Building Social Inclusion in the Italian Hills (Murisengo - Piemonte)
Description: Panta Rei Cooperative manages “family-type” communities hosting people with intellectual disabilities. The main aim is to create paths of autonomy and social integration. The communities are located in the countryside in the hills of Monferrato and near the major cities of Turin, Asti and Casale Monferrato.
Type of Work: The volunteers will participate in daily activities together with the guests of the community, in particular garden-therapy (not only growing vegetables but also maintenance and cleaning of natural green areas closed to the comunities ), they will also take part in maintenance activities, handmade laboratory , games and socializing with hosts, trips.
Study Theme: The volunteers will learn about orthotherapy and its benefits, issues relating to social and community life, and will get a hint of the local culture and history.
Accommodation: The volunteers will stay in mixed rooms inside the community structure, which is different from that for regular guests. It is equiped with shower and bathroom. The kitchen is located in another structure. Volunteers will eat with community guests. Meals will be prepared by community workers and with support of volunteers. Participants will be responsible for cleaning the common space. They should bring sleeping bags and towels.
Language: English is the only required language. However, a basic knowledge of italian is welcome, it will help to socialize and create relationships more easily with the guests of the community.
Requirements: Volunteers should have socialization skills, animation and adaptation. Part of the work will be agricultural / environmental which might be hard for people who are not physically trained.
Approximate Location: Community "Al Gallo" - Via Torino 110, 15020 Murisengo (AL), near the city of Turin
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