GSH - GRUPPO SENSIBILIZZAZIONE HANDICAP
Minimum stay is 12 weeks (fee 1 500 €), each extra week is 100€. Duration of stay : 12 to 16 weeks.
- Code : AFSAI-05
- Dispo : 1M / 2F (Total Part 3)
- 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. — 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. 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. Residential holidays: Volunteers would be involved in supporting disabled people during summer or winter residential holidays, experimenting community life and helping them in recreational activities. 19 Finally, volunteers will be encouraged to give their contribution and suggestions for the organization of activities of promotion and consciousness of local community about issues linked to disability (local campaigns, special events..). Moreover, according to their skills, they will be invited to cooperate in the elaboration of different GSH editorial initiatives: Annual GSH Service Charter, The “Clessidra Project” and the scientific magazine “Spazi e modelli”.
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. Local transports: Cles is easily connected by bus and trains to the neighborhood. Volunteers could easily use local buses and trains to travel from the little village of Cles to other villages and little towns of the Valley (Val di Non) and to the principal city of Trento, which is far about 45 Km. In welcoming training, GSH will give to volunteers all useful and practical information to let them get local transports autonomously. Wi -Fi is not available
The structure is settled in the village of Cles (Trento), in the northern Region of Trentino Alto Adige.
Working hours and days off: Volunteers will work for 32-33 hours weekly and not more than 35 hours. They will have 2 days off: 1, for all volunteers, will be Sunday, the other free day (1) will be chosen from Monday to Friday, according to volunteer needs and interests. On Saturdays, volunteers will be usually involved in supporting disabled people at the residential center or during entertainment activities (cultural ones like cinema, theatre, exhibition..), sport activities (swimming pool, horsemanship ) little trips and other outdoor group activities. — Minimum stay is 12 weeks (fee 1 500 €), each extra week is 100€. Duration of stay : 12 to 16 weeks.