About the local hosting organizationThis project offers volunteers the opportunity to join the longstanding success of the Leicester Children’s Holiday Centre schemes for underprivileged children. Every summer the centre enables up to 500 children (aged 6-10 years from inner city areas) to enjoy an activity filled summer holiday by the sea.
About the volunteer workThe set-up of this project is different to most of our volunteer projects/work camps. It is more like a short-term immersion project. The international volunteers support the work of the paid staff at the centre. This includes supervising a set programme of indoor and outdoor activities such as sports, games and crafts and generally helping the children enjoy their summer holiday. Volunteers must be prepared to join in the activities that the children enjoy - and do not get the opportunity to do at home - such as shopping, beach games and team building activities. This project involves long hours and hard work but it is very rewarding.
Local accommodationVolunteers will sleep in beds in shared rooms. All bed linen is provided and up to 3 volunteers will share a room. There are shared showers and toilets. Meals are taken with the staff and other volunteers, and are provided by catering staff. Alcohol and smoking are strictly forbidden on the premises, although an outside area is provided for smoking.
About the project locationThe centre is situated in the sand hills of Mablethorpe, a small typical north eastern seaside town on the Lincolnshire coast complete with fun fairs, souvenir shops and amusement arcades. Mablethorpe is quite isolated with limited transport and no rail connection; so volunteers must enjoy seaside life.
Requirements• Volunteers must speak excellent English and be very motivated to work with children. • Volunteers should also be physically fit and able to swim. • A Certificate of Good Conduct must be sent to Concordia at least 3 weeks before the project takes place. ACCESSABILITY: Volunteers need to be able to work with vulnerable children and be active and engaging. The accommodation is good but volunteers need to be able to manage stairs.
Extra info about the projectThis project is only open to 3 male volunteers, due to a bug I need to show 1 female too.