Accreditation number: 2010-GR-7
Duration of the project: 6 months
Location: Xylokastro-Evrostini Municipality, Corinthia region
The voluntary work placement will be in the Center of Creative Work with Children (Κ.Δ.Α.Π.) in Xylokastro town. In our Center can participate children in between 5-12 years old. Our motivation to host EVS volunteers is providing the additional support and help in the every day work of the Center of Creative Work with Children. This includes helping in the theatrical workshop/theatrical games, theatre with puppets) music-kinetic workshop (they will support music-kinetic games, sound stories, singing, playing on musical instruments) and fine-art workshop (the volunteers will work on the field of handcraft, to use different kind of materials such as clay, lime etc., they will help the children to make constructions, collages, paintings etc.).
The volunteers will support the everyday activities of the centre such as: handcraft with the kids, playing with the kids in the free time activity, helping the teachers to prepare the materials and the room for the activities, gathering them after the activity, avoiding conflicts between the kids, paying attention on immature aggressive kids, playing and take care of the kids during the outside activities.
The volunteers will have a chance to organise his/her own small workshops depending on his/her skills and ideas (e.g. music, handicraft, theatre etc) if it is possible according to the programme of the center. We would like the volunteers to learn the way how to protect the children of these vulnerable ages, to promote the European idea among the children as the future adults of Europe by giving them the chance to experience what it actually means.
Our main aims are the introduction of new activities taken by the volunteers for the daily life of the children, the promotion and contact with new cultures, especially from the volunteer origin, moreover to develop the artistic abilities of the children and to help the teachers in their activities.
We would like also to develop the volunteers' responsibility, creativity, knowledge, and skills and to help them to be prepared for their future role as parents. They will also gain more self-esteem and compassion through creative work.
The volunteers will have the chance to broaden their horizons by living and learning in a foreign country and working in a team with the staff of our Center. In addition, they will acquire experience and skills on working with the children, which may prove useful for their professional future.
Our objectives to host volunteers are to strengthen their artistic practice through working in a creative context, to introduce them to the local community, to develop the understanding of the European and international cultural context, to provide informal intercultural education and experience to youths, encouraging their social integration, their active participation and to offer them new means of expression and communication through music, theatre, fine-art etc.