About the local hosting organizationThe workcamp takes place in the town of Nymburk and in a small village of Jizbice (both in Central Bohemia region) in cooperation with the local NGO Centre for all. Centre for all organizes free time activities and summer camps for children and youth with and without disabilities. The activities take place in a reconstructed barn with a pretty garden in Jizbice and in the centre of the organization in Nymburk. The aim of the workcamp is to help Centre for all with the preparations and running of a summer camp for teenagers with different forms of physical, mental and combined disability.
About the volunteer workYou will perform two different kinds of work. Firstly, you will assist during the camp for teenagers with and without disabilities i you will provide general assistance, organize activities for the teens and help in the kitchen. The camp for teens will have a theme i Journey around the World. Creativity and artistic skills will be very welcome as you will be asked to contribute with your own activity. Secondly, you will help to prepare the campsite for the winter (mainly cleaning and packing). During the teen camp, you will work longer hours but it will be compensated for at the end of the workcamp when you will have more free-time. All the time, you will cooperate with Czech assistants i every teen will be taken care of by 1 Czech and 1 foreign volunteer.
Local accommodationIn Jizbice: in big tents in the garden. Please bring a sleeping bag and a torch. There is a bathroom with toilets and showers at the campsite. You will have meals together with the children and organizers. In Nymburk: in international scouts centre i in rooms on mattresses in sleeping bags. There are 2 bathrooms, a kitchen, a dining room and a big garden. You will prepare your own meals.
About the project locationNymburk and the village of Jizbice (8 kilometres from the town Nymburk). The campsite in Jizbice is located in a garden with a big barn. Nearby, there is a playground, forests and an outdoor swimming pool.Study part: In the first week you will get a lecture on special education and a workshop on methods how to work with children and youth with special needs. Some materials will be already provided to all participants before the workcamp. Please be ready to read them in advance There will be some teambuilding activities together with the Czech assistants. You will have the chance to learn some basic Czech phrases i it will be helpful during the camp. You will also learn about the famous Czech author Bohumil Hrabal who was born in Nymburk i you can visit his birth house or see a film based on his novels.Leisure time: Tour around the spa town Pod283;brady, excursions to the complex of labyrinths and the castle of Loucen, to a local brewery and to the surrounding countryside are planned. We will also organize an intercultural day/evening in Nymburk and play bowling.
RequirementsA motivation letter sent with the application form is strictly required. We are especially looking for outgoing and creative volunteers with good communication skills. Also we will ask you to cooperate before the workcamp and read the materials that will be sent to you. Smoking is forbidden while working with the children. Bring working clothes with you that can get dirty You will need clothes for all kind of weather (swimsuit, warm clothes, raingear and waterproof working boots).
Extra info about the projectmotivation letter