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Hello! We invite you to have a look at 2 amazing EVS projects in Russia, Nizhny Novgorod, which are looking for a volunteer especially from ITALY!
 
Important to notice, that projects are already financed and are waiting only for YOU!
 
WHEN?
 
01/11/2017 – 01/08/2018, 01/11/2017 – 01/09/2018
 
WHERE?
 
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
 
01/11/2017 – 01/08/2018
 
HOSTING ORGANIZATIONS?
 
1. Host organization’s name is “VERAS”, here’s the web-site, here is page in Russian social network VK.
 
 
Information in EU database is here.
 
 
"Veras" was created in 2000 in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia to support disabled children. Its main aim is to create equal opportunities in the world for children and young people with fewer opportunities, their rehabilitation and integration into society.
 
Areas of activity of NNR NGO "Veras":
• affiliation of parents for protection of rights of children with features in development;
• social and psychological rehabilitation of children and youth with disabilities, as well as their parents;
• creation of centers of social adaptation for children and young invalids, 
• organization of support employment, vocational training of the young people with disabilities;
• organization of seminars for specialists, parents, teenagers and young people;
• holding conferences on exchange of the experience;
• attraction of the societies’ attention to problems of people with disabilities, development and promotion of the community based rehabilitation programs.
The programs of NNR NGO "Veras" are targeted on families bringing up children with learning disabilities, on children and young people having autism, Down syndrome and combined disabilities, as well as on specialists of the rehabilitation establishments working with this category of clients.
 
ACTIVITIES OF VOLUNTEER?
 
The role of EVS volunteer is to support the staff team in providing an active, involving and stimulating environment for children. Having volunteer will enable children to access the local community and social opportunities more easily in future. Helping children access parts of the community that non-disabled people take for granted and this helps disabled people be more visible and active in their local community which helps to challenge prejudice.
 
The general aim of the activity is the social inclusion of disabled children and youth who are patronized by Veras organization for children and youth with physical disability and autism in Nizhniy Novgorod.  It includes, first of all, giving them an opportunity to communicate with young people out of their families, because in the regular life they have contacts only with parents and specialists. The next point necessary to do for such children and youth is opening for them non-formal and informal developmental programs. And, finally, such children need an individual long-term support to achieve any visible progress in their development.  
 
The structure of the project includes the gradual involvement of volunteers to the project. During the first month volunteers will follow on-arrival training, Russian language courses, as well as to observe for specialist’s work with youth and children. 
 
After that (on the general period) volunteers will realise different kinds of activities: workshops, individual supervising of children, common events for all youth involved into the project. 
 
On the final stage of the project volunteers are expected to create/suggest the project of co-operation between Russian and European NGOs, like youth exchange or common seminar. So after the final of the project participants will continue achievement of project’s goals through applying to other activities inside Erasmus+ Programme.
 
Once in week the volunteers will have a preparation time, when they will research internet resources, visit libraries, prepare necessary materials and documents, stay in contacts with organizations and volunteers help in project’s realization.
 
The concrete structure of the project (day by day and month by month) will be created together with the volunteers when they will arrive to Russia.
 
Concrete tasks  for volunteer 5 general direction of work can be recognized:
 
- Support activities which aim at developing elementary life skills for the children’s future life:  counting, cooking, cleaning, ironing etc.
 
- Activities to develop the emotional word of children – music workshops, body theatre, drawing, excursions etc.
 
- Activities which involve young not-disabled people to communicate with the project’s target group – common celebrates, common voluntary work, walking, sport festivals etc.
 
- The activities develop mental abilities of children – using developmental games (from Italian, German and Russian pedagogical system), making school homework together with children etc.
 
- The activities aim social inclusion of 3-6 children who can not leave home because of physical reasons – individual supervising 
 
The volunteer will always be supported and trained by professional staff working in the institution such as a psychologist, a speech therapist, pedagogues, educators or tutors and social workers. When the volunteer already feel safe and feel like offering his own program, his is free to do that and will have the support of the other specialists who will help to evaluate aims and progress of the volunteer’s project. The foreign volunteers can for example offer a workshop where the children and young people to produce something (of wood, paper, textile…). Or he can for example offer music lessons, theatre workshops or some sports – depending on their skills and interests. 
 
Working as a social worker; this would mean work not only with children, but also with the families concerned. The volunteers can visit the families at home, organize leisure time activities for the families and help to create contacts between the families involved in the program (organizing meetings of the parents,…). There are also seminars for the parents where they can help. 
 
Documentation/PR: Generally, there is also the possibility to help with the documentation of the project (Photos, video, small reports…) and with PR-work – if the volunteers are willing to do that, office work will surely not be an obligatory part of the volunteer’s work. There are planned to be campaigns to raise public attention to disabled people. This work would probably mean much cooperation with young Russian volunteers who are also going to work at the center.
 
The volunteer will have the opportunity to have a look at all the different activities during the first two weeks, then he can choose the fields which are especially interesting to him.
 
VOLUNTEER’S PROFILE?
 
1.       Open and ready for work with disabled people, experience is a plus. If you don’t have it, no problem, just be sure that you’re ready for it before applying
 
2.       Age 18-30
 
3.       Basic knowledge of Russian and eagerness to learn more is welcome
 
4.       Enthusiasm and initiativness is something you won’t survive without in this project ;)
 
Feedback of ex-volunteers is here and here.
 
2. Children's library.
 
Web-site is here. Information in EU database is here.
 
Nizhny Novgorod State Regional Library for Children is the leader among libraries in Nizhniy Novgorod region by quantity of children's editions in the Nizhniy Novgorod area. Visitors of the library are children of different age, and students.
Nizhny Novgorod State Regional Children's Library started activities on the base of library "Kot Murlyka”, there were only 1,857 books. Since that time library took long way. Today, the Library has increased in 120 times. Nowadays it is big and friendly home for visitors. It's amazing world of expression, information and knowledge. And library invites everybody to it, so children can get everything they need for learning, leisure and personal development.
The volunteers will be involved in the department of literature in foreign languages. It is hard to imagine the life of modern person without the knowledge of foreign languages.  The Department offers a children's fiction, classic literature in their original languages of different levels of complexity, thematic, country books, dictionaries, reference books, manuals, periodicals in English, French and German. To diversify the learning process and make it more attractive, children can always take advantage of training programs on CD, audio recordings and videos of the stock department. Visitors of the library are children of different age, and students. The main objective of the department is development of interest in the Russian children and youth to foreign languages, the literature and culture. The volunteers will be involved in activities, which is connected with literature and culture of various countries mainly United Kingdom and Ireland, Germany, and France (because of the books are in this languages), but also with for example Asian, African countries, which will be taken as additional activities for children. 
The volunteers will have chance also to work and to help in the other departments of the library. There are 20 departments, including: Information Center, mediaabonement "joyful read”, information-computer center "Raduga" and methodological center for other children's libraries of the Nizhny Novgorod region.
 
The primary activities of the volunteers are:
1. Helping with organization of a study group for the smallest readers of the foreign literature, including games, competitions, songs and dances.
2. Participation in the events and actions organized by employees of the library. Take an active role in communication with children, in preparation materials, in inventing new ideas.
3. Visiting some schools, orphanages together with representative of the library with presentations, interesting games. 
4. Taking part in the projects, realized in different departments of the library.
5. Helping with preparation and realization of regional geography club.
6. Helping with technical tasks, as repairing books, decorating rooms, making order.
7. The volunteers will have opportunity to realize their own small project with help of library staff. Realizing their own project can influence the community by this way as well as involve Russian volunteers to participation of this project.
 
VOLUNTEER’S PROFILE?
 
1.       Open and ready for work with children!
 
2.       Age 18-30
 
3.       Basic knowledge of Russian and eagerness to learn more is welcome
 
4.       Enthusiasm and initiativness is something you won’t survive without in this project ;)
 
 
PRACTICAL ARRANGEMENTS
 
1.       Volunteer needs a visa to enter Russia. According to Russian legislation, with humanitarian type of visa you can’t stay in Russia longer than 90 days. Therefore, every 3 months you will have a chance to go back home and see your friends and family while waiting for the new visa. Visa costs and travel are included into budget and these days at home won’t be considered as your holiday.
 
2.       You will have a local mentor who will help you to integrate better into local culture.
 
3.       You will receive 100 euro per month for food, 55 euro for pocket money, your transport costs “home-work-home” will be covered, you will have language course of Russian language and strong medical insurance.
 
4.       You will have coordinator in hosting organization who will support you throughout whole project.
 
5.       You’ll live in a shared apartment with other volunteers from different countries.
 
Feedback of ex-volunteers is here and here.
 
If you want to take part in this project, please send your application form filled in (can be downloaded here) by 10th of September to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with topic “EVS in Russia”. We will contact you shortly after that!
 
We hope that you will find our project interesting and you will apply for it – because you will get a chance to join wonderful and caring team, live in one of the most beautiful cities of Russia and explore this huge and mysterious country! If you want to get general impression about EVS projects all over Russia, read stories here, reasons to do your EVS in Russia are here
 
Looking forward to your applications!
 
 
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