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Gigos Genk

Genk, Belgium

Project description

Gigos Genk is an NGO with 5 youth centres located in 5 different places in Genk. All these different organizations work with social disadvantaged children and youngsters between 3 and 25 years old. We offer daily activities in the leisure time of the children and youngsters. Activities can be sport, games, handy craft but also educational activities: like how to live healthy, education about drugs/ gambling, how to apply for a job, … Next to these activities, we also organize social, artistic, cultural workshops. Workshops we offer are: street theater, photography, dance, multi media. Through these workshops we want to offer a forum where youngsters can show their talents. We want to give volunteers the opportunity, through a solid/structured project, to experience how to interact with youngsters who are in a social vunerable position. Volunteers work 5 days a week with the children and youngsters. They will have the opportunity to create their own project.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

We, as coordinating organization, will arrange the travel for the volunteers. We send volunteers their e-ticket and all the info. Our 4 volunteers will live in a house that they need to share. They will have an own bedroom but the livingroom, kitchen and bathroom are common. Each month they will recieve money for food costs but next to that also pocketmoney. When they arrive we will provide them a pass to travel by bus whenever they want through the whole of Flanders. At the house where they will stay is also a bicycle provided for each volunteer.

Training during the project

Volunteers are obligated to attend the on-arrival and mid-term training organized by the National Agency.

Volunteer profile

We are looking for a volunteer ( M/F ) who stands in live with a dose of positivity and maturity and who is enthousiastic by the thought of working with children and youngsters. Having some experience in working with children and youngsters is a surplus! We select volunteers on base of creativity, flexibility, social skills, open minded to all cultures and they have to like working with children and youngsters. Project is already approved!! Send us your CV and motiation letter! BE CREATIVE!

Placement dates

A total of 50 week(s) during the period 13/01/2020 to 04/01/2021


Placement location

Stalenstraat 15, 3600 Genk


Looking for volunteers from

Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Belarus, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Algeria, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Georgia, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Libya, Moldova (Republic of), Montenegro, North Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Kosovo * UN resolution, British Antarctic Territory, Anguilla, Aruba, Saint Barthélemy, Bonaire Sint Eustatius and Saba, Canary Islands, Curaçao, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Greenland, British Indian Ocean Territory, Cayman Islands, Saint Martin (french part), Montserrat, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Sint Maarten (dutch part), Turks and Caicos Islands, French Southern and Antarctic Territories


Placement topics

Social challenges

Creativity and culture


Placement deadline

Application deadline: 02/12/2019