Contact person: Hanneke van Daalen
Coordinating organisation: Porta Nuova Europa Association
Host: Cooperativa Sociale "La Collina": http://www.portanuovaeuropa.it
Location: Garlasco (PV), Italy
The Cooperativa Sociale La Collina was born in 1990 and carries out its activities aiming to foster human and social integration of citizens by offering social, health and educational services. The target is highly diversified in terms of age, role and social status. The Cooperative works with children, adolescents, adults with mental, physical or existential disability, people with addiction problems and problematic user of substances and alcohol. Main activities: management of integrated structure for “Training to Autonomy” in Garlasco; Mediation and accompaniment towards labour market; drop-in for people with addiction problems; pre and post-school activities; services connected to school (like pupil transport for example); listening, guidance and counseling spaces.The cooperative is managed as follows by a team of educators and operators: Management and Coordination, educators, counselors, psychologists, teachers of art that manage business-training workshops, technical staff and secretarial staff. The cooperative's members are 20 and pay all, in different ways, work in favor of the cooperative. The volunteer will live together with other European volunteers in an appartment in Pavia or Garlasco.
- collaborate with the operators during the daily activities of the Cooperative (as well in the office at in the various indoor and outdoor activities with users) - Participation during the educational assistance to users; - Participation in weekly team meetings; - Participation in training sessions for professionals and educators; - Participation in training activities of the Workshops; - Management and / or co-management of the recreational and expressive workshops; - Collaboration in the organization and promotion of awareness-raising events, and information regarding the activities of the cooperative.
Some elements that will help to realize a positive EVS experience: - a minimal knowledge of Italian at oral level would allow the volunteer a faster inclusion in the various areas of the Cooperativa and a better understanding / communication with operators, users and guests of the structure - strong interest in educational, psychological and social issues; - any interest and / or expertise regarding matters relating to the workshops proposed by the Cooperativa - driving license is preferable
Please send CV with photo and motivational letter specifically for the project(s) of interest before 10 January 2011 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Final candidates will be contacted for an interview via Skype or telephone.