Support Children from Minority Groups

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opgericht in 2010
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Coördinator | Nicole
Coördinator | Nicole
Help disadvantaged children through free education and life-skill lessons. Provide mentorship and cross-cultural understanding. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 18+

The program

This amazing program places volunteers in a Community Centre program in Elbasan, one hour south of the country’s capital city, Tirana. Run by a non-governmental agency, the program provides essential educational and social support to children from minority groups, particularly those from Roma backgrounds who are discriminated against in Albanian society. Children from Roma communities suffer racial segregation and neglect in terms of both economic and social aspects of life in Albania.  Discrimination is widespread against this group and these children suffer from inadequate education and health care, resulting in high levels of illiteracy, poor health and little hope for economic betterment. Whilst international initiatives are in place to improve the lives of Roma minorities, there has not been any discernible progress to date. This program is a step in the right direction, and needs willing volunteers to help them achieve meaningful change for these vulnerable children and youth.

Goals of this Project:

  • Provide free education and life skills lessons to marginalized children and youth
  • Improve the future prospects of some of Albania’s most impoverished youth, and help them to break the poverty cycle
  • Expose marginalized youth to a whole new world of education and help them discover a love for learning
  • Expose participating children and volunteers to new people and cultures and enable cross-cultural understanding

How you can help

This wonderful program gives vulnerable children access to the support and skills that could help them to achieve a much brighter future. The Community Center program offers them educational tools, support and adult mentors, which would simply be unavailable to them otherwise. Largely forgotten by society, these children and young people are at serious risk of falling through the cracks and becoming disenfranchised. With volunteer assistance however, these young people can learn, be supported and feel a sense of hope towards a better future. There is huge scope for volunteers to bring their own skills and interests to this program in all areas of education, mental, social and physical enrichment.  This might include teaching basic English; assisting with computing skills, arranging lessons in art, music or crafts, organizing sporting activities, games and excursions. For volunteers wanting to make a real difference to the future prospects of marginalized children and youth, this program ticks all the boxes.

Volunteers on this project will contribute in a number of ways and can expect to undertake the following tasks:

  • Provide education and life-skills lessons
  • Organize games, art and other fun educationally based activities
  • Supervise sports and playground games
  • Provide learning support and assistance
  • Provide emotional support and mentorship
  • Network with local residents and local project staff

Dagelijkse activiteiten

A volunteer’s work day on this project will generally last between 4 and 6 hours and while we ask all volunteers to be flexible in this regard, a typical daily schedule is likely to go something like this:

7:00am Breakfast prepared in the Volunteer House or eaten out

7:30am Van ride to project site

8:00am Pre-start meeting with project supervisor


A tea break and lunch break will be fitted in during the day, but often the timing of breaks will change based on the needs of the local staff and number of volunteers on hand.


4:15pm Debrief with project supervisor

4:30pm Van ride back to accommodation

Evenings Volunteers are welcome to explore the local area or simply relax.


Albania's stunning natural beauty has remained largely undiscovered by international visitors - but not for much longer.  

Elbasan is a historic and culturally rich city sitting right at the center of Albania. Volunteering allows time to explore the city and surrounding region and enjoy the history and natural beauty on offer. The program site in Cerrik is an easy 30-minute commute from Elbasan.



Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je tenminste 18 jaar oud te zijn op de startdatum van het programma. Er kunnen uitzonderingen gemaakt worden indien je een bewijs van toestemming kan aantonen van uw wettelijke voogd(en) of samen met je ouders deelneemt.
Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (basis niveau)
Bewijs van goed gedrag en zeden
op High School, University niveau
Vereiste documenten
Emergency Contact, Passport en Resume
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Andere vaardigheden
A volunteer’s individual role can often be tailored to suit their particular skills and interests. Ideally, volunteers on this project will have at least a basic understanding of Albanian in order to communicate effectively with the children and local staff members. All applicants must of course display a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude.
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Love Volunteers
  • Airport pick-up on arrival
  • Orientation & full safety briefing
  • Accommodation
  • Weekday lunch included
  • 24/7 local support network
  • Project placement & onsite supervision
  • Registration Fee included
Afhaal aan de luchthaven op Tirana International Airport

Upon your arrival in Albania, you will collected at the airport and delivered to your accommodation. Here you will receive an orientation to help you settle in, find out about your volunteering placement, the local surroundings and meet your fellow volunteers. A representative from the local team will fill you in on local and regional customs, traveling, rules and recommendations, and of course, what to expect from your volunteering experience. This is a great opportunity to get to know your hosts and ask any last questions you may have.

  • Program Arrival Day: SUNDAY
  • Program Departure Day: SATURDAY
  • Arrival/Departure Airport: Tirana International Airport Nene Tereza, Tirana, Albania (Code: TIA)


Volunteers on this program are accommodated in a private house in Elbasan with a large, well-equipped kitchen, communal dining area, modern bathrooms, shared rooms split by gender and linen and Wi-Fi provided. A home away from home! 

The program site in Cerrik is an easy 30-minute commute from Elbasan. Transport is arranged each day and costs approximately US$2.

Slaapzaal Guesthouse
Eten & Drank

Breakfast and dinner are self-catered with lunch provided during the week at the center (included in the program fee). The kitchen is fully equipped to enable volunteers to prepare meals from the comfort of home and restaurants, cafes and eateries are located within easy distance of the house and offer a wide variety of menu choices.

Make sure to sample the specialties unique to the City such as ‘Bugace’ a delicious breakfast roll and ‘Bollokume’, a large sugar cookie.

Internet toegang
Makkelijke toegang op de project site
Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?
Visum, vluchten, reisverzekering en vaccinaties zijn NIET inbegrepen in de programmakosten.
Vlucht tickets
De dichtste luchthaven is Tirana International Airport (TIA) in Tirana. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Albanië.
Naar het buitenland reizen is een avontuur en het is best om goed voorbereid te zijn. Plots ziek worden of gewond raken, annulaties of diefstal - een reisverzekering voor Albanië biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde.
Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Albanië dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Albanië.

Data & Kosten


Gegevens over jouw aankomst

This project is available year-round and programs start every SUNDAY. Spaces on this project are limited and therefore subject to availability. Early booking is recommended.
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
4 - 12 weken


Kosten: Prijs in USD
4 weken (min. verblijf)
$ 791
5 weken
$ 860
6 weken
$ 918
7 weken
$ 987
8 weken
$ 1.044
9 weken
$ 1.113
10 weken
$ 1.171
11 weken
$ 1.240
12 weken (max. verblijf)
$ 1.297
Gemiddelde kosten
$ 153 /week

Gelieve ermee rekening te houden dat de bovenstaande programmakosten een raming zijn en beinvloed kunnen worden door mogelijke veranderingen in de wisselkoers. Love Volunteers zal je op de hoogte houden over de finale kostprijs gedurende uw aanmeldprocedure.
Waarborg (15%)
De waarborg dient om je plek als vrijwilliger te verzekeren. Betalingen worden door PayPal behandeld, onze betrouwbare betalingsprovider. Indien je niet over een PayPal account beschikt, kan je ook met een credit kaart betalen.
Finale betaling (85%)
Uw finale betaling zal worden goedgekeurd door Love Volunteers gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

Waarom Volunteer World

Bijkomende zekerheid geboden door Volunteer World
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Wijzig jouw reservatie zonder extra meerkost
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We betalen je kosten terug als Love Volunteers jouw reis annuleert
Ondersteuning & tussenkomst
Wij steunen je, wat er ook gebeurt, je kan altijd contact opnemen met ons
Onze diensten zijn gratis!
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Support Children from Minority Groups

Help disadvantaged children through free education and life-skill lessons. Provide mentorship and cross-cultural understanding.


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