Where is it?
About the project
House of All runs a small shelter for refugee families in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. In this shelter, they provide accommodation, three meals a day, hygiene items, clothing, medical assistance, and education.
What will I be doing?
- Teaching English, maths and geography (other foreign languages, especially German, would be great too)
- Work at the House Reception distributing hygiene and medical supplies; organize activities for the men, women, and children; help to organize and run a free clothing shop/warehouse for refugees and local Bosnians.
Working here will test all your abilities, your patience, and most likely change you as a person. If you are willing to put the work in to help these people, you will surely find a home here. There is a reason some of the volunteers have been there for over three months!
What impact would I have?
House of All is unique in that it provides the residents with a space where they can have a sense of community, normalcy, and autonomy in their lives, things that vulnerable people in transit generally do not have during their journeys. These things are so important and vital especially for their mental health and overall well-being.
Who would I be working with?
Families and people of all ages from Iran, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, different regions of Kurdistan, Pakistan, etc.
Any volunteer requirements?
They are looking for volunteers with dedication, adaptability, flexibility, a can-do attitude, a willingness to engage with both adults and children, experience with children and/or vulnerable populations, cultural sensitivity, and native/proficient English skills.
Volunteers that commit to more than one month will be guaranteed accommodation in the volunteer house, which is a 5-minute walk from the shelter and fully equipped with Wifi, linens and a kitchen.