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WORKCAMPS

SUMMER PROGRAMME 2008
General Remarks
· We will accept applications to our workcamps from April 1st
· There are no reservations on FIYE workcamps
· Individual applications are not accepted
· FIYE does not provide any type of insurance for international volunteers, excluding first aid treatment. Therefore all volunteers are recommended to obtain their own insurance before coming to Poland.
· FIYE sends all exchange-related documents to the partner organisations concerned (not directly to the volunteers) and expects the same procedure from its partners.

Visit our website www.fiye.pl where you will find:
  1. current exchange balance with partner organizations
  2. VEF of Polish volunteers
  3. Info Sheets for FIYE workcamps (3 weeks before the camp)

There will also be a section for incoming volunteers where they will have access to:

- information about their workcamp
- contacts to other volunteers

· During the season, please send all documents by e-mail to the following addresses:


E-mail: fiye_workcamps@fiye.info
fiye@fiye.info


Our postal address:
Stowarzyszenie Promocji Wolontariatu - FIYE Poland
ul. Meissnera 1/3, lok. 319
03-982 Warszawa
POLAND

Phone: +48 22 4665680
Fax: +48 22 2112080

website: www.fiye.pl, www.workcamps.pl

Contact persons: Anna Pios, Anna Dolińska, Dorota Włodarczyk
Office hours: Monday - Friday 10 AM - 5 PM
ABOUT FIYE AND INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER PROJECTS


FIYE is a vibrant Polish non-governmental and non-profit organisation. Ever since it was established in 1989, FIYE has been active in the field of voluntary service and particularly committed to international youth exchange programmes. Throughout the years, FIYE has developed and successfully carried out a considerable number of volunteer projects with special regard to short-term summer projects (workcamps) and long-term programmes lasting 6-12 months. FIYE considers voluntary service programmes as a unique and excellent form of maintaining international contacts, fostering youth exchange, enabling participants to fight cross-cultural barriers, and developing bonds of long-lasting friendships. Furthermore, FIYE aims at popularising the currently vital concepts of mutual help, solidarity, peace and civic awareness. Volunteers participating in FIYE's projects always emphasise the fact that due to their "Polish experience," they have grown more responsible, open-minded and above all, have managed to stand up to a challenge, test themselves in demanding conditions and initiate a cross-cultural dialogue, which they consider rewarding and valuable in today's world.

Each year over 200 foreign volunteers participate in FIYE's summer workcamps. Additionally, FIYE hosts around 12 young people for long-term programmes. Due to our successful co-operation with other organisations active in the field of volunteering, FIYE also has the pleasure of annually sending about 200 Polish youth abroad to take part in similar projects. Summer workcamps are usually organised in towns and villages and hosted by small communities and their local authorities. FIYE runs social projects for physically and mentally disabled people and also for those coming from abandoned, poor and disadvantaged environments. Additionally, volunteers may take part in renovation/construction projects or such that require simple manual work. The work which the volunteers undertake is particularly useful and valuable to the local people, because it would not be possible otherwise. Moreover, the volunteers have the opportunity to experience contact with the genuine local people, which guarantees a true insight into the community, its daily life and its customs.


SOME GENERAL INFORMATION FOR VOLUNTEERS:

All volunteers who wish to take part in projects organised by FIYE are required to fulfil the following criteria:
  • Be between 18 and 26 years of age (volunteers above 26 are also welcome to apply - individual cases will be considered)
  • Speak some English, be able to understand simple instructions, follow safety regulations, and take part in workcamp life related discussions. Volunteers applying to work and teach English in the course of a workcamp must speak English fluently and possess some basic pedagogical skills in order to run workshops, teaching English to foreigners, etc. They should be open, interactive and tolerant.
  • For certain social projects, volunteers are expected to be highly motivated and dedicated to working with disadvantaged and disabled individuals. They should be ready to provide all kinds of assistance to the local staff, be responsible both for themselves and others, and be flexible and open-minded. If explicitly stated, FIYE might require some recommendations or documents certifying language skills or previous experience and involvement in similar social projects.

SOME INFORMATION CONCERNING WORK:

Volunteers will be expected to work approximately 30 hours a week. The work plan is largely up to the co-ordinator(s), but suggestions from participants are more than welcome. Weekends are usually free, however, some social projects may require weekend work as well. In such cases, volunteers will need to be flexible and adjust to the institution’s regulations. Leisure time is largely up to the group and co-ordinators.



WHAT IS PROVIDED ON THE WORKCAMP:


§ FOOD – usually, the volunteers are served three meals a day in a local canteen. Alternatively, if explicitly indicated in the brochure, the volunteers prepare their meals themselves.
§ ACCOMMODATION – is provided at local schools, youth centres or sometimes in tents, all having access to all basic facilities (toilets, showers). Sometimes the volunteers are requested to bring sleeping bags, as indicated in the brochure.
§ One workcamp LEADER and possibly a WORK CO-ORDINATOR - The leader acts as a group co-ordinator and is responsible for assuring that the whole workcamp runs smoothly and that all potential problems and misunderstandings are quickly resolved. He/she is also a volunteer and doesn’t get paid for being the leader. She/He makes sure that the volunteers feel well and that the food and accommodation are satisfactory. He/she monitors and supervises all works. Moreover, he/she tries to live up to the group's needs and is responsible for coordinating free time activities (e.g. organising trips and excursions). Above all, his/her role is to integrate the participants and to maintain a friendly atmosphere throughout the workcamp. Should there be a work co-ordinator, he/she is responsible for making sure that all volunteers are aware of their duties. He/she distributes and supervises daily tasks, makes sure that all volunteers have the proper equipment and is in close contact with the local host. All co-ordinators work alongside with participants.

WHAT THE VOLUNTEER NEEDS TO PROVIDE:


§ The volunteer covers all costs related to travel and insurance (health, personal belongings and luggage)
§ A sleeping bag/mattress if explicitly stated
§ Pocket money: the volunteers receive no money in return for their work and need to cover expenses related to the leisure time activities (bus fares, pubs, museums, discos, restaurants and transportation).
§ Proper work clothes: this is particularly important for construction, renovation and manual projects.
§ In certain cases of educational camps, where the volunteers teach English to kids, they are expected to prepare respective teaching materials before coming to the workcamp.
§ Any extra materials and supplies that a volunteer may need for interactive games and role playing. Something typical from his/her home country (a costume, album, tape or postcard) to present to others are more than welcome.
FIYE Camp List 2008 WORKCAMPS in Poland

Code Name Location Dates Type Age limit No of vols
FIYE 801 JEDRUS 1 Michalin 30/06 -12/07 kids 18-26 12
FIYE 802 JEDRUS 2 Michalin 30/06 -12/07 envi 18-26 12
FIYE 803 GALEWICE Galewice 01/07 – 15/07 manual 18-26 10
FIYE 804 ZAGORZE 1 Zagorze 06/07 -19/07 manual 18-26 10
FIYE 805 BOROWNO Borowno 06/07 – 19/07 edu 18-26 4
FIYE 806 OTOP Swinoujscie 06/07-20/07 envi 18-26 8
FIYE 807 JEDRUS 3 Michalin 13/07 -26/07 kids 18-26 12
FIYE 808 JANOWICE 1 Janowice Wielkie 13/07 -26/07 manual 18-26 12
FIYE 809 ZAGORZE 2 Zagorze 20/07 -02/08 manual 18-26 10
FIYE 810 GLAZ 1 Glaz 21/07 -02/08 edu/kids 18-26 6
FIYE 811 WIELISZEW 1 Wieliszew 26/07 -10/08 envi 18-26 15
FIYE 812 JANOWICE 2 Janowice Wielkie 27/07-09/08 manual 18-26 12
FIYE 813 SOKOLOWKA Polanica Zdroj 03/08 – 14/08 reno 18-24 8
FIYE 814 GLAZ 2 Glaz 04/08 -17/08 edu/kids 18-26 6
FIYE 815 SOL Sol 06/08 – 19/08 edu/kids 18-26 8
FIYE 816 WIELISZEW 2 Wieliszew 09/08 -26/08 envi/fest 18-26 15
FIYE 817 SZARZA Kanie Helenowskie 31/08 – 13/09 manual 18-26 10

FIYE 801 JEDRUS 1 Michalin 30/06 - 12/07 kids 18-26 12
WORK: The task will be to help the local community to organize a program called “Summer in the City,” for the children and youth who are staying in the city during summer holidays. Volunteers will work in two youth centres of the local parishes, in two shifts. Half of the group will work before lunch, and the other half will work after lunch. The daily program will include: games, sports, arts & crafts, excursions, cinema outings, playground activities, swimming-pool, and other events.
ACCOMMODATION: Volunteers will stay on the premises of the boarding school, in rooms equipped with all standard facilities - beds and sheets will be provided so there is no need to bring mattresses or sleeping bags. There is also a washing machine. During the week the meals will be served. At weekends volunteers may need to prepare their own meals, from the products bought by the host (the volunteers will have access to the kitchen).
LANGUAGE: English
LOCATION: Michalin is a small town near Warsaw, located upon the Swider river and surrounded by the Mazovian Landscape Park.
TERMINAL: The nearest international railway station and airport are located in Warsaw.

FIYE 802 JEDRUS 2 Michalin 30/06 - 12/07 envi 18-26 12
WORK: Volunteers will support the pro-environmental efforts of the local community The work will include tidying up the area, identifying dead trees for cutting down, removing branches, garbage and other manual works in surrounding forests and the bank of the river Swider.
ACCOMMODATION: Volunteers will stay on the premises of the boarding school, in rooms equipped with all standard facilities - beds and sheets will be provided so there is no need to bring mattresses or sleeping bags. There is also a washing machine. During the week the meals will be served. At weekends volunteers may need to prepare their own meals, from the products bought by the host (the volunteers will have access to the kitchen).
LANGUAGE: English
LOCATION: Michalin is a small town near Warsaw, located along the Swider river and surrounded by the Mazovian Landscape Park.
TERMINAL: The nearest international railway station and airport are located in Warsaw.

FIYE 803 GALEWICE Galewice 01/07 – 15/07 manual 18-26 10 vols
The workcamp will be hosted by the Galewice community, which would appreciate the volunteers’ help in restoring its historic park. The park was established in the second half of the 19th century around a classical manor. After the 2nd world war the estate has been turned into a school, and nowadays it is the premises of the local kindergarten. Every year local festivals are held in the park, and it is also a popular leisure and recreational destination.
WORK: The volunteers will clean the park, cut bushes and weed, do some groundwork and paint the benches.
ACCOMMODATION: Volunteers will be accommodated in a school building. They are required to bring sleeping bags and mats. Hot meals will be served in a canteen. Volunteers might be asked to prepare their breakfasts and suppers from products provided by the organizer.
LANGUAGE: English
LOCATION: Galewice is a small town located in the south-western part of Poland between Lodz and Wroclaw.
TERMINAL: The nearest international railway station and airport are located in Wroclaw or Lodz.


FIYE 804 ZAGORZE 1 Zagorze 06/07 –19/07 manual 18-26 10
WORK: The project is situated in a beautiful forest, which is the area of the Neuropsychiatric Hospital for Children and Youth in Zagorze. The work of the volunteers will consist of various manual tasks such as painting, tidying up the forest surrounding the hospital, removing garbage, broken branches and tree trunks.
ACCOMMODATION: Volunteers will share a gym hall, which will be equipped with basic sanitary facilities (toilet and basin). The bigger bathroom with a shower is situated in another building, about 200 meters from the gym. Volunteers need to bring their own sleeping bags, mattresses will be provided. Meals will be served, but volunteers will prepare supper themselves from products provided by the organizers.
LANGUAGE: English
LOCATION: Zagorze is located 20 kilometres from Warsaw. The project is situated in a forest, which is the hospital’s area.
TERMINAL: The nearest international railway station and airport are located in Warsaw.

FIYE 805 BOROWNO Borowno 06/07 – 19/07 edu 18-26 4
WORK: The workcamp will be part of the Summer School of European Education, and will take place during English language camp for teenagers. Volunteers will be working as group animators whose task will be to organize informal language training. This training is foreseen as discussions in English on youth problems nowadays, future career, culture, customs, science, political and economic life in the EU countries represented by the volunteers.
ACCOMMODATION: Volunteers will be accommodated in a holiday resort. Beds and sheets will be provided. All meals will be served in a canteen. The centre has numerous sports and recreation facilities, and access to a guarded beach beside the lake.
LANGUAGE: English
LOCATION: Borowno is located in the north west of Poland, 15km from Bydgoszcz, which is accessible by train from all bigger cities in Poland. Borowno is situated in the lake district, and the holiday centre where the workcamp will take place is beside the lake, surrounded by picturesque pine forests.
TERMINAL: The nearest railway station is in Bydgoszcz.

FIYE 806 OTOP Swinoujscie 06/07 –20/07 envi 18-26 8
The theme of the workcamp is ACTIVE CONSERVATION OF HABITATS FOR BIRDS and it will be financed from the funds of EU Life Programme. In cooperation with the employees of OTOP (Polish Society for the Protection of Birds), participants will be responsible, among other things, for maintaining natural habitats in Karsiborska Kepa Nature Reserve. Without cutting high plants regularly (especially reed) and pasturaging cattle which seedlings of trees, natural habitats of rare birds, such as Dunlin or Aquatic Warbler could disappear.

WORK: The main tasks of the volunteers will include preparing and installing posts in fences (to keep cattle in one area), removing rubbish from the area of the reserve, cutting plants such as reed, high grasses, etc. Some of the work will be carried out on wet areas so volunteers must bring strong, waterproof boots.

ACCOMMODATION: The conditions will be very simple, as on a camp site – sleeping in tents (provided by the organizers), camp shower (container with water), portable toilet. Food will be provided but the volunteers will prepare meals themselves (using gas-stove). Volunteers must bring their own sleeping bad and a sleeping mat.

LANGUAGE: English
LOCATION: Swinoujscie is a famous spa-town on islands, situated in the very north-west Poland, on the border with Germany. Karsiborska Kepa is a part of Swinoujscie.

TERMINAL: Local train station is located in Swinoujscie. The nearest international railway station and airport are located in Szczecin.

FIYE 807 JEDRUS 3 Michalin 13/07 -26/07 kids 18-26 12
WORK: The task will be to help the local community to organize a program called “Summer in the City,” for the children and youth who are staying in the city during summer holidays. Volunteers will work in two youth centres of the local parishes, in two shifts. Half of the group will work before lunch, and the other half will work after lunch. The daily program will include: games, sports, arts & crafts, excursions, cinema outings, playground activities, swimming-pool, and other events.
ACCOMMODATION: Volunteers will stay on the premises of the boarding school, in rooms equipped with all standard facilities - beds and sheets will be provided so there is no need to bring mattresses or sleeping bags. There is also a washing machine. During the week the meals will be served. At weekends volunteers may need to prepare their own meals, from the products bought by the host (the volunteers will have access to the kitchen).
LANGUAGE: English
LOCATION: Michalin is a small town near Warsaw, located upon the Swider river and surrounded by the Mazovian Landscape Park.
TERMINAL: The nearest international railway station and airport are located in Warsaw.

FIYE 808 JANOWICE 1 Janowice Wielkie 13/07 – 26/07 manual 18-26 12
WORK: Volunteers will work on the territory of a rehabilitation centre in Janowice Wielkie. The volunteers’ tasks will be cleaning and maintenance work on the premises. Previous camps have renovated a playground and assisted in constructing a special entrance for patients on wheelchairs. This year volunteers will continue with such work. In case of bad weather they will do renovation work and painting inside the hospital.
ACCOMMODATION: Volunteers will sleep in a beautifully situated rehabilitation centre, in the wing of the building which used to be a school. All meals will be served at the centre’s canteen.
LANGUAGE: English
LOCATION: The village Janowice Wielkie of 2100 inhabitants is located in the South West of Poland in the mountains. The area is very picturesque and there ale lots of things to do and places worth seeing. In the vicinity of the village there are a lot of possibilities to go hiking and climbing, visit ruins of an old castle, go to historic Wroclaw and see nearby towns.
TERMINAL: The nearest international railway station and airport are located in Wroclaw.

FIYE 809 ZAGORZE 2 Zagorze 20/07 –02/08 manual 18-26 10
WORK: The project is situated in a beautiful forest, which is the area of the Neuropsychiatric Hospital for Children and Youth in Zagorze. The work of the volunteers will consist of various manual tasks such as painting, tidying up the forest surrounding the hospital, removing garbage, broken branches and tree trunks.
ACCOMMODATION: Volunteers will share a gym hall, which will be equipped with basic sanitary facilities (toilet and basin). The bigger bathroom with a shower is situated in another building, about 200 meters from the gym. Volunteers need to bring their own sleeping bags, mattresses will be provided. Meals will be served, but volunteers will prepare supper themselves from products provided by the organizers.
LANGUAGE: English
LOCATION: Zagorze is located 20 kilometres from Warsaw. The project is situated in a forest, which is the hospital’s area.
TERMINAL: The nearest international railway station and airport are located in Warsaw.

FIYE 810 GLAZ 1 Glaz 21/07 – 02/08 edu/kids 18-26 6
For the last few years the Holiday Centre for Children has been organizing summer camps for school children aged 7-16, with an element of informal language training.
WORK: The volunteers will be conducting language workshops and animating free time activities for the children. In the morning the volunteers will run language classes and in the afternoon they will play sports, games, go on excursions, etc. The camp will host around 60 pupils from primary and junior high schools. Several groups will be formed with around 5-10 pupils each, having similar language skills in every group (a few English groups, and one German group).
The foreign volunteers are expected to: conduct language lessons in an informal way and prepare TEACHING MATERIALS before coming to the workcamp, take part in games, recreational activities and excursions, assist in running the educational programmes and prepare an international day (bringing postcards, photos, music, recipes, etc from your country would be very helpful).
ACCOMMODATION: Volunteers will stay in a children’s holiday house. Beds and sheets will be provided. All meals will be served in a canteen.
LANGUAGE: English
LOCATION: Glaz is a very small village located in the south-western part of Poland between Lodz and Wroclaw. It is surrounded by a beautiful forest.
TERMINAL: The nearest international railway station and airport are located in Wroclaw or Lodz. The nearest local train station is in Wieruszow. From Wieruszow a local bus will take you to Glaz where the camp is located.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Preparing materials before the workcamp is required and some experience in working with young people would be an advantage. Since the children come from small towns/villages, and most of them have never had contact with a foreign language, volunteers are asked to be flexible, have good communication skills and the patience to listen, interpret and respond. Please send a short MOTIVATION LETTER.
NOTE: Smoking cigarettes on the premises, and around children, is not allowed.

FIYE 811 WIELISZEW 1 Wieliszew 26/07 – 10/08 envi 18-26 15
WORK: The theme of the workcamp is The Natural Environment of the Wieliszew Commune in the Neighbourhood of the Metropolis. In cooperation with the staff of the Wieliszew Commune Office and the members of the ‘EMKA - Youth For Progress’ Association, the workcamp participants will be responsible, among other things, for cleaning of the bank of river Narew, tourist paths and the Wieliszewskie Legi Nature Reserve. During the last weekend of the workcamp (9-10 August) there will be a meeting with the volunteers of the next workcamp. After working together there will be a small party, a bonfire and games.
ACCOMMODATION: Volunteers will stay in the school building and sleep in classrooms. Mattresses will be provided but volunteers have to bring sleeping bags. The participants will be preparing all their meals from food provided by the organizer.
LANGUAGE: English
LOCATION: Wieliszew is situated 30 km north of Warsaw, by the Zegrzynskie Lake and the Narew River. With its forest and lake it is a perfect place for holiday activities such as canoeing, jogging, cycling or paragliding.
TERMINAL: The nearest international railway station and airport are located in Warsaw.

FIYE 812 JANOWICE 2 Janowice Wielkie 27/07 – 09/08 manual 18-26 12
WORK: Volunteers will work on the territory of a rehabilitation centre in Janowice Wielkie. The volunteers’ tasks will be cleaning and maintenance work on the premises. Previous camps have renovated a playground and assisted in constructing a special entrance for patients on wheelchairs. This year volunteers will continue with such work. In case of bad weather they will do renovation work and painting inside the hospital.
ACCOMMODATION: Volunteers will sleep in a beautifully situated rehabilitation centre, in the wing of the building which used to be a school. All meals will be served at the centre’s canteen.
LANGUAGE: English
LOCATION: The village Janowice Wielkie of 2100 inhabitants is located in the South West of Poland in the mountains. The area is very picturesque and there ale lots of things to do and places worth seeing. In the vicinity of the village there are a lot of possibilities to go hiking and climbing, visit ruins of an old castle, go to historic Wroclaw and see nearby towns.
TERMINAL: The nearest international railway station and airport are located in Wroclaw.

FIYE 813 SOKOLOWKA Polanica Zdroj 03/08 – 14/08 reno 18-24 8 vols (+10 Polish Scouts)

Sokolowka is a 200 year old house which for the last 25 years has been taken care of by the Scouts. When they first came there, the house was practically a ruin. Ever since, it has been renovated, mostly by the scout groups. Today the house is in a very decent condition, but the bathroom still needs to be finished.

WORK: The volunteers will work with a group of Polish Scouts. The work will include fitting tiles and other renovation works of the bathroom. The volunteers will also be asked to some other small tasks in the house e.g. cleaning, repairing, etc.

ACCOMMODATION: The living conditions will be quite simple. The volunteers will stay in guest rooms in Sokolowka. They must bring their sleeping bag, but beds will be provided. In the house there is only cold running water (with the possibility of heating it on the stove). There is no shower (remember that your task will be to renovate the bathroom!) and the volunteers wash in a bowl in the kitchen or in the sheepfold. You can take a proper shower at the local swimming pool in town. There is a simple toilet outside of the house. The volunteers will prepare their meals themselves on an old-fashioned stove. There is electricity in the house. The floors are made of wood and stone and there is a cosy fireplace in the house.

LANGUAGE: English

LOCATION: Sokolowka is situated in a very picturesque part of south-west Poland, about 100km from Wroclaw. The house is located about 200m above a famous spa-resort town called Polanica Zdroj. From Sokolowka there is a beautiful view of the Klodzko Valley, and there are many tourist routes in the area, including some small military sights from the times of the Napoleonic wars. It is an excellent place for fans of photography and the mountains.

TERMINAL: Train station in Polanica Zdroj. The nearest international airport/train station is located in Wroclaw.

SPECIAL REMARKS: Smoking and drinking alcohol is forbidden inside the house.

FIYE 814 GLAZ 2 Glaz 04/08 – 17/08 edu/kids 18-26 6
For the last few years the Holiday Centre for Children has been organizing summer camps for schoolchildren aged 7-16, with an element of informal language training.
WORK: The volunteers will be conducting language workshops and animating free time activities for the children. In the morning the volunteers will run language classes and in the afternoon they will play sports, games, go on excursions, etc. The camp will host around 60 pupils aged from primary and junior high schools. Several groups will be formed with around 5-10 pupils each, having similar language skills in each group (a few English groups, and one German group).
The foreign volunteers are expected to: conduct language lessons in an informal way and prepare TEACHING MATERIALS before coming to the workcamp, take part in games, recreational activities and excursions, assist in running the educational programmes and prepare an international day (bringing postcards, photos, music, recipes, etc from your country would be very helpful).
ACCOMMODATION: Volunteers will stay in a children’s holiday house. Beds and sheets will be provided. All meals will be served in a canteen.
LANGUAGE: English
LOCATION: Glaz is a very small village located in the south-western part of Poland between Lodz and Wroclaw. It is surrounded by a beautiful forest.
TERMINAL: The nearest international railway station and airport are located in Wroclaw or Lodz. The nearest local train station is in Wieruszow. From Wieruszow a local bus will take you to Glaz where the camp is located.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Preparing materials before the workcamp is required and some experience in working with young people would be an advantage. Since the children come from small towns/villages, and most of them have never had contact with a foreign language, volunteers are asked to be flexible, have good communication skills and the patience to listen, interpret and respond. Please send a short MOTIVATION LETTER.
NOTE: Smoking cigarettes on the premises, and around children, is not allowed.

FIYE 815 SOL Sol 06/08 – 19/08 edu/kids 18-26 8
WORK: This year's project combines a social program with English lessons for children and youth. The camp’s participants will be aged 8 to 18 years. The purpose of the project is to enable children to improve their knowledge of the English language and enjoy summer leisure activities. For some of them, it will be their first interaction with a foreign language. The children will be divided into 8 groups, depending on their age, language level, and there will also be a group for beginners. Each group will have it's own tutor-volunteer – a facilitator from whom we expect a good knowledge of English. In the course of recent years, we have already worked out the English classes’ syllabus, and we are planning to follow it again this year. There will be an hour-and-a-half regular class for each group on a daily basis conducted by the volunteer alone. On top of the ‘formal’ teaching activities, the volunteers will be expected to animate other type of activities (such as games) to support informal language training.
ACCOMMODATION: Volunteers will be accommodated in a holiday resort together with the staff and the children. Beds and sheets will be provided. Meals will be served in a canteen. On the ground of the centre there is a sport field. For free time activities there is a living room, TV room and other facilities.
LANGUAGE: English
LOCATION: Sol is a small village, in the south of Poland in the area of Beskid Zywiecki in the Silesia Province (Slask). Beskid Zywiecki is part of the western Carpathian Mountains.
TERMINAL: The nearest international railway station and airport are located in Katowice. There is a train station in the lower part of the village Sol.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Above all, the organizers expect the volunteers to be fluent in English, motivated to work with children and have some pedagogical skills. Additionally, they should have good communication skills to facilitate the contact with the children. The volunteers are expected to bring their own study materials for classes as well as materials for short presentations regarding their country of origin. Please send a short MOTIVATION LETTER.
NOTE: Since the volunteers will be living on site with the staff and the children, they are expected to obey certain central principles of the camp (no cigarettes or alcohol).

FIYE 816 WIELISZEW 2 Wieliszew 09/08 – 26/08 envi/fest 18-26 15
WORK: The theme of the workcamp is The Natural Environment of the Wieliszew Commune in the Neighbourhood of the Metropolis. In cooperation with the staff of the Wieliszew Commune Office and the members of the ‘EMKA - Youth For Progress’ Association, the workcamp participants will be responsible, among other things, for cleaning of the bank of river Narew, tourist paths and the Wieliszewskie Legi Nature Reserve. The workcamp will start with a meeting with the volunteers from the previous workcamp (9-10 August). After working together there will be a small party, a bonfire and games. Wieliszew is a recreational place for families. On 23 August, the local community will have the end-of-the-summer party. Participants of the workcamp will help to prepare this event and also present a short artistic/ecological programme. They will also help to clean up after the festival.
ACCOMMODATION: Volunteers will stay in the school building and sleep in classrooms. Mattresses will be provided but volunteers have to bring sleeping bags. The participants will be preparing all their meals from food provided by the organizer.
LANGUAGE: English
LOCATION: Wieliszew is situated 30 km north of Warsaw, by the Zegrzynskie Lake and the Narew River. With its forest and lake it is a perfect place for holiday activities such as canoeing, jogging, cycling or paragliding.
TERMINAL: The nearest international railway station and airport are located in Warsaw.

FIYE 817 SZARZA Kanie Helenowskie 31/08 -13/09 manual 18-26 10
The workcamp will be hosted on the premises of the stables of the Szarza Riding Association. The stables are surrounded by meadows and a forest. We have places for almost 40 horses, barn, “social building”, horse paddocks.
THE WORK: The work concerns mostly renovation works like painting, repairing horse paddocks and horse boxes, some cleaning. If you want you can also help us with the horses and daily stables work, always with someone responsible. As the project takes place in stables at the beginning there will be training about safety with horses.
ACCOMODATION: The volunteers will stay in our “social building”. The living conditions are simple but you will have shower with hot water and toilets in the building, and there is also a small kitchen. Volunteers will sleep in common room, and they are required to bring sleeping bags and mattresses. The meals will be prepared by volunteers from the products provided by the organizer.

LANGUAGE: English
LOCATION: The project is situated in Kanie Helenowskie, a small city on the outskirts of Warsaw. The stable is a 15 minute walk from the local train station. This train goes directly to Warsaw city centre and the journey takes about 40 minutes.

TERMINAL: The nearest international railway station and airport are located in Warsaw.



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