Integration Centre for Children (Warsaw)
Description: Integration Centre for Children and Youth "Stokrotka" in Warsaw creates a safe space for 20 children from disadvantaged backgrounds. The children are Roma children, Ukrainians, Georgians and Polish. The workcamp will be a chance for them to meet people from different countries and spend their holidays in an interesting way. Our aim is to build children’s self esteem and self confidence, encourage them to speak English and show them other cultures and traditions.
Type of Work: Volunteers will help organise activities for 25-30 children from the Centre as part of the Summer in the City programme. They will co-lead animations and workshops. The programme will include issues from education, integration, sports activities, creative activities, arts and crafts. There will also be excursions (e.g. to the swimming pool). There will be one-day picnic as an event to summarise the workcamp.
Study Theme: Roma minority in Poland and Europe, Romani culture, multiculturalism.
Accommodation: Volunteers will sleep in `a single-family house of 140 m. 2. Upstairs there are 3 rooms, two bathrooms, downstairs there is a large living room and a kitchen and bathroom with shower. There is a large balcony and a large garden. The kitchen is fully equipped (fridge, cooker, etc.). As for sleeping there are several bunk beds and mattresses . In the living room there is a large wardrobe for clothes and two sofa beds.
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. We expect from volunteers to have interest in working with children.
Approximate Location: 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.