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EVS vacancy in Belgium

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EVS in De Hoge Rielen

location: Kasterlee, BELGIUM

Period: 01/03/2018 – 30/11/2018

Deadline: 25 August 2017

de Hoge Rielen is a domain for youth groups that offer them accommodation, outdoor and educational activities.
9-month project, starting in March 2018!

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Why I want to do EVS?

 

Ever since I was introduced to European Voluntary Service I was fascinated by the idea of volunteering abroad. And, that’s why I am going to write why I want do EVS. I think that F. Scott Fitzgerald said “ I’m not sure what I’ll do, but— well, I want to go places and see people. I want my mind to grow. I want to live where things happen on a big scale.”

I believe that meeting diversity, making new connections, broadening my experience, enhancing my potential, and gaining knowledge is what I find myself inclined to do.

  • I want to travel  and meet diversity.
  • I want to learn languages and enhance my communication skills in English.
  • I want to explore my potentials through  meeting new challenges.
  • I want to learn and teach  about non-formal education
  • I want to enhance my understanding of people and explore new cultures and traditions. 
  • I want to be able to apply what I can get from an EVS in my future career 

I have been trying to apply for several EVS vacancies now and I am very much hoping that my application would be successful at least in one of them !

My EVS Motivation Letter

 

Motivation letter

Dear Sir or Madame,

It is with great interest that I am applying for a long term EVS position at your organization. After searching a number of opportunities, I have decided that volunteering at “Bureau Information Jeunesse” of Vélizy-Villacoublay is definitely the right decision for me. I think that Volunteering at your already flourishing institution and taking part in your project and your divers activities  not only will give me the chance to meet new people, learn about another culture, enhance my skills, but also it will allow me the chance of becoming a better educator.

My name is Wissem Chaabane, 25, from Tunisia. In 2015, I graduated with a bachelors in English Language, literature, and civilization. After that I have decided to take my masters in philosophy. But, unfortunately I only did one semester and stopped. Moreover, I was a volunteer and an observer for the Tunisian Association for the Integrity and Democracy of Elections. It was an experience, in which, I have learned many things such as what to observe and how to observe during the electoral process. What are the different people involved in the elections, institutions and political parties. I learned how and what to do when I signal any transgressions, how to remain calm and to maintain an objective as well as a professional attitude towards the people involved in the electoral process. It was an uplifting experience where I met very nice people who coached me, I was familiarized with many concepts such as the rule of the law, human rights, transitional government, the electoral process, and the right to vote. And,  I had three badges, because, I have participated in the elections of 2011 and the parliamentary as well as the presidential elections of 2014, and I had two certificates for my efforts and hard work.

Now, I am working as a language helper at Marhababik( a language center and Marhababik means welcome or Bienvenue in our dialect), teaching Standard Tunisian Arabic (Tunisian Dialect) to our foreign participators( Americans, Brazilians…)  using the Growing participators approach to language learning. My main task is teaching the Tunisian dialect, but, at the same time I am helping my participators to adapt to the Tunisian way of living, which involves introducing them to our culture and traditions. Moreover, some of our participators need help with their everyday life such as shopping, using public transportation and it is my job to assist them. These tasks helped me improve mostly my social and organizational skills and I have became more responsible and careful accomplishing my duties. I am really enjoying what I do. And, Ever since, I have started this job, I grow more aware of the social and cultural differences. Through, the long chats I am having with my participators I am always learning new opinions, new perspectives, and new different views of life. Also, I grow more confident and passionate about teaching. I believe this is my main reason why I want to volunteer with you, because, I would like to meet diversity, to learn about others, and discover new perspectives. In addition, My studies in combination with my little teaching experience would assist me significantly to lead good English courses every week in your project “Ateliers linguistiques”.

Thank you for your interest in my application and I hope to be part of your team. Considering my skills, experience and interests I think I will benefit significantly from this opportunity and would be able to apply this experience to a future career. I can assure you that I would be an energetic and committed participant in all the activities. I look forward to hearing from you shortly and I thank you for your time and consideration.

PS: I took the liberty to publish what I wrote, this is my first time I write a motivation letter for an EVS project and I am hoping for some feedback. So, don’t hesitate to give me your insight.