Wednesday, July 25, 2007

What could you do at Conviven?

What can you do at Conviven?

Centro Conviven is a place in constant development. There are different options and activities one can do while working with us.

Teach English

If you wish to teach English, we have a steady Teach English Programme, taking place every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

But not only – there’s also a constant lack of private teachers who would have private language classes during other week-days. If you want to be a language teacher, but are not particularly interested in English, we could set up a class for some other language. For example in the past we have had people teaching French and German. But we are open to try out something completely different.

Teach math or help children with their homework

Children who come to Conviven have difficulties with learning and understanding. Therefore you could also help them understand math. We urgently need a new teacher since the volunteer who did that left recently. We are also planning to set up a time for children who need help with homework. It is very important to encourage them to study more.

Teach art

Our kids love art, but at the moment we do not have a teacher for them. We are especially interested in people who have open-minded ideas and could pass on some knowledge in painting, design, sculpture etc. Would you like to be the one to increase Conviven-kids creativity? Maybe you have a cool idea for a specific art project? If yes, we definitely need you!

Organise our library

There are a lot of books at Centro Conviven, but at the moment they are just in random order on the shelves. We need somebody who knows how to organise those piles of books into a decent library and can coordinate other volunteers in creating a system there. In other words – we need a project manager for setting up a library.

Participate in recreational activities

Centro Conviven has different hours when children can come and participate in recreational activities and we need more volunteers to help our staff make those hours better. Also the kids need to be taken to a swimming pool every second week and we are looking for people who would be willing to help in that field.

Design/programme our webpage

Centro Conviven does have a homepage at the moment, but let’s face it – it is not the best, far from it. So if you would like to make us a new webpage, please contact us! The new page should be rather simple and easy to maintain so that we could keep it going also after you leave Conviven.

Teach music

Can you play an instrument and would be willing to share your knowledge? We have people who are interested in learning the guitar, piano, flute etc. Some adolescents hold band reherseals at Conviven and they would appreciate any help they could get.

Teach dancing and/or circus
You can dance and are interested in donating your time to teach others too? Great, the kids are waiting for you! We also have circus group´s for youngsters at different ages that could use some fresh ideas and more teachers too.

Conviven is working with an extremely low budget, but there are so many things that need to be done. We need to build central heating for keeping the house warm in winters, the house needs to be repaired, there are different projects running that could need better funding. If you know how to get more money for our organisation, please come and help us!

Assist kitchen or kindergarten staff
Centro Conviven has a few kindergarten groups that could use some help from volunteers as well. If you are interested in working with children up to age 4 and are planning to stay with us for at least 3-4 months, that could be a good opportunity for you.
Also if you would be interested in running the household of Conviven together with Carmen, we could use your help.

Interested in something else?
If this list did not include activities that you would be interested in, don’t worry – Conviven is a very flexible organisation, hence if you happen to have a great idea and would like to work with us, don’t hesitate to contact! Most likely we can make it happen. Welcome on board!

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