Long term volunteering at Climbing gym
Location: Kaunas, Lithuania
Period: 01/08/2017 – 31/07/2018
Duration 12 months
Deadline: 22 December 2016
Topic: people with disabilities; people with less opportunities
3 volunteers in the center.
Please see more at our FB profile: https://www.facebook.com/vsimiegantysdrambliai?fref=ts
“Miegantys Drambliai” (Sleeping Elephants) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization promoting active and healthy life-style, mainly known for climbing sports in Lithuania, collaborating with other non-governmental organizations all over the country, implementing active leisure events together. Climbing sport is developing in Lithuania, which makes it interesting to work with. Last year our club was chosen to lead the National Climbing Sports Association for the two years of presidency.
CLIMBING ACTIVITIES like: 1. Assistance to the sport coach during trainings, updating sports team database (training schedules, attendance, ect.) helping to the sports team members to fill in their individual sport diaries; creating climbing routes, screwing grips, cleaning gym; going once a week in the local park where we have built a climbing stone and introducing climbing to local people; Writing monthly reports for documentation, making statistics and accomplishments diagrams, preparing monthly presentation for the general meeting; Sport climbing trips and camps on natural rocks for sportsmen. 2. Assistance to the sport coach during competitions: helping to prepare team for the competition, registering needed documents, organizing the trip and leisure activities; Motivating and supporting the sportsmen, solving emotional problems during competition; Taking photos and editing, writing reports after competitions and sharing (via FB sports team group, club website, email group); Printing competition results, exposing it on the sportsmen news-board, discussing results with them; 3. Presenting and promoting climbing all around Kaunas. COMMUNITY BUILDING ACTIVITIES like: 1. Organizing events: Monday evenings with movies and presentations about climbing, travelling; “Laipiojimo akmens festivalis” – “Boulderfest” and “Draugystės parko festivalis“ – culture animation project every Wednesday and Thursday (and more) in the park for community building; “Boulderingas” climbing promotion events for amateurs; Various eco-workshops and handcrafts; Various celebrations Mother‘s Day, Father‘s Day, Kids Day, birthdays, ect. SOCIAL WORK ACTIVITIES like: 1. Help for those in need when needed: Social and other help for sportsmen with fewer opportunities during and after the trainings (listen to their needs, identifying problems, supporting them, help with homework, ect.); “Draugystės parko festivalis“ – every Wednesday and Thursday (and more) in the park reaching the people with less opportunities and helping them through non-formal and social-animating activities; Paraclimbing – volunteer will have to work a lot with disabled children or youngsters, usually providing individual assistance while climbing, maintaining motivation, and personalising the trainings to the specific traits of the participants.
Application deadline: 22nd December to firstname.lastname@example.org