Social Animation with Disabled People in Rennes-1
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 in order to organize activities or games for the residents. The purpose is also to build a relationship with the resident even for a short time, resident are looking forward to meeting the volunteer every year.
Type of Work: The volunteers will support the professional employees in the planification of activities. Every artistic abilities are welcome and can be expressed in many ways (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, etc. the possibilities are unlimited. NO medical or nursing task will be asked from the volunteers at all! 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 workcamp is highly focused on the importance of international solidarity. Therefore, each volunteer will have the chance 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 distinctive features.
Accommodation: Volunteers will live in shared studio apartments on the working site. Everything that is needed to sleep is provided, no sleeping bag or mattress are required! All the food is also provided, however, it would be really appreciated that the volunteers take the initiative to cook a meal from their home country for the residents.
Language: Good French skills are required in order to be able to talk with the resident. Please that into consideration when applying
Requirements: Volunteers have to be at least 20 years old and have to submit a motivation letter written in FRENCH. A driving license would be appreciated but is not mandatory!
Approximate Location: In Rennes,Britany, North-western France