Projet Permanent
Cles , Italie


  • permanent
  • DISA
  • ITA-06/STEPS 2017
Age minimum : 18
Frais d’inscription : 200.00 EUR
Frais supp : 500.00 EUR


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-06/STEPS 2017
  • Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
  • Langue du Projet : ENG / ITA
  • Age : 18 - 99


At the origin of GSH foundation (in the ‘80s) there was a simple group of volunteers who decided to spend their time offering friendship and solidarity to people affected by disabilities. Nowadays GSH is a well structured organization which aims at improving the quality of life of disabled people and of their families, offering them different social services. Moreover GSH develops an important activity of networking among entities working in social sector in order to make local community and institutions more conscious about handicap issues and contributing to the improvement of social public policies. The structure is settled in the village of Cles (Trento), in the northern Region of Trentino Alto Adige. GSH is composed by a staff of 58 people, 15 of them are volunteers. It offers a big amount of different social and educational services in its structures and in the local community, such as: Residential centre, support for disabled students, individual professional trainings, educational individual trainings, working daily center, socio-educational center, library, psychological support.


Volunteers will be in particular involved in the activities developed in the socio educational centers, in the residential community, in some activities implemented in the community and during summer and winter holidays. The Residential center is a residential service for disabled people, characterized by a familiar atmosphere. This service is opened to disabled people who have not the possibility to live in their own home, or who would like to acquire more independence in living in a community. The Socio-educational centers (Il Quadrifoglio, Il Melograno and La Casa Rosa) are daily services which aim to develop the abilities of each disabled adult respecting his own capacities and his social integration. After a first approach, necessary to know the structure of GSH and on the basis of their individual profile, aims, interests and skills, the volunteers will be gradually involved in the different activities developed into the socio-educational and residential centers: cognitive therapy, handcraft and creative workshops (supporting the guests in the creation of little objects, decorations, bonbonnière, special packaging), music workshops, activities fostering disabled people personal and domestic autonomy, pre-defined activities for single persons according to their individual educational project. Outdoor activities: Volunteers will be involved in supporting disabled people during outdoor activities like swimming and horsemanship, selling handicrafts made in the social educational centers during local markets and gardening in the biological garden. Moreover they will support the organization and management of entertainment activities: parties and events in the community where disabled people participate as a mean to foster their exchange and new kinds of learning opportunities; activities with other community groups like school groups, scout, summer youth camps.


Accommodation: At GSH volunteers will be hosted in an independent wing of the Residential center, in comfortable single or double rooms. The kitchen will be in common with residential center’s guests. We think that the Kitchen will be mostly used only for little snacks, because principal meals will be provided every day by the hosting organization. Languge training: Volunteers will be provided of an Italian language course in a local language center or through a private teacher. Food: GSH will provide three main meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) which will be served directly in the Residential Center. During the weekly activities volunteers working at the daily center will share lunch time with guests and eventually support them during meals. Special attention will be paid to the information concerning “alimentary special needs” included in volunteers application forms. All efforts will be done to take this information into serious account in preparing meals.


The structure is settled in the village of Cles (Trento), in the northern Region of Trentino Alto Adige.


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.

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