Domaine : Travail social et éducatif
Programme : Service volontaire européen
Adresse / pays
durée 6 - 12 mois
début: à convenir
fin: à convenir
type de mission: individuelle
Description de la mission :
The aim of this institution is to help those who are not able to help themselves. We work with persons with special needs who live in small sharing communities together (6-8 persons) as well as with persons who live in our home for old people. We attend to these persons from dusk to down (dressing, shopping, cooking, going for walks, going to church, cleaning, free time activities etc.). In Gallneukirchen we have 9 houses for people with special needs . These have respectively 2,4,6 or 8 units. In the units live 4 to 9 persons who are taken care of by one or two employers. All together about 700 employers work at our instituion in Gallneukirchen. In the old people`s home takes care for 40 persons.
Working hours: Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. No work during weekends and holidays.
Accommodation: The EVS volunteers will be accommodated in a flat near the hosting project, in a safe area with a room on their own together with other volunteers.
Tâches du volontaire :
The volunteer can bring in his creativity and ideas into new projects, and of course in projects that are already happening. For example, we started to produce beeswax cloths; greeting cards made with seed paper; preparing raw sheep wool from our own farm for our carpets. We are weaving carpets on big looms, and the volunteers can try out to weave, together with a client, a carpet on their own.
The volunteer will help the clients with their daily working tasks. We also collaborate with companies. They send us materials, and there are different tasks to do. The clients will need a little help to do the preparations and to finish the tasks.
It’s also part of the job, to do easy exercises with clients, under guidance of a physiotherapist, to keep their agility.
Taking walks with our clients are always very welcome.
This are just some of the main tasks that we do in our group. According to the situation, it is possible to find new tasks. We are giving our best to help our volunteers to learn many skills using our working place. Finding their own way of getting a task finished, our volunteer will also learn how to include our clients in this certain process.
Profil recherché :
We encourage the volunteers to bring their own culture, abilities, ideas and creativity into the group. Thus intercultural learning and communication shall be the aim for both the volunteer and the host organisation. In addition, the volunteers receive full support from our staff and their mentor.
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