New energy! (Monar Gaudynki Therapy Center, the Land of the Great Masurian Lakes)
Description: SCI Poland has been successfully co-operating with Monar for 20 years. Monar is the largest Polish NGO dealing mainly with drug addictions. Monar runs 30 rehabilitation centres in different parts of Poland, 5 of them specialising in the therapy of young people. The Gaudynki centre is one of them. It is situated in the picturesque area of the Land of the Great Masurian Lakes in the north-eastern part of Poland, among fields and forests, far from the hectic cities.
In the Monar Gaudynki there are around 30 patients, between 20 and 30 years old, who work and live together undergoing a group one-year long therapy.
Beside dealing with daily life activities there are many different artistic, sport and outdoor events, theatre workshops etc., used as tools of therapy and rehabilitation.
Type of Work: The main task of volunteers is to socialise with the community, by helping them in their everyday work (gardening, cleaning, working in the kitchen, renovating etc.) and taking part in leisure time activities with them. Games, camp-fires, sport activities, workshops with/for the residents will bring fresh energy and relaxation to the centre. During the second week volunteers will go with the patients on a camping trip to the beautiful area on the lakeside.
Study Theme: The problems of drug addiction, anti-drug therapy. Learning to live in a new, different, communal way. Kayaking.
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 and patients of the therapy center.
Accommodation: In the house of the community, in one or two rooms and in big tents during the camping trip. Tents will be provided by Monar. Please bring sleeping bags with you!
Requirements: A valid vaccination certificate is mandatory for participation in this workcamp. No drugs, no alcohol. Smoking allowed. Vegan food and vegetarian food is available.
Approximate Location: Near Ełk
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.