Bona Fides Association and L’Arche Benediktus are looking for volunteers from Poland or residents in Poland to join our European Solidarity Corps project in  Rušinov, Czech Republic to be involved in activities like socio-therapeutic workshops, sheltered employment, and cultural activities.
In order to apply, please send us your CV and motivation letter to the following emails: and

  • Location: Rušinov, Czech Republic
  • Deadline:  OPEN
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Mobility period: As soon as possible

The hosting project

L’Arche Benediktus is a community of people with and without intellectual disabilities. We are a member of L’Arche international. The organization exists since 2000. L’Arche Benediktus was since the beginning a community project inspired by the “community model” of L’Arche. We believe in every person’s ability to contribute to society, regardless of any intellectual or physical limitation a person might have. We’re a professional NGO that provides care for people with intellectual disabilities and for people requiring sheltered workplace environments.

Tasks and activities of the volunteer

Developing healthy, interdependent relationships based on mutual respect

The continual social and work formation for people with intellectual disabilities

The creation of a stable and safe home environment

Participant’s profile

L’Arche Benediktus expects people who are willing to participate in a community way of life. People willing to open up to others and in particular to people with intellectual disabilities. We would expect young people interested and motivated to work with people with intellectual disabilities, people who are hard-workers, respectful, communicative, sociable and patient. The knowledge of at least the English language would be preferable. Having some knowledge regarding special education, physical and occupation therapy and taking care of dependent individuals would be an asset, too.

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Accommodation and other expenses


Accommodations are on the premises of the organization. Volunteer will have his/her own room, furnished and with a kitchen sink. A shower is going to be shared with another volunteer. Part of the building is used during the day (9am to 3:30pm) for workshops. A smaller kitchen is available. Another kitchen, showers etc. are in another building in the vicinity. Food can be either shared with other or the volunteer might cook his/her own food. Transportation is either by means of public transport or cars of the organization.

Training during the activity

The professional staff of the organization will be at disposal for the volunteer to train her/him in tasks related to care-giving to people with disabilities. Also, in the workshops training in tool-handling will be given. Volunteer also can learn in preparation of various cultural events, concerts and benefits the organization carries out.

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