Budapest as the capital of Hungary is the political, educational, industrial and commercial centre of the country and it is also a popular touristic destination in Europe. It is located at both sides of the Danube and at the meeting point of the Hungarian Great Plain. It has approximately 2 million inhabitants. The Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta 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 Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta was founded on 10th February, 1989 under the direction of Father Imre Kozma.
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
MMSz On-Arrival Training, MMSz Three-months Seminar, MMSz Evaluation
Training, Hungarian Language Course (trainings are held over five participants except the Hungarian Language Course)
Our Coordinating Organization delivers a one-week long intensive course in
Budapest after the young volunteers arrival. Parts of the seminar are: Hungarian language lessons, Hungarian culture, history and traditions, task-related, information about social work, team building.
We hold trainings during the year and at the end of the year we hold a final training to close the voluntary year.