Saturday, January 31, 2015

Call for volunteers at the EU pavilion at Expo Milano

The pavilion of the European Union intends to offer all young Europeans the opportunity to actively participate in a historic event, Expo Milano 2015, contributing to its activities and creating a unique learning and communication experience.

They are looking for over 900 young persons who have a passion for Europe that they would like to share with visitors to the EU Pavilion in their capacity as volunteers.

Those selected will be responsible for crowd management and easing visitor access to the pavilion as well as the dissemination of information about the contents of the EU's participation in Expo and food-related issues.

People interested must be:
- aged between 18 and 30
- a citizen of a EU country or a country participating in the Erasmus+ program
- have good knowledge of English and fair knowledge of Italian language
- knowledge of other languages ​​will be an asset

The selected volunteers will be engaged for a period of 14 or 15 consecutive days and for a maximum of 5 hours and 30 minutes per day. During the rest of the day they will be free to visit the Expo site and all its pavilions.

The site will be open every day from May 1 to October 31, 2015 from 10 am to 11pm. In their application, candidates should indicate their preferences for the time slot and also choose the role they wish to be considered for. They will also be requested to write a short motivation letter in English.

Volunteers will be trained on the content of the EU pavilion as well as on organisation, logistics and safety rules. Urban transport and food expenses will be covered by the EU. For volunteers who do not live in Milan, university accommodation will be sought at affordable prices. All volunteers will receive an official diploma at the end of their service.

By the first half of February, a dedicated website will be activated for the Volunteer Programme for Europe through which you can send your application online. Ciessevi (Centro servizi per il volontariato nella provincia di Milano) will give timely notice on its website

Expressions of interest should be sent to Interested volunteers will be contacted shortly and will receive all the information necessary to apply online.

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