Parnu Youth Camp
- Accommodation and food: 0.00 Euro
- Transportation: 0.00 Euro
- Activities: 0.00 Euro
- Hosting organisation support: 50 Euro
Description: This project is organized by Parnu Youth Centre which was formed in 2008. It follows NGO Parnu Freeschool s youth work principles, ethics and standards. The aim of this project is to offer fun and educative summer camps with different subjects for the youngsters aged 7- 21. In every camp there are activities which help youngsters to develop as a citizen, improve their social skills and key competencies in fun and entertaining way. It is also important to offer fun and educative free time activities for the youngsters who come from families with difficult economic background. In every camp we use learning-by-doing method which includes teamwork activities, games, handicraft, meetings, discussions, seminars, excursions and direct contact to young people from abroad as well as alternative English and/or Russian languages pactice. In every camp there are 20 youngsters. We look for two volunteers for the creativity and adventure camp (each camp is 4 days long) and two volunteers for sports (4days) and ending camp (3 days and 2 nights). Between the camps there will be days off. Volunteers joining these camps have an excellent opportunity to practice work with youngsters of different backgrounds as well as teaching English and/or Russian languages.
Type of Work: Work and programmeVolunteers together with youth workers are responsible for the day activities in the camps. The general camp program (themes, actions, social activities, games, excursions etc.) is worked out by the youth workers before camps start. Still volunteers can work out some activities for youngsters during the camp days together with youth workers. The content of these activities depends on the camp s topics. In addition to volunteers there are 2-4 youth workers. The volunteers tasks are: 9679;assisting youth workers in communicating and supervising youngsters;9679;helping youth workers to prepare the day activities;9679;carrying out planned activities; 9679;taking part in excursions, games, meetings, discussions, seminars and handicraft workshops;9679;gividing youngsters communication, activating their vocabulary, encouraging them to speak English and/or Russian.The work can be pretty intense, requiring a high level of commitment, lots of communication and responsibility for the camp program and young participants. The camp days last from 12:00 until 18:00. Volunteers will stay with youngsters in this time period and then they spend some time to prepare the next day s activities together with youth workers. The camps activities will mostly take place in the Youth Centre of Parnu. Preliminary schedule is below, however the actual day schedule depends on a day and on a particular camp theme:12:00 i 14:00 Icebreaking and parlor games or other activities14:00 i 15:00 Lunch15:00 i 17:00 Excursion or activities around the city, workshop or intellectual and creative games in teams17:00 i 18:00 Snack break and reflection
Accommodation: Volunteers will sleep in the Parnu Youth Centre meeting room on the camp beds. There is no need to bring your own mattresses, pillows, blankets, etc. as we have them in the centre. Please bring your own towels. Toilets and showers are of common use. Collective lunches will be organized in Parnu Youth Centre. Breakfasts and dinners can easily be made in the youth centre kitchen where there is a stove, freezer, microwave and cookwares. Very near to the youth centre there are grocery store and pubs where the volunteers can also have their meals. Money will be given to volunteers to buy food for cooking.
Requirements: Special requirementsPlease share your hobbies, special skills and interests with youngsters. A presentation about your country and culture would be great You have to be highly motivated to work with youngsters. Please provide a letter of motivation along with application form. Experience in work with youngsters is an advantage. We need you to be trustworthy, active and capable to participate in the activities of the camp. Your criminal record must be clean. A good level of English and/or Russian is required. The age lmit of volunteers is 20-30. NB Smoking and drinking alcohol is absolutely prohibited in the camp and in the youth centreParticipation feeWe ask participants to contribute 50 Euro towards the costs of general administration. This fee has to be paid by bank transfer before beginning of the camp to the bank account. If you cannot make bank transfer please contact your organization.
Approximate Location: LocationMost of the camp activities will take place in Parnu Youth Centre www.vabaajakeskus.ee/ ; www.facebook.com/vabaajakeskus/ ; www.instagram.com/parnu_noorte_vabaajakeskus/. The youth centre is just 15-minute walk from the city centre (stores, cinema, leisure time activities, pubs, clubs, parks, riverside etc), 5-minute walk from Parnu river and 30-minute walk from the beautiful Parnu Beach. More about Parnu http://www.parnu.ee/index.php/en/, about Estonia https://www.visitestonia.com/enTerminalAirport, bus station, harbor in Tallinn; bus to Parnu. NB You are expected to arrive to Parnu by 17:00 pm latest on the arrival day. If you need to arrive one day earlier because of it we can help booking inexpensive hostel in Tallinn.Leisure timeThere is plenty to do in Parnu: concerts, festivals, open-air shows etc. Summer period is especially rich for cultural events of all kinds. Parnu is known as the summer capital of Estonia. There are several sport halls, swimming pools, saunas and spas, fitness clubs, beautiful Parnu Beach i sunbathing, swimming and many other opportunities for outdoor sports and leisure time.