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Verein: Internationale Jugendgemeinschaftsdienste LV Berlin e.V.
Projekt: Jugenwohnheim für Mädchen (Torino)
Bewerbungsende: 12.08.2010
Status: Stelle gestrichen
Laufzeit: 01.04.2011 - 01.10.2011 oder 01.01.2012
Sprache im Projekt: Italienisch

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Frau zwischen 18 und 30 Jahren

A. Project environment: profile of the organisation and local community

The community Frassati is a residential structure for minors who have experienced hard social and family disadvantages. The community generally hosts female teenagers aged between 12 and 18, supporting them in their school course and in the search for a job, as well as in their integration in social life. The main idea is to give them a means to achieve a wider autonomy and their own independence and, most of all, to help them overcome the possible difficulties and disadvantages that would hinder their self-growth. This process mostly implies the development of their potentials and the possibility of getting involved in recreational projects aimed at stimulating their civic, cultural, creative and human senses.

The community works in strict collaboration with the Minors Tribunal and Social Services.

The girls attend school or work. In their spare time they can participate in the activities of the house or take walks in the open air. Other events or sessions are organized in order to deepen matters strictly connected with young people.

The community is located in Torino, an industrial city of about 2.000.000 inhabitants in the region of Piemonte, North West of Italy. Torino is internationally known as an industrial city and capital of the car, but for Torino this has long become just a stereotype, a partial portrait of the city. Nowadays, the reality is much different: the city is oriented towards a more modern Europe, that of advanced research.

Torino is a student and intercultural town. The community is in the city center of Torino.
Even in everyday life, Torino has a thousand faces: it is a serious industrial city but one with an unexpected charm and "joie de vivre". Historic cafés are places of tradition and culture, worth visiting in order to relax in their period furnishings and feel the atmosphere of the real Torino. Here you can drink the classic "bicerin", a combination of chocolate, milk and coffee made fashionable in the 18th century.
And what if you are in Torino at cocktail hour? You must not miss one of the moments when the torinesi meet, maybe in one of the many outdoor bars where you can enjoy the city's natural beauty and architecture.
Torino offers high quality restaurants, with an eye on tradition and extraordinary local products: cheese, wild mushrooms, truffles, chocolate, and prestigious wines like Barolo and Barbaresco. After dinner, the bars along the river Po bustle with light and noise. Every night, music, art exhibitions and street performances are an astounding part of city life.Torino is attracting an increasingly international audience, thanks to events that involve the whole city: Big 2000, a biennial review of emerging art, gives over public spaces to young artists from all around Europe; Luci di Artista, held every year during the Christmas festivities, leaves the streets and squares of the city decorated by light installations designed by famous artists. Since 1988, tourism promotion, reception, information and assistance have been co-ordinated by a public agency. Turismo Torino organises information and reception points, handles international tourist communication and creates ad hoc programmes for the promotion of permanent attractions and special events.
The community Frassati is well served by public transportation: it is only 15 minutes away from the centre by foot and 10 minutes away from the main train station "Porta Nuova".

The volunteer will have at her disposition a single room present in the community where the other girls are living. No one is allowed access to the room or to invade the privacy of the volunteer. Moreover, a personal bathroom will be available, as well as the possibility to have free internet access, to use the books, the telephone and whatever might be useful to her.

B. Proposed activities for EVS volunteers

The Social Cooperative Frassati truly believes that the presence of an international volunteers can be a new input for the minor girls. Past experience has taught us that the volunteer can bridge the gap between the youngsters' and the adults' worlds, as well as serving as a constant source of confrontation and dialogue, a guide and, at the same time, an amusement source.
Moreover, the activities of the EVS project aim at developing the comprehension of different cultures and thus represent an input for the self-growth of the volunteers involved.

The aim of the project is to develop the volunteers' understanding of different cultures and situations, which, at the same time, may lead to personal growth of the volunteers themselves. Whilst volunteering, the youngsters experience an environment where disadvantaged people live and therefore have the chance to give some of their time and experience to the ones in need.

The volunteer fully co-operates and supports the staff of the community, which is composed of 5 educators that alternate work-shifts in order to assure a 24 hour-a-day, whole year presence.

The educators, on the basis of past experiences and relative to the personal initiative of the volunteer, guide the volunteer in the organization of activities.
The volunteer co-operates and supports the staff of the community, which is composed by 4 educators that work full-time and 3 operators that work part-time, on a shift basis, in order to assure a service 24 hours a day for the whole year.
The volunteer's tasks are usually decided together with the volunteer, bearing in mind her availability and skills. Since Frassati has been working with the EVS for a long time, the community is now able to delineate the volunteer's specifics tasks, which include:

" helping the minors, in the afternoons, to do their homework (20%)
" taking them to sport activities (20%)
" staying with them during their free-time activities (20%)
" looking after youngsters' availabilities and preferences (10%)
" developing their intercultural knowledge through a constant exchange of ideas (15%)
" involving them in new activities organized by the volunteer herself (15%)

Very rarely, if the volunteer feels able and is interested in, it is possible to arrange evening activities such as going out to the cinema or to the theatre (with or without an educator) or even going on excursions during the weekends (these only with the presence of operators).
The volunteer does not replace workers who are off-duty.
The volunteer does not work in administrative tasks.
The volunteer will co-operate in those tasks related to the education and relation with others.

A typical day of work of the volunteer will take up to 7 hours per day. In addition, every week she will have two days off work.
The volunteer will be able to eat in the community, either by herself or together with the educators and will have free access to the kitchen and be given money to acquire food and various things.
Living in Torino, the volunteer will have the possibility to chose which Italian language course to attend and normally it is the tutor that advises and guides the volunteer in this choice.
The tutor will spend a lot of time helping the volunteer, guiding her and helping her insertion in the community and in the Italian society. During the first period, the tutor usually guides the volunteer in all phases of the project or assists her in her tasks.

C. Volunteer profiles and recruitment process
We would simply like to host any volunteer that is willing to share their knowledge and experiences with disadvantage youngsters. According to the target of the project (that is, minors who have experienced hard social and familiar problems) it would be preferable to host a female volunteer.
We are open for collaboration with any type of sending organization.

D. Risk prevention, safety and protection
The volunteers are constantly guided by an operator and sustained in the daily outings and should be present at the team meetings for frequent valuation. Moreover, training courses are organized with the scope of preventing risks or problems connected to the difficult reality of the minors and to the relation with the latter.

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