LEASE NOTE: THIS PROJECT IS NOW FULL FROM 1ST JULY TO 15TH AUGUST 2016. NO FURTHER APPLICATIONS FOR THIS PERIOD CAN BE ACCEPTED.
Volunteers who choose to be part of this amazing program will be based in a Children's Community Centre in the periphery of Albania's capital city Tirana. The centre welcomes children from different areas of Tirana outskirts, mainly belonging to Roma and Egyptian minorities, street children and children that are at risk of exploitation. Many families have migrated from different locations of Albania, mostly from the north of the country, to Tirana in search of a better life and employment opportunities.
There are around 40-50 children currently attending the centre and they are divided into two groups according to their age. There is a morning and afternoon session running from 8.30am until 4.00pm with a lunch break around midday. The children visit the centre to do their homework, take part in education and recreational activities and to have a meal.
We need volunteers who are creative, compassionate and enjoy working with children to assist the kids with their English language homework, organize fun games and activities as well as helping out in the kitchen with meal preparations.
Note: The Children's Community Centre is closed the last two weeks of August.
Volunteers will be accommodated in a volunteer house in Tirana where breakfast is provided.
While it is not a pre-requisite to joining this program, we highly recommend all Teaching and Education volunteers complete the 120 hour TEFL course prior to volunteering.