Bona Fides Association and Luzanky – Centre of Leisure Time (SVC Luzanky) are looking for volunteers (citizens and residents of Poland, aged 18-30) to assist our permanent staff in programs for schools and the animation club and provide quality free-time alternative activities for youngsters.

Start: ASAP
Duration: up to 12 months
Place: Brno, Czech Republic

Description of the workplace Lyska

Lyska is a part of Luzanky center existing since 2001 which is situated in Novy Liskovec district, close to the Medicine University campus. Nowadays the team consists of 4 permanent pedagogues and some external staff expertise in different disciplines such as circus, sports, ceramics  and music, among others.

Our main activity is to provide non-formal education to the children and adults, mainly in the artistic field. Regular workshops are offered in pottery, special events decoration, customizing t-shirts etc. As indicated, every kind of activities take place in this big space, as ceramics lessons, craftworks, circus training for 4-7 years old children, bakery program among others. Besides, Lyska organizes events for public like parades, winter sports trips and summer or holiday camps for children.

The club is arranged as a tea room where the painting and handcrafts, workshops or discotheques can take place. All materials for the programs can be found here: football table, painting materials, balls, board games etc.

Our volunteer will have a wide range of non-formal education field possibilities to work in, like the assistance at the artistic and handicraft workshops for schools, kindergartens or activities for adults (ceramics, painting, etc.).

The role of the volunteer is to be with the youngsters in the club and to offer different activities to them. The participating children come from diverse backgrounds, and over the recent years, some of the participants were Roma youngsters facing social difficulties. We will be glad to host a volunteer who loves working with children and teenagers in fields such as arts, dance, theatre and music.

Description of the workplace Legato – Circus Legrando

The Legato center of leisure time exists since 1999 in Kohoutovice district, and it is the part of Luzanky center. It offers different types of leisure-time activities, programs for schools, competitions or other events for public, summer camps for children. It offers also some cultural activities and events like theatre plays, contemporary circus performances and workshops, festivals, juggling conventions, film festival etc. 

The task of the volunteer is to join the circus lessons for children, assist the lectors during lessons, help children, and learn how to teach them. The volunteer will participate in the preparation of circus performances with the children, organization of events (festivals, performances, weekends for children, etc.). Previous circus experience would be an advantage (to share it with children, to bring new ideas, games, activities), but is not the main condition.

The time schedule of the volunteer
35 hours weekly

  • 12 hours weekly (mainly in the afternoon) – direct communication and practicing with the children in the circus 
  • 2 hours in the Youth club: direct contact with clients in the club once  per week
  •  4 hours weekly of occasional events, discotheques or preparing posters with the program, taking photos, making decoration, setting up the places for the activities etc.
  • 5 hours weekly – other activities at Legato and Lyska- assistance in the handcrafts program for schools
  • 2 hours of further education in circus techniques
  • 5 hours of preparation and meetings with coordinator and other volunteers
  • 5 hours for volunteer´s common/personal projects  

We offer different kind of support to our volunteers. One of our workers will be your tutor – a guide and advisor who will help you during the whole project. The volunteer will be also provided with all the material of a particular workplace. The volunteer can also visit other activities at Lyska or in other branches of Luzanky.

General description of volunteering project in Luzanky

There are 8 ESC volunteers working at different places on individual projects, meeting every week on common meetings with the coordinator and from time to time with all the colleagues to evaluate and plan the project. Luzanky hosts and coordinates ESC volunteers also  in other organizations (focused on environmental education, preschool education etc.), so all hosted and coordinated volunteers will meet during the project and can visit workplaces and events of each other. 

The volunteers are working 5 hours a week together with the coordinator on tasks connected with their integration into Luzanky and presentation of their presence in our organization. Those tasks will be mainly related to the promotion of Solidarity corps program, and volunteers stay in Brno. Common trainings organized by Luzanky outside Brno are possible. 

Volunteers can visit some of the courses and events organized by Luzanky for free (circus training for adults, ceramics, yoga etc.)

Days off and holidays: volunteers have 2 days a week free + 2 days per month of vacation. While working occasionally on weekends they have extra days off during the week. 


Volunteers get their pocket money and food allowance monthly (at the beginning of each month), and they are provided with a card for Brno public transport. 


Volunteers live in rented flats, two volunteers per one room. Distance to your working place from the flat can be around 30 minutes by public transport, even a bit more. Getting affordable accommodation in Brno is very difficult in recent years, so please be ready for described conditions of accommodation if you apply for our project. 


To apply please send your CV and motivation letter in English (describe why you have chosen this placement particularly and what your expectations are) to and In the subject of the e-mail please write: ESC in BRNO.

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