VOLCARE CANTERBURY - AUGUST START
- Long terme 6-12 mois
- CONCUKLTV02C-18 - VO
This project is open only to female volunteers.
- Code : CONCUKLTV02C-18 - VO
- Dispo : 1M / 1F (Total Part 1)
- Langue du Projet : ENG /
- Age : 20 - 99
Volcare is a small registered charity in South East Kent providing home based respite care to Carers of the elderly and/or disabled dependents with special needs
Volcare offers Carers the opportunity to have a break from their caring role by offering them flexible home based respite care. Carers are: friends or relatives who care for someone full-time, e.g. a wife caring for a disabled husband, a daughter caring for an elderly parent, or a parent caring for a disabled child. Carers can find it very difficult to get a break from caring and Volcare offers them the opportunity to take breaks/holidays. This is called respite care. Volunteers get to know Carers and their families by visiting them on a regular basis for a whole day, over a three to four week period (this can vary from family to family), before moving in and taking over the caring role completely. The full time Carer can then have a break. This can be for a whole day or overnight, a weekend, a whole week or occasionally for two weeks (this would be shared by two volunteers). The volunteer can also volunteer alongside the Carer, this is called shared care. Each volunteer may support be
Volunteers will either stay in a house where there are 4 volunteers or a flat where there are two volunteers and all facilities are provided. There is a telephone with incoming calls which accepts international cards and internet is also provided. Volcare will provide volunteers with food, 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). LOCATION FOR THIS PROJECT: Volcare offers several places to volunteers throughout the year either in Canterbury or Dover. This particular one (CONCUKLTV02C-18), starting on 24/08/18, will be based in CANTERBURY
VOLUNTEER S PROFILE: The volunteer should be 20. 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 proce
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.