Holidays with children (Slupca)
Description: Local non-governmental organization for mothers and kids „Słupecki Klub Mam” (moms club in Słupca) is inviting creative and positive minded people to join our camp! It will be our first time organizating a workcamp but we are full of optimism and energy. 2018 it's a 100 years of Polish independence and we will try to get you know something about our national and local history. Słupca is a small district town in Greater Poland, at west, near to Poznań. During two weeks of workcamp we would like to organize daily workshops for a groups of local children (1-12 years). We want to organize activities for 4-6 hours a day and provide care of kids. We want them to spend interesting, creative time far away from computers and smartphones.
Type of Work: Volunteers will be responsible for organizing games and workshops for children (primarily related to the culture of their home country), taking care of them during the workcamp, and keeping order in the buildings and the area where the workshops will take place. They will work approximately 6 hours per day during the week. We plan to divide the workshops into subjects like: sport and recreation (hiking, football, free outdoor activities), cultural diversity (prepared and led by volunteers), art craft and sensory play and taking part in bigger local atractions. Volunteers will be involved to some extent in every theme group either helping with organization of workshops, or leading them themselves.
Study Theme: Knowledge about democracy education and free play, how children learn, play and how they develop. Would be nice if you just read something about Summerhill, Peter Gray, Richard Louv, Alfie Kohn, Jesper Juul as well.
Accommodation: Classroom in local school, so you need to take sleeping bag and mat.
Requirements: You have to be responsible, open minded and can easily interact with the young ones even if they don't understand English. We prefer nonsmokers.All volunteers are required to submit a background-check document proving no criminal history before arrival.
Approximate Location: Workcamp will take place in Słupca - a small district town in greater poland, at west Poland, near to Poznań (70km). We give the distance from interesting polish cities : Łódź (142km), Warsaw (240km), Sopot (322km), Kraków (414km), Zakopane (515km), and to Berlin it's about 330km.
Notes: Our aim is to prepare activities that will bring joy to kids and will be informative at the same time. We would like to encourage them to start speaking English. Please, note that although they learn English at school, most of them will be too shy to use it. For this reason, volunteers should be willing to communicate beyond language barriers, relying also on their creativity and non-verbal communication skills. Weekends will be dedicated to group socializing, trips and fun and taking part in local festivals like „Wawrzynki Słupeckie” with outdoor game, organ concert and concert of Polish musician Andrzej Piaseczny. You can get to know us better at Facebook.com/klubmamslupca
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