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Czech Republic Czech Republic: ESC Assist the Elderly in Prague (SDA ESC R3)

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04/08/2024   -   18/08/2024

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Age
18 - 30
Max number of volunteers
6
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Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Praha (Prague) (PRG)
Nearest bus/train station
Bus stop: Janovská (line 154, 175, 183)
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Work

Volunteers will work with the elderly and participate in occupational therapy. You will help to organize leisure time activities, garden parties, go for walks with the clients, assist the nurses with daily tasks, and potentially do some manual work (e.g. gardening, cleaning, helping in the kitchen, etc.). It is very much welcome if you come with your ideas and initiative on how to break the routine in the centre. Please bring your favourite music, pictures, or small games with you to share with the elderly.

Accomodation and food

You will stay in a hostel in rooms with beds. Sheets and blankets will be provided. Each room also has its bathroom and there is also possibility to use shared kitchen. Lunch and breakfast will be provided in the canteen of the nursing home and you will prepare dinner in place of your accommodation. The kitchen is capable of making vegetarian food, but vegan food is not available. Wifi is available. There is no washing machine.

Location and leisure

Prague 15 is a municipal district located on the southeastern outskirts of Prague. There is Kozinec Hill, where the existence of an old Slavic fortified settlement is documented, and Hostivar reservoir. There is also an ornithological ringing station and the Center for Ecological Education. All services you might need are accessible within walking distance.

Prague 15 has a lot of green areas and good facilities for sport. There is a natural dam where you can swim on hot days. Besides, you can visit Prague city centre - Charles Bridge, Powder Tower, Old Town Square, Orloj or Prague Castle. You can also visit nearby castles or go hiking in the countryside. Also, the project is held during Prague Pride and other smaller free events.

Project hosted by

This project takes place in the outskirts of Prague 15 and is organized in cooperation with the Centre for Social Care and Nursing which provides support and assistance to users of the service who have found themselves due to their age, health, chronic illness, or crisis in their personal life in a situation where they are dependent on the help of another person. This project aims to support intercultural and intergenerational exchange, gain mutual understanding, and respect, and maybe even a new perspective on life. In this project, you will actively contribute to achieving UN SDG3 Good Health and Wellbeing and UN SDG10 Reduced Inequalities.

Directions to meeting point

From Prague airport take the trolleybus line number 59 to the final stop “Nadrazi Veleslavin”. Change to the green metro line A in the direction of Depo Hostivar and go all the way to “Skalka” stop where you need to change to bus 125 and get off at “Nadrazi Hostivar” stop. From there it is a 2 min walk to the accommodation, the metro and buses leave every few minutes in Prague but try to arrive no later than at 17:00. Detailed information will be provided in the infosheet.

Additional comments

Training on how to work with clients and occupational safety. You will learn about social care in the Czech Republic and an ethical approach to social services and communication in an environment with language barriers. Students can also obtain a certificate of practice in a social and healthcare facility.

Requirements

Bring your favourite music, pictures, or small games with you to share with the elderly. Also, bring comfortable clothes for your well-being. You don't need any special experiences. Important are personal qualities, such as respect for old age, creativity, patience and kindness.

The project is suitable for students of humanities, future teachers, health workers, social workers, psychologists, artists and other empathetic, creative and cheerful people who respect the elderly. You can get a certificate confirming your voluntary service in the Center for Social Care.
This project is supported by the EU program European Solidarity Corps. Some of the conditions differ from the usual projects; there will be detailed info provided after your acceptance. For more info about ESC visit https://europa.eu/youth/solidarity_en.

Sustainable Development Goals

Good Health and Well-being Reduced Inequalities