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Painting with Kids in Hakks


Painting with Kids in Hakks

Voluntary Service International


At a Glance

  • Start Date:01/07/2019
  • End Date:12/07/2019
  • Closing date:24/06/2019
  • Post Updated:29/04/2019
  • Min Hours:10+ hr/ week
  • Role Type:Youth work

Requirements:application letter, including a self-introduction and their motivation for volunteering; musical talent recommended; English proficiency


Voluntary Service International (VSI)& is the Irish branch of Service Civil International, a worldwide peace movement that began in 1920. We work to promote peace, social justice, sustainable development and intercultural understanding. We do this through volunteering activities internationally and in Ireland. VSI is a registered charity in Ireland (Charity Number: CHY 9220).

Description: To broaden a global vision and do the wall painting, enhance the community members linguistic awareness and exhange the cultural understandings. Delight our rural kid's global dreams fly. Ming-jeng village, regarded as a remote area and known for being a traditional Hakka tribe village, lies in the west of Dongshi district. Ming-jeng is famous for its honey tangerines plantations. It has wonderful weather and fertile soil for farm businesses. In addition, these planting skills are unique and inherited generation to generation. Therefore¸ honey tangerines are the most popular fruit and have become the symbolic image of our community. In order to highlight the community’s image and strengthen the value of local identity.

Type of Work: We will take the volunteers to carry out the work of painting murals in the community, including restoration of the community’s old fence. W2: Moreover, Ming-jeng elementary school will have a summer English camp, which will involve the participation of volunteers. Volunteers will teach students English, play with them during the camp¸ and have musical exchanges as well.

Accommodation: Local district home stay and personal commodities are required. Breakfast and dinner will be provided by home stay family. Volunteers will have lunch boxes in the afternoon.

Language: Chinese Mandarin

Approximate Location: A rural village at the remote area of Dongshi district in Taichung city, located at the middle-western part of Taiwan.

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.

Details of time commitment needed for role:
This is a two week volunteer commitment in Taiwan.

Minimum time commitment per week:
10+ hour p/week


If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Mateja Jakšić

Address: Voluntary Service International, 30 Mountjoy Square East, Dublin 1


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