House of Solidarity 2023
Work together with local kids with fewer opportunities to create and learn together about and from each other. The main activity will be holding creative workshops and doing renovation work in the local community centre.
Élmény Tár Tanoda is an organization working with children coming from disadvantaged backgrounds. Their mission is to open up the world for their target group and raise awareness about the opportunities surrounding them. This camp brings local youth together with youngsters from all over the world, providing a chance to broaden their perspective, become more open to the world outside their own community, to learn about acceptance and cooperation. We see this grand, shared international summer camp as a great way of serving our vision for the children and young people around us.
Volunteers will have a chance to understand the civil sector in Hungary and the social reality of people living in poverty, not only as spectators but as active participants working towards social change. The program will consist of team-building activities, creative and multicultural workshops delivered to and by the volunteers with local young people, interactive programs to get to know the area together and some renovation work on a community house. Campfire, common music and board games are indispensable to the program.
Accommodation and food
Location and leisure
Nearest airport: Budapest Airport (BUD) – Liszt Ferenc International Airport.
Trains and buses: Pécs train/bus station – about 220 km away from Budapest airport. Please note there are no trains from Budapest to Pécs after 7.45 pm. Train schedule here: https://www.mavcsoport.hu/
No special documentation is necessary. No COVID-19 vaccine requirements. No language requirements, but we require a way to communicate with the organizers in Hungarian or English. Please bring clothes that you won’t regret getting dirty during renovation, your sleeping bag and personal medicine.
Please send us a motivation letter focusing on why you would choose to work with children and youth, and what kind of related skills or previous experiences you have had. You do not need any special skills, we are just interested in your motivation and background.
We have to ask for an extra fee of 40 € for the activities. Please book refundable plane tickets in case the workcamp needs to be cancelled.