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Czech Republic Czech Republic: Summerland for Children (SDA300)

Dates

03/08/2024   -   11/08/2024

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full for < 18

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Fee

CZK 1752 i Fee is paid in two installments:

CZK 1500 to be paid now.
EUR 10 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
8
Still room for
0
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Praha (Prague) (PRG)
Nearest bus/train station
Bus stop: Kysice
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Work

Volunteers will help with the organization of a suburban camp (Mon-Fri 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM) for children from 4 to 7 years old. Volunteers will help to prepare and implement program activities but there will be space to introduce individual volunteers’ ideas. The theme of the camp is “Ferda the Ant and Life in the Meadow”. One full-day trip with children is planned. The goal of the workcamp is also to pleasantly disrupt the daily routine of village life, awaken interest in others, create an opportunity to meet various people from different countries, break the stigma and open the doors to different worlds.

Accomodation and food

You will be accommodated in the community centre with a fully equipped kitchen, common room (equipped with a projector, 3D virtual reality and table football), workshop room, a gym and a garden. WIFI is available. On the upper floor, there are 2 showers and toilets. Downstairs toilets are adapted for people with disabilities. Please, bring your sleeping bag and a mat. From Monday to Friday lunch will be provided, and breakfast and dinner will be prepared by the volunteers. During the weekend volunteers will cook all the meals for themselves. Vegetarian and vegan food options are possible.

Location and leisure

Kysice is a small village with 1 100 inhabitants surrounded by forest. The closest bigger city is Pilsen (6 km, accessible by bus running every hour). There is a grocery store, a pub, a post office and several sports facilities. About 2km from the accommodation there is a lake ideal for swimming or wakeboarding.

In their free time, volunteers can go swimming at Lake Ejpovice or visit the swimming pool, take a day trip to Prague or hike - Radyne castle, along Berounka river, Kokotske ponds, Rokycany town, Kozel castle and others. During the workcamp, cultural evenings will be organized together with the citizens of the village.

Project hosted by

This workcamp is organised in cooperation with the Kobes community centre in Kysice, which provides not only leisure, cultural and educational activities for citizens but also social, psychotherapeutic and financial counselling services. The centre strives for the inclusion of excluded and disadvantaged individuals and families and actively supports community life. Volunteers will work mainly with children and help with the organization of the children's camp. At this workcamp, you will actively contribute to the achievement of the UNSDG4 Quality Education.

Directions to meeting point

From the airport take the the trolleybus line number 59 to Nadrazi Veleslavin stop. Change to green metro line A in the direction of Depo Hostivar, get off at “Muzeum” and change to red metro line C in the direction of Letnany, go 1 stop and get off at “Hlavni Nadrazi” stop (main railway station). Take the train IC562 Zapadni Express at 12:23 and get off at Plzen at 13:58. Take the bus 440253 107 to the direction of Dysina Nova Hut at 14:40 and get off in Kysice at 14:59. Your campleader will be waiting for you.

Additional comments

While working with children, volunteers will be introduced to developmental psychology, and the mental health primary prevention program and have the opportunity to practice different approaches to working with children and resolving conflict situations. The group will also visit the West Bohemian Museum and learn about the history of Pilsen and its surroundings. Volunteers will also see several educational films related to the topics of non-freedom, social networks, and the environment.

Requirements

During the children's camp from 8:30 AM to 4 PM, drinking alcohol and smoking are strictly prohibited. You will have an opportunity to introduce your country to the locals - bring a special item that represents your country and ideas for games and activities.

In the motivation letter state your previous experiences (if any) with working with children and describe your concrete motivation for joining this camp.

Czech volunteers are not accepted on this workcamp.

Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education