About the local hosting organizationThe workcamp takes place in Prague 15 (at the outskirts of the city) in cooperation with the Centre for social care and nursing that offers social services to the people who due to their age or illness need care and help of the others. The aim of the workcamp is to support intercultural and intergenerational exchange of experience, to get to know each other, discover something new and foster mutual understanding and respect. This year the workcamp will be organized for the 8th time.
About the volunteer workYou will work with the elderly and get a fixed part in their daily program. You will organize art workshops, leisure time activities (board games) and a garden party for them and assist with occupational therapy and outdoor-activities (going for walks, etc.). You will also assist the nurses in taking care for the clients and potentially do some manual work. It is very much welcome if you come with your own ideas and initiative on what can be done. Please bring your favourite music, pictures or simple games with you.
Local accommodationIn a nearby hostel in rooms with beds and linen. Each room also has its own bathroom. Lunches will be provided at the canteen of the social centre and will not be always suitable for vegetarians. Breakfast will be provided at the accommodation; dinners will be given to you in a package by the social centre and will be usually cold.
About the project locationPrague 15, a quarter at the outskirts of Prague.Study part: Learn more about social care in the Czech Republic and meet with seniors. You can practise Czech if you speak some.Leisure time: The quarter has a lot of green areas and good facilities for sport. You can swim in the direct neighbourhood. Besides you can visit Prague and see some of the great surroundings.
RequirementsWe prefer highly motivated, outgoing and creative volunteers. A relevant motivation letter needs to be handed in with the application form. Before arriving at the project, you will be required to submit a certificate of good conduct and a medical note stating you have no infectious diseases. If you speak some Czech, it will be very helpful in communication with the elderly.
Extra info about the projectMotivation letter, certificate of good conduct and medical form needed