Dates: 01-09-2017 - 31-07-2018
Place: Kaunas, Lithuania
Type: European Voluntary Service
The project aims at inspiring young people to think critically about the problems of education system through getting specific knowledge about preschool teaching, outdoor education methods and working together in cooperation with non-governmental organizations. In addition, the project aims at developing preschool aged children with the help of the EVS volunteer.
The hosting organization is oriented at the holistic educational sphere – Outdoor Kindergarten where kids spend all the day outside in the nature. It is located in the park in the city centre of Kaunas, the second biggest city in Lithuania. The main tasks will be to organize the educational process of preschool children, to provide development of modern outdoor educational methods as well as to raise awareness about critical thinking of the educational system and the importance of preschool learning.
More information about the hosting organization and its activities can be found here.
The main requirements for a perfect candidate are: to be aged 18-30, to love nature & ecological ideas, to love being outside and have some knowledge of how to prepare for different weather conditions while being outside (maybe camping or travelling) and not to be afraid of outdoor activities with children during all the seasons: cold winters, rainy autumns and springs. He/she should love preschool children aged 1,5 - 7 years old. Also the volunteer should be interested in healthy lifestyle and should not have any bad habits or addictions (smoking, drinking, drugs etc.)
There is no such a requirement but it would be a plus if a person would already have some experience working with small kids or would have a degree in education or pedagogy. It is not important if you do not have any experience - it is all about your motivation.
The most important thing is that volunteer understands what is volunteering. He/she should be motivated enough to be an EVS volunteer and to learn as much as possible from the experience in the outdoor kindergarten.
The project is funded by the Erasmus+ Programme. All expenses for visa, insurance, accommodation, food and international travel costs are fully covered by the grant. Each month the volunteer will receive:
The volunteer will live and work in Kaunas. He/she would be the only EVS volunteer in the hosting organization however, there are a lot of other EVS volunteers in the same city. The volunteer will live with other volunteers and will have his/her own room in the flat with three or four flatmates.
How to apply?
In the subject of your e-mail please indicate “EVS in Lithuania _ Growing together – Share the best You have ".