VOLCARE – CANTERBURY
- Long terme 6-12 mois
- Code : CONCUKLTV02A-18
- Dispo : 1M / 1F (Total Part 1)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 30
Volcare is a small charity in south east Kent providing home based respite care to carers of elderly and/or disabled dependents with special needs. WORK: Volunteers will help by getting to know the carer and cared for person and the daily routine and personal care needed by each individual family. Volunteers will then take over the carer’s role for occasional periods of time ranging from one day up to one to two weeks. Companionship is a very important part of the role. Volcare help carers caring for people with: Parkinson’s Disease, Dementia, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, head injuries, learning disabilities, Autism, and many more conditions. TRAINING: You will receive a comprehensive training and induction programme which covers topics such as first aid, medication, and moving/handling people safely.
ACCOMMODATION &FOOD: Volunteers will either stay in a house where there are 4 volunteers in Canterbury or a flat/apartment where there are two volunteers in Dover. All facilities are provided, including wifi internet and there is a telephone to receive incoming calls which accepts international cards. Volcare will provide volunteers with a food and pocket money allowance.
the placements are located in Dover and Canterbury, in the county of Kent. Both locations are near the South East coast about 60 miles from London. There is a large elderly population as the area is popular with retired people. The volunteers will be living either in the Cathedral city of Canterbury which has a large student population, or in the town of Dover with its famous castle and white cliffs. Both locations are close to the coast and some very beautiful countryside. Day trips to London and even to France can be easily planned (depending on your visa status).
VOLUNTEER?S PROFILE:The volunteer should be 18+ and a female volunteer.Good level of English and excellent communication skills Friendly and able to initiate a conversation Mature and confident, reliable and honest.Able to commit to 12 months.Able to volunteer with families who have pets.Interested in care work Independent and self reliant.This will ideally suit someone wanting a career in Social work, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy etc. Volcare provides all of the support and training. This is a great opportunity for the right volunteer. TRANSPORT ON PROJECT.Volunteers need to use public transport on a regular basis to visit families so volunteers will need to be able to use timetables and maps. POCKET MONEY.The volunteer will receive pocket money and all project travel will be paid for. This project is only open to female volunteers. APPLICATION PROCESS: A certificate of good conduct and 2 professional referees need to be provided for the manager to contact directly. Application procedure: Volunteers who are interested in this position need to request an application form to: Elodie Caille-Bonnot: firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers can only apply via the application form. Notes: This project is open only to female volunteers
The volunteer programme began in 1993 when we hosted our first international volunteer project with the Countryside Service of Brighton. The project involved undertaking environmental work in the beautiful South Downs. Since hosting this project Concordia joined a network of other similar organisations known as the Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organisations and it is though this network that we exchange volunteers. Today we send around 250 volunteers a year and place over 250 volunteers from abroad on short term projects in the UK. We also offer longer term opportunities for individual volunteers to assist our host organisations for several months called our Medium Term Volunteer Programme (MTV) and have a funded scheme which sponsors a small number of volunteers from the South (Africa, Asia and Latin America) to participate in a UK programme which usually runs for a month this is the Richard Oï¿½Brien Bursary Scheme (ROBBS).
Our projects in the UK are all community based and can involve either environmental work, working with children or people with special needs or setting up events which need support from volunteers for example helping to run festivals. There are usually between 5 and 15 volunteers placed on a project and when necessary we place 1 or 2 co-ordinators to help the group outside the work programme.