GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • Organization: Fundacja Centrum Aktywności Twórczej
  • Location: Leszno, Poland
  • Deadline for application:
  • Project dates: two-month projects in a gap of 01.01.2020 – 31.08.2021 (12 months)
  • Number of volunteers: Minimum 10 people

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:

With the necessity of making a change in the local environment gathered already dozens of people between the age of 13 and 30 /generally as we have also younger and older volunteers from kids to seniors. It is because of the accumulation of the following ideas Foundation CAT was called to existence. We aim to stimulate the local community and promoting the idea of voluntary service. We’re not afraid of new challenges, we do believe that there are no things impossible to make. Our motto is: Voluntary service changes the world. Voluntary service changes us. We have a wealth of experience in terms of cooperation with the business sector, public sector, non-governmental organizations, polish and international organization networks. We’re a member of Euro-Mediterranean Foundation of Anna Lindh. Also, we’re cooperating with Youth for Exchange and Understanding Network. Since 2009 we’re the only Eurodesk Centre in Greater Poland.

WE HAVE: WORKSHOPS, COUNTRY PRESENTATION, CULTURAL GAMES, CRAFTING, PAINTING, EVENTS,
DESIGN, WINTER-SUMMER CAMPS EVERYTHING IN CAT FOUNDATİON IS MORE FUN WHEN YOU DO IT WITH MOTIVATION TO HELP OTHERS, TO MAKE A CHANGE & IMPROVE THEIR WAY OF DOING THINGS. FOR SURE YOU WILL HAVE A GREAT TIME HERE WITH US EVERYTHING YOU CAN IMAGINE IS POSSIBLE TO DO: ANY CRAZY IDEA FOR A WORKSHOP LIKE CRATING ZOMBIES, SOCK PUPPETS, INGENIOUS BRACELETS, UNICORN HORNS FOR CATCHING SOAP BUBBLES OR ANY CRAZY IDEA FOR PRESENTING YOUR COUNTRY LIKE “TOMATINA” WATER BALLOON FIGHT, DRIVING AN IMAGINARY CAR TO YOUR HOMETOWN, PAINTING WITH FEET THE MAIN PLACES IN YOUR COUNTRY …. OR COMICS, INGENIOUS VIDEO EDITING … ANYTHING YOU CAN IMAGINE IS POSSIBLE TO DO! CAT FOUNDATION HAS THIS TRADITION OF REALLY BEING OPEN AND GIVING A FREE HAND TO VOLUNTEERS IN ORDER TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES

ABOUT THE PROJECTS:

A1 :12April-12June 2021
-Group activity of 12 volunteers ( international)
– 21st February is International Language day; volunteers contribute to the development of appropriate guidelines and learning materials.
-Will work on workshops focusing on the global issues concerning recycling, minimalism, reusing, eco-friendly products for everyday consumption in order to reduce packaging consumption.
SUPPORT: By involving a common “Learning mentor” pedagogical degree MENTOR will work to impose management structures and sense of responsibility

A2 : 15April-14June 2020
-Group activity of 11 volunteers (10 international, 1 national)
-They will support the organization celebrations of Europe Days and the NGO Trade Fair in LESZNO.
-Educational exhibition of non-formal education workshops ( language workshops, gamification).
-Encouraging recycling/ workshops, organic cosmetics & DIY.
SUPPORT: By involving a common “Learning mentor” pedagogical degree MENTOR will work to impose management structures and sense of responsibility.

A3 : 1July-30Augs. 2020
-Group activity of 11 volunteers (10 international, 1 national)
-Summer-camps; experimental workshops, sports activities ( bike rides, have
activities in open spaces; parks, stadiums etc.), language games, cultural games, environmental conservation and “end of week parties.
-International Youth Day is held each year on the 12th of August. concerts/ volunteer conference discussing the possibilities of ESC, exhibitions of young people’s art/ photography / participating in their own baseball game that will play in a community park.

A4 : 13Oct-11Dec 2020
-Group activity of 12 volunteers ( 12 International )
-Will focus on developing Human Rights active workshops, ( improvement of relationships between people of different cultural traditions)these workshops we attempt to implement practices and methodologies.
1.Presentation in the local library
2.photo exhibitions
3.running of a monthly newspaper by volunteers themselves
SUPPORT: By involving a common “Learning mentor” pedagogical degree MENTOR will work to impose management structures and sense of responsibility.

A5 :12Jan-12March 2021
-Group activity of 11 volunteers (10 international, 1 national)
-Interactive Train To Coolture- Winter – volunteers will conduct educational workshops for children and youth.
-Together with Polish volunteers of the Action Reaction initiative group, which is part of Leszczyński Volunteer Center will design workshops of science or experiments nature, culture & geographic, sports & well being.
-Need to promote social cohesion and improve individual well-being from a young age.
SUPPORT: By involving a common “Learning mentor” pedagogical degree MENTOR will work to impose management structures and sense of responsibility

THE CITY OF LESZNO:

Reaching Leszno is quite simple; the town is located between two major airports; Wroclaw and Poznan. Both big cities are only 1.5hrs away by bus or train. SO DON’T FORGET TO TRAVEL!!!!!!!!!!
If you don’t have flight connections to these cities, there are other options. You can fly to Berlin or Warsaw. Both cities are connected by FlixBus, which is easy to book and efficient. The website even has an English version! Prague and Krakow are also connected to Leszno, by train and bus. However, it will take you a bit longer to reach Leszno. Wroclaw is quite close to Leszno, around 1 – 1.5hours by train and bus.

Poznan is even closer than Wroclaw, busses and trains are quite cheap and efficient. Point 3 on the map represents Krakow, one of the most beautiful cities in Poland. It used to be the capital of Poland. Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia – These 3 cities require a long trip of 6-7hours.

Prepare yourself! ESC here in Leszno means a lot of a great time. There will be time for everything: work, walks, traveling, having fun, probably less for sleep, friends, new people, new places, thrilling experiences, tons of positive vibes. And always keep in mind that you can make a difference in tomorrow’s day just with your attitude. All that we can say is have fun and make all work as good as you can!

HOW TO APPLY?

Apply by sending us your CV and Motivation letter (with the subject of your email as “Circus in Karlsruhe”) by 15th of February on advit_team@yahoo.com

For more information send us an email or visit the original infopack: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GnDMAHaG-TnOt74WYoAcKLGCqBesE5hx/view