EVS at Daily Care Center for Children and Youth in Slovenia
Location: Škofja Loka, Slovenia
Period: 07/09/2017 – 07/08/2018
Deadline: 15 December 2016
5 VOLUNTEERS of different nationalities but with the common interest and motivation to WORK WITH CHILDREN and ADOLESCENTS in the foreign country are invited and very welcomed to take part in the LONG-TERM EVS PROJECT in ŠKOFJA LOKA, SLOVENIA. Volunteers will be involved in daily work of 5 different LOCAL DAILY CARE CENTERS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH for the period of ELEVEN MONTHS, from SEPTEMBER 2017 to AUGUST 2018. During this time they will have an unique opportunity to became active member of local society, to develop their skills and competences in the field of youth work and also to to discover Slovenia, its culture, nature, language, people, habits…
Zavod O as a coordinating and host EVS organisation with the status of youth center the local youth center, is strongly connected with five Daily Care Centers in the local area: MDC Blok (Youth Daily Care Center Blok), PUM (Project learning of Youth), Daily Care Center DCΩ, Daily center Podlbnik (all in Škofja Loka) and Daily Care Center Škrlovec in Kranj.
First two are run by the NGO, DC Škrlovec, DCΩ and DC Podlubnik work under the Center for Social Work in Kranj and Škofja Loka, which are governmental institutions.Despite slight organisational differences they all have a common target group, which is children and youth between the age of 6 and 16 years and their families. The fundamental idea of all five Daily Care Centers is based on the desire to offer a program of activities to the generation/ group of young people with different problems, who spend their free time aimlessly and in a disorganised way, in idleness and boredom, who are deprived from normal family life experience.Daily Care Centers give children and youth a place, where they feel confortable and safe, where they can develop their social skills and get quality support considering their behavioral, emotional, learning and other diffilculties. The program aims to provide support to learners with specific learning needs and to those with adolescent problems. The program includes group work and activities with adolescents, cooperation among different institutions, learning help, advisory work, holiday camps, daily excursions.
Volunteers will be included in the work of each daily care center as equal members of their teams and as such they will have an opportunity to show and improve their own abilities, develop sense of initiative, gain new skills and get new knowledge throught organizing and realizing different activities (workshops, courses, individual support, sports, games, plays, presentations, lectures). At the same time they will get familiar with theory of preventing work with youngsters and with social care sistem in Slovenia. Volunteers will also have an opportunity to realize projects within other local partner organizations in order to strengthen their involvement in the local society.
As application we understand candidate’s CV and motivation letter, which should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.