EVS at the Nursing Home “Pietro Zangheri”
Location: Forlì, Italy
Period: 01/09/2017- 01/05/2018
Deadline: 31 July 2017
URGENT CALL FOR EVS VOLUNTEERS from PORTUGAL. UNISER Soc. Coop. is looking for EVS volunteers for a project that aims to have a positive impact on the lives of the eldery. The hosting organization, Casa di Riposo Pietro Zangheri, hosts European volunteers since 2005, when the first expression of interest was submitted. Casa di Riposo Pietro Zangheri host approximately 4 volunteers per year. It is in your hands to be one of them and to improve the live of other people. At the same time, this experience will enhance your personal and professional skills, by learning, discovering, and being in contact with a different culture, environment, and working place.
Casa di Riposo Pietro Zangheri is a non-profit organisation, recognised by the Italian government as IPAB (Institution for public assistance and charity).
Casa di Riposo Pietro Zangheri is an symbol from 1886 for those Forlì’s inhabitants searching for quietness and excellent support. It represents the ideal residence, which can answer all sorts of needs regarding healthcare, housing and assistance.
Here almost 350 elderly people can find a peaceful environment, multiple services dedicated at the third age (nursery and medical assistance, physiotherapy, psycho-kinetic therapy, physical activity, personal services, laundry, canteen, cleaning of rooms, culturalanimation and leisure activities, etc.) and qualified staff capable of facing all needs.
The average age of the guests is 84: 83 for the autonomous and 86 for the non autonomous elderly people. The internal regulation, established together with the guests, rules the life in the structure in a way to allow the elderly people to organise their day on their own, according to their will and at the same time to participate in the common activities with the other guests. The rules don’t force the elderly to respect any particular timetable, apart from the meal times.
The hosting structure consists of a single residential building, that provides assistance to elderly people and it is organised in Protected House (Casa Protetta, a residential structure that offers, besides the usual services of the rest home, medical, nursery, rehabilitation and basic assistance) and House Hotel (Casa Albergo, with 191 authorised seats for self sufficient and partially self sufficient elderly people).
The European volunteer will be mainly involved in the animation program of the Nursing Home “Pietro Zangheri” based in Forlì: he/she will integrate and support the experts’ work both in the practical and content arrangement of the activities. The volunteer will be invited to propose new activities or to develop those already existing, sharing his/her experiences, background and personal interests with the staff and the elderly. He/she will also support the staff in carrying out tasks such as meal distribution, help persons with moving difficulties, conversation, walking, listening etc. and by that establishing a relationship based on trust and mutual exchange with the elderly who will benefit from the presence of young people. At the same time, the participation in this project will allow the volunteer to acquire specific competencies in the animation field, and to interact with a new culture and language; all these elements will favour his/her personal and professional growth.
Send your CV and motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com
Find more information in this link: https://europa.eu/youth/volunteering/project/760_en
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