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EVS │ Edinburgh, Scotland │ Grassmarket Community Project

Our partners Volunteers' Centre Zagreb is looking for 1 participant from Croatia 🇭🇷 for EU funded EVS.

💡 Type of a project EVS with Grassmarket Community Project

😃 Who? Youth 18-30 years old

🌍 Where? Edinburgh, Scotland

📅 When? After July 1st during summer 2018, duration of mobility: negotiable, maximum 12 months

⏳ Deadline for applications! July 1st

✈️Travel costs are reimbursed up to 275EUR!

💶 Accommodation, food and pocket money are covered by European Union!

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Project Description:

Project- Grassmarket Community Project is a UK (Scottish) registered Charity which supports vulnerable and marginalised adults with support needs. These support needs include: mental health issues, physical impairments, learning disabilities, social isolation, homelessness and recovery from addictions. We provide a varied programme of cultural programmes and educational activities including: literacy classes, numeracy, IT, art, drama, book clubs, creative writing and photography. We also train, support and employ ex-members in 4 social businesses, including a tartan weaving and a furniture making workshop, which generate income for the charity whilst training them in vital skills and increasing their self-worth, independence and confidence. We seek to change the face of services to homeless adults and people with mental health issues by providing a safe, secure, bright and dynamic space where they can participate in stimulating and nurturing activities.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements- The accommodation arranged by the GCP is at a host family with own private room and shared bathroom and kitchen. This has been found to be a secure, safe and nurturing option - allowing the participant to make maximum use of their free time, whilst having all modern practicalities, conveniences and comforts such as laundry, cooking, Internet and heating guaranteed and taken care of. Travel to the Community Centre would be reimbursed. Alternatively, the EVS participant may have free hire of a bike during their stay and the city enjoys excellent cycle ways!

Training during the project- Volunteers will attend the EVS on-arrival and mid-term training. GCP will offer in-house certification of learning. The participant will also have the opportunity to participate in the John Muir Awards alongside the beneficiaries. GCP also use recognised training providers to certificate key training and qualifications. This includes the possibility to attend the following training sessions: First Aid Medical, Food Safety Hygiene and Walking Group Leader.

Volunteer profile- They would demonstrate to respect all persons regardless of ability, background, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender. They would also demonstrate an interest in learning about Scottish/UK culture and local customs as well as be interested in working with people from disadvantaged backgrounds, sharing the daily life of the community including mealtimes and group tasks. The ideal volunteers will be enthusiastic to learn new practical skills while assisting in the delivery of sessions in a range of practical, training, creative and educational activities for the community members.

Additional information-The participants will work alongside some of Edinburgh's most marginalised and vulnerable adults assisting in the delivery of a dynamic programme of educational, social, cultural and enterprising activities. Key activities will involve: Building positive and supportive relationships with vulnerable individuals under the supervision of staff members; Understanding UK organisations, cultures, and people, as well as mental health and homelessness; Working as part of a team and in partnership with professionals; Learning practical skills: crafts, enterprise, event management, hospitality, sport

Participants with fewer opportunities This organisation has additional mentoring or other support suitable for young people with social obstacles, educational difficulties, cultural differences or similar. Other experience, infrastructure and resources: The partners in this project all work directly or indirectly for the inclusion of people facing isolation or discrimination in society, and they have the ability, expertise and willingness to welcome in their work also EVS volunteers experiencing inequality or fewer opportunities in their lives.

More information:

💡Apply Now! by sending us your CV and tailored cover letter highlighting your motivation to take part in this project to We will follow up with a Skype call.

⏳Deadline for applications – 1st of July 2018

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