ESC project – YOU 4 Youth 5


Consejoven is an NGO serving as the local youth council of Ciudad Real, Spain and working on topics like youth participation, youth associations and promoting volunteering and other Erasmus+ opportunities for young people. Our work and most of our activities are based on collaboration with numerous youth associations, other NGOs and local authorities. We are looking for one  volunteer who is interested to help in our activities in the fields of Youth participation & Education, Communication & PR and Promotion of Erasmus+ and one volunteer  who is interested in working with disadvantaged groups like refugees, minorities, people with functional diversity, etc. 

Projects duration: 1 year

Project You4Youth5

Communication and Youth Work (1 position) and Working with disadvantaged groups (1 position)

Main activities :

 Communication and Youth Work

• Participating in the preparation and realization of our activities (such as youth meetings, events and workshops).
• Maintaining communication with local associations and increasing the visibility of our activities.
• Promoting Erasmus+ (presentations and workshops on volunteering, informing young people who want to do an ESC volunteering, helping with the sending process, etc.).
• Updating social networks and website (information, photos and videos of our activities).
• Other activities that might occur and be suitable or of interest for the volunteer (example: giving informal language classes, non-formal projects and activities organised by our collaborating associations that work with children and youth, including disadvantaged groups or minorities.).

Working with disadvantaged groups

•  At Consejoven: The volunteer will participate in the general volunteer activities in Consejoven like promoting Erasmus+ (presentations and workshops on volunteering, etc.), spanish language classes, all the Erasmus+ trainings for volunteers (on-arrival, mid-term,…). The volunteer will also have the full support and help with his/hers on-arrival orientation and integration in our team and the community in our town.

•  Collaborations: The volunteer will collaborate with wide-range of local NGOs working with people at risk of exclusion. Depending on the volunteers abilities, knowledge and interests, specific activities might include providing help in developing and carrying out workshops, presentations, informal language classes, participation in working groups on various social issues, office support, etc. Here are some examples of specific collaborations to get a better idea of what you might do:
  – With the Red Cross on: refugee and migrant issues; youth activities; working with unemployed  people, etc.
  – With Movimiento por la Paz and other NGOs working with immigrants and refugees.
  – With Fundación Secretariado Gitano and Citizens/Neighbourhood platforms – working with the roma community: giving informal language classes to children and young people (and others if interested); participating in educational workshops related to interculturality, diversity, equality, environmental topics and other aimed at education and development of the local community; etc.
  – Platform on refugee issues created by local NGOs and citizens for improving the work on this issues: participating in the work group and various related events and activities.
  – Other activities and collaborations that might occur and be suitable or of  interest for the volunteer.

All the activities are realized with the support of the Erasmus+ coordinator and other european volunteers that are already in Consejoven. During the project the volunteer will have the opportunity to improve in many areas, such as: interpersonal and communication skills, language skills, knowledge about a different culture and more.

Experience in fields and topics similar to the project’s activities would be a plus.

Volunteer profile:  

Communication and Youth Work

•  Motivated, flexible, a good communicator, proactive, open to meet and work with different people from different cultures.
•  Curious and open to constantly learning, researching and developing hers/his abilities through working on various tasks.
•  Interested in developing their skills in communication, media, event organisation and in organising leisure, education and social activities with youth and children, including disadvantaged people and minorities.
•  Minimal knowledge of Spanish language level A2-B1 (able to do basic communication in Spanish) and wish to learn more. Knowledge of English is a plus. (Will facilitate the integration of the volunteer).
•  Interested in discovering the spanish culture.
•  Between 18 and 30 years old.

Working with disadvantaged groups

•  Interest in working with disadvantaged groups at risk of exclusion
•  Knowledge and/or interest in topics like human rights, social inclusion and integration, international relations, etc.
•  French-speaker
•  Minimal knowledge of spanish (level A2 and wish to learn more). Knowledge of english is a plus. (Will facilitate your integration if your Spanish isn’t very good at the beginning)
•  Interested in discovering the Spanish culture.
•  Between 18 and 30 years old.

Accomodation, financial support, travel:

• The volunteer will share a flat with other EVS volunteers (will have his own room, shared bathroom, rent and bills covered by the project).
• The volunteer will receive a monthly amount for food (150 euro) and pocket money (150 euro), which is enough to cover your expenses in a relatively cheap town like Ciudad Real.
• Travel costs to and from Ciudad Real are covered by the project (plain, train, bus, metro tickets, etc, except taxi). Possible visa costs are also covered.

Training during the project:

 •  Initial orientation and training in Consejoven
 •  On-arrival training and mid-term evaluation (about one week each, with other international volunteers), organised by the ESC Spanish National Agency
 •  Spanish language training (online language classes)
 •  Various informal learning opportunities related to the activities of Consejoven ( if necessary the Red Cross and other collaborating NGOs).

 Additional information:

The applicants should be able to present a clear criminal record (solicited by the Spanish National Agency in order to be able to work with youth and children). The applicants should also be registered in the European Solidarity Corps and present their Participant Reference Number. Participant Reference Number.

We have 6 years of experience receiving EVS volunteers and we try to make our volunteers feel welcome and to give them every opportunity to take the maximum of this experience – to learn, to enjoy, to get to know the Spanish culture and to leave with tons of useful new skills and competences for their future life.

Send us your CV, a motivation letter and Participant Reference Number from the European Solidarity Corps at, indicating you are applying for the project You4Youth5 – Communication or for the project  You4Youth5 – Working with Disadvantaged Groups .

We are looking forward to your applications and welcoming you in our team in Ciudad Real!



You 4 Youth 2

~ Memoria de actividades


SVE: You 4 Youth

~ Memorias de actividades


SVE: Working with Spanish Associations 3

~ Memoria final julio-diciembre 2017

 ~ Memoria final enero-junio 2017


SVE: Working with Spanish Associations 2 


Working with Spanish Associations 2 Memoria Final 

Working with Spanish Associations 2 (enero – diciembre 2016)

Catálogo de actividades de «Working with Spanish Associations 2»

Working with Spanish Associations (enero – diciembre 2015)

Calálogo de actividades de «Working with Spanish Associations»