Horses and social inclusion near Rome
Description: Ciampacavallo O.N.L.U.S. And EquiAzione join togheter to offer social services at local community. They organize rehabilitazion activities, sport and ludic practice for disabled people, with mental, relational or social disorders. All the activities are integrated which means they are planned and realized togheter with our staff and users. Together, they organize services for all people that want to approach to the horses in a different way from sport or traditional equestrian center. This way of working, purely non assistential, allow to create an authentic relational dimension. With this camp we will work for settle up a new place at south of Rome, with the aim of wellcoming more people and offer to them the opportunity to develop a relationship with horses in setting of nature.
Type of Work: The camp is divided in two different period of 14 days, every week at the camp there will be different kind of users: disable people, children, social workers, volunteers, trainees and horse passionate. All the activities at the camp will be organized in mixed group made by volunteers and other users. Daily activities will be: feeding and cleaning the horses, kitchen, shopping at nearby farms, cleaning of the house. During the first period of the camp we will settle up the camp, prepare garden and vineyard (plowing, enclosure). During the second period we will prepare the sowing and clean the part of the house which hasn't been renewed yet.
Study Theme: During the whole period of the camp we will organize different study moments about local plants and animals, the history of the human presence at territory and the use for the horse in the traditional way. We will organize worshops about different traditional jobs with local elderlies: cheese making, leather working, manteinance of saddles and harnesses, agriculture.
Accommodation: The volunteers will sleep in a tent, inside the structure that is hosting the camp. The tents can be either brought by the volunteers or provided by the organisation on request. Three bathrooms are available for all the guests of the camp. There are two kitchens (one inside and one outside) to cook the meals. The presence of a cook is foreseen during the camp but in the various activities it is possible that the volunteers are asked to help in the kitchen.
Language: A basic level of Italian is appreciated, as it facilitates the integration between volunteers and users of the camp.
Requirements: Adaptability, team working, punctuality, flexibility and tolerance. Will be preferred working with animals (horse) attitude, manual skills and adaptability in a context of scarce privacy. We remind that the camp includes working with disabled people in every activity.
Approximate Location: The camp will be settled up at south of Rome, in a place calle Pratoni del Vivaro, 30km far from Rome, in direction of Velletri\Roman Castle. The camp will be located at 580mt upon sea level, the nearest towns are Rocca di Papa and Rocca Priora 10km far. It is possible to reach Rome by bus in 1,30 h.
Notes: Volunteers should bring: tent, sleeping bag, waterproof jacket, trekking clothing, trekking shoes, mosquito repellent. We have WiFi connection at camp, the telephone line works with all companies except with the wind, climate is fresh and variable during summer.
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