This is an open call for people from the Netherlands to come to beautiful region of Transylvania, Romania to volunteer in the Hungarian city of Miercurea Ciuc (Csíkszereda).
The main activity will be to facilitate different summer camps for disadvantaged children in the surrounding villages of Miercurea Ciuc, with the focus on non-formal and informal learning activities for children outside of school. Each week we plan to have a different camps at different locations with different disadvantaged children. The camps will provide more social interaction for disadvantaged children outside of school in the rural areas and develop foreign language competences for the children from an early age. The camps are facilitated in a structured, hospitable and fun environment where children can play games, learn English, and socially interact. Due to the fact that all the activities would be facilitated by foreign volunteers who interact in English, children will truly realize the importance of speaking this language and will be more motivated to develop their English language skills; therefore, they will have more job opportunities in the future. By meeting people of various backgrounds, kids will become more open towards new cultures. With the help of the activities carried out in summer camps and after school clubs, English will become a fun activity for children, helping them to learn the language in an interesting and playful way. As children are having more interactions between each other and being more involved into community related questions by improving their social competences, these will lead them to become active citizens. Care2Travel will be more successful in organizing summer camps, thanks to the committed volunteers, who would plan and facilitate these activities on the highest level; moreover, they would put together a collection of games and non-formal activities, which can be used by organisations, teachers, volunteers alike. The 4 volunteers involved will mutually support each other in order to plan and implement the activities, so these will require a lot of teamwork and cooperation. During the school term, the volunteers will visit after school clubs and support the kids with their homework and play with them. These after school clubs offer shelter for school kids from disadvantaged backgrounds from the villages surrounding Miercurea Ciuc and are run by the Saint Francis Foundation. Like most kids, these children enjoy learning English most by playing games.
- You’ll have to work 30 hours/week and you’ll get 2 days off/week
- You will get 2 days holiday per month according to ESC guidelines
Volunteers will be either transported to the camp sight by car, or provided with the price of the tickets for local buses.
We provide language classes twice a week in the first months with a local Hungarian or Romanian teacher. Volunteers have the opportunity to choose the preferred language. We recommend Hungarian as this will be more useful during your volunteer placement.
Alles over dit project
- Task 2 collect or even produce the tools used for the non-formal activities with children.
- Task 3 study the importance of games and non-formal activities and their effect on children.
- Task 4 facilitate the games and activities with children.
- Task 5 take pictures and videos of the activities and create short posts on the social media pages.
- Task 6 Put together a collection of detailed games and non-formal activities in a booklet that can be used in the future.
- willingness to learn Romanian
- interested in Romanian culture/history
- able to take own initiative
- interested in Eastern Europe
The food allowance is 150 EUR/month and the pocket money is 3 euro/day (approx. 90 EUR/month).
in the centre of the town.
max. 2 participants in the same room, with gender separated rooms.
fully furnished accommodation.
a well-equipped kitchen with stove, oven, sink, refrigerator, table and chairs.
bathroom with toilets and showers.
basic furniture items in the rooms of volunteers.
internet connection in the accommodation.