/Title /“Jump into the volunteer’s ferry” group EVS project will be developed in The Foundation of Social Integration Prom (PIC nr 949066722) from Wroclaw, between 1st Sept 2014 and 31st July 2015.
4 volunteers from different countries will work during 10 months (activity starts 01.09.2014 finish 30.06.2015).
Main task of the project is equal opportunities and Roma communities. This project embraces different levels of interventions towards different populations (Polish children, Romani communities and adults with mental disorder).
It’s aimed to develop solidarity and to promote active citizenship and mutual understanding among young people. Volunteers will work in integrating community centers for youth and children from polish and Romani group, in You are not alone- a club for people with mental disorder and their families, sometimes in the office helping by ongoing project in the frame of Governmental Romani Programme. Four hours a week will be dedicated to polish lessons. Volunteers will actively take part in all the activities and working methods to be used in the center (workshops, observations, presentations, exchange of ideas, cooperation process, group dynamics) assume that volunteers will actively take part in every stage. Through participation in the project four young people will get acquainted with Polish culture and the Roma minority, will increase their interpersonal, intercultural and language skills, learn interesting ways to work with groups at risk of exclusion, increase self-reliance and responsibility through a confrontation with another culture.
Our organization is located in Wroclawwww.wroclaw.pl/ms/english/, www.wirtualnywroclaw.eu/ – a very open and cosmopolitan city full of young people and students.
The main goal of the Foundation “Prom” is to integrate and support people from disadvantaged backgrounds; to enable them to participate in educational and cultural events; to promote them in society; to fight against discrimination, intolerance and lack of acceptance towards the most helpless groups in Poland ( the poorest, unemployed, national minorities).
The major need is to break off the negative stereotypes and know each other by acting together.
We work with children, youth and adults from poor and pathological families (we have two community centres (working afternoons) for children and youth. We take care of them, organize artistic and sports activities, excursions, summer and winter holidays, we offer a chance for them to develop their interests, artistic skills and enhance educational possibilities.
We provide the poorest with food in cooperation with Food Bank, we give legal advice free of charge, learn about social issues and human rights. We have great experience in work with Romani Community from Wroclaw. We cooperate with Romani Bacht Association, we participated in international study tours to Romani Associations from Czech and Slovakia, Hungary, we published books about education and situation of Romani people in Central Europe and picture stories about Romani History.
Our Foundation also cooperates with teachers, psychologists, art therapist, trainers, dance instructors, lawyers, students and other non-governmental organizations for the enrichment of our activities and interventions within the community.
www.fundacjaprom.pl, www.fomowie.info,www.visegradroma.com, www.jednizwielu.pl.
Description of activities:
Volunteers will be working in the Club for people with mental problems three times a week, in the morning. In the afternoon in different community centres for children and youngsters: one of which integrates Roma and Polish children and another is based in neighbourhood with various social problems. Sometimes they will be asked to work in the office helping by on going projects, especially those in frame of Governmental Programme for the Roma community in Poland.
Two volunteers will be more involved with the “You are not alone club” (adults with mental disorders)
Two volunteers will be more involved with the children’s centres (polish and Roma children)
The volunteers, however, will have the opportunity to participate in both Prom’s areas. They are not limited to just only one, but simply they will be more dedicated to either the centre for adults or the centres for children.
The main aim: Development of solidarity and social activity promotion within the group of youngsters and children.
The main subject: Proving an equal chance to Roma community, children from poor families and people with mental problems.
Volunteers’ role and tasks
Volunteers will be supporting Prom’s employees in the carrying out the project:
“You are not alone club” (adults with mental disorders):
participation and help in the activities for adults with mental disorders;
opportunity to create and develop leisure activities (art workshops, gymnastics, field trips, relaxation, theatre, table games);
cultural exchange through story telling/ presentations;
organization of meetings with other similar centres promoting communication and exchange between the beneficiaries;
help in extra activities that might take part (e.g. Easter/Christmas fairs);
Helping by food distribution to the poorest families from our beneficiaries.
participation and help in the activities for children;
helping by trials and shows of Children’s Dancing Romani Group “Terne Romani Bacht”;
participation in educational projects organised by the foundation;
helping in organization of important events exe. Christmas Eve with Prom Foundation;
preparation of volunteers own activities under the supervision of Prom’s educational workers;
organisation of meetings with the representatives of other community centres and non-governmental organisations from Wroclaw promoting volunteering within the Roma Association – Romani Bacht;
meetings promoting volunteers cultural background;
helping by organisation and participation in trips (one day or one week long);
promotion of the European Voluntarism within the young people from other community centres contributing to the increase of knowledge about different countries and their cultural tradition.
Occasionally in the office:
by on going projects within Governmental Programme for the Roma community in Poland
helping by organisation of international meetings and conferences, exhibition if there are any within Governmental Programme for the Roma community in Poland.
Volunteers will have a chance to observe different specialist at work: teachers, psychologists, dance teachers, language teachers and art therapist.
Important events organised in the foundation during the year and assisted by volunteers: Christmas Eve, long term trips for children (may be winter or summer holidays).
Typical volunteer’s day will be structured as follows:
10:00 -13:00 work in the Nie Jestes Sam club (You Are Not Alone club) for people with mental problems and their families – three times a week
11:00- 13:00 Polish language course twice a week. (4 hours). During all project.
15:00 – 18:30 work in the community centres for children: “Zakątek Krasnoludka” (Dwarf’s Corner) – community centre integrating Polish and Roma children, “Promyki” (Rays) community centre. Sometimes working in the Foundation office helping with on going projects.
Volunteers will have 2 days off during a week, mainly at the weekend. If their assistance is required at the weekend (during trips with the children from community centres) then they get those two days back during the week. Volunteers will work about 35 hours per week. They are entitled to 20 days of holidays, in the time suitable for the Foundation and volunteers.
Linguistic support: Volunteers will have four hours of individual Polish lessons once a week.
Accommodation: Volunteers will be living in student apartments or with other EVS volunteers.
Alimentation: Volunteers will be provided with money to buy food. And begging of each month has to present invoice to proof expenses. While working in the community centres for children and Nie Jestes Sam club (You Are Not Alone club) volunteers will be served coffee, tea, biscuits or other snacks.
Pocket money: Volunteer will be provided with pocket money every month.
Local transport: Volunteers will be provided with monthly pass for local transport: regular bus, night link, fast bus and trams.
We would like to invite all the people to take part in the project who are:
interested in psychology, educational science studies, social work in a big city, interested in Roma culture, history and current problems of Roma community, creative, optimistic, outgoing and honest,
flexible, patient, friendly and helpful, independent, with ability to show initiative (very important in working with people with mental problems) !!! responsible and trustworthy, interested and experienced in work with children, youth, people with mental problems and minorities, interested and experienced in working in NGO’s office, helping with international projects, motivated to complete this project.
Volunteers are not required to have qualifications necessary to work with children, young people or people with mental problems, but some experience in working with this group is essential !!!
It will be great when they speak little polish or have interesting skills and hobby: dancing, painting, drawing, hand crafts, circus skills, playing instruments or singing, expirience of theater – very popular with our beneficiaries. Good computer skills will help in work by the projects in the Foundation office.
For potential partner of this project (only registered in ECAS with PIC number and valid accreditation) or potential volunteer for more information please
contact on email: firstname.lastname@example.org
telephone nr: 0048 502843228
Deadline to send application for volunteer 7 of April 2014. (cv with picture!, motivation letter and questionnaire that we send to candidates).
Please put your name and country on each file you send !!!