Võru Kindergarten Päkapikk
Location: Võru, Estonia
Period: 03/09/2017 – 02/09/2018
Deadline: 27 February 2017
Võru Kindergarten Päkapikk is looking for a motivated volunteer to help the team of the Kindergarten in Võru, located in Estonia.
Võru Kindergarten Päkapikk has 45 year history.
The Kindergarten belongs to local municipality. It consists of ten kindergarten classes (children aged 1,5 to 7 years). This academic year there are 219 children registered and participating in classes. 25 pedagogues work in kindergarten. Besides working with curriculum on daily basis, our kindergarten especially focuses on children’s healthcare, environmental awareness, local studies and preparation for school. We have nice traditions like: days with family, sport activity days, visiting theatres and concerts, hikes and excursions during spring and summer.
The task of the volunteers is to help the kindergarten personnel in their daily work with children. She/he can work in one age group or share the work between different groups depending of volunteer interest or ability. She/he will never work alone but under supervision and guidance of kindergarten group teacher. The main tasks are following: participate and help teachers in games or lessons with children, prepare lessons and materials for activity, help music teacher in music lessons. She/he can bring his songs and gams and sometimes teach simple songs in her/his language. Prepare festivals or holidays (Christmas, Easter, Independence Day etc): teach songs, dances, dramas or prepare exhibitions.
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The working time for volunteers will be 30 to 35 h per week from Monday to Friday. The schedule could be different: in some days from 8 to 13 and other days 12 to 17.30. Volunteer can have the meal with children. In free time she/he will have money for food. In free hours volunteer can use internet in kindergarten. She/he will live in rented room or flat.
Volunteers will also expected to take part of other practical activities: to assist to dress kids for going out to play in the yard; collect toys or books after plays or lessons; help kids before and after mid-day sleep and during their meals.
Another sphere could be to organise different events for teachers – like language courses.
Interests in music and art are an advantage, also some previous experiences with small kids. The volunteer should be ready to learn Estonian language. She/he should be vaccinated against hepatitis.
In order to apply for our open EVS placements in Estonia, please fill in the EstYES application form that you can download from here: http://www.estyes.ee/en/opportunities-2/european-voluntary-service-evs/open-placements/ and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org for selection process until 27th of February 2017.