Staň sa dobrovoľníkom v Poľsku už od marca 2015

Ak máš záujem o prácu s deťmi a rozvíjať aj svoje profesionálne zručnosti v tejto oblasti, naučiť sa polštinu a zlepšiť sa v angličtine, je potrebné napísať čím skôr na ania (@) alebo mobility (@) ymca . sk pre viac informácií a prihlášku. Výhodou je blízkosť jazykov a krajín.

Projekt Secret Garden je zameraný na prácu s deťmi v inovatívnej škôlke, ich všestranný rozvoj: hry, tvorivé dielne, rozvoj jazykov, športové aktivity. Dobrovoľník získa tiež skúsenosti s prácou v skupine, spozná novú kultúru. Do projektu je zapojených viac EDS dobrovoľníkov z rôznych krajín.

Miesto: Wroclaw
Termín EDS: 01.marec 2015 – 31.január 2016

Viac info v angličtine:

Description of Hosting Organization:
Kindergarten No. 2 Tajemniczy Ogród – The Secret Garden,
was founded in 20.10.1945 (one of the oldest in post II War Wroclaw) is an educational institution conducting educational, teaching and caring activities. The main objectives of our work is determined by Basics of Preschool Education Program. (created by Polish Ministry of National Education).

First and foremost, our kindergarten provides children the opportunity to have common fun and learn in terms of safe, friendly and suited to their development needs.

Pupils of our kindergarten are children aged 3-5 years. In kindergarten are 3 groups of 25 children: 3 year olds “Gnomes”, 4 year olds “Gardeners”, 5-6 years olds “Pathfinders”. Each group has not only its own name, but also its own anthem, the group codex and intra-group rituals. Kindergarten has its own logo and main anthem as well.

Qualified staff constantly excelling and expanding knowledge in the various trainings, workshops, courses. All teachers completed the course and second level of educational kinesiology, the course of the methods of play pedagogy KLANZA, the rate of activation methods and cooperation with parents. Thanks to this are implemented innovative ways of working with the child, activating their creative approach.

Operating personnel are persons open, child-friendly and willing to participate in the implementation of joint projects. We are pleased that our work is appreciated by parents, brings a lot of joy to children, and us satisfaction and encouragement for further action.

Main areas of work:

- provide children with optimal adaptation

- development of key skills,

- triggering the creative potential of pupils,

- development of pro-environmental attitudes,

- health education;

- theater education;

- effective collaboration with parents.

Extra activities:

- speech therapy

- physiotherapy

- religion lessons

- English language

- rhythmicity

- art / sculpture

- dance

Kindergarten employs nineteen people including five pre-school teachers, speech therapist, corrective gymnastics teacher.

In working with the volunteers will be mainly engaged kindergarten teachers, who have higher pedagogical education, basic knowledge of child psychology, methodological and substantive preparation to conduct educational activities, education and care of children of preschool age. The Director of Kindergarten will be main responsible for work and conflict solving and in each group there will be person responsible for giving task to the volunteers and organizing work in cooperation with them. Mentor will be selected among the parents of our pupils or employees of the organization coordinating the project. This will be person able to communicate in English with volunteers and with experience in providing individual support.

Organization coordinating our project will be experienced, realizing from six years European Voluntary Service, the Foundation for Social Integration Prom from Wroclaw (PIC nr 949066722 , accreditation nr 2014-1-PL01-KA110-003728) www.

Project context:

The project will be fulfilled in Wroclaw /,, Poland, in the historic district Sępolno under conservation protection, in Kindergarten No. 2 Tajemniczy Ogród – The Secret Garden.

Kindergarten No. 2 is a small, intimate facility, so well known to the children, parents and the entire staff. We have 3 play rooms – one for each group, and a separate room for extra-curricular activities. An important advantage of the kindergarten is a large, beautifully wooded garden. There are specimens of trees such as oak, spruce, pine, birch, maple, ash, and most of them have over 100 years.

In addition to the trees grow a lot of ornamental shrubs that create a true oasis of greenery, moreover, protects children from air pollution, noise, and the scorching sun. We are lovers of our garden and nature in general, we belong to the Nature Protection League. This turn on the various actions on the environment (e.g. cleaning of the world, the collection of recyclable materials, planting trees, nature competitions, excursions).

Description of activities:

1. Support for the activities of care – help in self-activities to young children / like dressing up, feeding, co-creating a sense of security /;

2. Making teaching aids for classes according to their own ideas and according to the suggestions of working teachers;

3. Help in improving the aesthetics of our kindergarten: making commemorative decoration, organizing decor of rooms and the hall – independently and in collaboration with the staff;

4. Works in the garden – raking leaves, snow removal, hedge trimming, painting and renovation of garden equipment in cooperation with the gardener;

5. Organization of games and activities outside – self-creativity and self-organization;

6. Creating art workshops / different art techniques, modeling of various materials: clay, papier-mâché (paper pulp), salt dough etc. – self-activities (only by volunteer);

7. Creating dance workshops – teaching European dances, games and plays with music – self activities (independent activity);

8. Teaching foreign language – adequately to the competencies and origin of volunteer – independent activity.

Activities with children will be able to perform throughout the whole day, beside of time provided for the implementation of educational activities (determined by Preschool Education Program by Polish Ministry of National Education) that working teachers are obligated to follow, mostly between the hours of 9 – 11 am. During this time will be necessary support.

Typical volunteer day:

8:30 Breakfast with children

9:00- 10:00 Help teachers conduct educational classes

10:00-11:30 Organizing outdoor or indoor games / time for spontaneous fun

11:30-12:10 Lunch time

12:30-14:00 Different activities (relaxation, reading, music listening, dance, art, languages, games in the garden)

14:00 Afternoon Snack time

14:30-15:30 Organizing outdoor or indoor games/ time for spontaneous fun

By participating in the EVS volunteers will increase their language skills (learn the basics of the Polish language, deepen the knowledge of the English), interpersonal and inter-cultural, this will help them in the future to participate in an active and effective way in working life and society will learn how to work in group and resolve conflicts if necessary. They will be more flexible and easier for them to adapt to changes in the environment after such a long stay in foreign country. They will be able to understand better and accept cultural differences. In addition, they can learn many interesting ways to work with little children from kindergarten, they will understand better development process and needs of pre-school child. They will get acquainted closer with Polish educational system. Remaining in a foreign country, the new conditions of life will motivate them to make their own decisions. Self-organizing activities, they will learn how to plan and manage time, finances. Through regular meetings with the mentor and analysis of progress they realize the most effective way for them to learn.

Language support: Employees of Kindergarten speak little English so the volunteers from the beginning of their stay will be motivated to learn Polish language. Polish language classes will be held four hours per week by the language teacher special employed for that purpose.

Accommodation: Volunteers will live in the shared student flat with students or with other EVS volunteers, who work in other organizations in Wroclaw. Internet and all necessary equipment will be there.

Food: Volunteers at the beginning of every month will receive additional money for food.

During the work in kindergarten will eat breakfast, lunch and snack together with kids.

Local transport: Volunteers will have taken a monthly Urban Card entitled to travel by all normal buses and trams, also night and fast lines through the whole Wroclaw.

Volunteers profile:

We would like to host:

- people with a basic knowledge of Polish (if this will be possible) due to staff of the kindergarten speak very poor English
– holding a medical examination (necessary to work with little children in kindergarten);

- people who are motivated to go abroad for a longer period of time;

- people who are creative and imaginative;

- people with positive attitude, open-minded and honestly,

- flexible, friendly, helpful,

- responsible and trustworthy,

- punctual;

- people who want to learn foreign languages;

Volunteers are not obligatory to have special qualifications to work with children, but experience in that field will be essential. The volunteer should have basic knowledge of the development needs of preschool-aged children, should be able to establish positive relationships with children and adults. They can have any interesting hobbies, for example: sport, art, dance or theatre, circus skills, playing instrument or singing due to the fact, that those kinds of classes are very popular and appreciated among our pupils. Manual and computer skills will be very useful in helping teachers. Good organizational skill are important due to plan and lead own activities, support important events in kindergarten.




EDS Landschulheim Schloss Heessen, Nemecko

We are looking for possible candidates for this project in Hamm, Germany:

Starting date would be August 5th 2015 (duration: 12 month). It would be great if the volunteers would have a basic knowledge of German and a driving license. This is however not necessary. Please send the applications to the coordinator:



through mail till the 15th of December 2014 with CV and a motivation letter.


EDS v Slovinsku

Volunteer should be…

A young person, who doesn’t have problem working with people who has mental and physical disabilities (as Down’ssyndrome, …). Person who is flexible, open-minded, has a self-motivation and it’s proactive. Who has highly developed cultural awareness and is socially responsible, who knows how to express himself/herself and is familiar with communication in a foreign language.


Volunteer will be active in 2 cities in Zasavje region, smallest region in Slovenia ( Volunteer will spend 4 days/week working in VDC in Zagorje ob Savi ( and 1 day/week in youth centre Trbovlje ( and The volunteer will have the support from both organisations during the whole project. Mentors will be provided for the volunteer.

The volunteer will live in Trbovlje and go to Zagorje by public transport organised by coordinating organisation.


  1. 5. 2015 – 4.5.2016 (12months)


The volunteer’s tasks at VDC will be to spend quality time with people who has mental and physical disabilities. Volunteer will provide companionship and individual support, which is not included in the regular tasks of employees. Volunteer will participate in sport, cultural and creative activities which are preformed daily and carried out a language course in his/her native language.

At Trbovlje Youth centre volunteer will be part of the team together with other international volunteers, organising its own regular local events and activities for youth, helping us in organising bigger common projects such as festivals, international projects (youth exchanges, trainings etc.). The volunteer will also have a chance to develop its own idea into a project during the EVS.

How to apply?

Send us your CV and motivation letter to until 12th January 2015. Candidates will be choosen by VDC team who will also do a skype interview with some candidates before making the final decision. The final decision will be known on 16th January 2015.

EDS v Maďarsku

Inclusion Ambassadors – long-term EVS 2015
Időpont: 2015-02-01 – 2015-11-30
Helye: Szécsény, Hungary
Korhatár: 17+

Inclusion Ambassadors is the brand-new 10 months EVS project Of Egyesek!
Date: February – November 2015
Place: Szécsény and surroundings, Nógrád county, Northern Hungary

We are looking for 10 volunteers from 10 different countries: Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine.

As a volunteer, you have the chance to join us and contribute to reach our mission: to create equal opportunity to local children and youth in order to increase the quality of their lives with an international group!


  • organising and delivering English-speaking action-based creative workshops for local children and young people
  • preparing sessions for young people in schools and community centers
  • realising voluntary actions involving local community
  • supporting Egyesek in logistics
  • creating own initiatives

Application: fill in the application form and send us your CV + motivation letter:

Deadline: January 15, 2015

EDS na Islande

EVS in Iceland
Theme: Anti-drugs and poor people
Organisation : Salvation army
Place: Reykjavik, Iceland

Duration : 12 months

Starting date : August 2015

Deadline for applications : 30.1. 2015

Requirements –  volunteer should be 22 years and older, speak English ( speaking Polish or Icelandic is an advantage, but not necessary ), positive attitude



Budova YMCA

YMCA na Slovensku po dlhoročnom spore o svoje práva víta rozhodnutie krajského súdu o vlastníctve budovy YMCA v Bratislave, ktorá jej bola neprávom odobraná komunistickým režimom v 50-tych rokoch.

Poslaním YMCA na Slovensku je slúžiť spoločnosti a to najmä mladým ľuďom. Toto realizuje prostredníctvom svojich miestnych združení na viacerých miestach Slovenska (dlhodobá systematická práca s mladými ľuďmi, nízkoprahové komunitné centrá, letné tábory, vzdelávacie kurzy a podpora marginalizovaných skupín).

Bezprostredne po znovunadobudnutí budovy YMCA neplánuje robiť radikálne zmeny v jej súčasnom využití. Po dôkladnej analýze bude realizovaný funkčný model podporujúci naše poslanie a rešpektujúci potreby mladých ľudí v Bratislave.

link na súdne rozhonutie Okresného súdu Bratislava I