Approved EVS project
12 months, Milicz, Poland
EVS volunteers as a example of good impact of diversity
Foundation Mobilni Polacy is looking for volunteers for long term (12 months) approved EVS project in Poland. If You are interested in please send us your CV and Motivation Letter on our e-mail- firstname.lastname@example.org. In topic of your mail please add tittle of the project: "EVS volunteers as a example of good impact of diversity"
This project is only for program countries
From Spain, Macedonia, Turkey and Italy.
About the project
1. High schools in Milicz
Volunteer will have opportunity to participate in life of the school, organize own workshops and help teachers in their work.
2. Association of Disabled Children- one of the largest associations which helps disabled in Poland- http://www.mspdion.org.pl/.
Volunteer will work in Workshops of Occupational Therapy centre, there volunteer will be active involved in:
- gardening workshops,
- social development workshops
- plastic workshops
- home management workshops
- carpentry workshops
- tailoring workshops.
Main taks during that is to help disabled people and help coordinators in teaching.
3. Culture centre Chatka Puchatka.
Volunteers there work with kids, they have opportunity to create and develop workshops, teach kids and participate in their regular activities. Around Chatka Puchatka there is a park where our previous volunteers built "Stumilowy Las"- public garden which is meeting place for local community.
Detailed description of the project
EVS as an example of good influences diversity and "foreign" to the community - Contrary to widespread fears of immigrants and refugees in Poland, especially in local communities.
1 Changing the way of thinking residents of our community about foreigners from "alien, suspicious, threatening" to "well-known, well-liked, and helpful" through the daily work of volunteers with disabled people and youth.
2 Presentation by reliable eyewitnesses (including volunteers from Macedonia, Turkish border with Syria), secondary school students, middle schools and primary real problems of refugees and ways to help them, through daily participation of volunteers from the "frontier" regions in the life of schools and community centers.
3 The change in approach to life antisocial people who do not have hope for a positive future both among Polish youth and volunteers (people from dysfunctional families, poor, demoralized). Showing them the opportunity to change this approach and ways of implementing plans and dreams. We prove to young people that have the capacity and ability to change their difficult situation, but also to help others. We get this effect by comparing the situation and the scale everyday problems of volunteers with the problems of the disabled, the homeless, the unemployed children and dysfunctional families. We will systematically carry out an evaluation of these problems and encourage them to actively participate in the life of the local community.
4 Increasing knowledge of English is an objective which is always important and always achieved (both for volunteers, but especially for small communities).
5 As psychologists, journalists and educators, working by choice in the field of non-formal education, we want to awake in all people need to think critically about the reality surrounding them. The need to have its own assessment, considers the ability of independent judgment possible. It is a difficult process, in addition to bearing the risk for the people who run it - and so for us - the organizers projects. We accept criticism with humility, because we want to prevent inhibited the intellectual development of our volunteers.
Working methods of informal and non-formal education - Based on practice, experience and student activity. Performance of his / invented their tasks, practical action. Applying the principle of "Tell me and I forget, show me and I remember, let me participate and understand." The partnership is a student - teacher: less formal, focused on cooperation and mutual activity. "Teacher," not only transmits knowledge but is also a tutor guide. The learning process is flexible and adapted to the needs of the student. That student to a large extent determines its shape, direction and pace. Volunteers will co-decision significantly shaped their volunteering. They will be equal partners.
Project will take place in Milicz, Poland. It is a small city ocuppied by 15 000 citizens located in the Lower Silesian region in Poland.
Volunteers will live in 3 or 4 rooms flats with kitchen and bathroom, every volunteer have separated room. Our flats are located near to work places. Every flat have wifi connection.
Food and pocket money
Support and language course
According to rules of EVS project; coordinator will organize polish lessons, once per week for 90minutes.