Contact person: Cristina Rodriguez
Organisation: Fundacion Paideia Galiza
Location: A Coruña, Spain
EI REF 2010-ES-67http://ec.europa.eu/youth/evs/aod/hei_form_en.cfm?EID=30001350701The Paideia Galiza foundation is a private not for profit entity established in 1986, declared by the regional government as of "interest for Galicia". This institution is a as an open space to training, research and, in general, to a multi-dimensional and inter-disciplinary intervention in the field of Human and Social Sciences.The Paideia Galiza foundation Works in cooperation and development projects in rural areas of Galicia, giving priority to attention to women, in subjects like education, qualifications and training for employment, family planning and sexual education, strengthening of personal skills and resources and gender equality. We also work in projects for employment aimed at people in risk of social exclusion, disabled people, institutionalised minors, women and people with problems of substance abuse. The PIDEIA Foundation tries to work always in conjunction with public entities through different agreements (city councils, local and regional government) and with private entities.Two of the permanent objectives of our institution are:1. Promoting projects and actions aimed at facilitating working and social inclusion of vulnerable groups of people (people with disabilities, minors in institutions, women,...)2. Actions aimed at local, economic, cultural and environmental development of areas with less access to resources.There are two geographic areas for the organisation:" The main headquarters are in the city of A Coruña, the capital of the province, which occupies a surface of 36,8 km² and has 246,056 habitants (2009), (420,000 metropolitan area). Urban area, the second largest one after Vigo; density: 6,600 inh./km2. Fishery is important, but the service sector is the most important one in the city." The Paideia Foundation has another regional office in Padron. This a semi-urban town located in the south of the region of Coruña, at only 20 km from Santigo de Compostela, important for its University, over 500 years old, which give the city a nice atmosphere, with its 30,000 students. THIS VACANCY IS FOR A CORUÑA OFFICE
ACTIVITIES IN WHICH VOLUNTEERS WILL PARTICIPATE: Headquarters in La Coruña -Projects for employment aimed at people in risk of social exclusion (disabled people, institutionalised minors, women,...). The Paideia Foundation has been carrying out since 1995 employment projects aimed at groups of people in risk of social exclusion. In these projects there are 3 alternatives depending on the profile of the beneficiariesn There is the possibility of finding employment in the normal work market, joining special work centres or social economy companies, or starting a pre-employment training process. The activities in which the volunteers will take part in these projects will be of support to the technicians and professionals of the project. They will take part in interviews presenting the project to beneficiaries, families and institutions; they will assist the technicians in assessing disabilities, and in designing individual employment insertion projects, in the search for companies, project presentation, and follow up of the people that have taken up jobs. In the special work centres, they will support the technicians in the different fields (gardening, nursery, computer graphic design, up keeping of premises), both in education and teaching dimensions. They will take part in the team , coordinating and planning meetings. They will also take part in the design and development of specific programmes. The activities undertaken by the volunteer will never substitute paid work , nor will they be exclusively administrative tasks, or ones with profitable aims. -Children's workshops. For children aged between 3 and 14 years to help families with their family and working life and ensure equal opportunities (children with disabilities, with fewer resources,...). The volunteer will give and added value, incorporating games and traditions of his/her own country and taking into account the existing cultural differences. They may also take part in the planning and design of activities, contributing ideas or any proposal that could be incorporated to the workshops.
Preferably at least basic Spanish.
Please send us CV, picture and motivation letter before 15th January to firstname.lastname@example.org Please write in the email subject "APPLICATION PAIDEIA"