About the local hosting organizationThe workcamp is organized together with Sociotheraphy Center for Youth “Jedrus”. The center provides education, boarding school and therapies for children with learning difficulties. Every summer they organize a programme for children from the local community, called “Summer in the City”. Since many years they also host workcamps with international volunteers who help to organize free time activities for children.
About the volunteer workThe task will be to help the local community organize a program called “Summer in the City,” for children and youth who are staying in the town during summer holidays. Volunteers will work in two local youth centers, in two groups. The daily program includes: games, sports, arts & crafts, excursions, cinema outings, playground activities, swimming-pool, and other events. Volunteers are expected to take part in the activities and also propose their own (e.g. intercultural workshops, games from their countries, language workshops).
Local accommodationVolunteers will stay in a boarding school, in rooms equipped with all standard facilities - beds and sheets are provided so there is no need to bring mattresses or sleeping bags. There is also a washing machine available. During the week meals will be served in a canteen. At weekends volunteers may need to prepare their own meals, from products bought by the host (the volunteers will have access to the kitchen).
About the project locationMichalin is a district of Jozefow – a small town in the suburbs of Warsaw, located upon the Swider river and surrounded by the Mazovian Landscape Park. It is well connected with Warsaw city center.