|Accreditation||Host organisation, Co-ordinating organisation|
|Theme 1||Art and culture|
Stichting Batavia is a non-profit foundation. For building and maintaining the ships Stichting Batavia is depending on income from contributions and sponsoring and officially has been commented as an “Use full non-profit organization”. The conservation of cultural heritage, old crafts industry and craftsmanship. The ships ‘Batavia’ and ‘7 Provinciën’ contribution to imagining the tale of people and their living and working method in VOC-time and golden century. In several workshops, such as the woodcutting, the forge and the place where they make the sails, old crafts industry reaches life. The Batavia yard offers to the visitor, learning the occasions of the past in an active manner.
Batavia is also a place where one does historical study to extended into the construction manner, methodology and material usage in the 17th century. It can be determined that this expertise to build these ships is unique in the world. Because of this the Batavia yard is able build reconstructions which come very near of the original design 400 years ago. The construction of the ships produces new knowledge concerning shipbuilding. We call this 'experimental archeology'.
Expectation future The Batavia yard will not sit still the upcoming years. We are in preparation for a lot of projects which will provide both culturally and social opportunities. This way are in preparation to become more like an institution for knowledge and a will invest in large maintenance of the Batavia and of course the further run-down of ‘7 Provinciën’. For these projects reintegration and volunteers on the yard rightly are highly needed and more then welcome.
The volunteer will live in an apartment. The building it self is located city centre of Lelystad and from walking distance from the supermarket and rural areas. By bike it will cost you twenty minutes to reach the Bataviayard.
The volunteer is working in a very active and flexible foundation. Despite there is a project description the volunteer will personal freedom. This means that there is enough space to grow in the organisation besides the fixed activities. Of course the foundation will give a structure in which the volunteer can find his challenge.
The volunteer can learn how it is to work in a field with a small power-distance. If there are things that you think can ben changed to benefit the organisation in the volunteering work you are doing, you are more then welcome to share your opinion with the teamleaders.
Because Stichting Batavia preferes to have volunteers for one year the volunteers will have the oppurtunity to grow in the organisation and get responsibilities.
However we must point out that the volunteering work is hard. Building a ship wasn’t easy 400 years ago. And still it’s quite some work, especially the way Stichting Batavia is building the new ship. You will be outside most of the time also when it is cold, rainy and windy. In the winter there are other tasks wich can be carried out inside. Because Batavia aims at the highest level of quality possible for their ships the work can be done by strict protocols. This is for your safety and safety of the contruction and welbeeing of the ship. A mistake in the construction can have severe consequences for the building process. And at some point if you finish your EVS we hope that we can invite you ever again when the ship is going to set sail after some years when the build is finished.
Example of taks for EVS at Stichting Batavia:
Ship building activities:
• Making new sails for the Batavia.
• Wood cutting for statues on the ship.
• To forge.
• Maintenance work to the Batavia.
• General maintenance of the grounds or buildings
• Build the new ship “de 7 Provinciën”.
Educational (secondary) activities:
• Looking after guided tours for visitors, children and foreign guests.
• Work in our shop or behind the pay-desk.
• Treating incoming telephone and e-mail.
• Taking part in the activity team.
• Taking part in the fundraising team.
As Stichting Batavia is the host and coordinating organisation the spreading of this EVS oppurtunity will be carried out mainly by the batavia yard as a coordinating organisation. We will spread this EVS oppurtunity in our network. The Batavia yard will give everybody the opportunity to respond with a CV and motivation letter. With these papers the Bataviayard will go into discussion with the volunteer. After this we will make a pre-selection of participants for the EVS project. With the possible participants left we will arrange meetings on the telephone to check the level of english and to see if they are motivated. This is mainly because one year is a long time and we need to make sure that the participants know what they are going to do and how they feel about it, what they think about The Netherlands and what their motivation is to join this EVS project
Profile of the desired EVS volunteer:
1. Affinity with history and ships.
2. Under control carry out activities; take of routine implementation decisions of protocols of the foundation and the memorandum.
3. Social skills concerning cooperating in a group and it pleasantly can speak publicly to inform groups at the bataviawerf.
4. Movement attitude, order and hygiene at the implementation of cleaning and maintenance activities.
5. Inconveniences such as physical activity (regular, physical exercise, clean, regular objects lifting up to approximately 10 kg), psychological stress (working together with unemployed) Aggravated (dirt and stench, working clothes, changing temperatures due to outside work.
6. Creativeness, initiative and movement attitude are necessary at the implementation of the technical activities.
7. Being able to work in a group and get in touch with other cultures (open mind)
8. It would be nice to have someone who is socially skilled.
9. We look for someone with a high state of self activity.
10. The volunteer must realize that this EVS project is hard work. You will build the past for the future. Building a ship is no easy work.
Please state the maximum number of volunteers your organisation is able to host at the same time (ensuring all quality, learning, and welfare standards of EVS for each volunteer): 3
The welfare of the volunteers have to ensure the tutor and volunteers at the week days contact. The will discus the living conditions and welfare to ensure this is in right order, Both the mentor and the tutor regularly visit the house of the evs. To ensure that incoreccte seen situations change.
Bataviawerf has a book with protocols for safety, the EVS volunteer is stated to act according to the rules the protocol book says. This will be monitored by social control and other colleague’s.
We do not recruit beneath the age of 18 years old.
Motivation and EVS experience
Stichting Batavia is an organisation which is depending on the work of volunteers for some years already. A lot of foreign volunteers helped to build the ship the “Batavia” and are now helping to build the new ship “De Zeven Provincien” Stichting Batavia could not exist without the help of numerous volunteers which help in showing everybody the way of building ships in the 17th century. This period is also known as the ‘golden age’ in Dutch history. Next to the building of the ships in the authentic way Batavia also has the educational function to teach about the history of the Netherlands in the 17th century. As the globalization is already going we think that it is an enrichment to have other Europeans helping in the building of the ship and to educate young people about the life in the Netherlands 400 years ago.
We ‘ve got our 3th project running at the moment, this for two persons. And going to start this year our 4th project for one more volunteer. Each volunteer stays at the Bataviawerf for one year. The start data’s are 1th of September, 1th of December and 1th of june.
Description of the organisation
The Bataviawerf is a dockyard with special ambitions. Ships from the golden century which has been important in our maritime history, are reconstructed. This national heritage is vanished because of a restricted life span, demolished or lies as a wreck on the ocean floor. In April 1995 the Batavia was let to water. The construction of the ship has costs 10 years and it’s the world best reconstruction of a 17th century VOC (Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie) ship. Initiator was ship building master Willem Fox. After the completion of the Batavia on the yard Batavia started with a second project ‘De 7 Provinciën’ , a 17th century war ship where Michiel the Ruyter have conducted a lot of sea battles. The construction to the replica of ‘7 Provinciën’ belongs to of the largest and most provocative historical ship building projects in the world. The yard realizes the construction of the ships by means of reintegration for unemployed people and give them work experience. This way Batavia plays an important role in living long-term unemployed people for which the distance to the labour market in have become too large.
|Postal code:||8242 PA|
|Last update: 23/08/2013|