youth mobility and technological culture in

CONCEJALÍA DE JUVENTUD
OFICINA DE PROGRAMAS INTERNACIONALES
DE MAJADAHONDA (OPIM)
“YOUTH MOBILITY AND TECHNOLOGICAL CULTURE IN MAJADAHONDA”
EVS VACANCY IN THE YOUTH CENTER OF MAJADAHONDA
Location: Majadahonda (Madrid) SPAIN
Deadline: 13/03/2015
Start: 07/09/2015
End: 07/07/2016
ORGANISATION DESCRIPTION
The Department of Youth of Majadahonda belongs to the City Council and is the
responsible for the activities offered to the youth of our town (about 15,000 young
people between 12 and 30 years). The main goal-mission is to improve the quality
of life of the youth population in Majadahonda by responding to their needs and
demands regarding to information, culture, participation, non formal education,
healthy habits, leisure and integration in the environment.
For this, the following services are offered at the "Príncipe de Asturias" Youth Centre:
- Youth Information Office, consultancys specialized in international mobility,
Internet and social networks and associations.
- Youth Information Area called “The Cloud”, which aims to bring young people to
information through new technologies, with special emphasis on job seeking and
entrepreneurship.
-Promotion of active participation of young people through the creation of youth
associations and Point of Information for the Network of Voluntary Service of the
Community of Madrid.
- Training in the field of leisure, free time and non-formal Education through the
School of Animation of Majadahonda.
-Organisation of cultural workshops: dance, theatre photography, music, etc...
-Organisation of Leisure Activities.
-In addition the premises of the Youth Centre provide: spaces for cultural creation,
study rooms, exhibit space, rehearsal rooms for music bands and youth theatre
companies and meeting rooms for associations.
All our services and activities are conducted within the methodological approach of
Non Formal Education, promoting the active participation of the young people in
the learning process and promoting creativity, personal autonomy and favoring
skills development to improve their integration in the environment
Centro Juvenil “Príncipe de Asturias”.
C/ Doctor Calero, 37 -28220- Majadahonda. (Madrid) Spain
Tel: 0034 91 634 91 20 [email protected]
CONCEJALÍA DE JUVENTUD
OFICINA DE PROGRAMAS INTERNACIONALES
DE MAJADAHONDA (OPIM)
Due to the characteristics of the Centre in which voluntary activities are going to
take place, volunteers have these possibilities:
- Learning about youth policies and actions at local and European level.
- Interacting with youth from the area, thus ensuring the intercultural
dimension and promoting European awareness and citizenship which
are essential aspects inherent to aims of the EVS.
- Developing their social and personal skills.
- Learning Spanish language trough intensive Spanish course for
foreigners offered by the Official Language School.
- Developing a personal project. We will encourage and support
volunteers to propose and implement activities related to youth of the
area, according to their interests, abilities and skills.
We want to host 2 EVS volunteers for a 10 months project. Volunteering is
performed in afternoons, from Tuesday to Saturday or Monday to Friday, depending
on the activity in which volunteer will take part in, with 2 free days per week.
Holidays: 2 days per months of project, plus local and national holidays.
Participation time: approximately 35 h/weeks, in which language course is included.
Volunteers will live in Majadahonda, so they can integrate and relate with local
community.
ACTIVITIES AND TASKS
Volunteers represent an added value to tasks carried out by youth workers in the
Youth Council, who will support them. They may get involved in the design,
implementation and evaluation of the different programmes in which they
participate.
The EVS project consists of two parts, activities performed by both volunteers
together and specific activity for each volunteer. Specific activities are connected to
youth information at OPIM and technology at LAB, from which volunteer has to
choose one in accordance to personal interests and skills.
Activities in which the volunteers will participate:
Activities performed together:
 English Language Workshops. The volunteers will prepare, perform and cheer
up this activity, with different groups of young people from 12 to 30 years
old. This will be one of the most important tasks of the volunteers. They will
bring their own styles and energy to liven up discussions and inspire
participants to learn English. Depending on the origin of the volunteers and
theirs language proficiency, we can organize workshops in other languages.
 Creation of promotional materials for the activities.
Centro Juvenil “Príncipe de Asturias”.
C/ Doctor Calero, 37 -28220- Majadahonda. (Madrid) Spain
Tel: 0034 91 634 91 20 [email protected]
CONCEJALÍA DE JUVENTUD
OFICINA DE PROGRAMAS INTERNACIONALES
DE MAJADAHONDA (OPIM)
 Supporting the promotion of Erasmus + and other programmes for youth,
participating in the presentations we organize both at the Youth Center and
schools in the town.
 Participation in information campaigns concerning youth related issues.
 Organization of activities to raise awareness about different aspects of
volunteer’s home country, culture and society.
 Making videos of activities of the Youth Center and a specific video about the
EVS experience in Majadahonda
 Creating a blog and writing about their experiences as volunteers during the
whole project.
 Developing personal project in relation to aims of our organization and
interests and skills of the volunteer.
Specific activities:
Apart from shared activities, we offer two different activities, one for each
volunteer:
1. SUPPORT AT THE OFFICE FOR INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMES OF
MAJADAHONDA (OPIM, Oficina de Programas Internacionales de
Majadahonda): OPIM informs and enables the participation of youth in
different international experiences and facilitates international mobility.
Apart from coordinating different actions of the Erasmus+ Programme in
various international and local initiatives (volunteering abroad, youth
exchanges in other European cities, etc), we also inform and counsel about
the different possibilities to work and study, participate in language courses,
work-camps and traineeships in foreign countries.
Tasks of the volunteer at OPIM:
o To inform and assess about the different possibilities to work, study,
participate in language courses, workcamps or internships abroad.
o To organise activities that raise knowledge and awarness on other cultures,
societies and languages of volunteer’s home country and other European
countries.
o To organise and inspire activities of the Youth Center.
o To develop talks and courses about “Erasmus +” Programme or other
European programmes that can be useful for young people.
Centro Juvenil “Príncipe de Asturias”.
C/ Doctor Calero, 37 -28220- Majadahonda. (Madrid) Spain
Tel: 0034 91 634 91 20 [email protected]
CONCEJALÍA DE JUVENTUD
OFICINA DE PROGRAMAS INTERNACIONALES
DE MAJADAHONDA (OPIM)
2. SUPPORT AT THE ”LAB MAJADAHONDA JOVEN: DIGITAL CREATION LAB”. LAB is
a creative technology area for youth with the aim to create a community of
young people interested in technology. We provide a place for research and
technological experimentation and encourage the acquisition of digital skills.
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Task of the volunteer at LAB:
To be part of the LAB team and take part in following tasks: designing
activities, reflecting on possibilities of the area, proposing new ideas,
materials management, monitoring and evaluation and support paperwork.
To propose, design and carry out own activities and support activities of
others.
To support the dissemination of information: posters, media, website, press
reports, etc.
Animation of LAB: to support projects of the users and guide their work,
propose new projects, connect users, ensure the proper use of space, etc.
CRITERIA
We seek volunteers that are:
- From Erasmus + Programme countries
- Interested in youth policies and actions at local and European level, especially
those related with the transmission of values from non-formal education
approaches.
- Proactive, dynamic, tolerant and flexible and with good communication and team
work skills.
- Good skills in English are very desirable for the English conversation workshops.
- Interested in learning Spanish language, since it will be necessary for a successful
integration in the Youth Center and the local community. Basic knowledge of
Spanish is an advantage but it’s not necessary
- In the case of the activities of "LAB Majadahonda Joven", the volunteer should be,
in addition, interested in technology and innovation.
If you are interested in our project, please send us your CV and motivation
letter before 13 th March to: [email protected]
If you have any questions about the project or application process don’t
hesitate to contact us.
Centro Juvenil “Príncipe de Asturias”.
C/ Doctor Calero, 37 -28220- Majadahonda. (Madrid) Spain
Tel: 0034 91 634 91 20 [email protected]