Welcome home: Casa Samuel II
Description: CARITAS - Salamanca has a community house for people affected by HIV that besides offering basic needs coverage, allows the residents to start a process of personal recovery with the main aim of achieving the greatest possible degree of autonomy. Volunteers will be involved in the activities of this community house; they will have the opportunity of being part of a social project, approaching a concrete reality of exclusion, of some of the HIV-positive individuals.
Type of Work: 1. Accompanying the residents: from everyday life in the guesthouse, to city walks to performing various tasks.
- Participate and encourage the various leisure time activities that are developed in the House, encouraging everyone and helping those having greater difficulties (being in a wheelchair or walking with difficulty)
- Collaborate in the hygiene of the less valid allowing for the development of their activities in their daily life.
- Assist in the maintenance and cleaning of the guesthouse.
Study Theme: Reflections on social exclusion, and HIV from an exclusion perspective.
Accommodation: Own room at the Community House. Basic conditions.
Language: A good level of Spanish is essential. An Interview will be required in order to assess the knowledge and comprehension of Spanish.
Requirements: Also make sure that the volunteer has sufficient skills like teamwork, commitment to issues of exclusion and be a dynamic and proactive person. Previous experience in the fields of social work or excluded groups will be an asset.
Approximate Location: Salamanca (Castilla y León autonomy)
Notes: Participation in the Community House is a day shift, which can be from 9.00 to 15.00 or 15.00 to 22.00 Monday to Sunday. Time may also occasionally be 22.00 hours to 8.00 hours. Usually the volunteer participates 5 turns (occasionally 6 turns per week depending on the needs of the home), always trying to give off 2 days a week.
Salamanca is a very old and beautiful city, full of history, with lots of places to discover. Surely you will enjoy your stay. Alcohol consumption and smoking in the center is strictly prohibited.