Summer for children
Description: The workcamp is oriented towards the work with children without the adequate parental care who are beneficiaries of the children’s home St. Ana from Vinkovci (Eastern Croatia). 2017 will mark the 14th anniversary of the camp.
Type of Work: The activities during the camp will be aimed towards the organization of the free time for the beneficiaries of the children’s home. In the morning and in the afternoon, volunteers will take the beneficiaries to the beach. In the evening hours they will be free to use their creativity to organize various workshops for the children (environmental protection, recycling, creative workshops connected to music or dance, theatre workshops, sports activities etc.) Volunteers are expected to be highly motivated and interested in working with children and to have previous experience in practical work with them, either through formal or non-formal education. Volunteers will work for 6h per day and they will have one day off on which they will go on a trip organized for them.
Study Theme: The first day of the camp will be dedicated to the volunteers. They can expect a workshop on team work and the work in the camp in general. Moreover, volunteers will be presented with the institution of the children’s home St. Ana, as well as the specificity of the work with children without adequate parental care. There will be an international dinner for volunteers, children and employees during which the volunteers will present the customs and traditions from their countries.
Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated in the summer house belonging to the children’s house together with the children and employees of the of the institution. The bedrooms (bunk beds) and bathrooms will be shared. Volunteers will be provided with all the necessary equipment (linen, blankets etc.). Food will be prepared by the institution's cook.
Requirements: Motivation letter including a description of at least 2 potential workshops/activities a volunteer would like to organize with the kids. We would like to inform you that we won't consider applications with incomplete documentation. Medical and police check should be sent after the confirmation of acceptance is received.
Approximate Location: The camp takes place at the island of Brač. About 1h drive from Split
Notes: We would like to ask the volunteers to prepare short presentations about their countries and bring food or drinks typical for them, as well as to think of a certain custom from their country that they would like to introduce to the other participants.