Open doors, open minds
Description: This work camp will be held on a young prisoner’s center. These young adults are between 18 and 25 years old. They are sociable, motivated and every day they're developing their personal, social and professional skills. Having international volunteers working directly with them has mutual benefits. From one side, beneficiaries will enjoy meeting new people, get heard, share their skills and talents. From the other side, volunteers will have the opportunity to question some of their stereotypes, be critical about the justice system and their own privileges.
Don’t forget that it’s a prison center. There are specific rules. We will send to you the center rules before the starting of the workcamp.
Type of Work: International volunteers will work on social and educational activities. The idea is to participatein recreational and sports activities and various artistic and creative workshops, organised by the team of the center. We are looking for more original and innovative proposals than those usually carried out. It will be a time to develop intercultural activities, share experiences and learnings.
Volunteers can offer their knowledge by organizing interesting workshops. If you need extra material let us know in advance. Make it fun, creative and enjoyable for everyone.
Volunteers and beneficiaries could possibly develop the activities together.
The time of the activities in the center: Starts at 8.30h - ends at 14h. There is a possibility to organize afternoon activities some day
Study Theme: Volunteers will have the chance to reflect and learn more about -social reintergration of (ex-)inmates -Spain's justice system -power relacions and intersectional (multiple) discriminations
- prisoner's rights
Accommodation: Volunteers will sleep together at a community center. They have to bring a sleeping bag and also a mat. Between the community center and the prisoner's center there is 20min walking distance. We will NOT use public transportation.
Food will be bought and cooked by the volunteers.
Special diet needs can be taken into account.
Language: english, spanish
Requirements: Knowledge of Spanish language is considered an asset because it helps the direct communication with the beneficiaries.
Backround in social, political, humanitarian Sciences will be hightly appreciated
Notes: Coffee break : In the morning we will do a break in the bar. If you want to drink or eat something you have to pay for it. Reasonable price. For example: 1 bottle of water, 1 coffee and a sandwich it cost 2.50 euros.