After School Care

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founded in 2001
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Coordinator | Beverley

High­lights

Experience the life and the culture in Albania
Gain experience while staying with local host family.
Gain valuable insight and experience in your career
Make memories by sharing your passion with us
Visit the local places and the ocean resorts
This project is well suited to volunteers who enjoy working with children and supporting youth development outside of a classroom setting. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Albania is a country located in Eastern Europe and bordered by Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia and Greece.  

Top Reasons to Visit Albania

Albania is one of the cheapest countries to visit in Europe

1-Scenic coast

2- Beaches

3- Spectacular nature with mountains throughout the country Authentic experience due to less tourist numbers

In some poor neighborhoods of Shkoder, children often spend their free-time on the streets without any adult supervision and do not have the opportunity to participate in team building or safe leisure activities after school. As a volunteer on the After School Care project in Albania, you will provide care to children from disadvantaged neighborhoods within Shkoder.

This project is well suited to volunteers who enjoy working with children and supporting youth development outside of a classroom setting. Strong organizational skills and the ability to improvise will be highly valuable on this project, as providing care to children in an unstructured environment can be challenging. However, the children are incredibly enthusiastic and grateful for the opportunity to learn from international volunteers.

When volunteering on the After School Care project in Albania, you will organize after school workshops and educational activities, incorporating music, art, cooking, sports, games and leisure activities. While some basic resources are available, volunteers are required to use their initiative to develop activities and bringing resources to assist with activities is encouraged. As the project runs in the afternoon, you have the morning free to plan for the day’s work or take advantage of the Albania language lessons offered by our local team.

As you will be volunteering alongside our local placement staff, you do not need to be qualified or have teaching experience to join this project.

Volunteers tasks include helping children learn English, coaching sports and helping with recreation activities. Educational standards in Albania are very poor compared to other destinations in Europe, you might be shocked by the basic nature of classrooms and schools. You will usually be working alongside other international participants and also local staff to ensure the structured running of classes helping children to progress in learning.

Albania is very much a country looking to the future and you can play a role in improving life for local people. Hundreds of people work as a volunteer every year but more people are needed, this country really needs more hands on the ground to help development and we highly recommend applying if you want to make a real difference. You will get to learn more about the country and interact with friendly local people who will be really happy to know you have travelled there to help. People in Albania will be very curious about you and your reasons for being in their country.

1- Knowledge of practical conservation and water sanitation

2- Global competencies like teamwork, communication, leadership, resilience, organizing, planning, and time management.

3- Certificates award

4- The ability to work and empathize with people of different cultures and backgrounds, helping to develop a ‘global mindset’.

5- Confidence from pushing past your comfort zone.

Volunteering in Albania amounts to that rarely experienced thing, immersion in another people’s culture while at the same time carrying out a genuinely needed service. 


Typical day

Weekdays: After the initial orientation, you will have a morning, afternoon or evening shift at your placement and will work for approximately 3 to 5 hours per day. A typical morning schedule is as follows:

7.30 AM Breakfast at the volunteer apartment.

8.30 AM Travel to placement to join local placement staff and begin work on your project. Please note that start times and daily workload depends on the project that you are participating on.

1.30 PM Work at the placement usually ends. You will travel back to the volunteer apartment for lunch or in some cases eat a packed lunch at your placement.

2.30 PM You are free to plan for the following day’s activities or use your free time as you wish. This could include sightseeing, some shopping or taking Italian language lessons.

7.00 PM Dinner at the volunteer apartment. After dinner you will have the remainder of the evening free to relax and use as you wish.

Please note this schedule will vary depending on the needs of your particular project.

Free-time activities

  • During the weekends, volunteers have free time to relax or take the opportunity to explore Shkoder and other areas of Albania. Language is Albanian (Geg Dialekt), only by speaking somebody in Albania will know that you are from Shkodra, our accent is recognized everywhere here about culture ?, we have traditional songs, dresses, food, Shkodra is the capital city of culture here in Albania.
Sightseeing
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level) or English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at University or College level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Good communication
Flexibility
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 16:00

What's Included

Services by Musha Care Foundation

Program FeeWhat it covers

  •  24/7 in-country support
  •  Airport pick-up
  •  Program orientation
  •  Volunteer placement
  •  Accommodation
  •  Meals

Airport Pickup at Tirana International Airport

The program orientation begins on the first and third Monday of each month and volunteers need to arrive into Shkoder on the Sunday before orientation.

After you have registered for the program, please book your flights to arrive at Tirana International Airport in Shkoder. 

Accommodation

Volunteers are accommodated in a hotel which is walking distance from school station. Bedrooms are comprised of single beds and bunk beds with bedding, private bathrooms and air conditioning provided. All rooms have a communal, co-ed bathrooms equipped with western toilets and hot showers. 

Accommodation upgrades to private or matrimonial rooms can be arranged at an additional cost after registering for the program. All upgrades must be arranged through the local team no later than 4 weeks prior to your start date. If you require accommodation prior to your program commencement or would like to stay on after the completion of your program, this is not a problem. 

Dorm Room Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages
Volunteers in Albania are provided with breakfast at the hotel, but breakfast generally consists of coffee, tea, natural fruit juice, fruit, brown bread, butter, jam, cheese, ham and porridge. The hotel has cooking facilities to prepare meals and there are nearby shops to purchase food. If you have any special dietary requirements for breakfast, please let us know when you apply for the program so we can make arrangements for you.
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Tirana International Airport (TIA) in Tirana. We assist you to find cheap flights to Albania.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Albania provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Albania you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Albania.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

The program orientation begins on the first and third Monday of each month, and volunteers need to arrive in Shkoder on the Sunday before orientation.

After you have registered for the program, please book your flights to arrive at Tirana International Airport. 

When you arrive, you will be greeted at the airport by the local team’s driver and transported to the volunteer accommodation in Tirana, where you will be met by a member of the local team. 

If you are traveling in Albania prior to your volunteer program and arriving overland, we can arrange for you to be picked up at 4pm from the  airport.

If you are scheduled to arrive airport after 4pm on Sunday, you will need to arrange your own accommodation for this night, and transportation to the local team’s office in time for orientation at 10am Monday.

Orientation is hosted by our Albania team. It begins the morning of your chosen start date and lasts for a full day. The orientation covers everything you need to know for your volunteer program in Italy – Introduction to Albania, Culture and Customs, Rules and Expectations, Safety, Travel Opportunities, Introduction to Project and Placement as well as a tour of the local area. The orientation will also give you a chance to sign up for Albania language lessons and to meet other volunteers with whom you can swap contact details for weekend travel and socializing.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 980
5 weeks
$ 1,225
6 weeks
$ 1,470
7 weeks
$ 1,715
8 weeks
$ 1,960
9 weeks
$ 2,205
9 weeks
$ 2,205
12 weeks (max. stay)
$ 2,940
Average fees
$ 245 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Musha Care Foundation will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Musha Care Foundation during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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After School Care

This project is well suited to volunteers who enjoy working with children and supporting youth development outside of a classroom setting.

$245/week

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