EVS vacancy in Spain – Programme Countries
Name of the organization: La Noguera Medinaceli
Hosting EVS city: Medinaceli, Soria, Spain
Deadline of receiving appication: 25/01/2018
Start of the project: 01/06/2018
End of the project: 30/09/2018
Our project is based in Medinaceli, a small village in Soria, (central Spain) with a high rate of depopulation that has led to a population density of around 4 people per square kilometer. Specifically our work takes place in Arbujuelo a section of about 60 people in summer in the middle of nature and away from the madding crowd.
It is an iconic place from the historical point of view, with a natural set influenced by the hills and valleys of the Jalón river and its tributaries. It is also a big tourist center, as it has great access from the main roads (A2 and A15), that make it a meeting place with high potential.
In this context, our work focuses in involving young people (locals and people that comes on a frequent basis) in several activities aimed to provoke a reflection on the local development of the territory of Medinaceli and the future to come.
Our activities focus on education in the values of environmental and social sustainability through activities regarding responsible leisure and many others that encourage young people, as the main stakeholder in rural legacy, to get involved and participate in social life , having fun and appreciating local values associated to environmentally sustainable practices.
In the environment described , our organization takes part in a platform envolving many local associations, and together with them manage a public space provided by the Council for the implementation of educational and cultural activities.
The volunteer will give support to the activities lead by the organization and will have the chance to propose new ones.
During her/his stay, will help the organic farm and live in the local community as part of it. She/He will take part in the environmental awareness activities, and will join the alternative leisure, working specially with children and young people.
These are some examples of the tasks where the volunteer is expected to get involved:
Helping the reclaiming of disused land to transform it into organic gardens
Supporting agro-ecologic workshops and activities
Intergenerational activities and working in the local community
Environmental awareness activities and activities to preserve the local wisdom alive
Helping with organizing and executing bioconstruction workshops
Multicultural evenings: gastronomic, literary, film exchanges
Arts and creativity activities
Erasmus + projects support
Alternative and sustainable leisure
Asociación La Noguera Medinaceli
Plaza Mayor 16, 42240, Medinaceli, Soria