CASA GAVROCHE 2017
Participation : 4 à 16 semaines. Frais supplémentaires : 400€ pour les 4 premières semaines, puis 100€ par semaine suppl. Le projet est ouvert toute l’année, la date d’arrivée est libre.
- Code : MOL05/2017
- Dispo : 1M / 2F (Total Part 3)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
Brief description and main aims : Casa Gavroche is a shelter for children living on the streets and other categories of children at risk from Chisinau. Main Activities : The center is an open and friendly institution that will offer temporary shelter, food, care, schooling and learning activities to children at risk. work Volunteers will have the possibility to plan and coordinate free time activities and learning programs with the children that live at the centre. Whether they will be in sports, creative or educational, our staff is always open to volunteer initiatives. Volunteers who are interested in carpentry, plumbing, IT or cooking will also be able to help our project in their field of interests. We also attend the basic needs of children that come to our centre directly from the streets of Chisinau. They have special needs. Volunteers will learn to become problem solvers, whether it is basic hairdressing, distributing donated clothing, helping kids with hygiene and table manners. The activities of the volunteers involve coaching of the youngsters in the tasks of daily life (cooking, cleaning, hygiene, organization of the meals’ situation, shopping), coaching during the spare time of the youngsters (group weekends, evening programme, sports-creative programs) and supporting youngsters during learning hours. Volunteer can also take part in coordinating youth exchange programmes run by host-coordinating organization ADVIT/ICYE Moldova: helping with new coming volunteers, taking part in local projects, assisting in interviewing national volunteers, who want to participate in youth exchange programmes out of Moldova. All volunteers will participate in the teammeetings and are introduced to our partners and donors. Working time for one week is a maximum of 32 hours, and will be scheduled between 10 a.m. and 16 p.m. There is no night work, but it is possible to work on weekends.
accomodation and food There are different types of accommodation: – Your own bedroom in the project, with access to a shared bathroom and kitchen. – Host family. – Flat out side of the project where 2-6 volunteers live together. Accomodation will depend on the availability of the places at the time of your application. Volunteers receive food allowance.
VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS / SKILLS: Volunteer requirements / Skills The volunteers are encouraged to work in a variety of educational, sports and creative activities with street children in the age of 5 – 18 yrs. Past volunteers have contributed there abilities in the creative arts, team sports, music and drama. A willingness and ability to work with children is essential. An openness live in a larger community as well as to share daily life with children with a very traumatic background is also important. Voluntary work at “Casa Gavroche” is less about the actual knowledge a volunteer brings, and more about a flexible approach, motivation, strength of character and maturity. We also openly encourage applications from volunteers with a background in social work. Again a willingness to work with children and youngsters is essential. ~ ADDITIONAL INFO : What you need to bring with you: – Bed clothes and towels. – Warm clothes and good, waterproof shoes in case of winter. – Some information about your country: pictures, maps, books, coins, recipes, etc. – Small gifts from your country to give to people in your host project. ~ DURATION : Minimum stay is 4 weeks, maxi 16 weeks. Fee of 400 € is for 4 weeks; each additional week is 100 €. Placement on this project is individual (placement is for 1 or 2 volunteers at the same time).