The volunteers will support the activities of the Association Vicolocorto, like for example:
- Join the staff on promotional activities about Erasmus+ mobility opportunities through leafleting, online communication and peer-to-peer interactions, meetings and events in Vicolocorto office, in Youth Information Centre, in High Schools and Universities.
- Take part to English conversation workshops, peer to peer language exchange with local youth in Pesaro and neighbouring cities;
- School workshops about intercultural issues and promotional activities about volunteering;
- Activities of homework support with children and youngsters;
- Support to children summer camps;
- Use the media (like making videos, blog articles, etc.) and the social networks to share their volunteering experience and to promote volunteering projects.
Qualification & prerequisites
- Be able to communicate in English (listening, reading,speaking and writing)
- Believe in volunteering work changes people lives
- Self-motivated and ability to managed their own time
Volunteers from Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia are eligible for this position.
Accomodation & Food
The volunteers will come to Pesaro, the seat of Vicolocorto. Pesaro is a city and Municipality in the Italian region of Marche, capital of the Province of Pesaro e Urbino, on the Adriatic Sea, with a population of around 95.011 inhabitants, making it the second most populous city in the region, after Ancona.
Pesaro is recognised as “Cycling City” (Città della Bicicletta) in recognition of its extensive network of bicycle paths and promotion of cycling. It is also known as “City of Music” as it is the birthplace of the composer Gioacchino Rossini. The historical centre of Pesaro is
rich of points of interest like Palla di Pomodoro, the Conservatorio, the theatre, the museums, the fountain in the main square and casa Rossini. It is located between two coastal hills, the San Bartolo and the Ardizio, so you can enjoy both the seaside and hiking in the hills. The San Bartolo, in particular, is a Natural Park so you can also discover its beauty and the small towns near it. Thanks to Rossini, Pesaro is famous for Pizza Rossini: a pizza garnished with tomato sauce , mozzarella, boiled eggs and mayonase. It can sound weird at the beginning, but you have to try!
The volunteers will be accommodated in premises selected by organisation (usually shared flat).
Visa & travel arrangements
Due to the current situation all of volunteers are required to be vaccinated with one of European medicine agency recognized vaccine. Information on Covid-19 restrictions can be found here. At the moment Italy does not allow to enter the country without Green pass. These can be obtained only by being fully vaccinated with EMA recognized vaccines. However, if a volunteer has received 2 shots of other vaccines and 1 booster shot of EMA recognized vaccine, this is valid as fully vaccinated person.
Visa requirements: there are 2 possibilities to come to Italy. You can request either Schengen Visa which enables you to travek to any EU country, or to request one entry visa only for Italy. More information can be found here.
The sending and hosting organisation will give further information to the volunteers. The sending organisations are:
The association Vicolocorto is a cultural youth association that specializes in youth work and international mobility. It is based in Pesaro and works at a regional level (Regione Marche) cooperating with private and public institutions. The main activities of the association are connected with European projects since Vicolocorto works as coordinating organisation for different volunteering projects in the region and is part of several national and international networks.
The main activities of the association are connected with international mobility. The association mainly organises intercultural and educational activities and English conversation workshops and non formal activities aimed at improving the practice of foreign languages. Moreover, an important part of the activities is connected with the promotion of the opportunities of international mobility in schools, Youth Info Points and Job Centres. Finally, Vicolocorto is partner of different strategic partnerships with other European countries and writes publications on formal education and on youth work quality at a European level.
more information: https://www.vicolocorto.org/en
How to apply?
The applications for this position are open. You can apply for this position by contacting the sending organisation according to the country you come from or where your residence is.