UPACE San Fernando
Location: Cadiz, Spain
Period: 16/01/2018 – 14/01/2019
Deadline: 31 July 2017
We are looking for one POLISH volunteer to work with people with cerebral palsy in Cadiz, Spain
UPACE San Fernando is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1978, when a group of parents meets to respond to the specific needs of their sons and daughters with palsy cerebral.
Volunteers will participate in the following activities:
This activity takes place in a dark room, with different materials to stimulate the sense of sight, hearing and touch, facilitating the perception of encouragement.
We have this room from 2010, where working professionals who have previously received specific training.
Adapted games room:
This games room is intended for children between 3 and 18 years in the area of education and functional medical treatment where 126 people are benefiting from 2014.
Most of them need alternative communication systems through the use of technological means (tablets), therefore, they also need to adapt games to make handling easier them like bowling, video games, darts target and Scalextric.
Leisure and free time activities:
These activities are carried out since 1994. The activities begin in September and end in July, during the evenings and weekends to offer the opportunity of developing a facet of your basic personal dimension, as it is your leisure free.
Are acts for the peace day, day of the violence prevention of gender, Andalusia day, women’s day, departures to the immediate surroundings, Ibiza party, party water, party of the autumn, etc., and once a year, is organized the Popular Verbena Pro colonies of summer.
This service are intended for offering families an alternative that allows the reconciliation of work and family life of people who are in charge of a minor with PC, school holiday period. We serve about 75 or 80 people by 6 teachers, 2 physiotherapists, 2 speech therapists and a psychologist.
The holiday program colonies, as well as improving the quality of life of people with cerebral palsy and of promoting standardized leisure, complies with the important task of providing respite to families attending throughout the year these persons with disabilities.
The colonies are conducted since 1995 on an exclusive basis in the holiday period to offer an alternative that allows the reconciliation of work and family life.
This technique is developed from the year 2013 and thanks to it; we can awaken the brain areas that remained before sleeping. A camera picks up the movements of the person, the computer processes it and music, this makes that she is motivating to perform movements.
We use the water as a therapeutic agent since its action stimulates or relaxes the nervous system, facilitating blood circulation and digestion, relieve muscle tension and eliminates toxins among other benefits.
This technique was implemented in UPACE San Fernando in 1994. In the beginning, it was held in the facilities provided by the municipality of San Fernando. From in the year 2006 we have our own indoor swimming pool where work a team of specialist physiotherapists.
We have a room of music therapy, where our accredited music therapists have the instruments and space to work with the people users.
With a proper use of sound and music elements in music therapy, helps to improve the quality of life and are favourable to development in different areas.
Since 1992, we promote adapted sports through our Pioneer club social POLIPACE, sports such as bowling and the boccia.
It is a kind of silent performance that takes place on a stage in the dark, with strategic lighting that gives rise to a play of lights and shadows.
This activity since 2007, so we have 8 years of experience and each year the professionalization and enhancement of work is increasing.
Please send your cv and motivational letter to firstname.lastname@example.org till 31 July