The volunteers will be actively embedded in the multiethnic and stimulating environment of Bologna by exploiting the activities and the network of contacts of YouNet. This will enable them to approach this context and act as protagonists thus making the most of the unique opportunity of the EVS. This close contact with the local community and the active participation in volunteering, informative and formative activities carried out by YouNet will widely enhance the growing possibility for the volunteers.
The volunteers will be involved in a European environment and will have the chance to learn about how the European Institutions (European Commission, Council of Europe, ..) and Programmes, working with specific reference to the youth policies and opportunities.
The volunteers will be involved in supporting the implementation of learning mobilities activties addressing European students and teachers coming to Italy for vocational practice (the students) and training course (the teachers). The volunteers will support the activities from a logistic and networking point of view.
Please find below some examples of the activities:
- Contact European schools to establish new contacts
- Translate document in his/her mother tongue
- Accompany/guide the students through the city
- Accompany the students to cultural visits
-support for the organization of educational activities
Depending on the volunteers approach and competences the volunteer may be involved in supporting training activities or the preparation of European projects and local youth activities.
They will improve their teamwork abilities by managing time, logistics and organization of the activities together with the other actors involved. Being able to take part in this kind of experience is formative and educational from a personal point of view too. It increases the volunteers’ awareness of their capacities and boosts their self-esteem. These aspects will be highlighted and exploited by the mentor.
Volunteers needs to bring their own laptop. All together, volunteers will develop some common projects (supported by the mentor), for example the VIDEO about the project, radio interviews, public language tandems, public events…