Volunteers for Forest Family Club

Volunteers for Forest Family Club

Za sebevědomé Tišnovsko, z.s.

Tišnov, Czech Republic

Activity description

Lesní rodinný klubu Kaluznicek (forest family club) http://lesniklub.tisnovsko.eu was created as one of the first outdoor nursery schools in the Czech Republic. It is a small nursery school with max. 18 children (from 3 to 7 years old). There are guided by 3-4 pedagogical employees, a lot of job is done by volunteers. The base of the forest club is formed by a yurt in Lomnička village (3 km from Tišnov), by a stream and near a forest. This nursery is friendly to children, parents and guides, it puts emphasis on learning through natural situations and sufficient outdoor activity for children. There is abundant space for free playing, creation and projects outdoor as well as indoor. We offer groups or courses for English, pre-school training, arts etc. and we are open to whatever activity. The main contribution of volunteers will be their active participation in the club’s activities, simply be with children.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The volunteer will have his/her own room in a house in Tišnov. This house will be shared with another 3-4 volunteers, together they will use the kitchen and bathroom. Lunches will be served in the Forest Family Club during school time. The volunteer will arrange his meal in the morning, in the evening and during week-ends. Invitations for dinner or weekend lunches from the school families are very likely to be happening... The transport to/from the Forest Family Club could be arranged by parents driving their children. There is also quite a good bus connection and a bicycle.

Training during the activity

The main training will be directly during the stay and time in forest nursery. The volunteer will improve in taking care about small children and in active playing with them. The volunteer will be offered Czech lessons. Of course he/she can join all the trainings and seminars connected to the ESC. Also if they are interested, they can visit trainings, short time courses and seminars with other members of the nursery staff.

Participant profile

The volunteer can be any enthusiastic person, who wants to have experience in work with children, who has an appropriate physical condition (the forest club program involves outdoor physical activities during all seasons) and mental fitness (the children can be sometimes noisy and very active). Open-mindedness, playfulness and sense of humour are appreciated as well as a good level of spoken english. We do not require any specific education. In case there are more applicants with similar profile we prefer a person who can stay for a longer time, best option would be the whole year.

Activity dates

A total of 52 week(s) during the period 01/02/2022 to 30/04/2023

Activity location

Lomnička 101, 666 01 Tišnov Czech Republic

Looking for participants from

Germany, Denmark, Finland, Spain, Greece, Bulgaria, Belgium, Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, United Kingdom

Activity topics

Social challenges

Environment and natural protection

Health and wellbeing

Education and training

Deadline for applications

No application deadline