Together is better – summer camp for children & youth
Description: Volunteers will work directly with children and adolescents without adequate parental care, between the age of 10 – 18. The project is aimed towards creating quality activities for this specific group which will positively affect their personal growth and development, and encourage them for interaction with foreign volunteers and the local community. The project will allow beneficiaries of the facility to participate in various art, educational and entertaining workshops, through which they will adopt skills of organizing their own free time, develop social and communication skills, and implement values of intercultural communication, international friendships and affirmative behaviour.
Type of Work: Volunteers will prepare and organize workshops with children, raise awareness about volunteering and social solidarity among the local community and prepare a final presentation/manifestation that will show results of mutual work on project. Workshops will be oriented on several subjects (photography, music workshops, sports activities, manufacturing workshops, etc.) so the participants of different age and personal interests can take part. Volunteers will work 6 hours a day. They will have one free day in a week for organizing group trips and/or spending free time in the city.
Study Theme: Before interaction with beneficiaries of the facility there will be one day of study part that will include presentations about SCI and local organization, as well as workshops and lectures on subjects of specific population that volunteers will work with, social system in Croatia and the rest of the world, problems and issues that children and youth are facing nowadays and possible ways of acting. In workshops intended for volunteers only we will cover the following subjects: preparation and realization of activities for children and youth, teamwork, mutual cooperation and understanding.
Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated inside the same facility where children are situated. They will sleep in shared rooms and linen will be provided. Volunteers will have access to sanitary rooms. Meals for volunteers will be prepared by staff from the facility. Volunteers will be able to cook and prepare something on their own, to present their traditional food to the volunteers and the children.
Requirements: Motivation letter is required; please state your personal motivation, interests and possible contribution regarding population you will work with. Please include at least two proposals for workshops you would like to organize during the camp. We are looking for creative, open minded and supportive volunteers who will help us create positive environment.
Approximate Location: Zagreb - the capital of Croatia. Camp will take place in a facility, located in one of the residential neighbourhoods of the city of Zagreb. During their free time, volunteers will have enough time to discover the city and its surrounding areas.
Notes: Medical and police check should be sent after the confirmation of acceptance is received.
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