SOCIAL-CARE PROJECT WITH PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
Minimum time of commitment: 8 weeks, fee 1 295€ for this duration. See details for longer stay.
- Code : CTL02/2018
- Dispo : 2M / 2F (Total Part 4)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
CTL Ireland is a newly created educational travel organisation. CTL organises customised educational and immersion programmes in Ireland for participants that are selected abroad by partner organisations. CTL Ireland offers participants the opportunity to experience and learn within local communities through volunteering, internships, service learning, secondary school abroad and other customised educational programmes. Our connections with communities, projects, institutions and local experts allow us to design programmes that meet the needs of our overseas partners. — Why Volunteering in Ireland? Ireland is a wonderful country; it is safe, friendly, rich in heritage, history and culture. From vibrant, exciting cities to spectacular countryside – it’s a magical place to visit. It’s also a wonderful place to stay and immerse yourself. The best part of an experience in Ireland is probably connecting with local people. Visitors find Irish people friendly, welcoming and very supportive. There is in Ireland a strong sense of community with many initiatives taking place at local level. CTL select very specific community based projects where participants can have an authentic and worthwhile experience. We are proud to promote Ireland abroad as the exciting, beautiful and welcoming country that it is and as an outstanding learning destination.
CTL collaborate with a well-established organisation that operates over 20 centres in Ireland to support people with special needs. The organisation provides a range of support services to people with both physical and mental conditions. The aim of the organisation is to provide quality, person-centred services, which facilitate people with disabilities to live a life of their own choosing. The atmosphere in the project is very warm, friendly and family orientated. The main task for the volunteers is to help the service users to arrange an enjoyable stay in the centres. Volunteers usually have their own rooms which are comfortable and spacious. The projects are looking for friendly, open-minded and team-focused volunteer with a genuine interest in working with adults with disabilities. Minimum time of commitment: 8 weeks. — Project Highlights – Placement with the leading organisation of supported accommodation for people with special needs in the country – Full cultural immersion in a local community environment – Highly experienced staff and project mentor ? Warm and friendly atmosphere! – Diversity of volunteer activities. — Volunteer Work Tasks are varied and can include: – Going out for activities such as the cinema, restaurants, exhibitions and shopping – Spending time socialising with service users within the centre – Assisting service users using computers, playing games, – Helping with beauty routines – Helping with cooking, cleaning and washing.
Residential (in the project).
In 20 centres spread in Ireland
Placement is individual or with another international volunteer. Minimum time of commitment: 8 weeks. — Arrival dates are on the following Mondays in 2018 : January 8, February 5, March 5, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 2 and 23, August 13, September 10, October 8, November 5, December 3. For participants who take part in language classes, arrival is on the Sunday preceding the start date. Arrival information Arrival in Cork airport: Participants are picked up by a driver who will be waiting with a sign displaying the participants’ name. Participants are transferred to Sheilas Hostel, located in Cork city centre. Arrival at different airport Volunteers who arrived at a different airport (Dublin, Shannon, Kerry, Waterford) need to make their own way to Cork. It is very easy to join Cork city from Dublin airport as there are buses from just outside the arrival terminal in Dublin that go directly to Cork city centre (aircoach.ie). Detailed information on transfers to Cork will be provided by CTL. Participants are picked up from their point of entry in Cork (bus station or train station). General Selection Criteria: – Participants must be over 18 years old when programme starts – Participants must have a comprehensive travel and health insurance – Intermediate level of English is required – Mature, flexible and adaptable personality. — PARTICIPATION FEE : 8 weeks €1295. Possible for longer stay, please contact us to receive details
CTL’s volunteer programme allows participants to contribute their skills and energy to support local projects in achieving their goals. We have carefully selected a number of host projects which provide participants with worthwhile and challenging volunteer work programmes. Our volunteer programmes involve an immersion within local communities and the Irish culture. We facilitate an experiential learning experience where participants are “learning by doing”. We support individual and groups all throughout their experience, from the orientation programme until the final evaluation.
CTL Ireland is a newly created educational travel organisation. CTL organises customised educational and immersion programmes in Ireland for participants that are selected abroad by partner organisations. CTL Ireland offers participants the opportunity to experience and learn within local communities through volunteering, internships, service learning, secondary school abroad and other customised educational programmes. Our connections with communities, projects, institutions and local experts allow us to design programmes that meet the needs of our overseas partners.
Founded in 2017 by intercultural learning expert Anton Kieffer, CTL is supported by a small multidisciplinary team of professionals who are passionate about learning mobility and intercultural exchange. To learn more about our team.