Vacancy for EVS Volunteer in Poland, 9 months

  • Contact person: Katarzyna Jackiewicz
  • Coordinating organisation: Foundation of Education and Creativity
  • Host: Centre for Aliens Applying for a Refugee Status or Asylum:: http://www.uric.gov.pl
  • Location: Białystok/Czerwony Bór, Poland
  • Deadline: 23/04/2013
  • Start: 06/08/2013
  • End: 05/05/2014
  • The project will take place in the Podlaskie region of Poland, with the coordinating and planning centre in Bialystok, in the Foundation of Education and Creativity. We will coordinate 3 volunteers in this project, each volunteer will work 9 months.
    EVS volunteers will be accommodated in a flat in Czerwony Bór and dormitory in Białystok. Each of them will be offered a room of his/her own. In Czerwony Bór they will have a 3-bedroom flat. They will spend 3 days in Czerwony Bór and the rest of the week in Białystok. Their work will mainly consist in working with Chechen refugee children and conducting workshops/presentations in Polish schools (promoting EVS, raising awareness or the refugee issue, promoting tolerance and multicultural cooperation).
    We would like to involve EVS volunteers in the following activities:• – working with refugees and asylum seekers in a reception centre in Czerwony Bór
    – lessons about human rights, stereotypes and refugees, aiming at raising the society’s awareness of the refugee issue (in high schools, junior high schools and primary schools throughout the region of podlaskie)
    – activities integrating Polish and Chechen children

Tasks

– human rights, refugee law – Chechen history, culture and tradition – designing games and activities for children and teenagers – psychology and pedagogy of working with war victims – Russian language – Polish language, culture and tradition – language teaching practice – creating lesson plans, leading group discussions – administration/office work – fundraising EVS volunteers’ education will take place both through organised training and individual research. They will actively take part in preparing the strategy, plan and activities concerning their work. After introductory training they will start working in the reception centre. Meanwhile, together with the coordinator from our Foundation, they will prepare lessons, presentations and tasks connected with the topics of human rights and refugees to be used with Polish pupils. They will present the prepared classes to pupils in the Podlaskie region. Each EVS volunteer will get their own Polish mentor, whose task will be to introduce a volunteer to the Polish reality, culture and social life. Each EVS volunteer will be also offered the possibility of intensive Polish language learning in exchange for his/her native tongue. With the assistance of the coordinator, EVS volunteers will have the possibility of carrying out their individual research and pursue their own personal interests and hobbies. If they are willing, they will be invited to our Big Brother Big Sister programme and will get a ‘brother’ or ‘sister’ from a dysfunctional family to take care of.

Criteria

please, send your CVs and motivation letter to the following emai: voluntary.info@gmail.com

Procedure

all who like working with children, who are motivated, open and eager to work:) knowledge of Polish or Russian will be an additional asset. We especially invite people from Russia and Armenia, but candidates from all countries are welcome to appy

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