The Den Haag-project provides several activities in different ogranisations. Each volunteer can give his/her priorities and will be involved in about four projects.
Volunteers are requested to do promotional activities to increase the visibility of EVS. It is one of the obligated activities of EVS and Erasmus+. The basic promotional activities consist of taking pictures of the projects in which volunteers are involved and updating the Facebook, Instagram page and Lava Legato website. In addition, the volunteers will be requested to employ various media, so as to improve their communication skills and bring their experience of the project to others online. Videos, collages, interviews, blogs, etc. will thus be an essential part of the volunteers’ promotional activities. Note that original and innovative forms of communication are strongly encouraged by Lava Legato. Please be aware of that all volunteers need to promote their activities online, but one or two volunteer will be more involved in this activity (for 2-4 hours per week as part of their working schedule).
Lava Legato is involved in different activities that require administrative and organizational activities. Volunteers are for instance involved in:
1. Sending the working schedule to all partners on a weekly basis;
2. Doing simple administrative tasks for the Rotterdamsche confituur;
3. Writing news items for Facebook and the website;
4. Correspondence with volunteers who are interested in participating in EVS;
5. Promotional activities for Erasmus+ and EVS.
MAKING FRUIT PRESERVE
Together with students and local volunteers the EVS volunteers make fruit preserve. The students are from special education and have difficulties following regular courses of education. The fruit preserve is sold in local touristic attractions. The activities consist of: cutting the fruit, preparing the fruit preserve, packing the fruit preserve, (occassionaly) sell the fruit preserve, cleaning the kitchen and washing the dishes/cleaning up after the fruit preserve is made. Bear in mind that students are not always present when the confiture is being made.
When the Rotterdamsche confituur is made, it needs to be delivered. We have a car that volunteers can use to do the deliveries and we also have a transport bicycle that can be used for this purpose.
BASISSCHOOL DE WISSEL
provides supervision for pupils that stay over during the lunch break. There are 200 pupils that need to be supervised during their lunch break. It is a very varied group of pupils aged 4 to 11 years old, from various different cultural backgrounds in the Feijenoord district. The volunteer will be active in supervising the children, assisting with the lunch and playing with the children.
organises activities for children after school. The children take part in a wide variety of activities. The volunteers is working together with Dutch volunteers and professionals. The volunteer’s role is supporting and assisting the children in their play activities.
Monteiro Gym is boxing school where children and adults work out and train. Volunteers are involved in supporting classes for the younger children.
Arosa is an organisation that provides support for people who suffer domestic violence and cannot live at home anymore. The organisation provides shelter for mostly women and children. Volunteers support by helping out when dinner is served or with play and leisure activities for the children. We work for Arosa on different locations.
Middin is a big organisation that supports a wide variety of people with limitations (both physically and mentally). They organise activities, they provide houses where people that are in need of support live and they organise volunteer work for their clients. Our volunteers work there to support work activities. The support can also be related to one to one support (for instance with cooking).
An urban garden where vegetables and herbs are grown. You work together with local volunteers. The work is related to garden activities and growing herbs and vegetables and canteen activities. NOTE: For this project you need to apply at the organization Rotterdamse munt!
The Buitenhof is a biodynamic farm that support people with limitations. Volunteers work there to support typical farming activities. Please note that De Buytenhof is a farm and is located (city of Rhoon) on the outskirt of Rotterdam.
This is the location Disselstraat where two volunteers actualy live and participate in the activities with the Freehouse organization and neighbourhood volunteers. Also activities supported by social housing company Havensteder to improve the social cohession in the area. There is a community garden and several other activities. Here it is also possible to start your own initiative/social project in cooperation with Freehouse.
NIFFO is an art gallery that works with drop outs and people with a distance to the labor market, as well as students and children from the Afrikaander district. NIFFO organizes exhibitions, events and workshops for the local youth, local residents and artists.
Volunteers support NIFFO with cleaning and serve as extra hands when activities are organized.
Additional projects organised by Lava Legato
Lava Legato is also searching for new forms of collaboration. This means that new activities can be part of your working schedule as volunteer that are not mentioned in this document. We search for collaborations with all types of non-profit organisations and also with profit organisations that serve a social purpose.
We work with organisations that focus on children, elderly people, young people from special education, people with limitations, animals and organisations that focus on social cohesion of the neighbourhood. We always try to take into account your personal preferences and your interests when making your working schedule. It however is important to keep the following in mind. Since we work with a wide variety of organisations and activities in order to give you a clear view and understanding of the social activities that take place activities in Rotterdam, it might be the case that you need to do activities on certain days that don’t have your preference.