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This is an alternative educational space for ages 5-12 that promotes experiential education, self-directed learning, global citizenship and travel to put its learners on the path to become the proactive and innovative change makers of tomorrow.
Babysitting / child care
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
Our volunteers will have the opportunity to experience alternative education first hand. They will have the chance to meet a group of amazing educators and children, who are greatly enriched by the various cultures and personalities of our volunteers. In regards to learning about Bulgarian culture, we provide a home base and recommendations for "after hours" exploration of the Sofia and the freedom on weekends to explore the rest of Bulgaria. Our volunteers should realize that as a school it is up to our volunteers to make their own program for evenings and weekends. We have teachers on staff who welcome the chance to have "after hours" cultural exchange, but those relationships must be formed between the volunteers and the teachers.
Our volunteers will be required to spend 3-5 hours per day working with our students. Volunteers will be asked to help keep watch or play with the children during the school's free time. Volunteers can help tend to the school's garden or cook with the children in the kitchen. Volunteers can help give the children the extra personal attention they need to reach academic and personal success. Ultimately we hope that our volunteers will share their personal expertise and experiences as a means of enriching our young learners' worlds.
Our school's methodologist will work with our volunteers to help them develop their skills working with children in the areas of their interest. However, please be aware that as a school, there is already a program in place. We welcome and encourage our volunteers to propose small group activities with the children, but as a learning center that gives learners the right to choose their activities, we can not make promises as to whether volunteers will lead their own activities or support the general learning environment by being a very needed set of watchful eyes.
Our school is located in a beautiful 4 story house in the center of Sofia. Our volunteers will sleep in a private room on the second floor with an attached bathroom. Please note that the shower does not drain very well.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Minimum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week to include food stipend (minimum 3 hours per day, 5 days per week without a food stipend)
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