European Solidarity Corps in Mladinski EPI center Piran
Description of volunteering project
Mladinski EPI center Piran (part of Športni in mladinski center Piran) is a youth center, established by the municipality of Piran. The center operates in two locations in the slovenian coast – in Piran and in Lucija.
The youth center aims to provide young people living or going to school in the Municipality of
Piran with the following:
a safe place where they can spend their free time
organized extracurricular activities (theatre, language clubs, arts etc.)
support and guidance
help with homework and studying
international youth exchanges
career orientation activities and more.
Both youth centers are open from Monday to Friday in the afternoon (except on public holidays).
During the summer (and other school holidays), we organize activities for children aged 6 to 10 years old in the form of a «day camp».
The youth that we usually work with are between 9 and 19 years old, but with different activities and projects we try to involve all young people up to the age of 29. The staff consists of 5 youth workers and some volunteers.
Volunteer profile – YOUTH WORKER
We are looking for motivated young people that would like to work with young people and children (aged 7 – 29), and would like to help in creating the daily programme of our youth center (socialising with users, playing sports and board games, helping kids with their homework, leading a language club, planning smaller events, promoting Erasmus + & ESC projects, taking photos, publishing updates on Facebook and Instagram …).
Fans of Magic the gathering or card / boardgames in general and any sports that can be played in our garden are especially welcome to apply (we are trying to get the kids away from computer games and their smartphones and encourage them to spend their free time in a healthier way) 😉
Description of the activities and tasks of the volunteers
Working days will be from Monday to Friday, for around 6 hours per day. Normally, in Lucija from 10 am to 4 pm and in Piran from 1 pm to 7 pm. In the summer and other holidays usually between 9am and 3pm. Evenings and weekends will mostly be free.
Some tasks and activities:
Assisting in daily activities of the youth center.
Preparing a language club for young people in your own language or other language (non-formal learning of foreign language).
Writing & taking photos for website, Instagram, Facebook and other social networking sites.
Running different free time, creative, educational workshops.
Participation in team meetings.
Playing with and talking to the kids.
Raising awareness among young people about the possibilities of the Erasmus / ESC program.
Developing a personal project.
You will have the opportunity to follow an online Slovenian language course!
In addition to helping with the everyday activites of the youth center, the volunteer will be able to participate in all the activities held at the youth center that will suit his or her wishes and needs (e.g. theater/music/art workshops). For the implementation of individual activities, the volunteer will be provided with training and help from the staff and local volunteers.
Training & mentorship
European Solidarity Corps volunteers will have the support of a coordinator (somebody in the hosting organization) and mentor (a friend to talk to outside of the hosting organization) and will take part in an on-arrival and mid-term training course organized by the National Agency (MOVIT).
Accomodation, transport, food etc.
Volunteers will be provided with accommodation in a shared apartment in Lucija, a monthly bus pass, money for food and pocket money. All volunteers are also signed up for the CIGNA health insurance and get a reimbursement of their travel costs.
To learn more about our organisation check out our Instagram (@mladinskiepicenterpiran) and Facebook site or browse our website (https://epicenter.simcpiran.si).
More information about the program: https://europa.eu/youth/solidarity/placement/12844_en