Atlas Association is happy to present a new sunny project
Hands Up! YOUTH EXCHANGE
24 - 30 April 2017 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
The IDEA Hands Up! is a project about exploring volunteering as stepping stone for finding your future job. We are 3 young friends who found their skills, passion and working path through volunteering. For us volunteering means an opportunity to do something meaningful and to grow at the same time. The idea behind this project is to create a playground for young people like YOU to discover what is available for YOU through YOUR involvement.
During 7 days you will explore volunteering in your country and share it with the group become a volunteer for local initiatives in Las Palmas city and around the island improve your skills and get ready for your future job find the media guru inside of you and create short videos about your experience take action and make your own volunteering project
And the best part? You will raise your Hands Up! together with 30 people from 6 different countries.
TimeLINE 20 March
Online Preparation - before we meet in Las Palmas let’s get to know each other in the Facebook Group
Program starts at 2pm
Program ends at 6pm
After the end of the Exchange you, together with your national group, will create a volunteering activity in your country and share your experience, video creations and everything that you have done back home.
is an association open to young people, travellers, backpackers and everybody with ideas that bring positive changes in culture, environment and society in general. We are a part of network of local initiatives that support sustainable living in Canary Islands. Our vision is to create space for people to learn, get empowered and take actions towards their dreams. During the past years we have had more than 70 volunteers in our Association from all over the world with the aim to create opportunities for young people to improve their professional and personal skills while exploring and enjoying the easy-going island spirit.
About the Accommodation You will be staying in shared rooms in our hostel located within one of the most authentic neighborhoods of Las Palmas City. La Isleta is a traditional barrio which is home to fishermen and maritime workers, a place with true Canarian roots where you can witness how European, Latin American and African culture mix together. The hostel is located within one of the oldest buildings in the barrio with 2 big roof terraces, 10 minutes walk from the Las Canteras beach. The hostel will be our home for the entire Exchange which means that we take care of it by ourselves (light household duties). Catering will be provided by the ATLAS.
We will be 30 participants from 6 countries - 1 group leader, 18-35 years old, and 4 young participants, 18-30 years old, per country. Apply here
Travel reimbursement You will be reimbursed exact amount of money inside the limit. On the right you can find the amount limit assigned to your country.