Youth center – Marche-en-Famenne

Looking for one volunteer

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Marche-en-Famenne, Belgium

Dates of the next project

From 1st February 2024 to 31st January 2025

Deadline to apply

10th of October 2023 23h59

Hosting organization: Maison des Jeunes

La Maison des Jeunes (MJ de Marche) / the Youth Center is an association financed by the French Community of Belgium. We work in Marche-en-Famenne, a 17.000 inhabitants’ town which is located in the south of the country. Our mission is to promote youth active citizenship, participation and empowerment. In all our activities (trainings, creative and artistic workshops, outdoors activities and visits, organization of concerts and cultural events) we strive to work on the basis of a “pedagogy of the project.” Through negotiation, preparation, implementation and evaluation of activities, we hope to encourage young people to acquire new skills and support them in developing themselves as persons and citizens.

The young people who come to the youth house are between 12 & 26 years old but most of them are teenagers.

Our youth participates in activities such as artistic workshops (learning an instrument, drawing, theatre, fashion design…, events organization, collective projects and external activities. We try as much as possible to act on the demands of the youngsters.

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Piet, Ludivine, Alejandro (EVS), Anka, Yorick, Pierre and Simone
Support organization: CBB

MJ has welcomed many EVS/ESC volunteers already with the support of the Association des Compagnons Bâtisseurs, aka CBB also located in Marche-en-Famenne where 6 other ESC volunteers are on project in different associations. CBB is a non-profit, non-political youth organization recognized and financially supported by the Wallonia-Brussels Federation. The organization proposes different kinds of activities, based on volunteering and non-formal education: local and international workcamps, medium and long term voluntary services (including ESC), and leisure time activities for and with disabled people, campleaders trainings… CBB is active within the different European Programs of volunteering and non-formal education since 1997 and also hosts ESC volunteers each year. CBB’s role as support organization is to:

  • Promote the project and link between local and the international networks;
  • Support in the selection and preparation of European volunteers before arrival;
  • Manage of administrative matters: budget allowances; support in the creation of the bank account and enrolment at the municipality; enrolment in insurance (if not done by sending organization);
  • Prepare the activity agreement;
  • Provide pedagogical support for the volunteer and the hosting organization: ensures the participation in the NA seminars; organization of auto-evaluation meetings for the volunteer and the hosting organization to reflect on learning outcomes;
  • Handle practical arrangements: accommodation; information about health insurance system in Belgium; indications about French lesson possibilities; online language tool;…
  • Create networking between all ESC volunteers of the hosting organizations we support.

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