 2019

4th flow 30 Agosto – 30 Ottobre 2019

First flow will be hosted from 15 February to 15 April 2019 and specific activities are going to be:

  1. Support of the one month event of “Circus”, which is an event organized by Fondazione Matera-Basilicata 2019 which realize a circus show from Thursday to Sunday all weeks between 15 February and 15 March. The volunteers will help to prepare the space, welcome visitors, explain the event to visitors, settle the spaces, support the artists in their needs and requests, welcome the artists and show them around the city.
  2. Support of the opening of the exhibition of project leader Casa Netural “Mammamiaaa”.
    Preparation and mounting of the exhibition, welcoming visitors, prepare spaces, translations for visitors and artists, support for visibility of the exhibition with invitation of visitors and information on the street.
  3. Support of the opening of the exhibition and event of Il Teatro dei Sassi, with the project “Secretissima Camera dello Core”.
    Preparation and mounting of the exhibition, welcoming visitors, prepare spaces, translations for visitors and artists, support for visibility of the exhibition with invitation of visitors and information on the street.
  4. Event support of the “Silent Academy”, project about inclusion of migrants on professional level.
    Preparation and mounting of the exhibition, welcoming visitors, prepare spaces, translations for visitors and artists, support for visibility of the exhibition with invitation of visitors and information on the street.

The volunteer will receive, as it is rule for EVS, food money and pocket money, travel support money, EVS insurance by Cigna, support by mentors and tutors and basic Italian course.

Working hours: The volunteer will work about 30 – 35 hours a week, for 5 days a week. It will be necessary to work on weekends, so during the week there will be days off. The weekly program will be shared with the volunteers on week start but can change due to changes of requests of support and help.

The hosting of the volunteers is still under construction, might be in family or in independent flat. Update soon.

Criteria for selection:
– never done EVS before;
– speak well English language, or Italian language;
– sociability and interest to be in touch with people of any kind;
– interest in arranging events, put personal ideas and execute ideas of others.
– EU countries only (not possible to host volunteers from Turkey, Russia or North African Countries)

It is requested to be flexible and adapt to situations and changes of program.

Download application form here: COMING SOON!

APPLY to materahumancapital@gmail.com, subject: Short term Application

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