ESC projects in Poland 2020

Solidarity, youth and small towns: work in a kindergarten or in a library

February/March – August 2020 (7 months)

We are recruiting!

1. WORK IN THE PUBLIC LIBRARY IN PRZASNYSZ

 Host organisation: Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna im. Zofii Nalkowskiej w Przasnyszu

 Number of volunteers: 2

 Preferred country: Italy, Portugal

 

About the project: The library (which received a title of the best library in Masovian region in 2019!) serves the inhabitants of Przasnysz town and its neighbourhood. It performs the traditional role of the library and conducts activities in the field of culture and education aimed at different age groups. It’s main seat is located at the centre of the town (you can have a virtual walk here), there is also a branch in a residential area.

 

Volunteer’s activities: volunteers will be supporting the staff in preparation and running activities aimed at the readers and inhabitants. They will also have opportunity to realise own initiatives, especially the ones adding intercultural dimension. Examples of tasks: supporting events promoting reading such as excursions, workshops, concerts; organising educational activities such as language cafes, handicraft workshops, STEM workshops; meetings with fairy tales for disabled children; taking photos and creating articles. Own initiatives will depend on volunteers' skills and experiences. In summer the volunteers can run a workcamp.

Volunteer’s profile:

 - interested in literature,

 - friendly, making relationship with people easily and willing to work with people at different age (from children to seniors),

 - independent and ready to have own ideas and initiative,

 - communicative English,

 - reliable and diligent,

 - motivated to work as a volunteer (no paid work nor studies are allowed during your project).

 - willing to learn,

 - ready to dialogue and cooperation in case of conflict situations

 - citizen or resident of EU country (no visas) - priority to candidates from Italy and Portugal

 

Practical conditions:

 Accommodation: shared room (2 people) in a student dormitory of a local high school. Kitchen and bathroom shared with students.

 Food: The volunteer will be receiving about 100 EUR per month which is enough in a small town like Przasnysz.

 Local transport: the workplace is located in a walking distance from the dormitory.

 International travel: reimbursement up to 275 EUR or 360 EUR depending on the distance and availability of funds.

 

2. WORK IN THE MUNICIPAL KINDERGARTEN NO 4 IN PUŁTUSK

 Host organisation: Przedszkole Miejskie Nr 5 w Pułtusku

 Number of volunteers: 2

 Preferred country: France, Spain

About the project: The kindergarten provides education and everyday care to about 140 children, age 3–6, living in Pułtusk. It also runs a special language and cultural programme. The children are divided into groups of 15-25 pupils according to their age.

 

Volunteer’s activities:

a) work in the kindergarten (main activity): the role of the volunteer will be to assist different groups, support its teachers in everyday work with children and propose own activities presenting volunteer's culture and language. The volunteer’s tasks include helping with regular educational activities (writing, drawing, manual activities), preparation to celebrations and special events (e.g. performance for Mothers’ Day), excursions as well as self-service activities (dressing up, eating). Own initiatives will depend on volunteer's skills and experiences.

b) activities in the local community: Once or twice per month together with other foreign volunteers from Pultusk the volunteer will be visiting local schools and institutions to run cultural presentations and language meetings.

c) In summer there will be possibility to run a workcamp.

 

Volunteer’s profile:

 - friendly, warm-hearted, caring and patient, who makes relationship with children easily,

 - independent and ready to have own ideas and initiative,

 - manual, music, dancing or acting skills will be very, very helpful at work,

 - motivated to work as a volunteer (no paid work nor studies are allowed during your project),

 - reliable and diligent,

 - willing to learn and ready to dialogue and cooperation in case of conflict situations,

 - citizen or resident of EU country (no visas) - priority to candidates from France and Spain

 

Practical conditions:

Accommodation: student dormitory or shared rooms in a shared flat - the type of accommodation will be given later. The conditions will be simple.

Food: the volunteer will be receiving about 100 EUR per month which is enough in a small town like Pułtusk. The volunteer should be mostly cooking on their own.

Local transport: kindergarten will be located in a walking distance from volunteers’ flat (max. 30 min walk from the flat).

International travel: reimbursement up to 275 EUR or 360 EUR depending on the distance and availability of funds.

 

GROUP LIFE

In the period 2019/20 we are hosting 8 more volunteers from Austria, Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Honduras and Turkey doing other projects in Pułtusk (4), Warsaw (2) and Pomiechówek (2). All our volunteers will have integration meetings and workshops together, we also encourage them to help each other in the projects and realise own, group initiatives.

 

If you would like to apply for the project, send your CV and Motivation Letter to sylwia.jedra@spw.info.pl. The sooner, the better!

 

The project is funded by European Solidarity Corps.