The « Collectif des Petits Chemins » is a non-profit association and school based in Lessive, a village located in the French community of Belgium. Its aim is to promote the new pedagogies tailored made according with the kids’ personalities and using the natural environment. This activity involves the work with little kids from 2 years and a half until 5 years old; or with children from 6 to 11. Main tasks: Supporting the teachers and taking care of the kids: from Monday to Friday (8:30-16:00, except on Wednesday 8:30-12:00). o Welcoming of kids in the morning at the school; o Participation in different artistic workshops (e.g. painting, drawing, weaving, story-telling, singing, modelling clay,…) ; o To accompany the kids during the breaks and offer them help to eat the snack, to get dressed; o Participation in outside activities: visit at the farm, walk in the forest, free time activities, o Implementing a personal activity with kids after the first stage of the project.
ACCOMMODATION, FOOD AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS
Accommodation: ESC volunteers in the school (4 in total) will share a fully-equipped shared house or apartment near the activity with possibly other volunteers. Transport from house to school is free of charge. Food: the volunteer will receive a budget and will take care of the meals by her/himself. Participation is free of charge, except for exceptional contribution to travel costs. The volunteer will receive free board and lodging during the whole activity. She/he will receive a small allowance (pocket money) for personal expenses throughout the duration of the activity.
TRAINING DURING THE ACTIVITY
With the French-speaking National Agency of Belgium: on-arrival and mid-term seminars. With the support organization in Belgium (Association des Compagnons Bâtisseurs asbl, “CBB”): 2 residential weekends and networking activities with other ESC volunteers on other projects supported by CBB in the French-speaking part of Belgium. Various workshops will be proposed along the year by CBB, as well as a camp leader training for those interested.
Motivated to join the activity/ open-minded and pro-active / benevolent attitude towards kids and be interested in active and cooperative pedagogical approaches / not be afraid of spending time outside and to appreciate the contact with nature/ very motivated to learn French and ready to learn the basics before coming/ not afraid of the collective international life/ certificate of good conduct .
A total of 52 week(s) during the period 01/09/2021 to 31/08/2022
5580 Rochefort Belgium
LOOKING FOR PARTICIPANTS FROM
Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia
Education and training
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Application deadline: 21/06/2021