EVS in Sant Tomàs: volunteer with disabled people
Location: Vic (Spain)
Period: 01/09/2017 – 01/06/2018
Deadline: 20 January 2017
Association Sant Tomàs is looking for committed long term volunteers who would like to collaborate in our centers (especial school, occupational centers, leisure and sports…) focused on mentally disabled people. An unique opportunity to acquire professional skills and competences in this field while you enjoy an unforgettable experience in one of the most beautiful areas in Spain, Catalonia. Check our amazing project!
We are a non-profit organization open for the public, non-governmental and non-confessional. We collaborate with public and private administrations as well as institutions to achieve our mission, which is: “To improve the quality of life of people with intellectual disabilities and the lives of their families”.
We’ve organized a really professional volunteer experience because we would like to offer the possibility to work with disabled people and acquire real experience. At the same time, we give the youngtsers the chance to implement their own ideas and projects because we believe creativity is such an important thing to promote during the education process, and this is what this project is: a personal and professional learning experience.
The volunteer will realize the daily tasks in our several centers, including:
-An Especial School (children from 3 to 21 years old) so they’ll teach mathematics, physical education, social science and artistic activities. The transition to adult life stage includes social life, community life, domestic life, work, health and safety, and sometimes physiotherapeutic lessons.
-Occupational Centers: activities according to the users’ interests and motivations to contribute to their full integration. Thus the volunteer will support all these exercises, which includes: therapeutic workshops like yoga classes, physical activities, relaxation, informatics classes, craft projects, etc.
-Leisure and Sports: including theatre, football, basketball, badminon, swimming activities, tennis, and a huge range of activities and workshops where the volunteer will have the chance to create and implement them according to their capabilities.
-Housing: housework, personal tasks and pedagogic activities (psychomotor
activities, manipulative activities, stimulation activities…)
The candidates have to send their CV’s and motivation letter to email@example.com
URGENT, we need to find volunteers AS SOON AS POSSIBLE in order to submit the application before the 2nd February. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive our full project proposal and all the necessary information you need to know. Don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions. We’ll be waiting for you!