Tempo Libre Educativo - Centro Don Bosco


Dates of the activity: 01st March 2020 until 31st August 2020 (6 months)

Looking for volunteers from: Luxembourg

Receiving Organisation: ETL Don Bosco

Supporting Organisation: Agence Nationale pour l'Information des Jeunes

Place: Rúa Belvís 2, 15703, Santiago de Compostela, Spain


Description of the organisation

The Don Bosco center counts with two main entities: Escola de Tempo Libre e Animación Sociocultural Don Bosco, it is focused in training activities in the social field and leisure time, and Centro Xuvenil Don Bosco, that has a full and global offer of activities, which its main target is to educate in values through the leisure time to children and youngsters of the neighbourhood, the city and closer areas.

Furthermore since 2000 the Escola de Tempo Libre Don Bosco is a receiving, sending and coordinating organisation for EVS and Voluntary Projects of the European Solidarity Corps.

The most common activities carried out in the Centro Don Bosco in Santiago for children and youth from the neighbourhood are: play room(Espazo Lúdico), school support (Máis Que Apoio Escolar), library, crafts, leisure time groups for children and youngsters, magosto(chestnut feast), Christmas activities, carnival, Youth centre’s feasts, neighbourhood’s feast, urban summer camp(Bosco Verán) for children, information office and voluntary and youth counselling, diffusion activities for the Erasmus+ Programme and European Solidarity Corps, …



Tasks of the volunteer:

The volunteer will collaborate with the staff and other volunteers, contributing own initiatives and resources of own culture, in:

  • Preparation, animation and evaluation of the socio educational project in the play-room (Espacio Lúdico) for children from 4 to 14 years: games, handicrafts, workshops, outdoor activities, sports, trips to the town...
  • Preparation, animation and evaluation for the school support programme (Apoio Escolar) for children from 5 to 18 years old: help with homework, help on foreign languages, help to study,…
  • Maintenance and animation of workshops that are realised for people from the centre: theatre, language, guitar, handicrafts...
  • Animation of other activities of the Centre Don Bosco: Carnival, May patron festivities, excursions, traditional feasts (maios)...
  • Preparation, Animation and evaluation of educational projects in an awareness campaign for schools: reading promotion, environmental, equality…
  • Cooperation in the Solidarity campaigns: Operación Quilo (food recompilation campaign), Carreira Solidaria (Solidarity race), Suriya project, O teu tapón conta (recycle campaign),…
  • Animation of Christmas, Carnival and Easter activities for children from 4 to 17 years
  • Animation of summer activities in end of June, July and August for children from 4 to 17 years: urban camp...
  • Planning and evaluation of activities, contributing own initiatives: preparation of the material, search of resources...
  • Maintenance, order and cleanness of the different rooms.
  • Animation of the informative point for volunteers and associations: updating and distribution of information about courses, activities, subventions, seminars..., administration of the resources, etc.
  • Animation of the Erasmus+ information point: updating and distribution of information about the different actions, doing Informative Campaigns about the Erasmus+ Program (distribution of flyers, talks, blog)...
  • Help young people from Santiago to participate in the Erasmus+ (Youth Exchanges,...) and European Solidarity Corps: helping with the language, contributing ideas...
  • Possibility animation of the children’s and youth library: help with homework, reading, lending books, activities to animate children to read...
  • Possibility of instructor in Scout group for children and teenagers since 8 to 18 years during the weekend.
  • Possibility of training of football or basketball teams for children, teenagers and youth from 5 to 30 years.
  • Develop a personal project related with one of the activities of the Centre Don Bosco, adjusted to his preferences, abilities and capacities


Hours of work and free days:

The basic timetable will be about 25-30 hours per week, from Monday to Friday, depending on the Spanish classes and the planning meetings of the different activities in which the volunteer will participate.

In the beginning we focus more on language classes and observation and as progress are made classes decrease and work in organization increase. The timetable could be like that:

Monday- Friday

  • 10.00 – 13.00 Spanish lessons, Information office, solidarity champagne, Erasmus+ and ESC dissemination, and other activities
  • 17.00 – 20.30 Play-Room(Espacio Lúdico), handicrafts, School Support(Apoio Escolar), games, Library  and other activities

In addition to this the volunteer will participate together with other volunteers in the programme and evaluation meetings concerning the activities she will be involved in.

During Christmas, Carnival, Easter, end of June, July and August the timetable will be adjusted according to the vacations and summer activities of the centre, working from Monday to Friday during the morning.

The volunteer will have two days-off a week, Saturday and Sunday, except the feasts that will coincide with their assistance.




The volunteer will live in a flat, sharing it with other volunteers or students, in a single or double room. Furthermore the flat provides all items necessary for living: a washing machine, heater, blankets, iron, dishes, etc.

The organisation will cover the expenses of the flat (rent, supplies,…)


Expected learning outcomes & Youthpass

  • Experience in working with children/youngsters
  • Teaching skills.
  • Knowledge of handicrafts, sports games and dynamics to motivate the children and teenagers.
  • Knowledge of the operation of a play room, how to programme, carry out and evaluate activities for a play room, and develop abilities as an instructor in a play room
  • Knowledge of the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps Program and how to make and carry out informative activities.
  • Learn to programme, carry out and evaluate intercultural activities.
  • Learn to be more patient, more open and more independent
  • Learn the importance of getting to know other mentalities and cultures for his/her personal development and future life.
  • Learn to speak and write correctly in Spanish.
  • Interpersonal skills and social: Adaptability and ability to cope with new challenges, teamwork, shared responsibilities in living with a multinational team of volunteers.
  • Cultural Expression: Developing cultural awareness about mutual needs that are generated in a multicultural environment.
  • Communication in mother tongue and foreign languages: Communication, socialization and negotiation in a second language (Spanish). And knowledge of Galician language.
  • The project partners commit themselves to update her/his knowledge in this field and to make sure that the volunteer will be issued a Youthpass at the end of the EVS activities.


How to apply

Fill the Application form. It includes questions for your supporting organisation in your country. 


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