Don Bosco Youth Center in Brussels
Description: “Don Bosco Télé Services” is a youth center located in a popular district in Brussels, which organizes different types of activities throughout the year (creative workshops, school support, sport…) for children and youngsters coming from this district, mostly from immigrant origins.
Type of Work: In the morning, volunteers will prepare activities for children aged 6 to 12. They will lead the activities with the team of Don Bosco in the afternoon. The activities might be art and craft, cooking, sport, daily trip to the countryside or the seaside, games… Working days can be very busy and quite tiring. A debriefing with the animation team is organized at 6 p.m. It is important to respect the rules of life of the center, in order to set a good example for children (respect for timetables, limited use of mobile phones).
Study Theme: Immigration and integration issues
Accommodation: Volunteers will sleep in a big room of Don Bosco Centre. The conditions will be quite basic.
Language: Good knowledge in French is COMPULSORY to communicate with children and prepare the activities with the staff
Requirements: A motivation letter in French is required for this camp. A skype meeting will be organized before accepting the project. Experience with children and creativity are assets. It is important to arrive on the first day of the project, to attend the visit to Brussels organized the next morning. As the days are tiring, additional ½ days of rest can be given to the group if necessary.
Approximate Location: In the center of Brussels
Notes: No accessible to wheelchairs