Building social inclusion in the Italian hills (Murisengo, Piedmont)
Description: The Panta Rei Cooperative manages centers that host people with intellectual disabilities, with the main objective to build with them paths of autonomy and social integration. The guests of the centers for people with intellectual disabilities organise different activities like garden-therapy, sports and manual Laboratories. The objective of the workcamp is to allow all guests to socialize and perform different activities together. The center countryside at the hills of Monferrato and close to the main cities of Turin and Asti.
Type of Work: The volunteers can carry out daily activities with the guests of center for people with intellectual disabilities, especially garden-therapy (not only vegetable production but also maintenance of green areas and forests), repairs work, manual laboratories, excursions, games and socialization with them.
Study Theme: Study part: garden therapy and its benefits, social themes and life in a housing people for person with intellectual disabilities; knowledge of the history and culture of the place.
Accommodation: The volunteers will be hosted in a different house from that of the guests of the center for intellectual disabilities. The volunteers will eat with guests of centers for people with intellectual disabilities. The house is equipped with kitchen and bathroom with shower. The volunteers and in this case meals will be prepared by health workers and by volunteers who will help them. The volunteers will have to bring sleeping bag and personal towels. The volunteers will be responsible for cleaning the spaces in which they sleep.
Requirements: Required relational, socialization, animation and adaptation skills. Part of the work will be related to agricultural tasks.
Approximate Location: Center for a people with intellectual disabilities "Al Gallo" - Via Torino 110, 15020 Murisengo (AL), near the city of Turin.
Notes: Alcohol is prohibited in the centers for a people with intellectual disabilities and in their presence. For vegetarians peoples or with allergy menu can be adapted. There is telephone coverage and wi-fi. The ATM is in the center of the country of Murisengo. It is possible for the volunteers to bring table games, musical instruments and cameras for using to the leisure time and for socialization.
Please kindly note that there is an additional incoming fee of 50 Euros for all volunteers applying through Partner organisations or Contacts of the SCI network. Check the status here: https://bit.ly/3vhBD5J. This fee covers hosting costs, insurance, a small travel fund to enable disadvantaged volunteers to join projects.