The volunteers will be conducting language workshops and animating free time activities for the children. In the morning the volunteers will run language classes and, in the afternoon, they will play sports, games, go on excursions, etc. The camp will host around 60 pupils from primary and junior high schools. Several groups will be formed with around 5-10 pupils each, having similar language skills in every group (a few English groups).
The foreign volunteers are expected to: conduct language lessons in an informal way and prepare TEACHING MATERIALS before coming to the workcamp, take part in games, recreational activities and excursions, assist in running the educational programmes and prepare an international day (bringing postcards, photos, music, recipes, etc. from your country would be very helpful).
Volunteers will stay in a children’s holiday house. Beds and sheets will be provided. All meals will be served in a canteen.
Glaz is a very small village located in the south-western part of Poland between Lodz and Wroclaw. It is surrounded by a beautiful forest.
Holiday Centre for Children run by Children’s Friends Association is organizing summer camps for school children aged 7-16, with an element of non-formal language training. Volunteers will prepare and conduct language course for them.
Project related motivation letter required. Preparing materials before the workcamp is required and some experience in working with young people would be an advantage. Since the children come from small towns/villages and most of them have never had contact with a foreign language, volunteers are asked to be flexible, have good communication skills and the patience to listen, interpret and respond. Volunteers must have a good level of English.
Volunteers taking part in projects in which they work with children must provide certificate of good conduct (proof of lack of criminal record) at latest 4 weeks before the start of the project.
Smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol is not allowed on the premises and around children.