Information about ESC vacancy 2023/2024 in
Liška – centre of leisure time + Lidická – Technical Department
Receiving and coordinating organization:
Luzanky – Centre of Leisure Time (SVC Luzanky)
Website in English: https://solidaritycorps.luzanky.cz/
Website of Luzanky: https://www.luzanky.cz/
Duration of activity: 12 months
Beginning of activity: 15/9/2023
End of activity: 13/09/2024
Contact person (ESC coordinator): Hana Klenovská
Phone Nr: +420 724 200 131
Please send us your CV, motivation letter and completed questions (see below), describe why you have chosen this placement particularly and what your expectations are. In the subject of the e-mail please write the name of the ESC placement you are applying for (Liška – centre of leisure time + Lidicka – Technical Department).
Please send us the documents at firstname.lastname@example.org
The call is open until suitable candidate is found.
If you are chosen to the second round of selection, be ready for an online interview (videocall). Kindly note only the volunteers selected for the second round will be informed about the results. Thank you for understanding!
Description of the workplaces:
This ESC placement consists of work at two different workplaces of Luzanky – centre of leisure time. This means you will work at two different places, each of them focused on slightly different work. But in both cases it is leisure time centre and working with children.
Workplace Lidicka – Technical Department
Lidicka is a branch of Luzanky leisure center situated in the center of Brno in the middle of a large park called Luzanky. It has several departments with different focus (painting, science, drama, yoga, computer science etc.). The volunteer will work in the Department of science: technic, IT, 3D print, Lego mainstorm, woodcraft.
This department holds regular workshops for children around the age of 6-18. It organizes weekend courses, workshops for adults and also for families with children. Also offers activities for school classes. Provides summer city camps.
Lidicka is looking for an STEAM skilled volunteer that would work mainly with children in handcraft classes and aslo IT and digital technology. We expect the volunteer to help us with various workshops and also to be involved in organizing summer camps for children.
We prefer a volunteer who generally likes to work with small children as well as with teenagers and has a positive attitude towards technical issues.
Workplace Liška – centre of leisure time
Liška workplace is located in a smaller town Bílovice nad Svitavou on the outskirts of Brno, surrounded by forests and hills. It is on the railway route to the Moravian Karst, the largest karst area in the Czech Republic. However, it is very easily accessible by transport to the center of Brno, the journey takes less than ten minutes.
The main directions of our activities are sports and tourism, followed by crafts and arts. Our sports activities mostly take place in the surrounding nature and have an environmental impact. For example, we organize the Bílovický hovnivál environmental trail or we have a group focused on speleology and karst. In addition to clubs, camps and events for the public, we also run Minigolf, where educational programs are also held.
We have a large number of other groups, e.g. photo group, electrical workshops, small DIY, Cooking group, rescuers, Parkour, etc. Our specialty is story groups, where children act as their own characters and create a story together throughout the school year. There is also a mini-preschool in the mornings at Liška.
During the school year the volunteer would participate by assisting in the clubs and their preparation (DIY club, cooking club, sports club in nature etc.). The content of the activity will also include the preparation of clubs + one-off events (“Liška nikdy nespí”, neighborhood celebrations, Christmas workshops, Martin’s celebrations, sleepovers and short suburban camps).
The time schedule of the volunteer:
35 hours weekly:
- 13 hours of work for Lidicka – Technical Department (activities, educational programs for schools, help with planning and organizing public events etc.)
- 12 hours of work for Liška – centre of leisure time
- 5 hours of preparation and meeting with coordinator from Luzanky and other volunteers hosted or coordinated by Luzanky
- 5 hours for volunteers´ common/personal project
We offer to our volunteers the following kind of support: At each workplace, one of our workers will be your tutor – a guide and adviser who will help you during the whole project. You will be also provided with all the material of a particular workplace. If you like you can also visit other activities at Lidicka, Liška or in other branches of Luzanky.
QUESTIONS TO ANSWER:
- Why did you choose Liška – centre of leisure time + Lidicka Technical Department for your volunteer work?
- What is your motivation to work with children?
- Do you have any experience with teaching in general?
- Which field of technics is the most essential for you?
- Do you have experience with camping and longer stays in nature including sleeping under the tent?
- What would you like to gain from your Solidarity corps volunteering project?
General description of volunteering project in Luzanky:
There are 8 ESC volunteers working at different places on individual projects, meeting every week on common meetings with the coordinator and from time to time with all the colleagues to evaluate and plan the project. Luzanky hosts and coordinates ESC volunteers also in other organizations (focused on environmental education, preschool education etc.), so all hosted and coordinated volunteers will meet during the project and can visit workplaces and events of each other.
The volunteers are working 5 hours a week together with the coordinator on tasks connected with their integration into Luzanky and presentation of their presence in our organization. Those tasks will be mainly related to the promotion of Solidarity corps program. Common trainings organized by Luzanky outside Brno are possible.
Volunteers can visit some of the courses and events organized by Luzanky for free (circus training for adults, ceramics, yoga etc.).
The organization will host only volunteers older than 18 years old.
Days off and holidays: volunteers have 2 days a week free + 2 days per month of vacation. While working occasionally on weekends they have extra days off during the week.
Volunteers get their pocket money and food allowance monthly (at the beginning of each month), and they are provided with a card for Brno public transport.
Volunteers live in rented flats, two volunteers per one room. Distance to your working place from the flat can be around 30 minutes by public transport, even a bit more. Getting affordable accommodation in Brno is very difficult in recent years, so please be ready for described conditions of accommodation if you apply for our project.