Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer work with autistic children and orphans in Bulgaria

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CADIP | Plovdiv, 16, Bulgaria
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Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)


CADIP welcomes motivated and enthusiastic young volunteers to help brighten up the summer of the children in an orphanage. The workcamp participants will initiate and organize varied social, educational, sports and cultural activities for the kids.

The Social center has recently started a new program working with children with autism. The program involves both residents of the orphanage and children with families in town. Volunteers who are interested or have previous experience working with autistic children are very welcome to join these particular activities.

The orphanage home and care for disadvantaged children at the ages of 6 to 18. Most of the children are orphans or abandoned, some have mild to medium levels of learning or mental disabilities. The home also provides support to families who are temporarily unable to take care of their kids. The parents are being encouraged and taught effective parenting skills while the children stay in the social home. The establishment also runs a Crisis center, which serves as an emergency shelter for abused and traumatized children or those from troubled families. Another program of the Social home is for social and professional integration. It prepares for independent living 17 - 20 years old youths who grew up in this or other similar facilities throughout the country. During the day they attend vocational training courses, but the volunteers may meet and spend time with some of them in the evenings and weekends.

The socially disadvantaged background of most of the children is considered to be the reason for many problems, which they face in school, in their contacts with other people, in their everyday life. That's why the interaction with other young people from different countries while working, playing, learning together in the frame of an international volunteer project effectively supports their socialization and adapting to life in mainstream society. The main objective of the project is establishing intercultural social contact between the children and the group of international volunteers from all parts of the world, as well as improving children’s communication skills.

Dates of the project:

  • July 7 - July 20, 2019
  • July 21 - August 3, 2019
  • August 4 - August 17, 2019
  • August 18 - August 31, 2019

Please, find the full description of the project at: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-bulgaria

Testimonials from former participants: http://cadip.org/reviews-bulgaria

To learn more about the international volunteer workcamps: http://cadip.org

CADIP welcomes motivated and enthusiastic young volunteers to help brighten up the summer of the children in an orphanage. The workcamp participants will initiate and organize varied social, educational, sports and cultural activities…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Housing Available
  • Language / Cultural Support Available
  • International Volunteers Welcome

How To Apply

To enroll in the project now, click here: http://cadip.org/enrol

or give us a call: 310-882-7400; 617-841-0400; 646-657-2900 (USA);

604-628-7400; 416-943-4900; 514-316-8500 (Canada)

To enroll in the project now, click here: http://cadip.org/enrol

or give us a call: 310-882-7400; 617-841-0400; 646-657-2900 (USA);

604-628-7400; 416-943-4900; 514-316-8500 (Canada)

Location

Plovdiv, 16, BG
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