AMPROS (area de Ocio y Tiempo Libre)
Location: Santander (Spain)
Period: 01/09/2016 – 31/07/2017
Deadline: 8 April 2016
AMPROS (Cantabrian Association for Persons with Mental Disabilities) was established in 1965 as an initiative of a group of parents of persons with mental disabilities, who initially searched for adequate schooling of their children. As sooon as this training period finnished, they focused on achieving their insertion on the regular labour market or with support of special employment centers.
The mission of AMPROS is to improve the quality of life of people with mental disability and their families, to make a special effort so that every one of them achieves the highest possible level of personal autonomy and to make social integration and the recognition of this target group by the citizens possible.
Other fundamental idea present in the philosophy of AMPROS is to try to increase awareness of the society and the public authorities on the issue of mental disability.
In order to achieve our aims, AMPROS carries out different programmes, such as: Selfmanagement, PCPI, Ageing, Prisoners and ex prisoners and also VOLUNTEERING.
Volunteers will accompany the users during different free time daily activities scheduled by the center, like: zumba, Internet, games, regional dances, cooking workshop, karaoke, sports activities, gymnastics, hand crafts, theatre.
Moreover, volunteers will help to organize special activities like Winter Festival, San Valentine’s Day, Holiday Programme, Summer Camps, weekend activities in a hostel, sports events, festivals to celebrate Cantabria Day, seminars and trainings about volunteering, as well as other occasional events, which are carried out by AMPROS in collaboration with other organizations or training centers (like, for example Asociación Ser Joven, where volunteers will help with workshops, alternative educative night activities, like “La Noche es Joven” in Santander, summer camps, work camps, awareness raising campaigns and other educative activities , talks and seminars disseminating European Voluntary Service, european activities, blog SVE writing and promotion ) allowing volunteers’ personal and professional development in a wider area of activities.
All of the mentioned activities allow volunteers to contribute with their experience, ideas and creativity.
Contact Person Katarzyna Bialkowska firstname.lastname@example.org
Write in the subjecy: APPLICATION 2016_AMPROS_YOUR NAME_COUNTRY, for example:
APPLICATION 2016_AMPROS_JOHN SMITH_UK
WE WILL CONTACT THE SELECTED CANDIDATES before the 15/04/2016.
More information, pictures, candidate’s profile description and application procedures here: http://goo.gl/kS8AJf