Become a happy volunteer at the “happy bus” summer project in Poland!
The happy bus project – Updated April 2022! – Have you already got plans for summer? Any idea to do something fun, meet people from all over the world and at the same time do something good for others AND for yourself without spending too much money?
Happy Bus Charity Program
What are our conditions?
- You need to be at least 18 years old on the day of your arrival.
- You have to be able to freely communicate in English.
- Also, we need you to be motivated to join!
And that basically sums it all up
What do we give you?
accommodation and food are free and provided
we offer training for everyone about how to use the equipment, we also offer additional theme training, for example, a first aid course
with us you have a possibility to improve your language skills – English, French, Spanish, Arabic…you name it! There’s a very high chance there’ll be a native speaker of the language you’re learning for you to talk to.
You can make friends in Poland and all over the world – trust me, the project is great to develop a real bond with others!
You gain experience working in a team and with children
We also offer trips and some fun activities on the days off
We can provide a certificate for your volunteering with us
Last but not least we offer a really fun adventure that I’m sure you’ll be telling your kids about when the right time comes
By volunteering with us you will get a lot of experience working with kids, you will find friends from all over the world and become a part of our happy family. The project usually starts at the beginning of July and lasts till the end of August
Here are our criteria for Volunteers, please read it with attention.
- 1. 18 years (foreign volunteers)
- 2. No criminal record
- 3. Has the ability to lead animation and education activities and games for children.
- 4. Can work both independently and in an organized team.
- 5. Can work with diverse age groups (children, teenagers) – also diverse in terms of numbers.
- 6. Be responsible, creative, communicative, preventive and ready for challenges related to working with children.
- 7. Involve in activities during Happy Bus 2019.
Also has (optional):
- 8. Experience in conducting workshops and animation activities with children.
- 9. Manual skills or interests with which he would like to share with the beneficiaries of Happy Bus 2022
Fees Transparency 🔍
We charge no fees but the flight ticket and health insurance have to be paid by the volunteers themselves.
https://www.msz.gov.pl/en/travel_to_poland/visa/ We can offer assistance if necessary.
How many volunteers could you host?
When would you need volunteers?
July & August
How many hours of help per day?
About 6-7 hours
How many days of help per week?
We know that it may seem like quite a lot of work but it’s not actually that bad. Volunteer’s duties would be to take care of children, play with them, paint their faces, make sure they won’t hurt themselves during their stay with us in the village, set up the playground and take it off at the end of work last day in the village. Besides we want to reach out to as many children as possible. Volunteers will also get some time meanwhile in the project to travel around Poland and nearby countries.
What type of accommodation can you provide?
We generally sleep in cultural centres or schools, so mostly there won’t be any beds – we’re sleeping all together in one place using sleeping bags and mattresses
Omnivorous. Vegetarians and Vegans are welcome too 🙂
At the end of the project, you may get a certification. The foundation will do its best to organise a free tour to some places in Poland for you. Before the project starts all foreign volunteers will take part in a workshop about animation games for kids and in the first aid course.
What to do in your free time
After work volunteers will have time for their private stuff and for integration with other volunteers or with the locals. Sometimes they will have extra attractions organised by locals or foundations. Some days there will be also a summer cinema both for volunteers and the locals.
How to get to your site
Most of the volunteers come to Poland by plane. The foundation is located in Łódź, so that’s where they will be staying before the project starts.
Is there internet access?
Yes, but not very strong. About the Internet – in some villages it’s provided, in some, it’s not, but don’t worry, we will always do our best to enable your internet access.
CONTACT DETAILS 🔍📧 How to apply?
We encourage you to take a look at our Instagram account and Facebook fan page (you will find many pics from previous editions there):
https://www.instagram.com/ happy bus
Happy bus Facebook page
You can also take a look at the foundation’s fan page:
Hostname: Ewelina D.
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1 thought on “Join the Happy Bus summer project in Poland!”
Hope you are doing well. While I was reading through your project I felt that it fits me perfectly. I love kids so much and I’ve already been to some volunteering projects in Turkey and Lithuania. I would love to take part in the “happy bus” summer project in Poland!
Thank you so much!