This year we are doing our springbos activity holidays from 7 April till 7 Mei 2017. It would take place at Don Bosco Rijswijk and at Don Bosco Amsterdam.
In Rijswijk, the major role of the volunteer is to assist children/ youth in the holiday activities of Don Bosco Rijswijk, special activities with the children of two primary schools (The aim is to give a recreative and enjoyable time for the children from the age group of 4 to 16 who cannot afford to have expensive holidays) and to help out in Amsterdam with Queens Day activities for collecting money for the street children in Africa (Zimbabwe).
In Amsterdam, the major rule of the volunteer is to prepare and execute the programs for the children age of 7 to 13, who cannot afford to have expensive holidays. The project is taking place in one of the parish churches of Amsterdam Nieuw-West. They would be working together with the Don Bosco community, but they are the main actors of the project. The volunteers are also expected to join the community activity of the parish (during Easter holidays). Together with others, the volunteers are also helping out with Kings Day activities for collecting money for the street children in Zimbabwe.
The project is approved by Erasmus Plus program under number: 2016-3-NL02-KA105-001534
Celebrating 50 Years of Volunteering is a summer exchange of animators in the form of a Group EVS. The Group EVS Program 2016 is organised in Rijswijk, The Netherlands.This program aims to help young people to travel to a new culture, new people, speak a new language and cross own mind set up to help out other people namely children. This in turn help the volunteers to their personal growth and job opportunities. The program promotes intercultural learning experience, encouraging social integration and widening the perspective of the young people to employability. Through a creative program the young and older volunteers step into solidarity and stimulate their creative and innovative thinking through sports and recreative outdoor activities for children (4-16 years).
Advanced Planning Visit: 24-27 May 2016. The leaders from the organisation and one of the volunteers from the summer exchange will come to the Netherlands for the preparation of the summer exchange.
Dates: 21 July to 21 August 2016
Number of international volunteers: 28 volunteers (22 for Don Bosco Rijswijk, 4 for Don Bosco Amsterdam and 2 forDeebeetje Kamps)
The countries that are taking part: Austria, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Georgia, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Montenegro, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Ukraine.
Costs: Travel, accommodation and pocket money will be provided by the Erasmus + Group EVS project.
Out of the 28 volunteers 12 volunteers will be young people with fewer opportunities. from 14 countries will take active part in the summer holiday activities.
The project is approved under the Erasmus+ programme: “2016-1-NL02-KA105-001261, Celebrating 50 Years of Volunteering”
“EVS Looking to Future (Springbos 2016)” is an exchange of animators in the spring. It aims to help young people with less opportunity to have a short experience of working abroad.
The program takes place in the Netherlands, from 06 April to 06 May 2016. A group of 8 volunteers from 8 countries will take active part in the regular and holiday activities (Meiebos) in Don Bosco Amsterdam and in the multicultural youth centre Rijswijk. Activities in Amsterdam and Rijswijk will ensure that the learning takes place not only on an individual basis but also in a group. The method of indoor and outdoor sport and recreative activities for the children give the volunteers a good opportunity, to Cross the Borders of their countries, age, Culture, language and at the same time get to know the youth work on a European scale and will promote many more individual EVS possibilities for our organization and partner organizations.
The project is approved by the Erasmus+ programme: "EVS Looking to Future", 2015-3-NL02-KA105-001153
DBYn NL on the theme of Refugees