Age Is Just A Number I, Belgrade
Description: In 2016 the Gerontological Center of Belgrade hosted its first workcamp although it wasn’t the first project organised with the volunteers. The results were wonderful and both residents and the volunteers were satisfied and motivated to repeat similar experience. With this notion, it is our pleasure to invite you to join us at another workcamp with this wonderful group of people. NOTE: These are probably the coolest elderly people in Belgrade! Take a look at their surprising calendar for 2017 at http://www.blic.rs/galerija/naslovna/deke-i-bake-kao-tinejdzeri-korisnici-gerontoloskog-centra-beograd-vole-sve-sto-vole/rb3867e. The center hosts close to 600 residents and it is the largest in the country and one of the largest in Europe.
Type of Work: The Center is built according to modern building standards and it employs professional staff to take care of the residents and create an atmosphere of free and solidary community life. The idea for the organization and implementation of the international volunteer workcamps arises as a need for assistance in improving the quality of life of the residents. The volunteers will be working with elderly people, residents of the elder care center “Bezanijska kosa”, which is a part of the Gerontological Center of Belgrade. They will participate in creative workshops with residents, planed with professionals. Besides that, they will maintain the garden (planting flowers, cutting grass and cleaning paths in yards), enjoy walks with the residents, spending quality time with them.
Study Theme: The volunteers will have a workshop with the centre’s employees about communication with elderly people and meeting their needs.
Accommodation: The volunteers will be accommodated in four-bed rooms of the Center (sleeping bags are not required), with toilets and showers. Meals will be shared with the Centre residents.
Requirements: The volunteers should be motivated for work with elderly people and send a project related motivation letter at the time of application.
Approximate Location: The area of Bezanijska kosa is in a quiet part of the city of Belgrade and belongs to New Belgrade municipality. There will be an excursion organized to important places of cultural and historical heritage of Belgrade. The volunteers will have a workshop with the centre’s employees about communication with elderly people and meeting their needs.
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