Associazione Link is looking for volunteers for Volunteering Teams from in June, for two weeks. This is like an individual ESC short term project but is planned and maneged in the same way for all partecipants of the group. The activities in the field of sustainable development with a specific focus on the theme of conscious consumption, within a framework of concrete interventions in the fight against climate change.
What is the Volunteering Teams project?
The European Solidarity Corps aims to promote solidarity as a value, mainly through volunteering, to contribute to strengthening cohesion, solidarity, democracy and citizenship in Europe. In particular, Volunteering Teams are solidarity activities that allow teams of participants to volunteer together. European Solidarity Corps’ volunteers will carry out tasks for a project over a short period of time. Despite their shorter duration, these activities will be valuable both for the individuals and for the communities benefitting from this service.
Who can partecipate?
Young people between 18 and 30 years who are legally residing in a participating country or in a partner country and have registered in the European Solidarity Corps Portal. This group will be made up of young Italians and participants from Latvia,Spain, France, Estonia.
Volunteers will carry out activities in the field of sustainable development with a specific focus on the theme of conscious consumption, within a framework of concrete interventions in the fight against climate change.The activities of the first week will take place in Altamura and will include the harvest of tomatoes from a local field and the subsequent transformation into tomato sauce using traditional Apulian techniques. The activities will end with a local solidarity market where the product will be "sold" with a collection of funds that will be allocated to associations that work to support migrants involved in the tomato harvest.
The second week will be dedicated to activities in collaboration with the CiBus association of Matera, engaged in the collection of leftover food and redistribution to citizens in economic difficulty. The week will conclude with a public initiative to promote the fight against food waste and illustrate the relationships between food lifestyles and climate change.
N.B. all the activities and dates may vary in relation to the Covid 19 pandemic situation
The volunteers flat of Altamura is settled in the city centre.The flat has a living room, a shared bathroom, a big kitchen where the volunteers can prepare meals on their own. The house is equipped with independent heating and washing machine. Volunteers will stay in a shared room.The volunteers are obliged to take care of the houseand all the furniture and objects in it. The volunteer is responsible for cleaning the house. In case of damaging orbad shape condition of the apartment, the volunteer must reimburse the expenses.
Link provides every volunteer with a weekly sum for food: 40,00 € per person. The volunteer is supposed to shop and to prepare the meals on his own, or together with the other volunteers who stay in the same flat.
Volunteer gets the pocket money every beginning of the month. In Italy the pocket money is 5,00 € per day. The volunteer will sign a document to confirm that he/she received the money.
The volunteer will be cover by a Cigna Group Medical and Non-Medical Insurance Plan that is covered by found of ESC project.
For grant support to travel costs in the ESC programme, travel distances must be calculated using the distance calculator (https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/resources/distance-calculator_en)
Altamura is divided into two parts: the city and the historical centre. In the old town, you can visit the cathedral, the unique church in Puglia commissioned by Federico II diSvevia in the year 1232. It is the most important monument of the city together with the square around it. The summer the city centre is populated by young people and tourist which enjoy spending time drinking and eating Italian specialities such as ice-cream. The city has 70.000 inhabitants, but it is quite small, so it is possible to reach every point by foot or by bike.