ICYE STEPS / BASIDA NAVAHONDILLA
Volontariat de 2 à 16 semaines; frais supplémentaires de 450€ pour le 1er mois, puis 75€ par semaine. Placement individuel, programme ouvert toute l'année
- Code : ESP-3/2015-17
- Dispo : 2M / 2F (Total Part 5)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ESP
- Age : 18 - 99
AFAIJ SPAIN – MEDIUM TERM PROGRAMME ICYE STEPS
Volunteers are there to help and support the staff. They will never substitute them. The volunteers will have a mentor who will guide them specifically in the tasks they carry out. Volunteers may participate in all activities in the professional departments previously mentioned (psychological, therapeutic etc), always taking into account factors such as the characteristics of the volunteer, their previous professional training and their personal preferences; considering these aspects is fundamental in allowing the volunteer to integrate and adapt to the dynamics of the hosting home and at the same time empathise with those being treated. Volunteers will collaborate a maximun of 35 hours per week from Monday to Friday. The schedule time will be principally during the morning although it will depend on the current necessities. Some of the most frequent activities to be carried out by the volunteers are: Attendance to sick people and to those who are in bed. Personal attention: support for meals, cleaning the residents, etc.. Support in the activities of physical rehabilitation and of occupational therapy for their cognitive rehabilitation. Participation in workshops (carpentry, gardening, painting, etc.). Participation in the educative department: workshop of adult literacy, out-of-school support to children who live in the hosting home. Collaboration with the organization of workshops and occupational activities: magazine, theatre, computer science, yoga and relaxation, sport activities, workshop, etc. Collaboration with the organization of workshops and leisure activities (excursions, cultural activities, etc.). The volunteers will participate with the rest of the volunteers in the daily home activities. The volunteers will be supported by a mentor who will have a meeting with them once a week to talk with them and see if they need support with other matters. Sample time-tables. These are flexible and should be taken only as a sample. In this project initiatives from the volunteers are welcome and very positively valued.
Accommodation is provided into a wooden house for volunteers, rectangular, fully equipped and fitted with heating system and air conditioning. It is divided into two rooms (one for males and one for women), with a capacity of 8 seats each. It has two fully equipped bathrooms. The volunteer will have five meals a day in the structure where they live. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided).
Rural Enviroment. Basida Navahondilla is located in the little town of Navahondilla about 70km from Madrid, very close to the Sierra de Gredos, with a population of about 300 inhabitants. Navahondilla is found in the Ávila province (Castilla and León). It is set within a very natural environment, with various points of interest, like the bulls of Guisando, Ávila, San Martín de Valdeiglesias, and El Tiemblo. Navahondilla is connected by bus to San Martín de Valdeiglesias (from this town the buses leave every 30 minutes -1 hour to Madrid), and is also directly connected with Madrid (although the buses are less frequent).
A certain level of maturity, sensitivity and interest in knowing the problems generated by HIV-AIDS and drug dependency. A willingness to learn about the experience of people with HIV-AIDS and a drug dependency, and who have the additional motivation to learn and self-improve. A self-belief in their capabilities as well as an engagement with the activities they take part in and a desire to work as part of a team. Capable of actively listening and showing empathy- people that like to listen and are capable of seeing things from the perspective of the users to whom they are talking. Tolerant and flexible. An interest in the Spanish language and the desire to learn about the Spanish culture. Willing to complement the dynamics of the group and abide by the rules of co-habitation (they will not be able to consume any drugs, including tobaco and alcohol). No specific or professional training is required.
AFAIJ is a Spanish non-profit organization established in 1999, whose main aim is to promote young people non-formal education through social and intercultural activities.
AFAIJ runs youth national and international voluntary service programmes as well as international trainings and seminars.
Most of the voluntary service projects are located in the Madrid region and include working with socially disadvantaged children, children and youth centres, disabled, HIV-AIDS prevention, anti-drugs, and communication projects.