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Service RENFORTS: support to people with mental disabilities

Service Renforts (Andage)

Marche-en-Famenne, Belgium

The application deadline has passed.

Project description

We expect the volunteer to take an active part into the staff work. S/he will support and accompany the young adults with disabilities during their daily activities. S/he will facilitate their investments in the tasks realization: -To think up and develop a project with the youngsters (try cooking recipes, cultivate chicories in caves…); -To actively participate in the educational staff meetings; -To suggest some changes in order to improve Renforts, willing to evolve constantly; -To take initiative. The volunteer will also have the opportunity to participate in other activities out of the Service Renforts but linked with the same target group such as board games evenings, movie nights organized by the Association des Compagnons Bâtisseurs or in various activities organized by the local youth center, both situated very close from volunteer’s accommodation and Service Renforts office. The volunteer can also help once a week in the exchange shop in Marche-en-Famenne.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The volunteer will be hosted in a house that s/he will share with other ESC volunteers. The house is located in the centre of Marche-en-Famenne and has all the modern comfort needed. The volunteer will receive a monthly allowance and will take care of the meals by her/himself.

Training during the project

When arrived in Belgium, the volunteer will participate in the on-arrival seminar and the mid-term evaluation organized by the French speaking National Agency. The seminars will be organized in French.

Volunteer profile

Because our public doesn’t speak any other language than French, the volunteer is asked to be already able to communicate a bit in our language at the beginning of the service. We expect the volunteer to have social and communication skills and be open to the difference, ready to build an atmosphere of confidence and security with the youngsters; we expect the volunteer to be ready to involve him/herself in the several tasks we do with them; be able to work together with the staff; be interested in the topic of disabled people inclusion; agree with our philosophy of equality and openness.

Placement dates

A total of 53 week(s) during the period 01/02/2019 to 31/01/2020


Placement location

6900 Marche-en-Famenne


Looking for volunteers from

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Turkey, United Kingdom


Placement topics

Citizenship and democratic participation


Placement deadline

Application deadline: 27/09/2018