ACTION DAY

What is the action day?

After an intensive awareness-raising campaign, the Action Day takes place: high school students freely choose to skip a day of school and get active by looking for a place to work, with the aim of supporting the winner of the Human Rights Award. This is done in agreement with school principals and employers, in exchange for a donation (suggested at 51 euros) to the winning organisation.

In Trentino-South Tyrol in recent years, around 650 young people and around 400 employers have participated in the day of action annually, raising an average annual sum of €18,000! Thanks to the commitment of civil society, projects were supported in India (2008), Honduras (2009), El Salvador (2010), Peru (2011), Palestine (2012), Bosnia Herzegovina (2013), Burkina Faso (2014), Albania (2015), Colombia (2016), Cape Verde (2017) and Benin (2018).

Join the day of action on 28 May 2021!

Each year we organize the Action Day and this year is no exception. During this day, students skip school and get a work experience. The pay of at least 51 euros (suggested donation) will be donated to the prize winner voted by OD members.
This year the winner of the human rights award is Youth of Sumud.

How do I find a job?

You choose! Take the opportunity to work in the place that fascinates you the most. You could work in the family business, help your neighbour, work at the bakery, in the library, in a restaurant…

Important: if you are under 15 years of age by the Action Day, you can only work for private individuals.

The working hours on the Action Day reflect the hours of a school day and should be agreed in advance with your employer. If possible, look for a job yourself. If you are struggling to find one, Operation Daywork can help you with our job offers (see document below), where you can find details of some employers who are available to be contacted.

Online application by 10 May 2021

If you have found a job with a company or private person that offers you the chance to work for them on 28 May 2021, register and enter your details and the details of your employer.

If you still have not found a job, consult the job exchange section and contact the available employers.

OD Day of Action Agreement – 28 May 2021

Before the Action Day please download, print and fill in the form “Action Day Agreement 2021“. (you will find it at the bottom of the page). At the Action Day you will hand in one copy of the agreement to your employer (company or private person) and the second copy (both copies must be signed by you or a parent/tutor if you are a minor and by your employer) you will hand in to your school secretary to prove your presence at the workplace and which will then be forwarded to Operation Daywork. Remember to hand in this copy!

Deadline for handing in the 2021 Day of Action Agreement to the school secretariat: 24 May 2021. It is very important that the agreement is then sent to Operation Daywork.

What happens with the donation? 

Once the activity is over, the employer (company or private person) pays the salary (proposed donation 51 euros – 1 euro is used to guarantee insurance) into the Operation Daywork bank account that is written on the Action Day Agreement. The amount paid will benefit the winner of the Human Rights Award 2020/2021, Youth of Sumud. The donation can be tax deducted by the company.

Legal aspects

The Day of Action is not an employment relationship but an educational activity. Students, who have not yet turned 15 by the time of the Action Day, can only work for private individuals. Students are covered by accident insurance on their way to and from work and during working hours. In addition, civil liability insurance is taken out with Aurora Assicurazioni S.p.a with an insurance premium of up to €2,500,000.

For further information please contact us: info@operationdaywork.org

Action Day Agreement 2021 – download pdf

Faq for students

 

What is it?
How to participate?
Does it really work?!
What work can I do?
Is it a real job?
Do I have to justify my absence?
Am I insured?
What do I get for my commitment?
How will the money raised be spent?

What is it?

Swap a day of school for a day of work for a good cause. High school students from South Tyrol and Trentino have the opportunity to financially support through a concrete and direct action the winner of Operation Daywork EO’s human rights award, Youth of Sumud, a group of Palestinian activists.

How to participate?

  1. Check if your SCHOOL COLLABORATES with OD
  2. SEARCH for a job on 28 May 2021
  3. Sign up ONLINE on Student Registration and INFORM the contact teacher
  4. Download the two copies of the Action Day agreement and have the trainee employer sign them.
  5. DELIVER one copy of the agreement on Monday 24 May 2021 in the SECRETARIAT (the other copy stays with the trainee employer)

Does it really work?!

Yes! Last year, more than 350 students from all over the region participated and 15,035 euros were raised to support Sheik Abdo’s activities in Syria.

Are you motivated to support the activities of YOS? Would you like to make a concrete gesture of solidarity combined with work experience? Then the Action Day is for you!

What work can I do?

Whatever you want! Ask at the shop around the corner, in your father′s business, at your grandmother′s or your neighbour′s, or in a youth centre. Anything is possible!

Exception: If you are not yet 15 years old, you can only work for family members or acquaintances, e.g. you can mow your mother’s lawn, fix your neighbour’s garage, do your grandmother’s shopping etc.

Job vacancies: If you cannot find a job despite your search, take a look at the vacancies on our website in the job vacancies section.

Is it a real job?

No! Your commitment to the Action Day corresponds to an INTERNSHIP, which is part of the school’s training plan.

Do I have to justify my absence?

No! If you participate in the Action Day, your absence is excused. Remember to hand in a copy of the action day agreement to the secretariat to prove your commitment.

Am I insured?

Yes! You are insured by the school against accidents and by OD for third party liability for the duration of the activity.

What do I get for my commitment?

Il datore di tirocinio valorizza il tuo lavoro attraverso una donazione. La nostra proposta di dThe employer values your work through a donation. Our suggested donation is 51 euros. The offer will be made by bank transfer to the OD donation account, so that the sum collected can be sent to Youth Of Sumud, winners of the human rights award.

How will the money raised be spent?

YOS intends to continue non-violent activities and to fight for the maintenance of their human rights. With the money collected they intend to finance the reconstruction of the village of Sarura to avoid land expropriation. Their aim is to repopulate villages that have been abandoned over the years due to constant abuse by settlers.

Information for parents and tutors

Dear Parents and Tutors,

Operation Daywork EO is an association formed by high school students based in Bolzano. Since 2007 it made it possible for young people to experience the world of international cooperation and solidarity. The proposal of OD to the students attending the schools with which it collaborates is a path of active citizenship that starts with the choice of the winner of the human rights award, passes through the awareness campaign at school through the workshops, then the guest visit and finally proposes to the motivated students to participate in the Action Day.

Place of "work"?
Accident and liability insurance
Excused absence
Become an employer of apprenticeships

Place of “work”?

The activity does not lead to an employment relationship, as it is part of a school training programme. From a legal point of view, it is a one-day internship. Students under 15 years of age can only take part in the Action Day by working for family members or acquaintances.

Accident and liability insurance

Students are insured by the school against accidents during the outward and return journeys and during all activities. OD also takes out insurance against third party damage. In the event of an accident or damage, please contact the school and OD immediately so that the insurance company can be notified.

Excused absence

By handing in the Action Day’s agreement to the secretary, the participant absence from school will be excused as the activity is part of the school’s teaching plan.

Become an employer of apprenticeships

Parents and tutors can also become apprenticeship employers!

Mow the lawn, fix the garage, help around the house, babysit and much more. If you are under 15 years of age, the only option is to work at your family. For further information, please refer to the “INFORMATION FOR TEACHERS AND EMPLOYERS” section.

Information for employers and traineeship providers

Dear employer,

Operation Daywork EO (OD) is an association formed by high school students who engage with the world of international cooperation and solidarity. At the last general assembly, the students elected the winner of the OD Human Rights Award, Youth of Sumud, Palestinian activists who fight in a non-violent way for the retention of their human rights. Following the awareness campaign in schools, students participate in the Action Day, a day in which student skip school to work (5hrs). Then, the proceeds will be donated to Youth of Sumud. An average of 300 employers work with us annually.

Tasks of the employer
How to make an internship available
Place of "work"?
Day of Action Agreement 28 May 2021
Accident and liability insurance
Deductibility of the offer

Tasks of the employer

  1. Agree the working hours with the student
  2. Welcome the student on 28 May 2021
  3. Sign the two copies of the Action Day’s agreement
  4. Make the donation (proposed donation 51 €) by 31.06.2021

How to make an internship available

A student can apply independently by asking directly to the employer.

Another option is for the employer to contact OD and make one or more places available, which are then published on the website.

Place of “work”?

The activity does not lead to an employment relationship as it is part of a school training programme. From a legal point of view, it is a one-day internship.

Day of Action Agreement 28 May 2021

At the Action Day the student will give you 2 copies of the Action Day’s Agreement, which we kindly ask you to sign. Of the two copies:

– Copy 1: remains to employer.

– Copy 2: is given to the participant, who will hand it in at school

Accident and liability insurance

Students are insured by the school against accidents during the outward and return journeys and during all activities. OD also takes out insurance against third-party damage.

Deductibility of the offer

OD is an ONLUS registered with the tax office. The donation can therefore be deducted in the tax return.
To make one or more internship places available, to request a donation receipt or for any other information please write to job@operationdaywork.org.