Tallinn´s Kolde Kindergarten
Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Period: 01/02/2018 – 31/01/2019
Deadline: 17 September 2017
EstYES organization is looking for one volunteer who could help out in Kolde Kindergarten in fascinating capital of Estonia, in the city of Tallinn starting in February 2018.
Tallinn’s Kolde Kindergarten is a municipality kindergarten in Tallinn.
It is located in a part of Tallinn named Pelgulinn, which is close to the city centre and to the beach. It was established already in 1929. In 2012-2013 the building was fully renovated. This year the kindergarten celebrates its 88th anniversary.
Tallinn’s Kolde Kindergarten has 5 groups where pre-school education is given for children aged between 2 to 7 years. Every group has two teachers. We also have specialized teachers for music and sport activities. There are 11 teachers and 9 other employees in total. Working hours of the groups are from 7 am to 7 pm. Food is provided to children three times per day.
After lunch it’s nap time. Every group has its own room where daily activities and educational lessons are carried out, such as games, art, music and sport activities.
The aim of hosting a European volunteer in our kindergarten is to make small children become aware about life in other parts of the world (differences and similarities) by covering topics such as traditions, customs, religion, history, art, music, language etc. Each topic should be presented in a simple way so that children could understand it easily. Topics will be connected to children’s everyday life. The task of the volunteer 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 on the volunteer’s interest or ability. She/he will never work alone but under the supervision and guidance of our teachers.
Main tasks are as following:
– participating and helping teachers in lessons or in games (playtime) with children,
– preparing (or helping to prepare) lessons and materials for activities,
– helping our music teacher in music lessons: she/he can bring songs, games and sometimes teach simple songs in her/his language,
– helping to prepare festivals or holidays and exhibitions: teach songs, dances and drama. Put together exhibitions about her/his country,
– organising different events for teachers, such as culture clubs.
The volunteer is expected to take part in different activities, such as parties, excursions, study trips etc.
The volunteer is also expected to take part in other practical activities, such as assisting kids to get dressed to go out to play in the yard, gathering up toys or books after play time or lessons, helping kids before and after mid-day nap and during their meals.
In free hours, the volunteer can use the Internet in the kindergarten. Also, the volunteer will have the possibility to have lunch in kindergarten.
Please fill the application which you can find here http://estyes.ee/en/opportunities-2/european-voluntary-service-evs/open-placements/ and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.