Name of the organisation: Blessed J. Matulaitis family help center. Day care center “Biciuliai” (it means Friends)
We need: 4 volunteers.
Period: from the beginning of the September 2015 till the beginning of the July 2016 (10 months).
The day center is for the children of the preschool age (from 3 to 7 years). Two groups for children are working every working day and are constant. The pedagogic is based on catholic principles.
The main tasks of volunteers:
to look after the children (to help them to eat, to dress, to go outside)
to play with children
to create and participate in art projects with children
to participate in a group process where children are actively communicating
to participate in meetings with educators working in the group
to look after the common order (to put dishes to the dish washing-machine or to clean the room)
Impressions of EVS volunteer Elisa from Norway who was volunteering in Biciuliai:
“If you wish to work with children then this is a good choice. All dough you have to be very patient, especially in the beginning. It is not only difficult for you to adapt to the situation, but also for the children. Because of this it might be an advance to have some experience from working with children thinking about the fact that it might help you to understand them more, but it is not something that you need to have. What you need is to be open minded, and willing to try to see things from the children’s point of view.
The language difficulties do not make it any easier, but luckily the workers are very nice, and they help you on each step of the way. They are always friendly and supportive, and they make you feel like home. They also engage you in the work in a good way, and help you to understand the children. And when you finally connect with the children it is all worth it. They make you smile from the inside and out!”
For the selection of the volunteers we will need:
– Europass CV with picture (made in the last month)
– Motivational letter, writing that your sending organisation will be “Building Bridges”. We ask all candidates to send a specific letter of motivation – why they want to volunteer with us rather than just a general EVS one.
Remember to write in the motivation letter that your sending institution is “Asociación Building Bridges”.
All documents written in english you can send to: firstname.lastname@example.org with subject “EVS Lituania Biciuliai” .