Location: Viljandi, Estonia
Deadline: 17 September 2017
EstYES organization is looking for one volunteer for the project with disabled children and youngsters in beautiful town of Viljandi, Estonia, who could help social workers with their daily needs and become a real Friend for those who live in the house of Perekodu Foundation.
Perekodu SA has different departments for orphanage and for children with special needs. This institution combines a nursery, school, rehabilitation center and an alternative home for those who need it. Regular activities in Perekodu Foundation are aimed to provide everyday care and counselling, helping to raise children’s and young people awareness of themselves. It is run in cooperation with the specialists such as therapists, psychiatrists, social workers and youth-police.
The main tasks of the volunteer are looking after children, helping social workers in their daily needs and organising different activities for the kids. Volunteer’s tasks depend very much on his/her interests and skills. Most of the kids need a mentor in the class or in free time. (S)he can be hands or legs for the children in a wheelchair, helping to dress, with feeding or some other basic needs.
With some children it is possible to go further than just basic help. It is possible to organise different events, games, do handicraft, sport, go to the city,cinema or to do some music. Volunteer can also participate in study visits but also help to organise different outings and excursions. Volunteer is expected to be a friend and role model for these children and help them to understand delight of the
life. It is important to teach these children to evaluate surrounding and to find their way in it.
We are looking forward to getting your applications at firstname.lastname@example.org.