ICYE-STEP/SOS CHILDREN’S VILLAGE MOROSOLO 2017
- ITA-11/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-11/STEPS 2017
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ITA
- Age : 18 - 99
SOS Children’s – Village in Morosolo was founded in 1972 . It is a social cooperative operating in the field of Assistance and Prevention for Needy Families. The SOS Village in Morosolo is composed by residential and daily services as follows: – 3 children’s residential homes where live children from 0 to 12 years old; – 2 residential communities for prepubescent and teenagers (female and male from 14 to 17 years old);; – 2 residential houses for the autonomy of young people; – 1 residential house for Mom and Baby; – 1 residential Kindergarten (for children from 9months to 3 years old); – A daily center where we offer pre-school, canteen assistance, homework, and school tutoring for minors between 6 and 14 years old.
We work for family reintegration, supporting the return of the children to the family of origin and keeping together groups of brothers. We take care of young pregnant women and/or mothers with their children (from 0 to 3 years old). Our preventive actions are implemented through projects and services in aid of families. All the minors in the residential services are assigned to SOS Children’s Village Morosolo by the governmental Social Services and independently from their religious, or ethnical background, since the Village S.O.S. considers Solidarity as a basic value, and one of the main aims to develop more widely, together with Tolerance, Respect, and Knowledge of the Others. The SOS Children’s Village also believes that hosting a volunteer all their aims and values can be reached through a process of approach to new and different people. In fact, this experience provides for both the volunteer and the children the opportunity to enrich themselves personally. The Village believes this can be an important intercultural experience, providing an environment where the volunteer and the children can grow up and live together. – Working hours and days off: The volunteers will help and support the operators in the daily work. They will take the children/teenagers to school and help in the house chores in the morning; in the afternoon they will help the children/teenegers with their homework. They will work more or less from 9.00 to 13.00 in the morning, and then from 15.00 to 19.00 in the evening. Week ends are normally off.
Accommodation: The volunteers will live in an apartment inside the project structure, and they will have a single room. The kitchen and bathroom are shared. Language training: Volunteers could be provided with an Italian language course in a local language center. Food: The volunteers can cook their own meals in the flat where they live. The Village provides the food.
Territory: Casciago is a village with 4.000 inhabitants. It is surrounded by the Alps, and is by the Casciago Lake. From Casciago you can see the Monte Rosa. The economy of the region is based on the industry, mainly. The village is just 20 minutes away from the border with Switzerland, and one hour from Milan.
Participation fee : 500€ for 4 weeks, 100€ per extra week, length of stay : 4 to 12 weeks maximim. – General Requirements: Basic Italian Language knowledge is absolutely required (at least A2 level upper than elementary). Volunteers must be able to understand given instructions at the hosting project and handle daily life situations.
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.