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Romania English Camp

We are excited to offer you the opportunity to volunteer with Andreea's Club in Alphard Educational Centre, which has welcomed volunteers from Leeds Beckett University for several years. The project provides an amazing all-expenses paid trip to Romania in return for your time teaching English! The club provides an enjoyable experience for Romania children to spend a week learning essential language skills run entirely by volunteers. The students are aged between 6 – 18 years old. 

Volunteers are recruited from all over the world including England, Europe, America and many more countries and many return repeatedly as they enjoy the experience so much. The camp operates on a weekly schedule, Monday evening – Sunday morning and consists of English classes, sports, trips and fun activities such as face painting and discos. The children arrive on Monday and have a graduation ceremony on Sunday morning, then the whole process begins again the next day with the new arrivals.

Volunteer Role(s): 

We are seeking volunteers who are enthusiastic with a passion for working with children and young adults. No prior experience is required as training is provided. You will be expected to ensure that lessons are fun, using games and other creative activities to engage the children to improve their English. We are looking to recruit a group of 20 – 25 volunteers who can commit to a minimum of 3 weeks up to a maximum of 11 weeks.  
Information sessions
We will be hosting 30 minute information sessions on Wednesday 18th April 2018, 2.00 – 3.30 pm, Headingley campus, Macauley Building Ground floor Room 10. This will be an opportunity to learn more about the project and to meet previous volunteers. 

Session 1:  2.00 – 2.30pm
Session 2:  2.30 – 3.00pm
Session 2:  3.00 – 3.30pm

Project Start date: Weekly departures beginning Saturday 16th June or Sunday 17th June 2018 and every week until Saturday 11th August or Sunday 12th August 2018.
Project End date: Sunday 2nd September 2018
Duration: 3 weeks minimum – 11 weeks maximum
Fees: £100 deposit to secure your place, fully refunded upon completion of volunteering
Project location: Romania – two sites:
Camp 1: Piatra Neam, approximately 6 hours from Bucharest
Camp 2: Gura Humorului, approximately 7 hours from Bucharest 
Accommodation: Hotels / Villa, sharing with fellow volunteers

Application Deadline: We have received a large volume of applications and now have an application deadline of Friday 20th April, 8.00pm.
All applications will be reviewed and shortlisted by Tuesday 24th April. If successful,  we will invite you to a selection event for all shortlisted candidates on Wednesday 25th April 2018, 2.00 – 3.30 pm, Headingley campus. 
Please keep this date/time free and you will be contacted by Tuesday 24th April to confirm your invitation and room location. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications received if you are unable to make this time/date we will be allocating places accordingly and will place you on a waiting list if we don't manage to recruit a full team.

We will contact all applicants to update you whether your applications has been successful or not. 
We expect this opportunity to be extremely popular so please don’t delay your application but do remember to attach your passport or else your application cannot be considered. Try to attend one of the information sessions to find out more. 
Learn more about this project by reading the Project Information Pack



To apply, please download the APPLICATION FORM and return by email, along with a copy of your passport to Volunteering@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

*Please do not apply without a copy of your passport* - all applications will be reviewed week commencing Monday 16th April so you have time to get a photo of your passport. You will be contacted by Friday 20th April with a response to your application. 


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