SVE en el centro de apoyo a la infancia ZATIK. ¿Quieres aprender sobre educación y ayudar a los niños? Aquí tienes una oportunidad de oro para seguir tu sueño. Solicita este SVE en Armenia ¡y aprende mientras te diviertes!


Yerevan, Armenia


06.09. 2016 – 05.09. 2017 (12 months)




The Centre is located in Yerevan. There are 100 children visiting the centre, who study at different schools of the city. These children are those with varied challenges at home. The staff of ZATIK is well experienced in working with the volunteers and providing them with a rich learning experience. The activities implemented by the organisation are in line with objectives of this project and will contribute to a fruitful flow of the project.

The main aim of the project is the work with children in the centre, to provide educational activities and to prepare them for an independent life. Involving international volunteers is a great opportunity for this project as the children learn about the culture and traditions of foreign countries. The presence of an international volunteer enriches the program offered to the children.

These children more than others need care, help and education, to become good members of society in future. The volunteer together with the educators will be involved in the organization of different cultural programs, where children will learn to paint, sculpture, sing and dance; they will also learn some basic abilities in theatre, art and pantomime.

The possibility to organize a big performance with the children is also foreseen. The decorations and text will be prepared by the volunteer with the help of the children. Also, depending on the abilities, knowledge and fantasy of the volunteer, he/she will be able to offer different games and courses to the children.

Tasks and activities

The children are divided into 3 age groups. In each group different tasks will be carried out by the volunteers as follows:

The volunteer will work mainly with children aged 5 to 15 years. He/she will assist in offering workshops and leisure time activities to the children, where they can draw, sculpture, learn different national and foreign songs, games, disco dancing, etc.

In addition, the volunteer is encouraged to propose activities according to his/her own interests and skills. The volunteer will support the children and they will support him/her which will give them the sense of being needed. The volunteer will participate in and organize meetings and educational games, using his/her own experience and ways of working in his/her country. He/she will introduce his/her traditions, customs and culture which will make children to easier understand foreign society and life style.

He/she will be invited to organize a big performance and exhibition with songs and dances of his/her country of origin. The volunteer will spend his/her time with these children which will give him/her possibility to understand and to learn about Armenia, traditions, history and our language The volunteer will work 5 days per week. He/She will learn Armenian language in the Special Language Centre. During the week-ends the volunteer will have an opportunity to visit different historical places; there will be excursions to different ancient places of Armenia and invitation to Armenian families, to get to know the culture and traditions of Armenia.

Profile of the volunteer

The volunteer will be selected based on their motivation. No previous experience is necessary. There are no gender, age or any background requirements for the selection/recruitment of volunteers. The volunteer should be interested or have some experience in working with children; he/she should be kind, communicative and reliable. The essential competences are sense of responsibility, creativity, ability to listen and support. It is preferable that the volunteer doesn’t have any chronicle diseases, especially those that may become an obstacle in work with children.

How to apply

Building Bridges members and/or long term unemployed (proved by scanned document) will have preference to this volunteer service.

We will study carefully all application and selected candidates will be invite for Skype interview. The selection of volunteers will take place in the coming weeks.

For the selection of the volunteers we will need:

Europass CV with picture (made in the last month) with skype name included

Motivational letter, writing that your sending organisation will be “Building Bridges”. We ask all candidates to send a specific letter of motivation – why they want to volunteer with us rather than just a general EVS one. The volunteer is chosen according to his/her motivation and interest to the project and to the activities. It will be paid special attention to cover letters.  Remember to write in the motivation letter that your sending institution is “Asociación Building Bridges”.


Application form (signed)

– Hosting organization´s application form

Please send your documents to before the 08.04.2016 with the subject “EVS_Jerevan.YOUR NAME.YOUR SURNAME”

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