ICYE-STEP/COOPERATIVA SOCIALE VILLA MARIA 2017
- ITA-05/STEPS 2017
Volontariat de 4 à 12 semaines; frais supplémentaires de 500€ pour le 1er mois, puis 100€ par semaine. Placement individuel, ouvert toute l'année.
- Code : ITA-05/STEPS 2017
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ITA
- Age : 18 - 99
The Social cooperative Villa Maria has its main office in Lenzima, a village of the municipality of Isera, settled approximately 9km away from the city of Rovereto, where the residential centre is placed. The other services of the cooperative are located in the municipalities of Rovereto and Volano, moreover a part of the activities promoted through the participation of local volunteering regard the entire area of Vallagarina. The Social Cooperative “Villa Maria” was established on 10 June 1994 and started running the structure of Lenzima, previously run by nuns, on 1 January 1995, opening also to male hosts. At the present, the Cooperative provides services for psychophysic disability articulated on diverse structures spread over the territory of Vallagarina. Within its various services, the Cooperative provides work to more than 200 employees.
The social cooperative Villa Maria works on the basis of the principles of solidarity and mutual assistance, in order to provide the social-sanitary, cultural and educational services required to ensure the well-being of its hosts. The cooperative, specialized in the field of mental handicap uses the innovative tools to promote the social integration of the disabled people. Residential centres Based at Lenzima di Isera and Calliano, the residential centres provide residential hosting, 24 hours a day, also in temporary terms, to adults with medium-severe, severe and highly severe psycho-physical handicaps. The hosting activity is completed with rehabilitation, occupational and recreational activities; such activities are performed in order to strengthen and, whenever possible, improve remaining capacities in order to maintain each person’s autonomy. At present the Residential Centres host 84 people with psychophysical handicaps. The Lodging Communities The 8 Lodging Communities, distributed over the territory and integrated in the urban context of Rovereto, foresee a hosting modality that is highly focused on personal and social autonomy in the context of a small group. The feeling of belonging and the co-responsibility of managing domestic everyday life, as well as the articulation of space and the opening to the territory, address general goals of such a service towards a socio-rehabilitation model type. At the moment, the Communities provide hosting to 57 residents, plus emergency hosting.
Accommodation: Volunteers will share a double room in a private apartment for volunteers. Food: Volunteers will have meals in the project and they will be able to buy extra food for other meals through a weekly food allowance provided by the Host Organization.
The Project’s region has a population of 85,700 inhabitants and comprehends 17 municipalities, the largest one, Rovereto, with 35,136 inhabitants, more with 8,918 and Ala with 7,350. Rovereto is 15 minutes away from the city of Trento and approximately an hour from the city of Verona by train. In the area, other social services are active like the ones offered by Cooperative Villa Maria who deal with psychophysics disability, mostly focused on the municipality of Rovereto. During the great war, the region has been a place of lots of battles and today’s landscape provides several reminders of them. In particular, there is the enormous Maria Dolns bell, fused with the bronze of the war cannons, which bells one hundred times every evening as a reminder of the peace that was won. – Language training: Volunteers will receive language (formal or non-formal learning opportunities) throughout their stay, arranged by the hosting organization.
Participation fee : 500€ for 4 weeks, 100€ per extra week, length of stay : 4 to 12 weeks maximum.
The "Associazione per la formazione, gli scambi e le attività interculturali" -AFSAI was founded in 1958 as an independent, legally registered organisation. It joined ICYE in 1978. There is a national office in Rome plus regional groups run by co-workers, most of them former exchangees.
Voluntary service placements are mainly in the social work field, exceptionally may include environmental projects. Actual placements may be at kindergartens, in projects working with the disabled and the elderly, rehabilitation of drug-addicts.