This is an open call, exclusive for Eastpackers, for volunteering in the Hungarian capital Budapest.
Budapest is the political, educational, industrial and commercial centre of the country, situated at both sides of the mighty Danube river. The city is known, not only for its rich cultural heritage, but also for its great nightlife, cool shopping, ancient bathhouses and, of course, Escape Rooms and ruin bars. Boedapest has approximately 2 million inhabitants.
Volunteers will work at the Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta. This is one of the biggest non-profit organization in Hungary. The Main Office is situated on Batthyany Square next to the Danube from where you may see a fascinating view of the Hungarian Parliament.
The mission of the organization:
• care of the homeless
• care and nursing of the lonely, elderly people
• care and nursing of physically and mentally disabled people
• institutional care of families, members of broken families and families with difficult financial background
• care of abandoned children, orphans, vulnerable children and young people:
maintaining institutions, providing services to bring them up, to teach them, to establish playgrounds for prevention
From Monday to Friday 30 hours per a week (six hours per day) are working days. Two working days per month are free + weekends, national holidays are of course days off. (+see ‘Possible tasks’ below)
Training during the project
Volunteers will join a one-week “Welcome to Hungary” training course in the first weeks of their project. In addition, there will be a mid term training, regular evaluation meetings and of course Hungarian language training.
Alles over dit project
His/her tasks: - Organizing international programs, trainings and game activities
- Organizing and managing exchanges
- Support corresponding activities in foreign language
- Recruiting, shortlisting, preparation of young people
- Caring for two elderly people for one morning a week each
- Helping with organizing trainings; assisting in the preparation of first aid trainings for high school students
Volunteer will do creative tasks, such as planning new games for young people, studying language to support corresponding activities in foreign language, planning trainings’ schedule, and various topics to make it more interesting. Volunteers also have room to suggest their own projects and initiatives.
There are several seasonal programs as well, for example active participation in our Give Joyfully Program (food donation program before Christmas).
The volunteer will also be involved in case of a crisis situation (natural catastrophe or refugee relief). His/her work schedule is pretty much varied. On Mondays and Thursdays volunteer visits the cared elderly person in the morning, on Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday volunteer will do administrative tasks.
(working hours: 09:00-15:30 (30 min. lunch time): 9.00-13.30: working hours 13.30-14.00: lunch time 14-15.30: working hours
During summer the volunteer’s schedule is informal.