Volunteering in Kysice
Description: Kysice is a village about 7 kilometres from the city of Pilsen i the regional capital and the European capital of culture 2015. About 900 inhabitants live in Kysice. It is an active village which emphasises cultural and community life and involvement of its citizens. The municipality of Kysice which is the local partner has organized 5 workcamps so far, including 2 teenage workcamps. There will be plenty of opportunities to meet the locals, especially children and youth but also adults who like to take part in different activities connected to the workcamp. The goal of the workcamp is to spread the ideas of volunteering among local citizens, support the community life and make new friendships.
Type of Work: You will do two types of work i manual and organizational. The manual part will be done in different public areas of the village. The work will vary according to the needs of the municipality. The tasks can include for example cleaning the forest, repairing fences protecting the trees, maintaining the green areas. Bring solid shoes and old clothes. Then you will help with the organization of a local event called Back to school - you will prepare and run various games and activities for 50-70 children aged 3-10. You will also organize 2 or 3 international evenings where you will present your home towns to the local community, perform some activities (e.g. a dance or a game) and cook a traditional meal.
Study Theme: The topic of the workcamp is „Tell a story of your home town“. You are invited to bring some information, tales, legends, news and current stories from your home towns. We will also be collecting stories about Kysice and its inhabitants. You will have a chance to meet the local historian.
Accommodation: In one big room of a local cultural centre. There are toilets, a small kitchen and a cloakroom. Showers are in a building close-by. Please bring your own sleeping bag and sleeping mat as you will sleep on the floor. Lunches will be provided in a restaurant and you will prepare your own breakfasts and dinners (1 kitchen team per day). Please bring simple recipes from your home country.
Requirements: We are looking forward to active and communicative volunteers who like to meet new people, especially locals. You should have good attitude towards children since you will work a lot with them the second week. We also prefer non-smokers since you are going to be a lot in touch with children.
Approximate Location: The village of Kysice near Pilsen. The village has a cultural centre which will serve as accommodation for volunteers. All the cultural activities during the workcamp will take place in this building. Near the cultural centre, there is a multipurpose playground, a small rope centre and a place for a campfire. In the ground floor of the culture centre, there is a local pub.Study part: The topic of the workcamp is Tell a story of your home town . You are invited to bring some information, tales, legends, news and current stories from your home towns. We will also be collecting stories about Kysice and its inhabitants. You will have a chance to meet the local historian.Leisure time: Various sports (including golf), football tournament with the locals, visit to Pilsen city (town centre, museum, tower, science centre, zoo), visit to a castle, excursion to a local bakery, campfire, swimming in a former quarry.
Notes: Leisure time: Various sports (including golf), football tournament with the locals, visit to Pilsen city (town centre, museum, tower, science centre, zoo), visit to a castle, excursion to a local bakery, campfire, swimming in a former quarry.
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