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Support teenagers with disabilities in their daily lives


Plabennec, France

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Project description

The volunteer will focus on a sector welcoming adolescents aged 14 to 20 (with autism and / or intellectual disability) who have been identified with abilities and an interest in working. These young people benefit from apprenticeships in the context of vocational training workshops. They also have a certain autonomy in their daily lives. They can manifest certain behavioral disorders. The volunteer may also be involved with other children and / or adolescents of the EMI. The volunteer will intervene initially in support of professionals in various activities for young people with disabilities: - Sports activities (football, swimming, athletics, judo, badminton, horse riding, bodybuilding, motor activities, basketball ...) - Computer workshop, social networks, video - Learning activities of daily living (shopping, walking or taking public transport, making medical appointments ...)

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The volunteer will be accomodated in Brest in a youth accomodation centre (2 minutes walking to go the Bij -the coordinating organisation) : studio or shared-flat with another young people (student, worker, etc.) but always with an independent bedroom. Food : we give each month 220€ for all food expenditures but it's also possible to take meals on the spot. Transport : we will give a monthly subscription for bus network Good to know : the hosting organisation is in Plabennec, 17 km far from Brest. The volunteer will take the bus to go from the accomodation place to the EMI.

Training during the project

- pre-departure training will be organised by the sending organisation - on-arrival training and mid-term training organised by the French National Agency with the coordinating organisation - french classes with a local association in Brest : 2 X 2 hours a week from October to June In the hosting organisation, the volunteer will be accompanied mainly by the educator responsible for the learning activities of daily life (tutor). (the volunteer may propose a personal intercultural project.)

Volunteer profile

The IME (Medical-Educational Institute) "Les Genêts d'Or" of Plabennec is an educational structure that accommodates (during the day and boarding accommodation) children and adolescents with disabilities (intellectual disability, autism, multiple disabilities) from 06 to 20 years of age, in different groups according to their age, their autonomy and their needs. That's why, we would like to host people motivated to support adolescents with disabilities. Previous experience and interest in computer science and sports are also welcome. French basics are preferable.

Placement dates

A total of 44 week(s) during the period 26/08/2019 to 26/06/2020

Placement location

Impasse de Kervéguen, 29860 Plabennec

Looking for volunteers from

Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Croatia, Spain, Finland, Georgia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania

Placement topics

Social challenges

Placement deadline

Application deadline: 27/06/2019