Location: Santander, Spain
Period: 01/11/2017 – 30/06/2018
Deadline: 8 April 2017
Asociación Ser Joven is looking for active young volunteers willing to help people with visual impairments to see and enjoy the beautiful city of Santander (north of Spain). They will accompany them in their daily activities and will help them to make errands.
ONCE is a Public Law Corporation, based on association and of a social character, founded in 1938, in order to channel social services and all other actions generating new jobs for visually impaired people in Spain. One of the fundamental aims of ONCE is to help people, who are blind or visually impaired, to achieve enough self-autonomy and to be fully integrated in a society. In order to reinforce these aims la ONCE promotes voluntary work.
Volunteering is aimed at those ONCE members who have not yet reached the degree of personal autonomy or are permanently not autonomous enough to do their daily activities, such as travelling, daily tasks like: going to a bank, to a doctor, paying the bills, etc…reading for pleasure, free time activities, etc…) and whose families, relatives or friends cannot offer them enough support.
Accompaniment to visually impaired people in order to help them in administrative tasks, like going to a bank, visiting a doctor, running errands and so on as well as helping them to participate in the activities organized by the ONCE organization (accompaniment from their houses to ONCE headquarters and viceversa and support in ONCE workshops: ceramics, theatre, book reading…, accompaniment during sightseeing excursions or hiking, accompaniment en to events, shows and celebrations…)
Write in the subjecy: APPLICATION_ONCE2017_YOUR NAME for example: