Description: Social center Integra provides care for young people and adults with heavy mental and physical disabilities and in lots of cases also for people with inhibited senses. Most of the people in social centre are in wheelchairs and visit the centre on daily, weekly or annual bases. The volunteers in the centre are breaking down the routine in the centre. The workcamps have been organized together with Integra since 2005. The young people with disabilities are looking forward to the workcamp and meeting the volunteers.
Type of Work: The volunteers will organize free time activities (e.g. workshops, trips to the lake, games, an evening theatre, etc.) for people with mental and physical disabilities. The activities for them will be creative, musical, rhythmic, sport or other workshops. The ideas for the activities are invented and created by the volunteers who want to help in social integration. There will be one trip for volunteers and people from Integra organized by our local partner. The camp is THE event of the year in the life of the people with disabilities and not only for them but also for the whole Integra centre.
Study Theme: The workcamp will be visited by INEX Messenger who will organize a workshop focused on current events in Europe. The volunteers will prepare the "Feast of cultures" - an international food festival for the local community, and will join the “volunteering footprint” workshop. Our camps will follow the rules of Sustainability campaign.
Accommodation: Lodging will be provided directly in the building of the Integra centre. The volunteers will be sleeping on the matrasses which include pillows and blankets. Breakfasts, lunches and dinners will be taken care off and on request, vegetarian meals can be provided. The centre has showers, facilities, hot water and wifi connection.
Requirements: Bring swimming suit, materials and pictures of your country, material which you could use in your workshops, games, activities for clients, musical instrument to play nice music, some ideas for games with the youngsters and adults, your enthusiasm and a smile on your face :)
Approximate Location: The capital of Slovakia ( Bratislava is situated in south-western part of Slovakia next to the border with Austria and Hungary. It has a fascinating history and culture, magnificent Old Town, picturesque castle on a hill just above the city, and ( last but not least ( the night life has a lot to offer too ;)
Summary: This is your chance to bring lots of happiness to the lives of other people and at the same time gain deeper understanding about differences and similarities between us all!