WhenAll year round
December 31, 2020
Don Bosco is a boarding school made up of 7 big houses which can host up to 120 youth studying in different schools in Brussels.
Don Bosco was one of the best educators of modern times as he developed success-oriented teaching methods. Every youth has a huge potential. The whole educational work is done by pupil’s parents, teachers, educators and volunteers altogether. The objective is to make sure the youth is in the best conditions to experience in a positive way his abilities. Thus, the youth feels empowered because he realizes that he has true abilities, gains self-esteem and throws himself into his homework because he enjoys doing it. The main objective is to help these young people to achieve academic, human and social success through three cornerstones: ■ Reason: discussing on issues drives them to use their abilities to think, to make decisions and to get involved. ■ Religion: as a way to look for meaning in their lives. ■ Love: which is shown by the educators through being a loving, strict and attentive person and by the youth by being grateful. ■ This teaching method is based on confidence in youths’ positive future.
Who do you need?
What to do
30 per week
Days off per week
As a volunteer, your presence is a very important asset but you will not replace the educators who are currently working there. You will have to assist the team. ■ Going to the supermarket once a week. ■ Making sure that the premises in which the youth are living are neat and clean. ■ Providing some services: painting… ■ Doing everything to enable each of them to improve. ■ Ensuring their moral, emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual well-being. ■ Sending them to bed. ■ Waking the pupils up and helping them to prepare their lunch pack, accompanying them to schools (by walking or driving). ■ Supervising mealtimes. ■ Supervising the activities that take place on the evening (by being creative and organized). ■ Daily tutoring (helping the pupils individually). ■ Supervising the activities that take place on the evening (by being creative and organised). ■ This is a non-exhaustive list.
More information about conditions
Food and Accommodation You are housed in the boarding school. You have a room at your disposal. Over the weekends and on your days off meals are not provided. Fees: 80 euros per month