Location: Santander, Spain
Duration: 8 months
Mobility Period: December 2019- July 2020
Deadline: as soon as possible
Bona Fides Association along with AMPROS are looking for Polish volunteers or residents in Poland who motivated enough to organize activities for people with mental disabilities, to join our long-term project in Spain. In order to apply, please send us your CV and motivation letter to the following emails: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
PROFILE OF VOLUNTEERS
Any person who is ready to devote their free time in the benefit of the persons with mental disabilities in an altruist way and whose physical and mental condition is compatible with project duties; i.e. a person with no mobility problems and motivated enough (sometimes, the project activities can seem routine), flexible, able to motivate a person with mental disability to participate in the activity. Moreover, the volunteer should be ready to live in a shared room with other European volunteers.
Volunteers will accompany the users during different free time daily activities scheduled by the centre, like: Zumba, Internet, games, regional dances, cooking workshop, karaoke, sports activities, gymnastics, handcrafts, theatre.
Volunteer’s daily activities will take place from Monday to Friday in the afternoon between 16.00 and 21.00. Moreover, volunteers will help to organize special activities like Winter Festival, San Valentine’s Day, Holiday Programme, Summer Camps, weekend activities in a hostel, sports events, festivals to celebrate Cantabria Day, seminars and trainings about volunteering, as well as other occasional events, which are carried out by AMPROS in collaboration with other organizations or training centres (like, for example Asociación Ser Joven, where volunteers will help with workshops, alternative educative night activities, like “La Noche es Joven” in Santander, summer camps, work camps, awareness-raising campaigns and other educative activities , talks and seminars disseminating ESC, European activities, ESC blog writing and promotion ) allowing volunteers’ personal and professional development in a wider area of activities. All of the mentioned activities allow volunteers to contribute with their experience, ideas and creativity.
LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES AND TRAINING
* At the beginning of the activity, all volunteers are offered a special training course run by professionals working at AMPROS, in which they learn: –
-the history, aims and functioning of AMPROS as an institution and different services it offers, the meaning and importance of voluntary work;
– relation with people with mental disabilities;
– techniques of accompaniment to people with mental disabilities;
– types of disabilities and diseases.
* Training about Asociación Ser Joven, aims, programmes.
TRAVEL, FOOD AND ACCOMMODATION
Accommodation (shared room in a shared flat with other ESC volunteers) with internet WIFI, local transportation (travel card), monthly pocket money (150 euro). Online Spanish Language Course for foreigners, food money (150), a mentor, an opportunity to carry out a personal project.
The European Solidarity Corps (ESC) is a part of the European Program called Erasmus+.
Erasmus+ is open to all young people, and it is a program created by the European Union for mobility inside and outside EU borders, to promote non-formal education and intercultural dialogue, and to support all kind of youngsters regardless of their level of education, of their origins and their cultural background.