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Czech Republic Czech Republic: ESC Centre for All (SDA ESC R1)

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12/07/2024   -   26/07/2024

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Details on the project

Age
18 - 30
Max number of volunteers
11
Still room for
2
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Praha (Prague) (PRG)
Nearest bus/train station
Train station: Velký Osek
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Work

The project aims to bring together Czech and international volunteers, people with or without disabilities, kids, youth or adults - just all! This project is primarily for people with autism to whom you will assist. Volunteers will cooperate with Czech assistants and help their fellow campers with daily tasks such as dressing, eating, personal hygiene and participation in the suburban camp program. During the camp (15.-19.7.2024), volunteers might work longer hours (from 7,30 AM to 5 PM), nevertheless, there will be enough time for rest and trips before and after the camp.

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will sleep on matrasses or mats in the gymnastic hall. If you want to sleep on a mattress, please, bring your bed sheet. Everyone has to bring their sleeping bag. The shower and toilets are in the same building. A small kitchen will be available as well. Before the camp, volunteers will cook for themselves all the meals, during the camp lunch will be provided and volunteers will eat together with the children.

Location and leisure

The place of the project is in the small village of Velky Osek (approximately 2,600 inhabitants), the nearest bigger towns are Podebrady or Kolin. There are small shops in the village, an ATM, and phone coverage is good.

After the camp, volunteers will have enough free time to explore the surroundings or go on trips. Volunteers will have opportunities to hike in the beautiful countryside of the Czech Republic, as well as go on a trip to the marvellous city of Prague. An international evening will be organized, where each volunteer will have a chance to share the foods, culture, and traditions of their country and will learn about the countries from others.

Project hosted by

This project takes place in the small town of Velky Osek (Central Bohemia region) in cooperation with the local NGO Centre for All. Centre for All organises free-time activities and summer camps for children and youth with and without disabilities. The project aims to help the Centre for All to prepare and run a suburban summer camp for children with or without disabilities. At this project, you will actively contribute to the achievement of UN SDG10 Reduced Inequalities.

Directions to meeting point

From the airport take 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). From "Praha Hlavni nadrazi" (the main train station) take the train R10 (R 947 Hradečan) at 13:09 and get off at "Poděbrady" at 14:00. At 14:09 get on the train S2 Os 5825 to the direction of Kolin, and get off in "Velky Osek" at 14:17 where your campleader will be waiting for you at the train stop.

Additional comments

Volunteers will learn about different types of disabilities. Through their trained campleaders, they will get to know how to assist the people in their daily life. Volunteers will be able to learn some basic Czech phrases – which will be helpful during the camp.

Requirements

A motivation letter, a medical certificate stating that they are fit to work with children and a sworn declaration of the nonexistence of any criminal record sent with the application form are required.

Please bring a sleeping bag, bed sheets, and games and ideas for activities. Alcohol consumption and smoking are prohibited during the camp, during the free time it is allowed for 18+ volunteers only under specific conditions and after the agreement with the campleaders.

We are especially looking for outgoing and creative volunteers with good communication skills who enjoy working with children and youth. This project could also be suitable for volunteers with fewer opportunities under the program Volunteering for All.
This project is supported by the EU program European Solidarity Corps. Some of the conditions differ from the usual projects; there will be detailed info provided after your acceptance. For more info about ESC visit https://europa.eu/youth/solidarity_en