EVS "Happiness" Project
“Happiness” mission is to organize different leisure time as well as educational activities for young people, in order to help them find different creative ways to find happiness. At the same time our aim is to help them learn new and diverse things, such as speaking a new language, getting to know a new culture and also come nearer to their own traditions. With the valuable help of our volunteers we are going to organize activities that will help the members of the Cypriot community to explore their identity and find ways to become more active and happy.
Our volunteers’ main targets will be to organize events that will show to them and to the young cypriots the opportunities they have abroad and how they can travel and at the same time learn new things. Through different actions, including non-formal education and a variety of other tools, such as "Human Library" or "Theater of the Oppressed", cultural and sports festivals and many more, we will try to make people understand that they have different ways to be happy, productive and creative. The volunteers will get lots of versatile experience from youth work and will gain lots of knowledge about leading different kinds of youth groups.
Furthermore, the volunteers will have the chance to improve their organizational, social and team working skills, by planing activities according to their own talents, knowledge, preferences etc. and be part of developing existing ones. They will also learn about youth information and about different kinds of office work like reporting and planning. Volunteers will have the chance to participate in the diffusion of youth mobility programs, supporting the implementation of workshops, supporting the search for partner projects and the organization of local and international seminars. In addition, they will help in a shelter by organising activities for the migrants and help them with their everyday tasks if there is need.
About the ideal volunteer’s profile, there are no preferences regarding gender, age or study areas. We need an active and well-motivated person, willing to expand his/her horizons through experiencing new adventures and challenges. No special scientific or studies background is needed, however it will be appreciated any knowledge/skills regarding sports, arts, ideas in finding alternative ways to increase youth participation, activism in several sectors, environmental issues etc.
The countries that are going to be involved are Italy, Spain, Belgium, France, Chech Republic.
Period of the Project:
20 May 2017 – 19 May 2018