Contact person: Cristina Rodriguez
Organisation: Fundacion Paideia Galiza
Location: A Coruña, Spain
EI REF 2011-ES-74http://ec.europa.eu/youth/evs/aod/hei_form_en.cfm?EID=30001535063The Asociacion para la Integración del Niño Disminuido (Organisation for the Integration of Children with Disabilities, AIND) is a non-profit organisation with headquarters in A Coruña. A Coruña has over 230,000 inhabitants (160,000 in its metropolitan area). It is one of the main sea-port cities in Europe. It is located in the Northwest end of Spain. One of its main characteristics are the galleries or view terraces which cover the front of many 19th Century houses which gave the city the name of "Glass City".Most of our users are from A Coruña and neighbouring towns, so our influence area is quite large.Our actions aim the promotion of the development and participation in society of people with mental disabilities, as well as counselling to their families and mentors and society, in general.We carry out our activities mainly from 4 to 8 p.m.The activities to be carried out by the volunteers in this time will have an educational dimension and will entail an added value for the beneficiaries, due to the importance of counting with the collaboration of a volunteer from another European country in the activities of our local community.
Volunteers will support the entertainers and teachers in the workshops and in the activities of the centre. They will collaborate and support users with those tasks which are difficult for them due to their limitations. Youth participating in our project will have the opportunity of learning at different levels: educational, collaborating in an innovating educational project, committed and open to the environment, cultural and linguistic, as they will have the occasion of being in contact and learn, not only Spanish language, but also Galician, and become aware of the existence of different linguistic realities at a European level. All workshops aim the promotion of personal autonomy through the development of different skills, as well as the social integration of the participants. These are some of the activities and workshops carried out: -Cooking Workshop: its aim is the promotion of personal autonomy. One of the aims is that the participants manage autonomy for their daily life (house duties, cooking,...). Theatre and dance workshops: art is a tool to manage social integration and normalisation of people with disabilities, as it favours movement and social skills and creative thinking. People can experiment with theatre and dance. They enable communication and expression and activate understanding, corporal and emotional aspects. -Sewing workshop: this workshop enables users to carry out activities with the hands; it works on fine movements, hand abilities, concentration skills,... Painting and graffiti workshop: volunteers can support peoples needing it and provide their knowledge, in case they have it in this field. Computers workshop: basic editing and word management (Word) for people with disabilities. Literature and press and communication workshop. -Handicrafts workshop: this workshop develops hand skills. We make bracelets with glass beads, varnish and paint wooden boxes, paint trays, make bands for glasses,... Volunteers will support participants to carry out these tasks, as many of them are difficult for them. Toy libraries: the participants use their free time as they wish. They can play table games, read,... Volunteers can participate in the games and contribute to social relations (team games, tolerance of frustration,...).
Preferably basic Spanish.
Please send CV with picture and motivation letter (explaining clearly motivation for this vacancy) before 15th January to firstname.lastname@example.org (email of coordinating organization). Please write in the email subject "APPLICATION AIND"