We are a young Polish non-profit organisation, located in a rural area near the city of Kielce. We are involved in a number of activities in the local community (international youth exchanges, intercultural open-air cinema, etc.), however, the main field of our activity is running a community centre which provides free after school activities for children with fewer opportunities who come from disadvantaged families. Within the centre, we offer among others help with homework, as well as prophylactic and educational workshops (languages, music, chess, aikido, etc.).
An extra added value is our location, as we are situated in a place surrounded by woods, with an access to a beautiful lake, picturesque ruins of historic steel works, a quarry with footprints of the oldest dinosaur, the oldest oak tree in Poland, and some more natural attractions.
As we are constantly expanding our educational offer, we are looking for creative foreign volunteers to provide the children in our centre (aged 5-15) with extra stimuli, both when it comes to learning foreign languages as well as acquiring new skills.
Also, we are open to collaboration with street artists and other artistic souls who would like to help us redesign / decorate our centre new.
There are families in our community interested in hosting volunteers who would like to join our team. If interested, please do not hesitate to contact us :) The kids are looking forward to meeting You!!!
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
You will spend a great time with our children and your host family. You will definitely pick up some Polish and learn a lot about our culture, taste delicious food and get relaxed by contact to beautiful nature. If you are interested in working with children as your career, you will have a chance to test yourself and get some experience! Our team is very supportive and eager to share skills with others :)
In addition, one of our host families is into breeding of Behemian Shepherds and Shetland ponies so if you love animals, taking care of them can be a part of your volunteering experience if interested :)
As already mentioned, we are looking for creative volunteers who would like to help our children practise their language skills but also encourage them to acquire new skills (shared by a volunteer). If you like spending time with children actively, playing and educating them in a non-formal fun way and if you can stay with us at least for a week, this is a perfect place for you!
There are families in our communities interested in hosting foreign volunteers. There might be different conditions, however, you are granted a private room and full board. After you contact us and we know your expectations as well, we can better match you with a host family :)
There are many interesting places to visit in the local area. You can spend your free time in the countryside or visit the main city in the province and the capital city of the region, Kielce (located only 15 km away). Two regular bus lines and a mini bus make the access to the city easy. You will be also provided with a bicycle.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum up to 4 hours a day, a few days a week