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Integrations-Werkstätten Oberschwaben gGmbH

description of organisation

The Werkstatt für behinderte Menschen (WfbM) (Workshop for Disabled People) is a part of the Integrationswerkstätten Oberschwaben GmbH (IWO). It offers very good integration and support of people with mental (mind), physical (body) and severe multiple disabilities. The institution offers varied and challenging group work opportunities and individual care and therapy activities. These are structured daily.The structure of the facilities is very good and there is disabled-friendly work equipment. Our disabled workers receive many benefits, for example: the participation in work and community life, rehabilitation, personal and employment development, self-determination and independence.We are members of the German Paritätischen Wohlfahrtsverband (Parity Association). We are also a certified employment place for people in the civilian service (community service) and Voluntary Social Year (FSJ).Special Needs DepartmentWe encourage, support and give helpful life-advice to disabled people. Specifically, these people are not yet able or won’t be able to work in a workshop. The purpose is to develop and preserve the person’s individual skills (body, mind and social). So, we offer and develop individual living areas, quality of life, and life perspective for severely disabled people. We help people to live and participate in a community. We also encourage the realization and development of their personalities. The special needs department is near the workshop. This offers many possibilities for meeting with others. Our orientation group also gives our workers the possibility to test and develop their own skills.

inclusion topics

This organisation is willing to involve volunteers who face situations which make their participation in activities more difficult, from the following categories for different types of project:

Inclusion categoryReceiving projectsSending projectsCoordinating projects
Economic obstacles
Cultural differences
Geographical obstacles

Volunteering project

Project name Project Dates Deadline Status
EVS in a Day Care Center for the Disabled
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Sep 2018 to Aug 2019
01/09/2018 - 31/08/2019
08/01/2017 closed
EVS in a Sheltered Workshop for the Disabled
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Sep 2017 to Aug 2018
01/09/2017 - 31/08/2018
31/12/2037 open