ICYE-STEP/RIFUGIO RE CARLO ALBERTO 2017
- ITA-07/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-07/STEPS 2017
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / FRA
- Age : 18 - 99
Regular activities in the host organisation The Rifugio Carlo Alberto was built in 1898 aiming to support and host ill elders coming from other health care centers. Nowadays Rifugio is run by the Valdese church with the help of volunteers and staff members. The Rifugio Re Carlo Alberto is made up by two main structures: The main one, which hosts 84, most of them non-self sufficient elders or affecyed by dementia, some disabled adults; The daily centre for 12 people affected by Alzheimer or dementia; A third minor structure is the Caffè Alzheimer, in Pinerolo town.
The volunteer will be involved in the daily center and in the residential center. During the first period of adaptation, he/she will test each activity to understand which one is most suitable to his/her skills and attitudes. This phase is very important in order to implement the project’s goals and to overcome possible communication problems with the guests. According to this, any of the activities described below will be open to volunteer’s suggestions. Supporting recreational and rehabilitation activities The volunteer will support staff members in the recreational and rehabilitation activities run inside and outside the centre. These activities are: -Serving meals -Gym -Shopping -Excursion to the nearby zone -Music-therapy -Exercises for the maintainance of the cognitive functions. The volunteer’s presence will contribute to stimulate guests to take part to such activities. He/she will also be able to suggest other new activities according to his/her culture, for example international cooking or traditional music and dance shows.
Accommodation The volunteer will have a single or double room with bathroom inside the project structure at the last floor which is an area reserved to the volunteers. Food The volunteer will have breakfast, lunch and dinner inside the project with the guests. Having lunch or dinner with the other people is seen as a good way to share and live together. The volunteer will be provided with a fridge in order to keep personal extra food and drinks. Language training The tutor will help the volunteer to choose and going to an Italian course in the Val Pellice area.
Local community The project is located in the village of Luserna San Giovanni, the biggest village (8.000 inhabitants) in the Pellices valley area. The Pellices valley boarders to France. The nearest town is Pinerolo. The population of the valley is about 22.000 inhabitants, divided in 9 villages. There are a train station, a post office, banks, shops, sports centers and other services. The region of Piemonte is in a peripherical position but its relative proximity to the sea and to France and Switzerland have, over the centuries, led to the creation of an important commercial network which has favored its economic development. Piemonte is the largest region of continental Italy. Its density of 174 inhabitants per sq km. makes it the fifth most densely populated region in Italy, and slightly under the national average. The climate is prevalently continental, with high seasonal and daily ranges of temperature; the winters are long and cold and foggy on low ground; the summers are hot and sultry in the flat areas, cooler in the hills and mountains. Rainfall is highest in autumn and spring.
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.