Volunteering Opportunity in Poland

WHO ARE WE?

“Adults for Children” Association is a non-profit organization located in Sępólno Krajeńskie, a town in the north western part of Poland.

We have started our activities in 1999. We work for children, youth, adults and people with disabilities. Main areas of activity: education and social assistance as well as information and culture. We run: Non-public Teacher Training Center (NPDN), Occupational Therapy Workshop (WTZ), Commune Information Center (GCI), Tourist Information Point and Consultation and Prevention Point for Counteracting Drug Addiction, Little Child and Family Center, which houses a nursery school and a Toddler Club. Our every day work is focused on providing a wide range of actitities aimed at local community development not only in our institutions but also during organised events and projects. 

As part of the Youth in Action and Erasmus + Programmes, we organized (and still organize) international trainings for youth workers and teachers aswell as Youth Exchanges. So far, we have organized around 20 such trainings, however our greatest achievement in the field of international cooperation are projects of mobility of volunteers. For more than 17 (from 2005) years we’ve been a part of this prorgamme as hosting, sending and coordinating organisation. So far, we have hosted 81 volunteers.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

  • Aged between 18 and 30
  • Motivated
  • Responsible
  • Ready to live in a small town
  • Basic knowledge of English

We do not require volunteers to have predetermined skill sets or ability to
perform activities, only inquisitiveness and openness to learning new things that may be needed for
activity. We do not require advanced knowledge of English from participants, we only require that they
have basic knowledge of English and openness to learning Polish. If you are energetic, creative, open
and independent and ready to work with children, teenagers and people with intellectual disabilities, this is the right place for you.

WHAT DO WE OFFER?

  • Polish language classes
  • Food/pocket money (€100 per month for food, every month volunteers will receive pocket money (€4 per day) for their own expenses)
  • Health insurance
  • Local mentor
  • Working hours (The volunteers work should not exceed 36 hours per week. Work 5 days a week (Monday to Friday). For every month of work each of them can get two extra days free. They can accumulate the days and take longer holidays. All volunteers will work in 3 different facilities)
  • Accommodation (Volunteers are going to be ensured with a separate flat in a block of flats. We have 2 flats for volunteers with 3 separate bedrooms (one separate room for each volunteer). Volunteers will be provided with a standard equipment and essential household goods
  • Travel cost refund

WHAT WILL YOU DO?

Occupational Therapy Workshops for people with disabilities

  • Help instructors with preparation and leading particular workshops
  • Prepare and lead engagements

Therapeutic day-room for children and teenagers from difficult backgrounds:

  • Help instructors with preparations for outdoor games
  • Help with homework
  • Attend in organized trips

Little child and family center (for kids from 3 months old to 3 years old)

  • Taking care of kids
  • Watching and playing in the playground
  • Help with feeding, dressing and changing children’s clothes

ARE YOU READY FOR THIS JOURNEY?

You are two simple steps away: send your CV & Motivation Letter via email: pkapsaa@hotmail.com

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS January 30th 2023, so don’t wait, apply today!

We will start processing and selecting in order of application, so as soon as you apply. Upon receipt of
applications, the board of “Adults for Children” Association will decide whether the presented profile is
appropriate for our activities. Qualified candidates will be invited to online interview to evaluate
motivation and personality. After the interview, the board of “Adults for Children” Association will
make a decision and inform chosen candidates about qualifying them for the volunteering project.

+48 730-169-637

pkapsaa@hotmail.com

www.doroslidzieciom.pl

Voluntariado en Sosnowiec

David (29 años) y Marcos (28 años) – dos hombres dispuestos a cambiar el mundo, viajaron desde Galicia a Silesia (Sur de Polonia). Allí, realizando proyectos de 10 y 12 meses (a Marcos quedan 2 meses, hasta diciembre), experimentaron las 4 estaciones y el trabajo en un grupo muy internacional, lo que significa la educación alternativa, cómo tener paciencia para sí mismos y los otros, el confinamiento y mucho más …

Comenzaron con el otoño ya avanzado, era todo nuevo: escuelas, estudiantes, ambientes, nuevas tareas y retos. Cada voluntario tenía que organizar su vida casi desde cero al tener que acomodarse a nuevas condiciones, desarrollaron flexibilidad, paciencia, respeto, comunicación y como resultado de todo ello elevaron su nivel de conciencia.

Equinoterapia, metodología alternativa, creatividad, educación, superación personal y buena atmósfera de trabajo se encontraban en su día a día.

Descubriendo Polonia y más países europeos :

David escribió sobre Polonia: – “Tomamos un avión y regresamos a nuestra querida Polonia, es decir: a Varsovia. Pasamos la tarde en una ciudad que para mí está realmente infravalorada. Su belleza reside en la reconstrucción y en su aroma histórico. Llena de cicatrices y belleza dentro del fracaso, siempre será una de las ciudades que más me ha marcado”.

El confinamiento:
¿ Cómo enseñar online ? – ¿ Cómo adaptarse otra vez ?

Amistades internacionales
Descubre más en el grupo de facebook European Solidarity Corps Volunteers – Poland in the World

Trabajando con la asociación Aktywne Kobiety (descubre mas proyectos) Marcos y David disfrutaron de una oportunidad irrepetible para hacer muchas amistades internacionales, expandiendo al mismo tiempo sus perspectivas y opiniones.

La voluntad de compartir todo lo mejor, ofrecer el servicio, el tiempo y la energía fueron la base para la consolidación de un proyecto con resultados muy positivos. Durante el mismo, los chicos pudieron compartir la felicidad, descubrir el potencial escondido y al salir de la zona de confort afrontar nuevos retos que fortalecieron sus corazones.

Les deseamos todo lo mejor a David y Marcos:
¡¡¡ Gracias por vuestro servicio !!!
Descubre aquí, más sobre los proyectos del Servicio del Cuerpo Europeo.

“Youth activity for creative learning and development​” project is co-financed by European Commission in the frame of Erasmus+ Program.
“European Wings of Solidarity – volunteering and education for the development of democracy” project is financed by the European Union under the European Solidarity Corps Program.

Ahora, teniendo en cuenta todas las buenas experiencias de Marcos y David, puedes echarle un vistazo al proyecto de voluntariado con la asociación Aktywne Kobiety.

…Quizás ahora sea tu turno y éste el mejor momento para descubrir Polonia 😉

Call for pilgrims

-Youth Exchange Galicia-

Join the Youth Exchange CROSSING Borders and live the enriching pilgrimage experience of the English Camino to Santiago! In doing so, a group of 25 people from 5 different countries will cover a wide variety of topics and approaches: the power of storytelling, experiential learning, the issue of migration, identity, solidarity and much more! Read more about this unique project in the Call for Participants.

Want to join? Sign up here.

#DiscoverEU y prepárate para explorar Europa

¿En 2018 cumples 18 años? ¿Tienes ganas de viajar? Gracias al proyecto DiscoverEU puedes hacerlo.
La Unión Europea entregará a unos 15.000 jóvenes un bono de viaje para este verano.

El principal incentivo del programa DiscoverEU es la entrega totalmente gratuita de un billete de tren Interrail Pass. Esto significa que podrás viajar en tren por cualquiera de los 28 Estados miembros de la Unión Europea.

Para poder participar en el programa DiscoverEU y optar a uno de los 15.000 billetes de Interrail gratuitos tan sólo debes cumplir estos requisitos y puedes presentar tu solicitud a través de la herramienta de inscripción online:

  • tener 18 años cumplidos el 1 de julio de 2018
  • tener la nacionalidad de uno de los 28 Estados miembros de la Unión Europea
  • indicar el número del documento de identidad o número de pasaporte en el formulario de solicitud online
  • empezar el viaje en uno de los 28 Estados miembros de la UE
  • iniciar el viaje entre el 9 de julio y el 30 de septiembre de 2018
  • viajar entre uno y treinta días
  • visitar entre uno y cuatro países extranjeros dentro de la UE
  • estar dispuesto a convertirse en un embajador de DiscoverEU.

Además puedes solicitar un bono en nombre de un grupo (hasta 5 personas) que tienen 18 años.

¿Qué esperas?

Para saber más: https://europa.eu/youth/discovereu_es

 

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Hendrix flashed a peace sign at the start of his performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Woodstock, August 18, 1969.

James Marshall Jimi Hendrix was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as “arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music”.

Music doesn’t lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.

James Marshall Hendrix

Born in Seattle, Washington, Hendrix began playing guitar at the age of 15. In 1961, he enlisted in the US Army and trained as a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division; he was granted an honorable discharge the following year. Soon afterward, he moved to Clarksville, Tennessee, and began playing gigs on the chitlin’ circuit, earning a place in the Isley Brothers’ backing band and later with Little Richard, with whom he continued to work through mid-1965. He then played with Curtis Knight and the Squires before moving to England in late 1966 after being discovered by Linda Keith, who in turn interested bassist Chas Chandler of the Animals in becoming his first manager. Within months, Hendrix had earned three UK top ten hits with the Jimi Hendrix Experience: “Hey Joe”, “Purple Haze”, and “The Wind Cries Mary”. He achieved fame in the US after his performance at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, and in 1968 his third and final studio album, Electric Ladyland, reached number one in the US; it was Hendrix’s most commercially successful release and his first and only number one album. The world’s highest-paid performer, he headlined the Woodstock Festival in 1969 and the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970 before his accidental death from barbiturate-related asphyxia on September 18, 1970, at the age of 27.

Hendrix was inspired musically
by American rock and roll and electric blues.
He favored overdriven amplifiers with high volume and gain, and was instrumental in utilizing the previously undesirable sounds caused byguitar amplifier feedback. He helped to popularize the use of a wah-wah pedal in mainstream rock, and was the first artist to use stereophonic phasing effects in music recordings. Holly George-Warren of Rolling Stonecommented: “Hendrix pioneered the use of the instrument as an electronic sound source. Players before him had experimented with feedback and distortion, but Hendrix turned those effects and others into a controlled, fluid vocabulary every bit as personal as the blues with which he began.”

Hendrix was the recipient of several music awards during his lifetime and posthumously. In 1967, readers of Melody Maker voted him the Pop Musician of the Year, and in 1968, Rolling Stone declared him the Performer of the Year. Disc and Music Echo honored him with the World Top Musician of 1969 and in 1970, Guitar Player named him the Rock Guitarist of the Year. The Jimi Hendrix Experience was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. Rolling Stone ranked the band’s three studio albums, Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold as Love, and Electric Ladyland, among the 100 greatest albums of all time, and they ranked Hendrix as the greatest guitarist and the sixth greatest artist of all time.

Prácticas remuneradas en el Comité Económico y Social de la UE

Fecha límite: 30 de septiembre 2014/31 de marzo 2015
Abierto a: graduados universitarios de la Unión Europea y una serie de países no comunitarios
Remuneración: en torno a 1.000 euros mensuales

Descripción

El Comité Económico y Social (CES) es un órgano consultivo que proporciona a los actores económico-sociales (es decir, los empleadores, los sindicatos, los representantes de las pequeñas empresas, asociaciones de agricultores, consumidores, etc) la oportunidad de emitir su dictamen formal sobre políticas de la UE .

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