Refugee Center Linin, near Warsaw
Climate for Peace Programme
Description: Linin is a small forest village close to capital of Poland, Warsaw. The center in Linin is the largest refugee center in Poland, where foreigners who applied for asylum live, awaiting the decision on granting international protection.
Among residents of Linin, there are asylum seekers from countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Chechnya and recently also from Ukraine. Many of them are children and youth.
The aim of the workcamp is to bring the energy of volunteers and the spirit of international solidarity to the centre. For most of children it will be probably their only chance to participate in well planned, interesting activities during the summer.
In leisure time volunteers can visit Warsaw, an old castle near Refugee Center, or Góra Kalwaria, the city nearby.
Type of Work: The main task of the volunteers is to organize games, art and educational workshops (also on environmental topics), possibly English language lessons, sport events, outdoor activities for children and teenagers from the centre. Volunteers will also socialise with the residents and bring fresh energy and relaxation to the center.
We invite volunteers with:
- Interest in working with children and with refugees;
- Openness and readiness to learn how to conduct activities for children without speaking the same language;
Knowledge of Russian, Arabic, Kurdish, Pashto languages will be very welcome and helpful, but not necessary.
Study Theme: Refugees in Poland and worldwide.
The workcamp is also part of a project Together for Climate and Peace. As part of the project 6 hours of workshops on the topic of climate justice will be organized for volunteers by local volunteers from SCI Poland.
Accommodation: Close to the refugee center in Linin, in the flat located in a building just outside the center. Please bring sleeping bags with you!
Requirements: All accepted volunteers are required to submit a criminal record check BEFORE the arrival. A valid vaccination certificate is mandatory for participation in this workcamp. Vegetarian food is available.
Approximate Location: 50 km from Warsaw, near Góra Kalwaria
Notes: We ask all participants to check with their health insurance provider how to proceed in case of illness or accident. Please remember that the insurance from SCI is not valid during your trip to and from the workcamp and is valid only during the camp period! Volunteers from EU must bring their European Health Insurance Card.