FULL – Call ASAP for Luzanky- centre of leisure time 2024

Information about ESC vacancy 2024 at  Luzanky – centre of leisure time 


Receiving and coordinating organization: 

Luzanky – Centre of Leisure Time (SVC Luzanky)

OID: E10146786

Accreditation: 2021-1-CZ01-ESC50-094574

Website in English: https://solidaritycorps.luzanky.cz/ 

Website of Luzanky: https://www.luzanky.cz/


Duration of activity: flexible, 3 to 6 months


Beginning of activity: as soon as possible, at the best May 2024

End of activity: at least 3 months from the start of the activity  



Contact person (ESC coordinator): Hana Klenovská   

Phone Nr: +420 724 200 131

Email: evs@luzanky.cz


Selection process: 

Please send us your CV, motivation letter and preferred period of volunteering. In case we consider you for further interview, we will ask you for videocall. 

The placement is open until the suitable candidate is found. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at evs@luzanky.cz 


Description of the workplace 

Luzanky – centre of leisure time is the oldest and biggest leisure time centre in the Czech Republic. We offer hobby clubs, workshops, educational programs, summer camps and events for public for all age groups, but mainly for children. 

We host ESC volunteers at our different workplaces (Art Department, Technical Department, Circus, …), but usually volunteers´ work consists of mixture of activities and they assist to our pedagogues in various hobby clubs focused on art, sport, music, cooking etc. 

Currently we have free ESC placement at our Circus LeGrando (https://www.facebook.com/CirkusLegrando) in combination with workplace Lyska, where mixture of activities is offered. There is also possibility to join activities at our other departments, teach English or other languages to our staff, help with promotion of ESC programme etc. The work can be various, depends also on your wishes and profile. 

The important thing is that during summer holidays in July and August the main work of the volunteer would be assisting on summer camps. In May is possible to join regular hobby clubs (mainly ceramics, circus and youth club for disadvantaged children) and from end of September start the hobby clubs again. It means during summer the work is different, June and September would be specific too. Everything is upon discussion between us.     


Description of workplace Lyska

Lyska is a part of Luzanky center existing since 2001 which is situated in Novy Liskovec district, close to the Medicine University campus, and it is the part of Luzanky center. Nowadays the team consists of 4 permanent pedagogues and some external staff expertise in different disciplines such as circus, sports, ceramics  and music, among others.

Our main activity is to provide non-formal education to the children and adults, mainly in the artistic field. Regular workshops are offered in pottery, special events decoration, customizing t-shirts etc. As indicated, every kind of activities take place in this big space, as ceramics lessons, craftworks, circus training for 4-7 years old children, bakery program among others. Besides, Lyska organizes events for public like parades, winter sports trips and summer or holiday camps for children.

Lyska is looking for a volunteer who would like to assist the permanent staff in our programs for schools and the animation club delivered in one of the surrounding block of flats. The objective of our clubs is to provide quality free-time alternative activities for non-organized youngsters (children and teenagers). The role of the volunteer is to be with the youth in the club and to offer different activities to them. The participating children come from diverse backgrounds, and over the recent years, some of the participants were Roma youngsters facing social difficulties. We will be glad to host a volunteer who loves working with children and teenagers in fields such as arts, dance, theatre and music.

The club is arranged as a tearoom where the painting and handcrafts, workshops or discotheques can take place. All materials for the programs can be found here: football table, painting materials, balls, board games etc.

Our volunteer will have a wide range of non-formal education field possibilities to work in, like the assistance at the artistic and handicraft workshops for schools, kindergartens or activities for adults (ceramics, painting, etc.).


Description of the workplace Legato (Cirkus LeGrando)

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.). 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:

30 hours weekly

  • 20 hours of work at/for workplaces (Circus, Lyska, other workplaces) 
  • 2 hours meetings with coordinator and other ESC-ers – time you spent with your ESC coordinator discussing your work and planning the future events, projects etc. 
  • Up to 3 hours Czech language class/ studying at home, online course 
  • Up to 5 hours for your Mini project – time you spend on preparing your own mini project/s 

We offer to our volunteers 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 Lyska and Legato or in other branches of Luzanky. 


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 work also 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. 

Volunteers can visit some of the courses and events organized by Luzanky for free (circus training for adults, ceramics 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. 

Allowances: 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. 

Accommodation: Volunteers live either in University´s dormitories, or  in rented flats (not in the centre of the city), it can happen that two volunteers will share one room. There will be 4 volunteers in the flat with 3-4 bedrooms. There is no living room, only common space/eating area  in the kitchen. 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 to our project. The advantage for you is that you will stay in quite a big city, which offers cultural and other events for young people, some even in English or other languages.