Sports and games volunteers for refugee children in the Netherlands
TeamUp is a collaboration between War Child, Save the Children and UNICEF Netherlands in support of refugee children living in the Netherlands. To increase our efforts, we are looking for enthusiastic team players to facilitate sports, recreational and play activities for refugee children for three hours a week. You will be trained and coached by experienced TeamUp instructors and begin work at a location near to you.
As a TeamUp volunteer you will contribute to the social and emotional development of the participating children - and thereby help reduce the risk of their experiencing social and emotional problems in the long term.
You will be part of an enthusiastic team of at least four volunteers. You and your team will guide recreational activities for refugee children aged between six and 18 at a fixed time each week. Each activity has a specific theme and purpose. These activities make up a programme that helps teach children learn how to deal with difficult emotions such as anger, fear and stress.
You will also have child safeguarding responsibilities. You will learn how to recognise signs of unusual behaviour and, if necessary, refer children to specialised care and support services. You will receive comprehensive training on how to carry out these functions before you start working with children.