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Hungary Hungary: Shelters of Solidarity (EGY-22-04-ESC)

Dates

13/08/2022   -   28/08/2022

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Age
18 - 30
Max number of volunteers
12
Still room for
1
Languages spoken
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Budapest (BUD)
Nearest bus/train station
 

Work

The aim of the volunteering is to create and hold meaningful summer programmes for the children living the shelters, "laugh, run and move". Volunteers will organise and animate games and sports activities for the children, which will serve a wide range of psychosocial needs and skills such as joy, affection, trust, empathy, respect, contact. Volunteers may organise sessions together with the parents to bring the shared experience of play or teach English for the kids and their families. Activities will be from 9 am till 5.30 pm or afternoon shift with parents.

Accomodation and food

All volunteers will be accommodated in a hostel in Budapest and we will provide a 2 weeks public transportation ticket. Lunch will be provided in the shelters, breakfast and dinner is self-organised, but covered by the project cost.

Location and leisure

The shelters are based in Budapest, what volunteers will be able to access easily by public transportation. The evenings and the second weekend will be free to explore the city centre of Budapest.

Project hosted by

Egyesek Youth Association organise this summer camp together with Terre des hommes (Tdh), a leading Swiss child relief organisation, who has the mission to help children in need and it does this in two main areas, health and child protection. Since April 2022, Tdh, in cooperation with the Budapest Municipality and Budapest Methodological Centre of Social Policy and Its Institutions (BMSZKI), has been assisting Ukrainian refugees in the municipality's accommodations. They set up child-friendly corners and provide daily support to families, help with schooling, obtaining the right papers, child-rearing counselling and psycho-social support.

Directions to meeting point

From Budapest Airport volunteers will take the 100E bus to the Deák Ferenc square, where the meeting point take place.

Requirements

We are looking for motivated volunteers, who have a sense of empathy and who are patient. Who are good at (nonverbal) communication and are not afraid of the circumstances in the shelters. This workcamp is especially suitable for volunteers who have an experience or are interested in working with children and refugees.
For the motivation letter please fill out this application form: https://form.jotform.com/221581233540346