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EST MTV 04 ESTONIA TALLINN KIDS, 05/06/2023 20/08/2023

LANGUAGE SCHOOL IN DOWN-TOWN | EST MTV 04 | 2023-06-05 - 2023-08-20 | KIDS, | Age: 20 - 32


The project is organized for local schoolchildren in the age of 10 to 16 years old by the Language School In Down-Town and non-profit association Alternative Language Programs Satellite . Some international teenage participants may randomly join. The common project s aim is to introduce the diversity of world cultures, customs and traditions to camp participants, develop their cross-cultural thinking and tolerance. At the same time, the project opens wide perspectives for the participants (both youngsters and volunteers) to gain and improve their soft skills, which will make their educational and future working career more successful i such as communication and teamwork skills, language and intercultural competences. Assuring meaningful summer holidays for local and international youngsters, the project s aims are achieved within the framework of international summer language camps where task-based activities, discussion sessions and creative workshops are organized by a team of international volunteers under the leadership of the local staff. The theme of summer 2023 is Skills for Life . The participants will discover why it is of a great value to be a skilful person either in the professional or emotional sphere, how the life skills are integrated in our everyday habits helping us to build up strong personal relationships and successful professional career, to support peaceful diplomacy and global sustainable development, and how to become one of those happy people. Meetings with local and/or international professionals in the field will take place. Thematic photo and video contests for camp participants will be organized.

Work: All summer camps are held under one common theme, though every camp has its own focus within which everyday activities for youngsters are organized. Each day of the camp program has a special topic to be discussed and a related activity to work out the outcome. There is also a creative and interactive presentation of a country-participant every day to introduce general and interesting facts about the country as well as cultural customs and national traditions to schoolchildren. The standard number of days in a shift is 10 plus 1 optional Saturday, and there is a special agenda on the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th and 10th camp days (camp introductory and final events, the mid-camp event, the day outside Tallinn). Every camp is thoroughly documented. The related activities suitable to support topic discussions and country presentations are as follows: various intellectual and sport games for youngsters, creative team projects like posters and sculptures or board-games, pieces of amateur drama or other types of performances, excursions and workshops, playing the games and music popular in the countries the volunteers represent, teaching their songs or folk dances, etc. There are 4 camp shifts during this summer project, 10-11 days length with an opportunity for kids/teens to join every Monday. Every shift has an option for different ages from 10 to 16 years old. All of them are day camps that are held in Tallinn. The working language is English. A number of volunteers working with schoolchildren in one camp may vary from 2 to 8 (both long-term volunteers for the whole summer and short-term volunteers who may join for 2, 3 or 4 weeks); they work in pairs with one of the camp groups of 10-12 teens or less and change the groups every 2-3 days. Based on the previous year, we expect a number of kids/teens participants in one camp shift as up to 40 split into 2-4 camp groups; the local participants are mainly youngsters from minority groups of Tallinn whose family s languages include Russian.Based on described above, the work and duties of the volunteer include the following: prepare and facilitate topic discussions and camp activities for smaller teams of youngsters as well as larger all-camp events, support and lead youngsters in their work on team projects; help the youngsters and other volunteers in their performances and country presentations; assist the program leader implementing camp activities and trainings for other volunteers; work on the documenting camp events and support the local staff in their work with an international team of volunteers i organizing folders with working materials, making on-line reports and advert, making analysis, compiling the camp albums and leaflets, providing feedback. Other work will include taking turn in assisting with catering and taking care of other volunteers, staying on overnight securing the international teenagers who are accommodated at school, etc. The work can be quite hard, involving long working hours on

Accomodation and food: The camp will take place in Tallinn, in the premises of The Language School In Down-Town . The school is based on the 4th and 5th floors in a business building in the centre of the city. In summer time, a part of the school is reserved for the volunteers accommodation that includes several separate dormitory bedrooms, a fitted kitchen, a dining area, a large shower area and two separate toilet cabins. Bed linen, pillows and blankets will be provided, so you do NOT need to bring a sleeping bag unless you want so. The entrance to the school must be kept closed at all times. To facilitate a smooth and safe environment at school during the off-hours, volunteers will take turns managing the access to the school and the accommodation areas (including the responsibility for the safety of people, personal belongings and school property). Catering will be organised by the School on an agreement with the volunteers (selection of times, meals - provided or independent cooking, etc). Public city transport cards will be provided as well.

Location: TALLINN

Location and Leisure: LocationAll camps take place in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. More information on www.visittallinn.ee/eng Leisure timeThere are a lot of possibilities for leisure time activities as the camp takes place in the capital where one can find attractions for all tastes: sightseeing and museums, festivals, concerts, live music, pubs, etc. The camp provides an excellent opportunity to establish contacts with young Estonians and to experience the local life.

Train/Bus station: Tallinn

Requirements: Special requirementsYou have to be really motivated to work with kids. Please provide a letter of your motivation along with the application form. An experience of working with children is an advantage. Your ideas and actual preparation to do the activities for kids are essential. We ask you to bring some materials: postcards, posters, symbols of your country, music or popular national games etc., which can be used during your country presentation. We expect active volunteers with a good knowledge of history and culture of their country as well as with an ability and wish to present it to others in a creative way. B2 level of English is required. The age of volunteers is from 20 to 30. Please note that before making a final decision about your participation in the camp, the project coordinator will have a Skype interview with you.Due to all our volunteers work with minors, we expect them to provide a criminal clearance and to have been fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 disease or declared recovered (a certificate is needed in both cases). Other necessary safety procedures and requirements must be fully undertaken in accordance with the Estonian national anti-COVID measures that may apply at the moment of a volunteer s arrival. Please make sure that you have a travel insurance certificate before arrival as well.Participation feeWe ask participants to contribute 100 Euro towards the costs of general administration. This fee has to be paid by bank transfer before the beginning of the camp to the bank account. If you cannot make it, please contact your sending organization for a solution.

Language: eng,eng

Extra Fee: 100.00 EUR