Description: Social center Integra provides care for their clients - children and adults with heavy mental and physical disabilities and in lots of cases also for people with inhibited senses. Most of the clients are on wheelchairs and are visiting the centre on daily, weekly or annual bases. The volunteers in the centre are breaking down the routine of the clients and employees. The workcamps have been organized together with Integra since 2005. The clients are looking forward to the workcamp and meeting the volunteers.
Type of Work: The volunteers will organize free time activities (e.g. workshops, trips to the lake, games, an evening theatre, etc.) for mentally and physically disabled people. The activities for them will be creative, musical, rhythmic, sport or other workshops. The ideas for the activities are invented and created by the volunteers who want to help in social integration. The camp is THE event of the year in the life of youngsters with disabilities and the whole Integra centre.
Study Theme: The workcamp will be visited by INEX Messenger who will organize a workshop focused on current events in Europe. The volunteers will prepare the "Feast of cultures" - an international food festival for the local community, and will join the “volunteering footprint” workshop. Our camps will follow the rules of Sustainability campaign.
Accommodation: Lodging will be provided directly in the building of the Integra centre. Sleeping bag is needed. Volunteers will be in charge of preparing dinners by themselves, breakfast and lunch will be eaten together with the youngsters in the cafeteria. On demand, vegetarian meals can be provided.
Requirements: Bring sleeping bag, swimming suit, some info, materials and pictures of your country, material which you could use in your workshop for clients, musical instrument to play nice music, some ideas for games with the children and youngsters, your enthusiasm and a smile on your face :)
Approximate Location: The capital of Slovakia aeuro( Bratislava is situated in south-western part of Slovakia next to the border with Austria and Hungary. It has a fascinating history and culture, magnificent Old Town, picturesque castle on a hill just above the city, and aeuro( last but not least aeuro( the night life has a lot to offer too ;)
Notes: MOTIVATION LETTER IS NEEDED Although the camp takes only one week it will be an unforgettable week with clients who are already looking forward to September :) For more info about INTEGRA: www.dsssintegra.sk
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