Caravan has a network of exchange for volunteers within Europe, to support the mobility of young people in circus. 

By getting involved in the real-life activities of our youth and social circus schools, young people are able to boost their competencies, increase their international awareness and have a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

The European Solidarity Corps (formally known as European Voluntary Service) is the new European Union initiative which creates opportunities for young people to volunteer or work in projects in their own country or abroad that benefit communities and people around Europe.

You have to be 18-30 years old to take part (you can apply when you’re 17)

More information on the European Solidarity Corps for participants here.

CAbuwazi

Location: Berlin, Germany
Projects/Responsibilities:
For a already granted 12month ESC-Project Cabuwazi are looking for a volunteer (18-30) to co-create their Social Circus activities in Berlin.
They’re looking for
Someone highly motivated, creative, self-organised, curious to learn and ready to grow in a team. 
TIME: January/February 2020 (start) for 12 months.
CONDITIONS: travel, accomodation, pocket money, insurance, food are covered by the European Solidarity Corps Programme
 
Information and application
Send your CV, project related motivation letter and a short video about your learning potential to EFD@CABUWAZI.DE (till 10th of December)

Galway Community Circus

Location: Galway, Ireland

Projects/Responsibilities:
The experience will conclude with the organisation and participation of the Wires Crossed festival that will see 400 people of all backgrounds including artists and trainers, crossing the Claddagh River as part of Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture!

They’re looking for
-People with experience or interest in social work, education, sport or circus and/or project management and coordination, administration, costumes or graphic design.
-Keen to work and learn in a youth circus

Information and application click here

École de cirque de bruxelles

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Projects/Responsibilities:

For a period of 12 months, they participate in different projects and take part in the school activities. The aim is to build a program with the volunteer, according to their knowledges, experiences and desires can be part of our institution.
The projects of Ecole de Cirque de Bruxelles are constantly evolving, our needs and priorities can change over time. It is why the volunteers need to be able to adapt, to change, to work with a team and be motivated by the project.

• Administration : welcome of the students, has contact with the parents, the administration is the central point of information in the school.
• Communication : assist the follow-up and develop the communication strategy, work with graphic tools, writes promotional texts, media monitoring, follow up, managing the communication plan, digital communication through social media and website, co-organise events of the school
• Logistic : assist in the everyday organisation of the school, following the technical material (concerning security and installation), collaboration with all the sectors. Logistical organisation of the events.
• Others : flexible depending on volunteer skills, expectations, propositions and availabilities.

They’re looking for

The candidates must be able to communicate in french and have either knowledge, experience or strong motivation to apply to one of the sector.

Information and application click here

L’art d’en faire

Location: St Etienne de Boulogne, France
L’Art d’En Faire is a circus school and a non-profit organisation working on youth and social circus, and using circus as a tool for education. It was set up in 2008 in South Ardèche, France. Their projects aim to create social cohesion between inhabitants, in urban districts and rural areas, with circus as a bond.

Contact L’art d’en Faire for more information 

Skala

Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Skala is a youth and social circus with regular circus activities to local people in Ljubljana, many of which are free. They promote the expansion Slovenian circus outside of Slovenia. They activtely take part in intenational projects such as training for trainers and youth exchanges.
Contact Skala: fuskabo.skala@gmail.com

ton sur ton

Location La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
For the past 18 years, the foundation Ton sur Ton, based in La Chaux-de-Fonds, has been teaching the students of the Bern-Jura-Neuchâtel region (Switzerland) in the disciplines of Jazz, Modern Music, Theater, Contemporary Dance and Circus Arts.
In the discipline of Circus Arts, the Ton sur Ton circus school provides weekly lessons to 240 students from 2,5-year-old toddlers to adults. 

Contact Ton sur Ton

Information for hosting organisations

In order to participate in the European Solidarity Corps, volunteering, traineeship and job activities, organisations should obtain a Quality Label. Organisations with a valid European Voluntary Service accreditation can participate in volunteering activities without holding a Quality Label.
More information and application to host volunteers here