EVOLVET Erasmus +

 

EVOLVET (European Volunteer coordinators Vocation Education and Training) is a European strategic partnership composed by seven organisations working with development projects for social inclusion and education from Austria, Finland, Italy, Poland, Portugal,  Slovakia  and Spain.

 

The project aims at giving a positive impulsion to the training of volunteer coordinators by providing a standardized tool-kit containing on-the-job training materials for skills and competences commonly demanded to volunteer coordinators across Europe, not only for the management of development projects but also on the concrete education and training of the volunteers taking part on them. During the two-year project duration, partner organizations will work on exchanging information and materials about their current on-the-job training practices for their professional volunteer coordinators as well as carrying out on-the-field research of the skills and competences commonly demanded to volunteer coordinators across Europe. 

 

Partners will then use the collected information and materials to create a standardised tool-kit containing on-the-job training materials for skills and competences commonly demanded to volunteer coordinators in development organisations across Europe, that will be tested on the different partner countries in order to ensure its quality and improve it using real volunteer coordinators working on development organisations. Moreover, the project will also run transnational training mobilities that will make possible to volunteer coordinators from the different partner organisations to take part in common education initiatives about volunteers management embedded within the activities of the project.

 

The creation of such standard pan- European training materials for professional volunteer coordinators will directly contribute to improve the transparency and recognition of their qualifications and competences using also already established systems based on measurable recognitions (Ex. ECVET) at transnational level, including those acquired through formal, non-formal and informal learning.

 

Furthermore, the project will aim to identify the skills required by professional volunteer coordinators on development organisations, what will make possible to compose an standard curriculum of competences for this professional category that could be use afterwards for both, vocational education and training centers (to develop new learning pathways, methodologies and degrees) and organisations working with projects for local and international development (to detect which competences should be reinforced on their teams and detect those skills needed for future recruitments).

 

According to all of this, EVOLVET is not only an innovative project which main objective is to develop new materials and improve the situation of those professionals working as volunteer coordinators on the development field, but also a necessary initiative to facilitate the transitions of those learning on social education and training centers offering NGOs coordination and management degrees, and the real labor market that will wait them after their graduation.

 

Besides all of this, the project also aims to create new links between organisations of different countries and sectors working on the same field (local and international development of communities) that could make possible to reinforce the transnational structures of communication and sources to support projects on this field.

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Team Leaders

 Professional Volunteer Position in Ecological and Natural Building in Tanzania

timber construction

Art in Tanzania (NGO) is looking for an experienced professional person to help lead our eco-campus development in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

So far we have built rooms with locally sourced bamboo, dry toilets and a simple greywater gathering system. We want to develop the greywater system, build huts with natural and ecological materials sourced locally, and implement renewable energy solutions for the campus. We are also looking to develop new and sustainable waste-management systems.

While building the eco-campus, we will also introduce and teach local builders, youth and international volunteers or interns, different techniques in ecological living.

Environmental and Natural Building leaders and their teams will also be tasked with helping to implement our tree house community and other innovative concepts. We currently have eight acres of non-developed land area.

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Requirements for Applicants

Practical experience in ecological and natural building projects and able to provide a minimum of two references. Demonstrate the ability to work in primary African environment with limited resources. Demonstrate the ability to work in multi-cultural teams and teach others. Have excellent spoken English skills and a willingness to learn Kiswahili.
Deonstrate enthusiasm and a passion for ecological living solutions.
There is a minimum six month commitment for the team leader work.

What we offer:

  • Possibility to make a big difference in our community and to learn local building techniques
  • Immersion in Tanzanian way of life and culture
  • Full board; basic accommodation and three meals a day, not including drinks
  • Volunteer work permits for duration of commitment
  • Airport transfers
  • Discounted safari trips for you, your family, and friends

Excluded:

  • International airfare to Tanzania
  • Travel insurance
  • Tourist visa on the arrival 50USD

Please send a cover letter, CV and two references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 

Environmental Sustainability

Composting toilets

 Art in Tanzania is implementing environmentally friendly solutions for the Tanzanian communities as use of dry toilets, composting and household water reuse. We also focus on eco construction and planting bamboo. We also emphasize the sustainable tourism operations.

Tanzanian communities are lacking economical strength to implement environmentally friendly solutions in their households. Presently less than 50% of the households have a toilet. Interns are developing sustainable and affordable solutions including a dry toilet for households and schools. Presently most of the Tanzanian school lack of propre sanitation and there is big demand of affordable household sanitation as the flush toilets are too expensive to invest and use for most of the population.

Other green work includes developing composts, sustainable sources for cooking heat, development of tree and bamboo nurseries as well as neighborhood education and advocacy.

A local source of funding and sustainability for Art in Tanzania are wildlife safari and other tourism operations. We are developing a NGO business model to streamline revenue back into communities.

 

 

Environmental Sustainability (2)

Composting toilets

 

Art in Tanzania is implementing environmentally friendly solutions for the Tanzanian communities as use of dry toilets, composting and household water reuse. We also focus on eco construction and planting bamboo. We also emphasize the sustainable tourism operations.

Tanzanian communities are lacking economical strength to implement environmentally friendly solutions in their households. Presently less than 50% of the households have a toilet. Interns are developing sustainable and affordable solutions including a dry toilet for households and schools. Presently most of the Tanzanian school lack of propre sanitation and there is big demand of affordable household sanitation as the flush toilets are too expensive to invest and use for most of the population.

Other green work includes developing composts, sustainable sources for cooking heat, development of tree and bamboo nurseries as well as neighborhood education and advocacy.

A local source of funding and sustainability for Art in Tanzania are wildlife safari and other tourism operations. We are developing a NGO business model to streamline revenue back into communities.

 

 

Art Therapy

Art Therapy Program

Art therapy AfricaArt therapy is a form of therapy that can be used to improve mental health and well-being of anyone. As with most therapies, art therapy is generally used as a treatment for something – as a way to improve one’s emotional state or mental well-being, but expressive arts  therapy can be used to relieve stress or tension, or it can be used as a mode of self-discovery and waking up creativity.

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Arts Therapy in Practice 

Tanzania is mostly missing therapeutic programs at school, community and clinic level. Art in Tanzania is looking for to develop therapy activities in community level. We are much dependent on students and volunteers help. 

art therapy tanzaniaLocation: Madale village, Northern Dar es Salaam

Duration: minimum 2 weeks

Program cost:  Program does not include any fees. Using the student compounds the cost is USD 140 per week with breakfast and dinners are USD 5 per day. Less than 3 months programs we can use Business license that you pay at arrival to the immigration being USD 250.

Location: Dar es Salaam at Madale village

 

 

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