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Organise weekly activities for asylum seeker and migrant children and adults

Organise weekly activities for asylum seeker and migrant children and adults


For eight months, Caritas Sofia volunteers have been organising activities for the asylum seekers living in Busmantsi detention centre. The adults and children living there are not allowed to leave the compound, and are only allowed outside for an hour per day. The weekly activities give them something to look forward to, an opportunity to meet friendly local people, and a chance to learn new skills and languages, and for the children to benefit from games and creative recreation.

Join the team and lead one session per week from January to May 2017. Currently, volunteers organise:

  • English language lessons (for adults and children)
  • Introduction to Bulgarian language and culture (for adults)
  • Games and creative activities for children.

They are also open to new suggestions for activities.


Once a week, from January to May 2017. Activities are held on workdays, Monday to Friday, in the morning (10:00 - 12:00) and in the afternoon (14:00 - 16:00).

You can indicate your preferred day and time in the online application form you will find behind the "I will do it" button.


Caritas Sofia.


The educational activities make a significant difference to the quality of life of the asylum seekers and migrants living in Busmantsi detention centre. Otherwise life there is monotonous and unstimulating, and psychologically traumatic as most people have no idea whether they will stay for a few days or months.


Busmantsi Special Home for Temporary Accommodation of Foreigners, Busmantsi village, near Sofia.


Busmantsi can be reached by car or marshrutka minibus number 35 (route Lyulin to Busmantsi, via Stamboliyski Blvd and Tsarigradsko Shosse, for detailed route see here, BG version only.)

Skills required?

Volunteers should be responsible, committed, and should be prepared to lead activities for a group of adults or children.

Training will be provided.

Age requirements?

Volunteers must be 18+.

How do I take part?

Click the green "I will do it" button and complete the online application form.

// image courtesy of the organiser

Apply by 10 January 2017

The mission is from 16 January 2017 until 31 May 2017

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  • Proletina Girova

    Proletina Girova

    Здравейте, тъй като работя на пълен работен ден, бих искала да разбера, дали в събота или неделя има възможност да участват. Бих могла да преподавам Английски и Немски език.

  • Zoe Holliday

    Zoe Holliday (Caritas Sofia)

    Мерси за твоят интерес. За съжаление, не можем да влизаме в Бусманци събота или неделя.

  • bisera ivanova

    bisera ivanova

    освен да водя заниманията, очаква ли се И да ги изготвям?

  • Zoe Holliday

    Zoe Holliday (Caritas Sofia)

    Да! Но няма да си сама, доброволците работят в малки групи.

  • Stefani Gornishka

    Stefani Gornishka

    защо пълнолетен??

  • Katerina  Georgieva

    Katerina Georgieva

    Здравей! Пълнолетието е необходимо, за да имаш достъп до лагера. : )

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