|from $2,495* per person||14 Days||May-September
Exertion level: 4
|Operator: Global Volunteers
20 people max
You can help advance Poland's impressive progress as a global model of democracy. Part of overcoming the past and joining the European Union required a bold investment in children and youth who hold the country's future in their minds and hearts.
Our dedicated host partner works to ensure that you are engaged in volunteer service projects to maximize your individual contribution. Teach English to youth and adults, nurture at-risk children, and support disabled people of all ages. Demonstrate the great value of true people-to-people service and discover your "inner child" in a friendly and historic Eastern European community.
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Volunteer in Poland
, Teaching in Europe
, Care for Children
, Care for Adults
, rural communities
, teach English
, volunteer service project
, volunteer vacation, Poland, Europe
1 testimonial about this trip
Reviewer: Paula Sadler
"Even though I did not speak one word of Polish when I arrived, I formed a very close bond with my students. We stumbled trying to understand each other, but the messages got through. They taught me that teenagers all over the world are the same. We laughed a lot! This experience renewed my enthusiasm for teaching. I remembered that I love working with teenagers - their spirit, energy and creativity were amazing."
0 testimonials about the provider, Global Volunteers:
- May accommodate certain types of disabilities. Contact the operator for more information.
- Family oriented trip.
Poland Work Projects
Global Volunteers' unique philosophy of service ensures your work projects help advance the host community's current development vision and goals. Always serving at the invitation and under the direction of host community partners, each Global Volunteers team member works alongside local people, and personally contributes to needed project financing through their service program fee. Our long-term commitment to work in partnership on sustained community development projects enables you, in just a short time, to serve as a critical link in a chain of lasting community enhancements.
Teaching in PolandYou're needed to assist with three very important projects:
Teaching conversational English to youth and adults.
Providing care and English tutoring for children from dysfunctional families at an after-school shelter.
Providing care and English language instruction to adults with physical and/or mental disabilities.
In the spring or fall, you'll work with elementary and middle school students in a conventional classroom setting. The emphasis is on improving real-life speaking skills and not on formal rules of grammar. If you join a summer team, you'll teach conversational English in informal language camps designed for either elementary and middle school students and high school students. The camps are centered on small-group classes (three to ten students) and optional organized activities and excursions. The environment is relaxed and decidedly less formal than that of the spring and fall programs.
Work with vulnerable and at-risk elementary school children from dysfunctional homes. Help them study and complete homework assignments and work with them on social skills.
Special needs assistance:
At "Caritas" Institute, serving adults (primarily between the ages of 18 and 50) with physical or mental disabilities, you will conduct English language classes using games, picture books and worksheets. You may also assist in art classes, physical activities with some therapeutic value, and also provide much-needed adult companionship. Volunteers with special education or physical therapy skills can employ their professional talents at this work site.
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