EVS w Czechach, Lužánky

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Stowarzyszenie BONA FIDES i czeska organizacja LUZANKY – stredisko volneho casu Brno, prispevkova organizace poszukują wolontariuszy na kilka różnych projektów EVS w Czechach w Brnie.

Zgłoszenia (CV oraz list motywacyjny w języku angielskim) prosimy przesyłać na adres natalia@bonafides.pl oraz evs.assistant@luzanky.cz. Zgłoszenie należy wysłać na oba adresy mailowe!
W tytule wiadomości należy wpisać na jaki projekt się aplikuje czyli np. Circus LeGrando and Youth Club Legato lub Louka – Centre of Leisure Time

Termin nadsyłania zgłoszeń: 4 grudnia 2016

Do zgłoszeń prosimy dodać poniższą informację (w treści wiadomości mailowej)
Sending association:
Bona Fides Association (Stowarzyszenie Aktywności Obywatelskiej Bona Fides)
Acronym: SAO Bona Fides
ul. Warszawska 19
40-009 Katowice
POLAND
PIC: 947802812
EI referance number: 2013-PL-100

EVS coordinator
Natalia Podbielska
natalia@bonafides.pl

Contact person: Hana Klenovska
Coordinating organisation: LUZANKY – stredisko volneho casu Brno, prispevkova organizace
Receiving organizations: Different – see below
Location: Brno, Czech Republic
Deadline: 04/12/2016
Start: 01/10/2017
End: 30/09/2018

Description of the Coordinating Organization:
Centre of leisure time Luzanky (SVC Luzanky) is regional organization formed by the Region of South Moravia. Our goal is to offer free time activities for people of all the age and social groups. Luzanky has existed for more than 65 years and it’s the oldest and also the biggest leisure time centre in the Czech Republic. We Offer about 600 courses and hobby groups for more than 11 000 participants every year. During the school year we organize about 400 different events, we organize clubs of different topics and interests and offer number of educational programmes for schools. Every summer we organize summer camps and various courses for children, youth and adults. Our clients can choose from wide range of activities – arts, crafts, sciences, sports, outdoor activities, music and theater festivals, exhibitions, competitions etc. They can visit regular courses (60-120 minutes lasting meetings weekly) or come occasionally. Each of our centres-branches is little bit different, but usually there are several internal pedagogues (from 2 to 20), external workers and Czech volunteers running everyday programmes. Each of the working place is different according to the locality and character of the main activities. Volunteers will be working in a small teams with closest colleagues – there are 3 – 4 pedagogues in the branches hosting volunteers. Even though we are working with all the age groups – from mothers with toddlers to seniors – volunteers will work mainly with the kids and teenagers. They can take part in morning programmes for school classes, regular courses in the afternoon (working with closed group of 10 – 15 children or youngsters of more or less same age) or youth-clubs, where the number and characteristic of the participants differs every time. Luzanky also coordinate EVS volunteers in other organisations in Brno – generally these are organisations focused on education (including environmental education), culture (including culture of minorities) or work with youth and children. We are also open to cooperate with other new non-profit organisations

Projects description

1. Circus LeGrando and Youth Club Legato
Legato – centre of leisure time exists since 1999 in Kohoutovice district and it is the part of Luzanky centre. 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. As a part of Legato, we have LeGrando circus for children, youth and adults offering many circus workshops and events all the year round.
The volunteer will participate in the preparation of circus performances with the children, organisation events (festivals, performances, weekends for children etc) and assist with other activities (sewing costumes…). Previous circus experience would be an advantage (to share it with children, to bring new ideas, games, activities…) but is not the main condition. Volunteer will work also in youth club for nonorganized kids.

Volunteers profile:
The first task of the volunteer is to join the circus lessons for children, assist the lectors during lessons, help children, learn how to teach them and teach. The second task of the volunteer is to assist the pedagogues at the youth club – open space for nonorganized youngsters where they can spend their free time: listen to the music, play games, sports (table football, football, darts and other indoor and outdoor activities).
Volunteer will work 35 hours per week (this includes Czech language lessons, meeting with coordinator and other volunteers, own miniproject/s).
QUESTIONS TO ANWSER:
1. Why did you choose Circus LeGrando and Legato for your volunteer work?
2. What is your motivation for the work with kids? If you have any experiences please describe it.
3. Please write down three games you would prepare for the children of age 8-13 (one name game, one icebreaker and one warm-up game).
4. What would you like to gain from your EVS?
5. In what area are you good and you would like to share your knowledge and experience with others?

2. Lyska Youth Club
Lyska is a part of Luzanky centre existing since 2001 which is situated in Novy Liskovec district, close to the Medicine University campus. Nowadays the team is composed of 3 permanent pedagogues and some external staff expertise in different disciplines such as animation, circus, sports, languages 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: pottery, special events decoration, customizing t-shirts… As indicated, every kind of activities take place in this big space, as ceramics lessons, language courses, sports, craftworks, circus training for 4-7 years old kids, bakery program etc. Besides, Lyska organizes exhibitions, trips inside and outside the Czech Republic, and other events for public like parades, winter sports trips and summer or holiday camps for children. We´ll be glad for volunteer who loves work with kids in fields of arts, dance, theatre, music

Volunteers Profile:
Lyska is looking for a volunteer who would like to assist the permanent staff in our youth-club activities (directly at the Lyska Centre), programs for schools and the animation club delivered in one of the surrounding block of flats. The objective of our clubs is providing 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 propose different activities to them. The participating children come from diverse backgrounds, might face social difficulties.
QUESTIONS TO ANWSER:
1. Why did you choose Lyska for your volunteer work?
2. What is your motivation for the work with kids? If you have any experiences please describe it.
3. What creative activity (45 minutes) would you prepare for the group of 10 kids in the age of 7-8 years?
4. What would you like to gain from your EVS?
5. In what area are you good and you would like to share your knowledge and experience with others?

3. Louka – Centre of Leisure Time
Louka is a branch of Lužanky’s leisure centres that organise 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 train sports and make crafts, where moms can train with their babies and where families meets. 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.
As a Louka volunteer your tasks will be to assist the classes (both afterschool clubs and educational programmes for schools in the mornings) as a support teacher, help with the preparation of the public events and to work in the mini-preschool Maceška with the kindergarten children and help on the camps during the year.

Volunteers Profile:
Volunteer will work 35 hours per week, main tasks are:
Mini preschool – work with kindergarten children (2-5 years old)
Art, sport classes and clubs – preparation of classes, assistance during the lesson, clean-up (3-15 years old children)
Preparation of the events for public, families – Carnival, Lantern Parade, Christmas and Easter Workshop etc
Consultation with the tutor – time you spend with your tutor discussing about your work, schedule, your needs, complains etc.
Czech language lessons, meeting with coordinator and other volunteers, own miniproject/s.
QUESTIONS TO ANWSER:
1. Why did you choose Louka for your volunteer work?
2. What is your motivation for the work with kids? With what age group of children would you like to work the most?
3. Are you interested in use of art and sport methods while working with children? If you have, please describe, your experiences on this field.
4. What would you like to gain from your EVS?
5. In what area are you good and you would like to share your knowledge and experience with others?

4. Labyrint – Studio of Drama Education
Labyrint takes place close to Bohunice and Stary Liskovec districts of Brno. We are mainly focused on the art activities as theatre, video, dance, music and so on. We have little theatre hall, gym, club and other spaces for our workshops. We cooperate with the students of pedagogy, theatre and music schools in Brno. We also organize some events like seminars, concerts, theatre plays and festivals.
Role and participation of the volunteer in Labyrint: assist the pedagogues with leisure time activities for children, young people and adults: theatre, dance, video hobby groups, arts group (in the afternoons); assist with lessons of Drama Education for classes of primary and secondary schools (occasionally, in mornings); help with summer/ winter camps for children and youth; help with organization and realization of several-day workshops for children, theater, film, music and dance festivals; help with events for public community, in youth club, with promotion, maintenance of workplace etc

Volunteers profile:
Working time for volunteer will be mainly in the afternoons, sometimes in mornings and occasionally it is useful to participate in some weekend actions and events. Exact schedule depends on the choice of the activities offered. We´re looking forward to a volunteer who is ready to bring new ideas, new energy and create his/her own projects.
Volunteer will work 35 hours per week (this includes Czech language lessons, meeting with coordinator and other volunteers, own miniproject/s).
QUESTIONS TO ANWSER:
1. Why did you choose Labyrint – Studio of Drama Education for your volunteer work?
2. What is your motivation for the work with kids? If you have any experiences please describe it.
3. Do you have any experiences with performing arts? Did you ever use theatre methods at your work?
4. What would you like to gain from your EVS?
5. In what area are you good and you would like to share your knowledge and experience with others?

5. Lidická – Department of Arts
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…). The volunteer would work in the department of arts (painting and ceramics).
This department holds regular academic painting workshops for children around the age of 2-18 as well as for adults. It organizes weekend courses for teachers, works with handicapped children and children with poor social background. Apart from that, it holds exhibitions in a gallery, mostly for schools and young artists.
We would prefer a volunteer who generally likes to work with small children as well as teenagers and has a positive attitude towards arts.

Volunteers profile:
Lidicka is looking for a volunteer that would work with children in painting and ceramics classes, would help organize painting courses, would be capable of helping with organization of summer camps for children and would attend occasional art sessions outside Luzanky.
The volunteer can choose between working with small children and working with teenagers.
Volunteer will work 35 hours per week (this includes Czech language lessons, meeting with coordinator and other volunteers, own miniproject/s).
QUESTIONS TO ANWSER:
1. Why did you choose Lidická Art Department for your volunteer work?
2. What is your motivation for the work with kids? If you have any experiences please describe it.
3. Which field of art is most essential for you?
4. What would you like to gain from your EVS?
5. In what area are you good and you would like to share your knowledge and experience with others?

6. Atelier Lávka
Atelier Lávka is part of Legato – centre of leisure time in Kohoutovice district in Brno which exists since 1999. Both Lávka and Legato are part of Luzanky centre. It offers different types of leisure-time activities, programs for schools,competitions or other events for public, summer camps for children. Atelier Lávka focuses on film making, music recording, photo making and editting.
Schedule of the volunteer:
35 hours weekly
– 19 hours weekly – direct working with the clients, communication etc. In programs for
school children. Helping with organization of program, making photo
– 6 hours weekly – other activities at Atelier Lavka – cooperation with young musicians,
photographers and film group.
– 3 hours of Czech language course
– 2 hours of preparation and meetings with coordinator and other volunteers
– 5 hours for volunteer’s common/personal project

Volunteers profile
The main tasks of the volunteer will be assisting the team of pedagogues during the educational programs for schools, as well as during the film and animation workshops. The volunteer can offer the youngsters new activities (workshops, festivals, etc.) or encourage and support them to organize their own events (jam sessions, exhibitions…). The volunteer can offer activities to the youngsters according to their abilities and interests (for example in music or painting).
QUESTIONS TO ANWSER:
1. Why did you choose Atelier Lávka – for your volunteer work?
2. What is your motivation for the work with kids? If you have any experiences please describe it.
3. Please describe your experiences with video, radio and modern media if you have any.
4. What would you like to gain from your EVS?
5. In what area are you good and you would like to share your knowledge and experience with others?

7. Forest Kindergarten Siska
Siska, o. s. is non profit non governmental association established in 2012 running forest kindergarten, supporting community life and environmental education. Volunteers in Siska will be working mainly as assistants of pedagogues (assist during common activities, accompany with them children in the forest, assist in regular courses for kids – music, arts, sports, handicraft etc. – according to their interest, occasional events or summer camps). Volunteers will be also helping children while putting on clothes, dining etc. and may be asked to help with practical tasks connected with the run of kindergarten – cooking, washing the dishes, cleaning and gardening. This changes during holiday seasons when we organize camps for children (and discuss with volunteer their participation). Volunteers will be supported to bring new ideas and organize own activities for children. Coordinating organization Luzanky hosts more EVS volunteers who meet every week on common meetings with coordinator.

Volunteers profile:
We are looking for two volunteers who are motivated to work with children outdoors, in touch with nature and natural conditions. Sometimes it may be difficult to stay outside when the weather is not good. Please be aware that because of the conditions the project is not suitable for people with allergies. Volunteer´s personal experience with outdoor activities, scouting, woodcraft etc. is welcome. We will appreciate active volunteers willing to propose their own ideas and projects.
Due to the specific work with children and youngsters we cannot accept volunteers under 18 years old.
QUESTIONS TO ANWSER:
1. We spend almost entire working time outside (also in winter), which for some people might be very demanding. Do you think you could manage it?
2. Do you have some camping skills like making a fire, chopping a wood etc.?
3. How would you solve a conflict between two children who are fighting over a toy? Please describe briefly how you would proceed.
4. What would you like to gain from your EVS?
5. In what area are you good and you would like to share your knowledge and experience with others?

8. Alliance Francaise Brno
The French Alliance of Brno is a non-profit organisation with two main activities:
– As language school : It provides courses of French language, from beginners to advanced students; organizes exams at a national level and delivers an official degree (Delf-Dalf)
– As a cultural center: It organizes different cultural activities during the year (ciné-café, conferences, tasting evenings), and one month festival presenting French culture through different disciplines (festival Bonjour Brno).
It is also a pole for welcoming French people who just moved to Brno and who need advice.
The volunteer will closely work with the staff of the French Alliance (director, coordinator, and teachers). We want him to feel part of the French Alliance, his role will be to help us to create a creative and friendly atmosphere, to help the visitors to feel like at home, to facilitate relationships between students and the organisation and to communicate around actions held by the French Alliance.

Volunteers profile:
We are looking for a person who is interested in French culture and language and who would like to help to spread a Francophile spirit. In order to have interesting tasks, it is better of the volunteer has a certain level of French language. He needs also to have taste for cultural activities, and pedagogical environment. The motivation, sens of responsibilities and creativity are really important for us.
He/she will also have some time to think of activities he/she could organise or prepare. We want to leave some space for his/her creativity.
QUESTIONS TO ANWSER:
1. How do you imagine the work in a media library?
2. What are your experiences with working with people? Are you use to use communication at your work? Do you see communication as your strong skill?
3. What kind of activity would you use to closer French culture to the group of people in the age of 14-18?
4. What would you like to gain from your EVS?
5. In what area are you good and you would like to share your knowledge and experience with others?

9. Liška and Lesná – center of leisure time
Liska is the smallest and youngest branch of organisation Luzanky – centre of leisure time. Liska is the only branch of Luzanky based outsidse of the city of Brno, it lies in small town of Bilovice nad Svitavou, at the beginning of protected nature area of Moravian Karst. The town is well connected with Brno by public transport (just 10 minutes by train to the centre of Brno). Liska offers wide range of activities for children and youth, focuses on thematic one-time events (one-day, afternoon etc) and workshops.
Lesna is second biggest branch of organization Luzanky with more departments in the district Lesna and offers different types of leisure-time activities, educational programs for school and other events for public. From sport activities to language courses it offers wide range of activities for all age groups, from the pre-school children to elderly people.
Volunteer will work mostly in Liska and approximetly quarter of this time he will help with regular activities in Lesna.

Volunteers profile:
The main tasks of the volunteer in Liska will be to cooperate on the one-time thematic events, bring own ideas for activities and events, assist in the afterschool club for children and leave his/her “own footprint” in the design of Liska.In Lesna he will help with their regular courses (sport activities, language courses…).If the volunteer is interested, he/she can cooperate also on organization of events for adults as film festival or exhibitions. We prefer volunteer who is skilled manually or knows any craft.We offer open-minded environment, possibility to join some of our courses for free.
QUESTIONS TO ANWSER:
1. Why did you choose Liška for your volunteer work?
2. Please write down the idea for a weekend activity/some workshop/course you would like to realize. Try to describe how you would proceed in organizing it.
3. Are you use to spend your free time outside? To what activity do you dedicate the most of your leisure time?
4. What would you like to gain from your EVS?
5. In what area are you good and you would like to share your knowledge and experience with others?

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send us your CV, motivation letter and completed questions in English. In the subject of the e-mail write name of the EVS placement. If you will be chosen to the second round of selection, be ready for a Skype interview on December. The results will be known after 16.12.2016. The complete of the documents please send to both email adresses: natalia@bonafides.pl and evs.assistant@luzanky.cz

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
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 (in the beginning of the month), they are provided with card for Brno public transport.
Accommodation:
Volunteers are living in rented flats in single rooms.

Volunteer will work 35 hours per week (this includes Czech language lessons, meeting with coordinator and other volunteers, own miniproject/s).