Apply for Ambassadors of European and Olympic values || Fully Funded
Within the Maison de l’Europe Bordeaux-Aquitaine (MEBA), we defend the idea that the European spirit is forged from very specific daily actions that give an identity to European policies. It has been already 6 years the MEBA is carrying out the project of ‘Ambassadors of European values’ launched on the occasion of the Euro 2016, aiming to contribute to creation of a better and more peaceful environment through solidarity, team spirit, joy and optimism. A new ‘Olympic’ dimension was added to our project in 2019 and this volunteering mission thus includes: educational workshops at schools (especially primary schools, children aged 6-10), linguistic cafés, radio shows, organisation of cultural evenings, presentation of European countries, their culture, heritage, languages and politics, creation of social media contents, participation at big events organised by the city, promotion of inclusion and solidarity in sports/para-sports.
Your future apartment is situated at a student residence in the neighbourhood of La Bastide in Bordeaux. The flat is shared, each of you having your own private room. The living-room with kitchen and bathroom are shared and a mutual respect is therefore required from both flatmates. Your monthly allowance is 400€ (180€ pocket money + 220€ for food). Your local transport card is provided as well as access to the OLS platform to improve your French language skills. You’ll work in a French/European trinome, so in case of difficulty you’ll always have someone to count on! 🙂
As every other volunteer, you will participate at the on-arrival and mid-term seminaries organised by the French National Agency. The first 2 months are dedicated to training including: discovery of the city and its heritage, courses on the EU and notions of citizenship, workshops on intercultural learning and techniques of workshops’ animation, radio, video and visual facilitation trainings, etc. After that, an active phase of the project begins -> the so-called interventions. At MEBA, every week is different & our timetable is rather dynamic, but that’s why you can just hardly get bored!
We’re looking for someone who’s not afraid to ANIMATE educational workshops & PLAY with children. To say a word or two on the RADIO? Yes, that’ll be one of your tasks… and teaching the public your beautiful native LANGUAGE as well! Having a POSITIVE attitude (not only) towards some SPORT practice is an advantage! You need to be FLEXIBLE & ADAPTABLE as our timetable changes based on needs of our partners. But most IMPORTANTLY, we’re looking for a MOTIVATED & RESPECTFUL person who is not afraid to challenge himself in FRENCH, as this is our working language. Do you meet ALL the criteria? APPLY