Volunteer in a nursery and help children with their early years education and development
Romania is one of Europe’s most beautiful and intriguing countries. However, despite its entry to the EU in 2007, Romania faces a number of social and economic issues characteristic of developing nations. Children's education is extremely important for the future of the country.
This project involves teaching English and leading fun activities in a daycare centre where you will work with children aged 2-7 years old.
Your role: Volunteers can get involved in all aspects of helping to run a successful kindergarten where the children learn and have fun at the same time. Volunteer teachers could use nursery rhymes, games or other activities to engage the children and keep them occupied and learning. The children enjoy singing, playing, learning numbers and reading and the kindergarten encourages the children to express themselves.
This volunteer teaching role requires commitment and bundles of energy. Providing personal language tuition or teacher training for local staff would also be an excellent way to ensure the continued impact of your volunteering.
The projects are well organised so that volunteers can make a real contribution in a relatively short amount of time. Pre-departure briefings and the offer of continuous support from the local coordinator helps with preparation and enables volunteers to maximise their contribution as well as enjoying their own experience.
Your experience: Through this Romanian volunteer project you will help give small children a fun and well rounded early education. English language is not currently taught at the nursery so gap year volunteers will be introducing the children to English. English language skills are important for the children to have more opportunities in the future.