Opciones… YO!Fest2015

by rebeca.soignie

European Youth ForumBuenos días a todos y todas,

ayer cacé esta noticia de noche y como sé que no ha circulado mucho por la red, ya tenía ganas de poder compartirla con vosotros/as.

El Foro Europeo de la Juventud busca 20 voluntarios/as para el YO!Fest2015. Podéis encontrar la info en esta página que es la oficial, y os pego aquí la noticia:

Call for Volunteers // YO!Fest 2015 (for Belgium-based pax)
Venue: Esplanade of the European Parliament
From: 04/05/2015
To: 06/05/2015
Application deadline: 29/03/2015 23:59 (CET)
Description of event: The European Youth Forum is looking for 20 enthusiastic and reliable volunteers to support the running of the YO!Fest 2015.

The event
Building on the success of previous editions, the European Youth Forum and its partners will organise the sixth YO!Fest on Wednesday 6th May 2015 in Brussels. The YO!Fest 2015 will combine political discourse and educational workshops with music, and cultural activities, creating the perfect mix for an enjoyable and meaningful experience.

This year’s edition is organised in the close interconnection with the European Youth Week and the European Year for Development. Following the great success of the political debate and outcomes from the previous years, focusing on the different issues influencing the lives of the European citizens, this year’s theme is “Grow together!”… and the focus will be on sustainable growth and development at different levels. The festival will also explore themes of social inclusion and the role of civil society. The theme should encapsulate the idea that development is about all of us, it’s about youth organisations, it is about communities and societies, from the local to the national to the European level! Development is not something that should focus only on countries in faraway continents, but is happening every day, close to home. It is about building bridges and connecting people and it is what the Youth Forum’s members, youth organisations, are doing every day. It is about building an inclusive and caring society, for its young people and ultimately for all.

A big event such as the YO! Fest 2015 requires a group of dedicated volunteers in order to ensure the whole event runs smoothly. We are looking for volunteers who can help out with setting up the festival, the animation in the YO! Village and the general organisation of the event.

Volunteers’ main responsibilities:
• Communication
• Building/ setting up tents and installations
• Reception, support and information
• Animation of the village, creative decoration
• Bar and catering
• Facilitating stage spaces and supporting artists and musicians to ensure performances run smoothly
• Other tasks defined in consultation with the volunteer team

Theme: Grow Together
Selection criteria: Volunteer profile
• Be aged between 18 and 35
• Have experience in youth organisations, preferably at European level
• Have experience in organising or supporting events
• Be well-organised with good communication skills
• Be flexible and a good team-player
• Be committed to take active part in the preparation meeting (to be organised in Brussels on April 23 – tbc) and the event itself including preparation days (May 4th – 6th)
• Have a good command of the English language and preferably knowledge of other EU languages (specifically French)
• Be willing to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty
Number of participants: 20
Additional infos: Volunteering with the Youth Forum
Not only will the volunteers earn our eternal gratitude but they will also be living a unique experience, being part of an incredible event! As a platform that strives for the rights of all young people, we will ensure that all volunteers are properly supported.

The European Youth Forum will provide:
– Insurance (civil responsibility; legal protection; physical injury)
– A safety introduction
– Reimbursement of travel costs within Belgium
– Accommodation for those that cannot travel home easily
– Food & drinks
– An unforgettable experience


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