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Volunteering projects

projektbeschreibung

Support people with mental disabilities.
Sharing a life experience with people with mental disabilities. Help people in their everyday life activities (shopping, accompanying them out of the center, etc.) Contribute to educational activities (taking part in observation and reflection times, respecting and setting up of the marks that have been implemented in the personalized project.) Taking part in domestic duties, and in the center leisure activities (meals, laundry, relaxing activities…)
L’Arche defends values based on the conviction that the idea of giving without waiting for anything in return, must prevail in the relationship with disabled people. Therefore, volunteering has, since the beginning been a constructive dimension of the project.
Young volunteers experience human relationships based on difference and fragility; this experience allows them to develop a social vision based on concentration, consensus, and responsibility.


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beitrag zu unterbringung, verpflegung und reisekosten

The volunteer will have a room in the Center. Living in these centers means to live continuously on site: eat with disabled people, share their leisure time, and sleep at the center. In other word, live an existence close to a family experience.

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fortbildung im rahmen des projekts

The volunteer will be in contact with the team of employees and other volunteers. They will benefit from their expertise throughout their mission.
Moreover, they will work with different actors working within the center: doctors, nurses, psychologists, etc.
Each community welcomes between 7 and 30 volunteers together; this way, volunteers can meet other young people coming from different horizons, countries, educational background. This also favors exchanges, experience sharing and a common education.

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freiwilligenprofil

No particular qualification is required; selection criteria will only be based on the future volunteer’s motivation to complete such a mission; the volunteer must therefore be very interested in helping people with mental disabilities.

In view of the mission, the minimum required competences would be the followings:

- Have good social skills, and be able to interact appropriately with disabled people.
- Be open-minded (social, cultural openness, etc.),
- Be psychological and emotionally stable, and be ready to live within a community;
- Have a great sense of responsibility.

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bewerbung

Send us an email and we will send you an application form.

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