Seniors’ Residence Innsbruck Austria EVS
Location: Innsbruck, Austria
Period: 03/10/2017 – 31/08/2018
Deadline: 26 March 2017
Seniorenresidenz Veldidenapark (SRV) has been hosting EVS volunteers since 2014. Two EVS volunteers from different countries are hosted at the same time.
Seniorenresidenz Veldidenapark, a residence for elderly people, is situated in the centre of Innsbruck, the capital city of Tirol, in a rather quiet but central surrounding of the town.
SRV is a private nursing home for elderly people, some of them are still independent, but most of them are in need of some care. Our main goal is to find a way to keep up their biggest possible autonomy, while giving all the support needed.
Based on the biographies of every resident, SRV generates an individual care plan, which will be realized by our specialized nursing staff. In addition to our support service we offer an all-round activities program for the elderly (trips, cinema, movement classes…).
It is important for the hosting organisation that the volunteer already has a basic knowledge of German (A2), as the elderly people only speak German (Tyrolean dialect) and hardly andy English. Thus, this is important for the development of the project.
The tasks and activities can encompass the following:
Participation and co-organisation of daily routines of the elderly people (preparing meals, serving meals, drinking coffee and tea and playing with residents…)
Participation in different recreational activities with the elderly people (games, walks, shopping, free time activities, excursions)
Participation in the indoor activities (seasonal activities like celebrations or handicrafts, discussion groups, creative workshops)
Accompanying residents to different appointments (doctor, hospital…) or to a shop
Getting to know communication methods with elderly people or people in need of care
Building individual relationships to the residents (socializing, talking and listening, spending time together, supporting them in simple tasks…)
Sharing life experience with the elderly, learning more about biographies and life events
Getting used to some geriatric disease patterns and learning about how to handle them professionally (Alzheimer’s, muscular reduction…)
Learning to work within an interdisciplinary team, getting to know different fields of work in a seniors’ residence (kitchen, technical maintaining of the building, care, medical staff, psychological support…)
Taking part in regular team meetings
You HAVE to read the project description before applying: http://www.mei-infoeck.at/fileadmin/bilder/EU_Du/EFD/2017-2018_EFD/EVS_Call_Seniors_Austria2017.pdf
Please send your CV and the enclosed APPLICATION FORM directly to the hosting organisation! Contact person: Ms Astrid Huber, E-mail: Astrid.Huber@seniorenresidenzen.co.at
Application Form for download here: http://www.mei-infoeck.at/evstyrol
The deadline to apply is the 26th of March!
More information :
We would be happy to host a volunteer who:
wants to experience working with elderly people and participating actively
is interested in learning more about another generation and their biographies
is open-minded, friendly, enthusiastic, creative and communicative
is willing to work in an interdisciplinary team and reflect her/his work
is determined to reach at least A2 German before the project start
is motivated to learn German (and some Tyrolean German dialect)
brings her/his own culture and interests into the project
is ready to volunteer for 11 months starting in October
Due to pre-existing partnerships with some non-EU countries, we can ONLY accept volunteers in this project who do not require a visa or residence permit for 11 months in Austria or applicants from Georgia.