FADEAM- The Els Avets de Moià Foundation is a public non-profit organization for adults with intellectual disabilities. The 2 regular projects the foundation runs, are: -Residential Homes, a hosting service for adults with intellectual disabilities, in small homes in a family atmosphere, giving importance to daily life, sharing house duties, feasts and celebrations. -Occupational Centre (Workshop), a pre-working place. We develop also activities to offer a comprehensive service to the users and enable their integration in the pre-working, social and personal environments. VOLUNTEER’S TASKS: 1. Attention to the persons : - Support to professional staff in charge of accompanying users in their daily activities (personal hygiene, services, activities,…) and in special moments (happy moments, deceases, losses and mourning times, illnesses,…). Help with the monitoring of the PIR (individual programme) of each person in the different areas: personal hygiene, food habits, health, social life and relations, personality,… through observation and listening to people. Offering new ideas and proposals to update the PIRs. Collaborate with the professional team with the pedagogical methods for each person (stated in the meeting with the psychologist) 2. Home dynamics : - Help with the quality of the co-existence and relations in the home: entertaining, stimulation, acceptance of differences, conflict solving, and dialogue. Participate actively in the weekly home meeting, sharing and enabling communication and participation. Collaborate in planning activities in and outside the home. Promote feast and celebration periods 3. Team work: - Participate with all the home team (assistants, responsible, educators). Participate actively in all meetings proposed (home, with psychologist). Provide ideas, accept limits, ask for help, give support, use complementary skills,…Collaborate in welcoming new team members and try to accept changes needed for it (tasks distribution,…) 4. Material matters: - Within the global educational project of the centre, collaborate with the care of the house, equipment, garden,… Collaborate with the economy of the house, helping buying the needed things according to the budget. Collaborate in cooking according to the security and hygiene rules and following individual diets when needed. Collaborate taking care of the vehicles with an adequate driving and helping with the periodic cleaning. These activities are not just a routine, this is a comprehensive daily life project where all activities are related to a relational and vital living model. 5. Community matters: - Collaborate in maintaining an attitude of respect and openness to know the characteristics of the Arche communities. Participate in community activities such as feasts, fairs, celebrations, community meetings,… Timetable and activities schedules may be changed when needed by the centre, the volunteer or for a better adaptation to his/her profile. Any change is subject of dialogue and assessment
Unterkunft und Verpflegung
The volunteer will lodge in the same house with disabled people. This means that he/she will get a single bedroom (it may happen that we ask the volunteer to share the room for special times; but it doesn’t happen often) and a key of the house so he/she can enter or leave the house at every moment. There is also the possibility to lodge during the second half of the voluntary service in an apartment for volunteers. Accomodation and meals are provided by the project and the volunteer will also receive a pocket money: 150 euros each month
Lage und Freizeit
Moianès County is located in central Catalonia, about 50 km North of Barcelona. It has a rich historic, natural and cultural heritage. Avets homes and the workshop are in the centre of the village, helping the integration and independence of the handicapped persons. There is public Transport to Barcelona by bus. -Language learning: Spanish and Catalan (the language spoken in our area, together with Spanish). Frequency of classes will depend on level and needs of volunteer. -Training and support: The mentor will support the volunteer and follow up the progress of the volunteer in the organization. He/she will be listened to, supported, guided and helped with any matter needed. Meetings will be as often as needed, usually every 15 days. At the beginning, the monitoring is done daily and is focused in giving information for a good integration. The volunteers receive special help to integrate in the local community. -Free days and vacations: Every week the volunteer will get two free days. The average schedule is of 30 to 35 h of service/week. Besides these 2 weekly free days, every month the volunteer can take a plus of two free days more. The volunteer has also the possibility to compact the days for a longer vacation.
Wer organisiert das Projekt?
FADEAM- The Els Avets de Moià Foundation is a public non-profit organization for adults with intellectual disabilities, partially funded by the Generalitat de Catalunya. The attention is based on the relationship established with people with disabilities to achieve a home-based and inclusive dimension. Our goal is to offer people with intellectual disabilities in our region and in their surroundings a place to live, work and help in their integration into society. The organization is part of the International Federation of Arche Communities for people with intellectual disabilities, with 149 communities around the world. The objective is to establish mutual relationships, where inclusion, participation and responsibility are important for people with disabilities both in the organization and in society. Therefore, inclusion in society is essential to be open to the world that surrounds us and be part of the life of our city
Volunteers can arrive at any Barcelona airport or train/bus station. They will be picked up to the project.
Be available from September 2019 for minimum 6 months up to 1 year. Priority will be given to volunteers able to stay 1 year. - Motivation to carry out a voluntary task, collaborating and giving as much as possible. - Flexibility to adapt and work within a team, open minded to be helpful when needed - Positive, responsible and respectful attitude, willing to get involved in the organisation and its project - Basic knowledge of Spanish language and interest to learn Catalan (the language spoken in our area, together with Spanish) - Driving licence is preferred -The 50 euros extra fee for coordination and administrative costs has to be paid as soon as the volunteer is confirmed. Then, the volunteer will receive 150 euros every month as pocket money from the hosting organisation. This extra fee will be covering the coordination expenses and will give COCAT the opportunity to follow the volunteer giving him/her an extra on arrival training, mid-term and final evaluation. HOW TO APPLY: If you think you fit to our project, apply filling the “Applicant Form” before 7th of June (you can ask it to your sending organisation), if your profile matches with the requirements, you’ll be contacted by the hosting organisation to have a skype interview and you will know the selection process results before the end of Juny.