Poznań Summer School
Description: Poznań is the city located in west-central part of Poland. This year for the fourth time a secondary public school in Poznań will host an international group of volunteers. Volunteers will organize different workshops for a group of local youth from the school, between 13 and 19 years old, who mostly have no possibility to spend holidays outside their place of living. There will be young people from Poland, Ukraine, Belarus and Russia. It will be a chance for them to meet people from different countries and to spend holidays in an interesting way. Our aim is to build young people’s self esteem and self confidence, encourage them to speak English, teach tolerance and openness towards diversity, develop creativity. We invite volunteers full of ideas and positive energy.
Type of Work: Volunteers will be responsible for organizing games, sport activities and workshops for young people, both artistic and educational (e.g. related to culture, traditions of the countries/regions of their origin, photography). They will work approximately 6 hours per day. There will be also an oportunity to get to know local elderly club where we hope volunteers will prepare something special for its members. There’s also an association for kids with cerebral palsy near the school. There will be a chance to colaborate with them in some way. School is also open to get some help with the gardening around the building.
Accommodation: Volunteers will be accomodated In the school, in a separate flat, sleeping on mattresses. Volunteers will share a common bedroom, dining room, kitchen and toilet. The showers are available in separate building, 50 meters from the accomodation. Please bring your sleeping bag. Volunteers will be provided with products to prepare their meals.
Requirements: Volunteers should be highly motivated to work with youth and can easily interact with the young ones. His_her head is full of ideas; responsibility and self-reliance are his_her best qualities.
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.
Approximate Location: Poznań Dębiec
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.