Information about ESC vacancy 2022-2023 in Louka – Centre of Leisure Time
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: 9 months
Beginning of activity: 19/09/2022
End of activity: 17/09/2023
Contact person (ESC coordinator): Michaela Růženecká
Phone Nr: +420 724 200 131
Please send us your CV, a motivation letter and completed questions (see below), describe why you have chosen particularly this placement and what your expectations are. In the subject of the e-mail please write name of the ESC placement you are applying for (Louka).
Please send us the documents till 31 May 2022 at email@example.com
If you are chosen to the second round of selection, be ready for a Skype interview during June. The results will be known in the beginning of July 2022. Kindly note only the volunteers selected for the second round will be informed about the results. Thank you for understanding!
Description of the workplace
What is Louka? Louka is a branch of Lužanky’s leisure centers that organize all sorts of free time activities for people living in or near the Vinohrady district in Brno. It is a place where children can spend their time after school by doing something purposeful, where young people do sports and make crafts, where mothers can train with their babies and where families meet.
What is Louka’s work focused on? Louka specializes in aesthetic, sport and dancing activities. Louka’s aim is to provide the whole range of activities for all age groups from toddlers, preschoolers, school children to university students or retirees.
VOLUNTEER’S WORK IN LOUKA
What are you going to do in Louka? As a Louka volunteer, your tasks will be to assist the classes (both afterschool clubs and educational programs for schools in the mornings) as a support teacher, help with the preparation of the public events and help with-preschool kids the kindergarten, and also participate on the camps during the year.
Why would we like you to work with us? Because we are searching for a versatile, playful and cheerful person to join us and enrich our team with new and fresh ideas from their country!
The time schedule of the volunteer:
35 hours weekly
Maceška (mini preschool) – support teacher at the kiindergarden (2-4 years old), approx. 5 hours per week
Vytvarka (regular classes at art department) – preparation of classes, assistance during the lesson, clean-up (3-15 years old children), approx. 8 h per week
Club and sport classes – assistance at the club Cooking is Fun, assistance at the sport classes, preparation and clean-up (6-13 years old children), approx. 8 h per week. Currently we search more for a person who would assist in Sport classes than in art ones
Preparation of the events for public, families – preparation of the events like Carnival, Lantern Parade, Loukafest, Sport events, Christmas Workshop, Easter Workshop, helping with preparation, everything from cutting the papers, carrying the chairs, to role play for children:) approx. 4 h per week
Consultation with the tutor – time you spend with your tutor discussing about your work, schedule, your needs, complains etc., 1 h per week
Meetings with coordinator and other ESC-ers – time you spent with your EVS coordinator discussing about your work and planning the future events, projects etc., 5 h per week
Mini project – time you spend on preparing your own mini project which can be anything you would like to do from organizing a flash mob to having a course of your language at your working place, 5 h per week
If you are interested in becoming a support teacher at our classes and joining a cheerful Louka crew, send us your CV, your motivational letter and answered questions!
QUESTIONS TO ANWSER:
Why did you choose Louka for your volunteer work?
What is your motivation to work with children? With what age group of children would you like to work the most?
Are you interested in using art and sports methods while working with children? If you have, please describe your experiences on this field.
What would you like to gain from your Solidarity corps volunteering project?
What area are you good at and would like to share your knowledge and experience with others?
General description of volunteering project in Luzanky:
There are 10 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 in other organizations (focused on environmental education, French culture, 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 with promotion of Solidarity corps program, and volunteers stay in Brno. Common trainings organized by Luzanky outside Brno are possible.
Volunteers can visit some of the courses and events organized by Luzanky for free (circus trainings 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), they areprovided with card for Brno public transport.
Volunteers live in rented flats in single rooms. At the end of the project (August, September) there might be change of accommodation because of administrative reasons.