EVS in Slovakia – Roma Children & Youth development
Location: Jelšava, SLOVAKIA
Period: 01/08/2016 – 01/08/2017
Deadline: 1st June 2016
YMCA community centre was opened by YMCA Revúca in 2011. Social workers and volunteers prepare regular activities for children and young people in clubs but also irregular events like outdoor hiking, survival or children camps.
Although the village is situated in nice low mountain region with great mining history, there is now high unemployment and illiteracy especially among the Roma community, many families still live in very basic and poor hygienic and social conditions. Volunteers, both local and international, create an important part of YMCA work among local community, especially the children and youth from this deprived area.
We continue to develop programmes and cooperation that target local community needs and involve people from various backgrounds.
ROMA CENTRE (daily mornings and afternoons): prepare, assist and create own various activities with children aged 3 – 5, 6 – 11 and teenagers in Roma community centre: singing, arts&crafts, playing games and sports, help with homework, assist with hygiene, talk to, play with and accompany kids.
YMCA activities: Games club, Ten sing, Amaro Del band, Zumba exercises, Guitar playing, Womens club, Boys club and other activities according to current offer(e.g. language lessons for teenagers once a week, drama club, YMCA tearoom once a week, etc.)
Mini-project: own project or other activities in local community can be developed during EVS depending on volunteer initiative and mutual agreement with local schools, other NGOs (5 – 10 hours a week, depending on volunteer initiative)
Help at YMCA office: volunteering development, organisational support, web updates, staff meetings, EVS monitoring (1 – 3 times a month)
Seasonal activities: like Summer camps for kids in town and local area, National YMCA meetings and workshops
The volunteer will have Slovak language lessons minimum once a week.
Only for Czech people!
Please send us your CV and motivation letter before the first of June at firstname.lastname@example.org