Social animation with disabeld people in the North of France -2
Description: L'Association des Paralysés de France (APF, association of paralyzed people in France) was founded in 1933. Its goal is to represent and empower people with disabilities. The APF in France consists of 26,000 members, 30,000 users, 25,000 volunteers and 13,500 employees. The volunteers will collaborate with the social workers and other local professionals on the organisation of activities and/or games for the residents. The purpose is also to build a relationship with the residents even for a short time, residents are looking forward to meeting the volunteer every year.
Type of Work: The volunteers will support the local permanent staff in the planification of activities for the residents. Volunteers can also create new activities. Every artistic abilities are encouraged and free to express themselves in any way (music, cinema, theater, etc.) Every volunteer can come up with their own idea and imagination. The volunteers are asked to organize activities during the day such as games, performance, outside excursions, sightseeing tours, the possibilities are unlimited. NO medical or nursing task will be asked from the volunteers! The volunteer needs good interpersonal skills and motivation, then all tasks asked from they will naturally and easily be accomplished. Please, be aware that the volunteer are expected to take initiative and to be autonomous.
Study Theme: The camp is highly focused on the importance of international solidarity. Therefore, each volunteer will be asked to introduce themselves and their culture the way they want. It could be a local dance, a food recipe, some music or simply a presentation to introduce their country and its particularities (objects to illustrate the culture would be appreciated)
Accommodation: The volunteers will live in shared studio apartments on the working site. Everything that is needed to sleep is provided, no sleeping bag nor mattress are needed! All the food is also provided, however, the volunteers will be asked to organize a traditional meal from their home country.
Language: Good french skills are required in order to be able to communicate with the residents. Please, take that into account when you are applying.
Requirements: Volunteers have to be at least 20 years old and have to submit a motivation letter in FRENCH. People with a driving license would be preferred but it is not mandatory!
Approximate Location: The camp will take place in Noeux-les-Mines in northern France. The nearest railway station is Noeux