Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
Support the social integration and daily activities of people with mental disability in Brussels
3 to 12 months
The project is organised with a Center for people with mental disability, which is dedicated to providing safe environment and social integration to its residents and has a long tradition of welcoming volunteers of all countries, of different social and cultural backgrounds. The center has 4 houses located near the European institutions in Brussels.
The originality of these small houses is based on a family like atmosphere, where people having mental disabilities, professionals and volunteers of all origins, social, cultural backgrounds, ages and beliefs walk side by side and help each other in their daily lives. Each one is invited to assume tasks and responsibilities adapted to his capacities and to take part in the activities proposed by this type of structure.
The proposed activities are : daily responsibilities (maintenance, attendance, cooking, etc), supporting residents (accompanying, transport, support in different learning and working projects), number of meetings, leisure activities, celebrations, holidays, etc.
The volunteers will provide support, will collaborate on different education tasks and various forms of aid involved in the care of people with mental disabilities. Each volunteer will have a Tutor to facilitate his/her integration.
The volunteer must be between 18 and 30 years of age, be open to different experiences, and motivated to dedicate himself to the less privileged people in our society. A minimum commitment of 3 months is required. The volunteer must be ready to take responsibilities and initiatives, and to be able to cooperate with the team and the residents. Knowledge of French is desirable but not required. The volunteer will have the opportunity to attend French classes on site if interested.
Location: Bruxelles, the Capital of Europe, is a multicultural city with a thousand faces: a majestic historic centre, a unique ambiance, a huge array of activities for both younger and older people. Visit the Manneken-Pis, the Atomium, the Art Nouveau Houses (Horta) and the Belgian Strip Cartoon Centre. And last but not least, taste our famous chocolate!
For more information and enrollment, please go to: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-belgium
Short-term volunteer projects in Belgium: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-belgium
Language/Cultural Support Available
How To Apply
A motivation letter and a resume should be sent along with the application form.
More information: http://cadip.org
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