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Kids in Action 7 - Daycare center for people with mental disabilities

Familija - izobraževani in terapevtski center

Škofja Loka, Slovenia

Project description

Kids in Action 7 - United in Solidarity ESC volunteering project will host 8 volunteers who will work in 10 organizations in and around the town of Škofja Loka, Slovenia between August 2020 and July 2021. Among others, we look for 1 volunteer, who would mainly assist at the work of Day Care Center for People with Manor Mental Disabilities (ŠENT). Šent offers their users the opportunity to improve their daily social skills, a place, where they can talk freely, express their concerns, receive support, learn new things, and at the same time learn to live a full life. Chosen volunteer will attend the program and assist staff at daily program , which consist of rehabilitation (social skills training, interaction and communication...), educational (languages, multimedia...), creative (music, painting) workshops, leisure activities (social and sports games...), excursions, holidays, hikes, visits to exhibitions, shows. More info:

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The volunteer will be accommodated together with other volunteers of the project in a furnished apartment with WiFi on the main square of Škofja Loka, old historical town with about 13000 inhabitants, located 25 km NW from Ljubljana. Each volunteer will stay in a single bedroom with shared cooking, washing, laundry, and social facilities. The volunteer will cook by himself/herself, monthly food allowance will be provided (180 €). He/she will be also entitled to receive a monthly allowance of 120 €. Bike and tickets for public transportation (if needed) will be provided.

Training during the project

On-arrival and Mid-term training organized by Slovenian National Agency, all the training organized by host organizations and by other partner organizations from the local community.

Volunteer profile

Candidates should be motivated, flexible, patient, creative, open-minded, self-initiative, communicative, interested to work with people with special needs and they should be able to speak English. This placement requires some experiences and knowledge from work with vulnerable groups and some knowledge from pedagogy and psychology is also very useful. Music, arts and craft abilities are especially welcomed, so volunteer should be prepared to lead different workshops from those fields.

Activity Dates

A total of 49 week(s) during the period 20/08/2020 to 08/08/2021

Activity Location

Mestni trg 39, 4220 Škofja Loka Slovenia

Looking for volunteers from

Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovakia

Activity Topics

Social challenges

Education and training

Creativity and culture

Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 15/04/2020