Join Basida, A Social Rehabilitation Center: Aranjues Madrid
Description: BASIDA is an NGO that provides medical and psychosocial support to HIV-positives, drugs addicted people and others with special needs. Since 1990, it has opened three centres; all of them run by a multi-professional voluntary staff. One of these three centres is located in Aranjuez, a village located in Madrid County.
Type of Work: Participating in the everyday life of the Centre, mainly giving a hand with the maintenance of the place (cooking, doing the laundry, cleaning, helping with the carpentry or gardening on a rotating basis, etc.). Personal care of residents who might need it (such as helping out to get dressed) is also a possible task, but only if you really feel prepared for doing it. An important part of your stay will be socialising with the community of the centre. You have to take into account that you will be living in a therapeutic community.
Study Theme: A workshop on drugs and HIV, socio-medical approach: “Course on Comprehensive care for people in social exclusion”, is organised during the first week.
Accommodation: In the Centre there are rooms with beds for the volunteers. Meals will be taken with the residents in the common dining-room.
Requirements: -Any kind of drugs is strictly forbidden inside the Centre (including alcohol and cigarettes)!
-Level B1 of Spanish
-COMPLETE VACCINE FOR COVID 19.
Approximate Location: Aranjuez (Madrid)
Notes: • There is no problem in using the mobile phone, but use it discreetly and do not leave it with any resident, as they have programmed calls. • Wi-fi is not available.
In 2023 many SCI workcamps will have an additional fee of €50.00. This will cover - local hosting costs; insurance costs of the volunteer; a small travel fund to enable disadvantaged volunteers to join projects; administration costs of SCI International.
If you apply through an SCI branch the fee will be included in the fee you pay to your sending branch. If you apply through a partner organisation you will pay the fee on arrival at the project; direct to the hosting branch or through different payment platforms. When accepted on the project the host branch will give you more details of the various payment options.