Coordinating organisation: Steinbeis Innovation Centre European Projects
Host: Integrationswerkstätten Oberschwaben: http://www.sizep.eu
Location: Weingarten, Germany
This project is already approved for a volunteer from Czech Republic.
The sheltered workshop of the IWO conducts exemplary integration and support for mentally, physically or severely disabled people through manifold and ambitious employment opportunities and individual caregiving and therapeutical assistance.
Disabled friendly places and equipments foster equal participation in working and communal life, personal and vocational education and autonomy of disabled people.
Volunteers get the opportunity to contribute – under guidance of staff members – to the support and leisure time program of the school and residential home. Volunteers can introduce their own ideas and abilities like computer literacy, graphic design, mechanical skills, music playing etc. In the beginning the volunteer will only assist the groupleaders, later she/he will take on responsibility – as far as admitted by legal liabilities. Emphatically volunteers are invited to bring in their own ideas. Staff members will appreciate all initiatives to develop additional proposals for leisure time activities and will support planning and realization. Volunteers could develop their ideas for new games, activities or stories into a personal project if they so wished – creative ideas are always welcome. Volunteers are expected to accomplish a fulltime voluntary service of 38 hours per week. Overtime doing will be balanced by additional freetime.
The volunteer should have an interest in social work and should be open to interact with disabled children and young people who are threatended with social exclusion. Previous knowledge of work with disabled children and young people could be helpful. It’s necessary for the volunteers to be sociable and outgoing, to have enthusiasm, and to be tolerant to foreign cultures. Volunteers should be able to act on their own initiative, but also cooperate in a team. A basic knowledge of german language would be helpful, in any case the willingness to learn german is expected. A driving license class B would be helpful.
Candidates should send us their CV and fill in the questionnaire you will find in the attchment or can get from the coordinator upon request. Candidatures should be sent directly to the -mail address of the coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org