Description

Gulbenes 1. pirmsskolas izglītības iestāde (Gulbene 1st pre-school) is a kindergarten that implements general pre-school education program. The institution attends 120 children in age from 1,5 – 7 years, in 6 groups. The pre-school works in international Eco school program and has got the Green flag. Since 2013 pre-school welcomes volunteers from different European countries. Kindergarten has implemented 3 youth volunteering projects, twice involved in activities senior volunteers from Italy and UK in frames of projects, coordinated by municipality council. Pre-school takes part in the international Fast Trac Kids education program. .

Activity description: 

Gulbene 1st pre-school is open for children from 7 a.m. till 7 p.m. Volunteer’s working time can be from 8 or 9 a.m. till 12:30 and possible also in afternoons.
Volunteer can be a supporting person for pre-school teachers in their work with youngest children (1,5 – 3 years old). He/she can help children to deal with their daily routines (dress up, eat etc.) During the lessons volunteer can help with the practical things - assist teacher in different tasks, in creative works, to play with children, to go out for a walk and playing, to help during the meals.
Volunteer is welcome to come up with own ideas for creative workshops, games, songs or any other things that could make the day more interesting and would help small children to acquire something new.
Volunteer is also welcome to introduce children and adults (staff, children’ parents) with his/her own culture and language. The kindergarten has hall, playgrounds and forest that can be used for different activities.
Volunteer will get staff’s support in all activities.

Logistic conditions: 
Accommodation 1: place in youth hostel (1-3 persons in room – depends on hostel’s occupation), shared bathrooms, toilets (located in the corridor), shared well equipped kitchen with cooking facilities, TV. Towels and linen are included. Possible roommates – other senior volunteers. Catering: in workdays lunch in kindergarten (~EUR 1,5), possibility to cook in the kitchen of hostel, shops are located in 2-7 minutes walking distance from the working and accommodation place. 5 minutes walking distance from hostel till the pre-school. Free WiFI available both in the pre-school and in the hostel. The pre-school is located in town’s centre. No public transport needed. Everything is in walking distance (post office, banks, pharmacy, bus station, cafes). Use public transport – bus - to get from the capital city Riga to Gulbene town. No train connection possible.
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Kindergarten prefers volunteer with at least minimal experience in communication with children. The most important is volunteer’s interest and motivation for work with children.

Economic Conditions: 

620 €
The cost indicated is including: pre-departure preparation in your country, accommodation in a shared room (all included), insurance, organisation of the hosting placement and local support. Board, International travel costs and local transports are not included and the volunteer is directly responsible for them.

780€
The cost indicated is including: pre-departure preparation in your country, accommodation in a shared room (all included), insurance, organisation of the hosting placement and local support. Board, International travel costs and local transports are not included and the volunteer is directly responsible for them.

990€
The cost indicated is including: pre-departure preparation in your country, accommodation in a shared room (all included), insurance, organisation of the hosting placement and local support. Board, International travel costs and local transports are not included and the volunteer is directly responsible for them.

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