Project dates:A total of 52 week(s) during the period 01/09/2020 to 30/09/2021
Application deadline: No application deadline
Four volunteers needed on long-term ESC. Good Energies 2021 is a 1-year project that will use the enthusiasm and skills of our ESC volunteers to tackle the climate crisis, especially through our Cróga project. Cróga means Brave and our focus is reducing carbon emissions locally and nationally in Ireland, working with communities, organizing climate dialogue sessions, and schools, organizing climate action days. This will give our volunteers experience in campaigning, social media and publicity, democratic systems and actions, community interaction and empowerment. It will raise awareness of ESC locally and we will act as a sending organisation recruiting ESC volunteers, mainly with fewer opportunities. Our volunteers will be supported through mentoring, supervision and training to achieve high-quality learning outcomes (knowledge, skills and competences), to improve their personal development, their involvement as active citizens in society and their employability.
Accommodation, food and transport arrangements
Independent living in rented accommodation with four bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, shared kitchen and living area. Private or shared bathroom. Adequate food allowance, car and fuel allowance provided for volunteers. Area is very rural and isolated, accommodation is in village of 400 persons. Our volunteers are in general OVER 24 YEARS and have lived away from home. Work time is spent mainly in community centre 1 km from nearest village so very isolated. Volunteer needs to be able to cope with limited daily social opportunities. Also with challenging Irish weather!
Training during the project
The following training will provided for all volunteers: Induction training. On-arrival and mid-way training (Leargas). Training in Introduction to First Aid, Child Protection training, Social Media training. Volunteers will attend conferences, seminars or workshops as desired and available. On-line language training - Erasmus+ or other. Time given within office hours for this training.
Interested in Environment and Climate Change Attended 3rd level college. Interested in communications and working with communities English language B1 or higher. As our volunteers live together and work together, we are looking for people who are flexible, mid-twenties and can adjust to diversity in cultures and personalities. Preference is given to volunteers with fewer opportunities. This ESC is a huge opportunity to experience the richness of different cultures. Must be resilient and able to cope with solitude. Interest in Music is an advantage in rural Ireland