Youth sociocultural activator
Location: Prienai, Lithuania
Period: 01/08/2017 –01/07/2018
Deadline:31 December 2016
Prienai elderly care home is looking for two EVS volunteers from August 2017 (11 months). The main goal of volunteers work is to help workers to supply the needs of the elderly; to improve their initiative and ability to make contact and communicate with residents and staff; to create a cozy emotional environment, in order to avoid stressful situations.
Prienai is a small town in the south of Lithuania.
Prienai care home for the elderly was established in 1948. This is a governmental institution currently accepting residents from all municipalities of the country.
Our major goal is to provide for the residents various services, taking into consideration their needs, likes and interests.
Today the personnel of the organization provides a comprehensive capital quality of services, promotes residents’ independence and self-fulfillment, the desire to live active and get involved in home care activities.
• accommodation with the main furniture – bed, desk, cabinet, wardrobe, chairs, armchairs, spec. lighting;
• personal care services: haircut, tailor services, primary care, using effective and contemporary body-care facilities;
• provision of clothing, footwear, bedding, household services;
• transport to treatment facilities;
• Security round the clock with an alarm system;
• Social work, leisure and employment services (cultural, sporting, religious, educational, occupational therapy, etc.);
• Organization of health services (health services are provided by health care institutions), the minimum medical services, provision of compensatory techniques.
The primary target group of the organization is the elderly. Nevertheless, the organization is very active in cooperation with all the Lithuanian universities, provides space and guidance for local and internet
Volunteers could be involved in social rehabilitation and organize therapy programs.Also they could help to realize the therapy programs and work with residents who suffer from different diseases of old age. Their task should be – helping in daily housekeeping, residents catering and other activities to improve the quality of life of care home residents.
Volunteers could take part in organization of socio-cultural and educational activities and their realization.They could help our residents to integrate into the community, also they could enhance
their motivation (volunteers could present their country’s social policy and social work methods, organization of foreign languages and computer literacy courses, occupation and prevention activities
Volunteers together with the employees could participate in and organize a variety of events and activities (activities based on interests, needs and interests, the calendar and religious holidays organization, various courses in volunteer capacities). They would render active the residents, enhance their motivation, promote their integration into the community. Volunteers could convey their experiences, cooperate with employees to implement the organization’s goals and objectives.
If you see yourself patiently communicating and assisting to elderly people with variuos levels of independence and disabilities, please send your CV and motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org until 30th of December 2016.