The EUAV FORESTS project is a 3 continent partnership of 9 sending and hosting organisations, experts in volunteering or forestry risks prevention, which foresees to deploy 27 European and national volunteers in order to develop citizen engagement in reducing the vulnerability of communities living in forests areas and to strengthen their resilience capacity.
EUAV FORESTS focuses on building the resilience of the communities living in these territories, through the civic engagement of European volunteers and local communities in Cameroon, Ghana, Guinea, Congo and Vietnam. The intervention plan that mobilises EUAV volunteers is translated into 5 strategic axes:
- A comprehensive approach to resilience, through a mapping study aimed at identifying, at all levels and by each of the communities concerned, the various factors of vulnerability to disasters and crises ;
- A support provided by volunteers to vulnerable populations which will allow the direct development of human capital so that they can anticipate, reduce the impact, cope and install an adaptation process ;
- Activities to mobilize future generations, to help à̀ develop the social capital of their communities, to limit future risks and, in return, to promote community development activities that will strengthen individual resilience ;
- Awareness raising actions, strengthening of social ties and support for local populations to set up projects that complement awareness-raising activities;
- Finally, a last workstream is to ensure sustainability, awareness raising and fundamental change of attitudes through the involvement of young people in projects and advocacy campaigns around the rights of communities living in forest areas.
Eligibility and exception criteria
- Be an EU citizen or long-term resident in an EU Member State ;
- Be at least 18 years old ;
- Being available on a full-time basis is an important commitment. You must be available for the duration indicated in the vacancy notice, which can range from 6 months to 12 months.
- You do not necessarily need to have experience in the field of humanitarian aid to apply for an EU volunteer position. The EU Aid Volunteers programme is open to people with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.
- You must, however, meet the requirements of each volunteer position, which you will find in each EUAV FORESTS mission advertisement.
- General information on conditions with EU Aid Volunteers
- Between August and September, pre-selected candidates will have a Skype interview with sending and hosting organisations
- Successful candidates will be informed at the end of September (2 by offer).
- During Fall, these candidates will follow a face-to-face training organized by the EU Aid Volunteers initiative.
- The final selection will be made no later than 30/11/2020 after the first phase of training.
- A pre-departure preparation with the successful candidate will take place in Paris between November and December 2020.
- Deployment is scheduled – subject to the evolution of the current epidemic – as early as December 2020.
As a candidate, I commit myself to :
- Be available during the recruitment period (interviews starting on August 16th);
- Complete the online (1 week) and on-site trainings (9 to 12 days, in a European country) training modules provided by EACEA (Fall 2020);
- Carry out the administrative and medical procedures that will be requested in due time (Fall 2020);
- Participate in the pre-departure induction organized by France Volontaires and Esi Labs ! (December 2020);
- To be ready for deployment starting December 2020 (subject to the evolution of the Covid-19 epidemic).
If you cannot commit yourself full-time, online EUAV volunteer offers are available on other EUAV projects!
The EUAV FORESTS project consortium and France Volontaires adheres to a policy of equal opportunities and accepts applications without discrimination against gender, race, colour, social origin, language religious beliefs, political beliefs, age, disability, or sexual orientation.