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Varstveno delovni center Tončke Hočevar

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Project description

Care and working centre Toncka Hocevar is a social welfare institution. We offer help and support to adults with mental disabilities and co-occurring disabilities. We organize day care and institutional care. Within programs of day car adults with special needs do different forms of occupations. It helps them to stay active, to develop new knowledge and skills, to be socially included. Daily around 237 adults are attending programs of day care in 5 different units in Ljubljana. Beside the occupation and living, we organize numerous other activities that are offered to our users: we take trips, attend events and various institutions, celebrate birthdays and New Year’s together. We are also active in the field of sports, attending competitions under the organization of the Special Olympics. Tasks of volunteer: - Support daily activities: occupational workshops, different sport and therapeutic activities, cooking activities… - Develop new activities: music/dancing workshops

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

- Volunteer will live in single bedroom in student apartment in Ljubljana with other volunteer or students, near our centre. Kitchen, bathroom and laundry facility will be shared with other volunteers or students. - Volunteer while working gets meal and eats with other workers. - Volunteer gets monthly bus ticket for transport in Ljubljana.

Training during the project

- on arrival training - mid term training

Volunteer profile

We are looking for young people who are open-minded and communicative. Who are creative, self-motivated and proactive. It is desired to have handwork skills or other talents (dancing, cooking, music, sport). Volunteer should have ability to adjust working in unstable conditions. Volunteer should like to work with adults with special needs. In order to apply for this project please send an e-mail with your CV and motivation letter to petra.bizjak@vdc.si

Placement dates

A total of 52 week(s) during the period 01/06/2019 to 31/07/2020


Placement location

Vodnikova 56, 1000 Ljubljana


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

Social challenges

Health and wellbeing

Education and training

Creativity and culture

Physical education and sport


Placement deadline

Application deadline: 28/02/2019