01.Aug - 31.Oct 2017
Taichung city , Taiwan, province de chine


  • Moyen terme 3-6 mois
  • ELDE
  • VYA- HONDAO-MTV17-06
Age minimum : 50
Frais d’inscription : 150.00 EUR
Frais supp : 300.00 USD


Extra fee USD$100 per month is required. Participants should cover the transportation and living expenses by themselves during free schedule. We offer limit insurance to cover third party accident, please make sure you have enough insurance with you.

  • Code : VYA- HONDAO-MTV17-06
  • Dispo : 1M / 1F (Total Part 2)
  • Langue du Projet : ENG / CHN
  • Age : 50 - 65


Hondao Senior Citizen¡¯s Welfare Foundation


Project Background About BULAO 125 Taichung City (Taichung) is a special municipality located in center-western Taiwan. Taichung has a population of over 2.7 million people, making it the third largest city on the island after New Taipei City and Kaohsiung. BULAO 125 located in the north area of old town in Taichung City and next to the Yizhong Night Market. Constructed in 1929, the Miyahara Mansion (former name of BULAO 125) was originally the mansion of Japanese optometrist Miyahara Takeo. After the Japan¡¯s defeat in 1945, Taichung City government took over the mansion, and it was converted into the Taichung mayor¡¯s residence from 50s to 90s. Till 2002, it was officially appointed as Historical Building in Taichung. In response to the arrival of aged society, and to demonstrate the principle of ¡°active aging¡± promoted by WHO, Hondao Senior Citizen¡¯s Welfare Foundation led 17 grandriders with an average age of 81 completed the motorcycle tour around the island in 2007. Since that time, the ¡°Bulao spirit¡± began to spread in Taiwan, and ¡°dreams never get old¡± emerged one after another. In 2016, Hondao responded to Taichung City Government¡¯s policies of senior citizen¡¯s welfare and revitalization of this historical buildings, and adopted the concept of ¡°senior citizens, culture &creativity , and engagement¡± to renovate the space, BULAO 125. It is a composite space consists of exhibition, eatable landscape and dining area to create and design different social participatory for the aged to promote their health in physical and mental as a form of prevention care. BULAO 125 provides a suitable working environment and an employment opportunity for elderly who wished to work with financial or psychological needs and to well spend their time in the latter part of their lives. (Learn more about us, please visit at https://www.facebook.com/bulao125/) Remark: ¡°Bulao¡± is the Chinese pronunciation of ¡°never growing old¡± and means forever young. Aims 1) Promote Taiwan Bulao spirit to changes people¡¯s perspectives about the elders and encourage more elders to take on challenges in their latter lives. 2) Create cultural and personal skill exchange platform in Taiwan for the international elders. Main Works 1) Rotating in the BULAO Human Library (at least once a week) to share your life experience, personal skills and culture with individual visitors and groups. Doing supportive work of BULAO 125 exhibition area, ex. open and close preparation works, offering assistance to individual visitors and groups, cleaning the exhibition area and yard, gardening, etc. 2) Supporting 125 Charity Fairs preparation in May or September. 3) Doing supportive work of BULAO 125 dining area. Supportive works may vary based on your personal skill and interest. If you have good cooking/baking skills, we might welcome you taking part of cooking work. Preserved/marinated foods are key ingredients in our eatery and these traditional marinating skills are learned from the elders around Taiwan. If you can teach or share food preservation skills from your country or how you use these ingredients into cousins, that are definitely more than welcome. ? Works schedule: You would take rotation as our BULAO cooks/waiters who work five hours a day and five shifts a week only from Tuesday to Saturday. Currently, morning shift is from 8:00-13:00. Afternoon shift is from 12:30-17:30. We would discuss with you about your shifts weekly to keep your flexibility. (Remark: The 2nd stage renovating construction of BULAO 125 is planned to take place during June to August. So volunteers who join us in this fall, working times might be adjusted lightly upon new operation schedule.) ? Free Day: Participants will have 2 free days per week on Sunday and Monday. ? Regular meeting: Discussing working details with hosting (Hondao Senior Citizens¡¯ Welfare Foundation) staffs.


We will provide you a clean single room (shared bathroom) with easy access transportation (ex. bus, or public bike) nearby BULAO 125. Apartment or Homestay are both possible depending on when will you arrive and how long you will stay. (No need to bring sleeping bag.) One free meal will be provided when you are on duty. Internet is always available in BULAO 125. The weather in Taichung is changed in season, temperature could be from 15?æ- 35?æ, please bring suitable clothes. And please bring the umbrella with you.


BULAO 125 is located the north area of old town in Taichung City. Public transportation is very easily to access. Around 15 minutes walking distance from Taichung Train Station and two hours driving to Taipei City by public bus. GOOGLE MAP: No 125, Sec 1, Shuang-Shi Rd., 404 Taichung City, Taiwan (¨¬?Ö?¨ºÐ±± ^ëp¨º?Â?¨°»¶Î125¨¬?)


High motivation for learning and respect to local culture. CGC (Certificate for Good Conduct)+ Application form + basic Chinese are welcome + Skype interview are required. Please offer all documents when apply. Extra fee USD$100 per month is required. Participants should cover the transportation and living expenses by themselves during free schedule. We offer limit insurance to cover third party accident, please make sure you have enough insurance with you.

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