Minimum stay is 3 weeks (fee 600 €), each extra week is 100€. Duration of stay : 3 to 16 weeks. Open all year. Availability : June, July and August
- Code : AFSAI-11
- Dispo : 1M / 3F (Total Part 3)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ITA
- Age : 18 - 99
The organization was founded in 1999. Since then, partners have developed a remarkable experience in the assistant care and volunteering sector. The activities of the organisation focus on the rehabilitation and assistance to disabled (physically and mentally), elderly and underage unaccompanied people with migrant background. Currently the organization has a Day centre “La Valletta (in Bivona) which accommodates 10 elderly and 10 disabled people. The organization in general and in particular the daycare centre “La Valletta” develops a wide range of activities for elderly and disabled people such as helping them in their daily tasks (tidying up, cooking) and also organizes for them leisure activities like a excursions to the sea, hiking, games, manual and creative workshops. VOLUNTEER TASKS The volunteers can be involved in all the activities run by the organization with elderly, disabled people. They will have always a supportive role of local staff. In particular the activities they will be involved in are: ? Assisting elderly and disabled people in their daily routine; ? Assisting local staff in organizing and implementing recreational activities for their hosts; ? Accompanying them in local excursions; ? Organizing sessions of art therapy and music therapy. — We can host 2 volunteers. Availability : June, July and August
PRACTICAL ARRANGEMENTS Volunteers will live in a two-room apartment, provided with bathroom and kitchenette in Bivona. Each volunteer will have a single room. Food and beverage are offered by the hosting organization. Working hours and days off: We can arrange with the volunteers the best timetable for both us and them depending on the seasons and on the work to do in the field. Usually our guys volunteer for maximum 6 hours per day for 5 days a week. Saturdays and Sundays are free. Places available
Bivona is an Italian town of 3,782 inhabitants of the province of Agrigento in Sicily. Surrounded by mountains Sicani, it is about 60 km far from the provincial capital (Agrigento) and about 90 km from Palermo, the regional capital. During the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries it was a major center of feudal Sicily and the first to be raised to the Dukedom. The area is known for the cultivation of fish and is home, along with Palazzo Adriano, of the dei Monti Sicani Park.
Minimum stay is 3 weeks (fee 600 €), each extra week is 100€. Duration of stay : 3 to 16 weeks. Open all year. — Volunteers Profile We are looking for volunteers with a good level of flexibility and adaptability. It is also preferable if candidates have creative skills but this is not compulsory.