New energy (Monar Lipianka, near Ostrołęka)
Description: SCI Poland has been successfully co-operating with Monar for more than 20 years. Monar is the largest Polish NGO helping mainly people with drug addictions. Monar runs 30 rehabilitation centers in different parts of Poland. The center in Lipianka is situated near Ostrołęka, 90 km from Warsaw, in a small, quiet village, among fields and forests.
In this therapy center there are around 30 patients, between 18 and 30 years old, coming from different backgrounds and areas of Poland, who work and live together undergoing a group one-year long therapy.
Type of Work: The main task of volunteers is to socialize with the community by helping them in their everyday work (gardening, cleaning, working in the kitchen, renovating, taking care of animals 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 center. It is possible that for a few days during the workcamp volunteers will go with the patients and therapists on a camping trip to the area near the sea/lakeside and do some kayaking.
Study Theme: The problems of drug addiction, anti-drug therapy. Learning to live in a new, different, communal way.
Accommodation: In the house of the community, in one or two rooms. If there's a camping trip organized for a few days during the workcamp, volunteers will sleep in tents during this time. 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 Ostrołęka, 90 km from Warsaw
Notes: 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. Please kindly note that there is an additional incoming fee of 50 Euros for all volunteers applying through Partner organisations or Contacts of the SCI network. Check the status here: https://bit.ly/3vhBD5J. This fee covers hosting costs, insurance, a small travel fund to enable disadvantaged volunteers to join projects and administration costs and is to be paid on arrival at the project or online directly to the hosting branch. For volunteers coming through SCI Branches and Groups there is no additional incoming fee.