Community Centre - Course leader for children and youth
The community center of Tamra is member of the Israeli association of community centres “Matnas”. It aims at improving and enriching the social, cultural and sports life of local communities, and offers a variety of worthwhile activities to children, youths and adults.
The community centers are led by strong guiding principles such as community spirit, development, and social commitment.
For children aged 5-15 years, the community center of Tamra offers activities including drama, music lessons, sports activities, excursions and travel, ballet and “Dapka”, the region’s traditional Arabic dance.
For youths aged 15 to 18, besides cultural and sports activities, there are further program options such as youth leadership, vocational training, critical issues such as drugs and HIV, and training in social responsibility. The community centre also runs a job market for job starters.
The opening hours of the center are from 8 a.m. until 12 a.m. and from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. every day; with the exception of Sundays (opened from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. only) and Fridays (closed all day).
Every year, during the whole month of July, a “Summer Camp” takes place in a park near the town. Approximately 400 children, starting from 5 years, can participate in the daytime activities, but they stay at their regular accommodation in town. There is always one day of activity at the camp followed by a day of excursions, such as trips to the zoo or to a water park.
The center is looking for volunteers who can instruct courses related to culture, dance, music and sports. If you have specific expertise in some activity that you can teach to children and youths and if you let us know at least 2 months before your arrival, the centre can include your course in the range of activities being offered and can find enough participants.
You are expected to instruct your course for some 6-7 hours per week. The rest of the time, you can assist in the preparation and implementation of other courses which are being offered, and you can support the community centre with administrative and organizational work.
Further, volunteers with experience in youth work are most welcome.
The center is closed during Ramadan each year. In 2010, the dates for Ramadan are 10th of August to 10th of September.
Location: Tamra, Israel
Duration: Minimum 1 month
Costs: none, the trouble-free package is optional
Accommodation: Not included
Meals: Not included
Included: Placement in the project; if you opt for the
trouble-free package the whole range of services which is part of the
trouble-free package is included
Not included: Travel to Israel, health insurance
*You can also book this activity as a 1-3 weeks