Information about ESC vacancy 2022 in
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: 4-8 months
Beginning of activity: ASAP
End of activity: 18/09/2022 or after agreement
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 (Legato circus).
Please send us the documents at email@example.com
Description of the workplace
The Legato center of leisure time exists since 1999 in Kohoutovice district, and it is the part of Luzanky center. It offers different types of leisure-time activities, programs for schools, competitions or other events for public, summer camps for children. It offers also some cultural activities and events like theatre plays, contemporary circus performances and workshops, festivals, juggling conventions, film festival etc.
The task of the volunteer is to join the circus lessons for children, assist the lectors during lessons, help children, and learn how to teach them. The volunteer will participate in the preparation of circus performances with the children, organization of events (festivals, performances, weekends for children, etc.) and assist with other activities at Legato (multimedia activities, sewing with children, handicraft workshops). Previous circus experience would be an advantage (to share it with children, to bring new ideas, games, activities…), but is not the main condition.
The time schedule of the volunteer:
35 hours weekly
15 hours weekly (mainly in the afternoon) – direct communication and practicing with the children in the circus
2 hours of manual work (improving the design of Legato, making promotional materials, posters…)
4 hours weekly – other activities at Legato (multimedia activities, sewing with children, handicraft workshops), irregular activities (preparation and organization of one-off events, longer projects…)
4 hours of further education in circus techniques
5 hours of preparation and meetings with coordinator and other volunteers
5 hours for volunteer´s common/personal projects
We offer to our volunteer different kind of support. One of our workers will be your tutor – a guide and adviser who will help you during the whole project. The volunteer will be also provided with all the material of a particular workplace. The volunteer can also visit other activities at Legato or in other branches of Luzanky.
QUESTIONS TO ANWSER:
What is your motivation for the work with kids? If you have any experiences please describe them.
What circus discipline is the most interesting for you and what would you like to try yourself? Please describe one icebreaker game for children between age of 6 and 12.
What would you like to gain from your Solidarity corps volunteering project?
What area are you good at and you would like to share your knowledge and experience with others?
General description of volunteering project in Luzanky:
There are 6 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.