English Volunteering in Poland: The All Year Round Program For English Speakers

 

English Volunteering In Poland

English Volunteering In Poland

 

English volunteering in Poland with Angloville gave me a chance to visit cities in Poland that I never thought I would visit.

 

Currently, they have programs in the following cities of Poland:

#1. Warsaw

#2. Wroclaw

#3. Krakow

#4. Gdansk

#5. Poznan

 

 

As a budget traveler, staying in a hotel or tasting all sorts of traditional food is kind of impossible, but not until now.

 

Last year I stumbled upon some information on the Internet and knew that there were many English Immersion Programs in Europe looking for English speakers as volunteers.

 

Angloville is of course, one of them and by far the most varied in my opinion, covering both Junior and Adult programs throughout many countries.

 

So I tried my first english volunteering in Poland and got addicted to it because not only you could stay in a hotel and taste traditional food, you could also have conversations with wonderful locals, help them with English and learn from them.

 

Buffet Breakfast

Buffet Breakfast

 

It provides a win win situation for all /:)Click To Tweet

 

Check It Out:

How To Apply For English Volunteering In Poland

 

 

I had done a few English Volunteering in Poland in the summer and winter, that includes both Junior and Adult Programs.

 

Check It Out:

My First Encounter With Angloville Adult Program in Wroclaw

 

The Junior Programs are a bit different in terms of activities and it's 1 day longer.

 

One day before the start of the actual program, a free guided tour of the departing city will be organized for all English volunteers.

 

Krakow Poland

Krakow Poland

 

The tour usually last about 2-3 hours and ends with a lunch on the house.

 

 

Venues in Poland are sometimes pretty far away from the city, like a 2-3.5 hours drive with a stopover for coffee or toilet break.

 

Most of the junior participants will be hopping on the bus with the Anglos, and conversation begins.

 

For adult programs, most participants will be driving to the venue themselves instead.

 

 

If rooms are ready we will proceed with check in else we will have lunch or some ice breaking games.

 

Lunch will depend on the venue, some are better than the others, some are buffet style and some are being served individually.

 

Group Lunch

Group Lunch

 

After lunch, there will be 1.5 hours of free time everyday where you could take a nap, a walk or have some private moments etc.

 

A campfire session will take place on the last night of the program where you could prepare some marshmallows or things you fancy for BBQ.

 

 

One On One

Each day you will have some 50 minutes private moment with one of the participants to talk about everything under the sun. Of course, there will be materials provided in case you are stuck with a conversation.

 

Mentor Session

Each participant will select an Anglo to be his/her mentor for the week to work on his/her presentation. So everyday I would spend an hour teaching and guiding my mentees (usually 2 of them) on their presentation.

 

Group Activities

It's a kind of break away from the stress and shakes up a bit with fun games and team building activities, it's my favorite part of the day especially in winter.

 

Group Activities

Group Activities

 

Field Trip

It is time to put on our hiking boots and explores the areas around our venue.

 

Winter Field Trip

Winter Field Trip

 

Entertainment Hour

Last hour of the day to get together with some light games before bedtime, it is not really mandatory but fun to enjoy.

 

Entertainment Hour

Entertainment Hour

 

 

So far I did 4 junior programs in Poland and Czech Republic and I like Bacowka in Krakow because they serve nice traditional Polish food.

 

Naleśniki (Polish Pancakes)

Naleśniki (Polish Pancakes)

 

Check It Out:

Traditional Polish Food You Should Never Miss

 

Accommodation wise, if you are doing junior programs, be prepared to share a room with 2-3 Anglos especially during summer.

 

 

Presentation In English

Presentation In English

 

One day before the program ends, participants will need to come up with a presentation of any topic in English.

 

Some presentations were very interesting and informative and I could alway learn something new during these sessions.

 

Selfie Time

Selfie Time

 

The last day will always be light and sad, with some certificate presentation, selfie moments and bidding goodbye to newly made friends wahahaha.

 

 

Children are the pillars of our future, I find it fulfilling in joining programs to contribute a little of my effort to make changes or improvements to their lives.

 

On the other hand, they've got shorter concentration timeframe therefore there are more games and physical activities involved in their program.

 

You need to be energetic as well to keep up with them.

 

Check It Out:

Angloville Junior 28th Jan- 3rd Feb Bacowka Bialy

 

Have you done any similar programs  too? Feel free to share them in the comment box below /:)

 

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