SOS – Children’s Villages
Location: Yerevan, Armenia
Period: 01/04/2017 – 31/03/2018
Deadline : 10 March 2017
HUJ – Voluntary Service of Armenia looking for volunteers from Estonia who are responsible, willing to work with children and are ready to accept new challenges.
The SOS Children’s Village Kotayk is situated in the city of Kotayk, about 15 km north of the capital of Yerevan. The plot of land measures about 6 ha and was donated by the local authorities. It is perfectly integrated into the public supply system.
The SOS Children’s Village Kotayk consists of 12 family houses, a SOS kindergarten, a Village Director’s house, accommodation for the aunts, a Community House, offices and staff quarters. In spring 1998, the children together with an artist painted some of the family houses.
The charity fund is organizing a long term care of children-orphans with the help of “SOS mother”. The aim of the “SOS mother” is making a real family, bringing up and taking care of children, becoming mother for children for many years, making a real hearth. Each mother has maximum 7 children-orphans and they live all together in a separate cottage. Here in the village children found their new mothers, brothers and sisters.
More information: http://www.huj.am/sos/
The volunteer will have the opportunity to participate in all arts workshops and to support the staff in organizing these activities (painting, sculpturing, handicrafts, etc.) He/she will establish social contact with individual children and their SOS mothers by chats and games. He/she will present his/her country and culture to the children. Maintenance of “Smile house” in the Village, organization of recreational activities for the children. Playing with the children. Social activities, group games etc. Excursions and outdoor activities the volunteer will have the task to help organizing a big exhibition of the art works of the children on different topics. Organizing sport activities in the territory of the village.
Trips to village “Family Centers”- to have discussions with parents who are going to abandon their children, making social projects for them.
Only for Estonia Volunteers: please fill in the application form that you can download from here: http://www.huj.am/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/EVS-Application-HUJ_2017.docx and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org