Vacancy for EVS volunteer in Belgium!

This long-term EVS in Belgium is a project for those who would like to work with people with disabilities at Daytime Activities and Therapy Centre (DAT) with supplementary sporting and/or artistic activities. If you have open attitude towards people with disabilities and are prepared to work with them this project is for you!

If you would like to apply send your CV to peter.daschot@gmail.com.
The application deadline is on 25th September (Tuesday)!

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Contact person: Peter Daschot
Coordinating organisation: De Heide vzw
Host: De Heide vzw: http://www.deheidevzw.be
Location: Merelbeke – Gent, Belgium

Deadline: 25/09/2012
Start: 07/01/2013
End: 30/08/2013

Looking for a challenging experience in so many different ways?

De Heide is an organization for adults with a physical disability, including living and daytime activities. On the one hand, we host young people with a congenital disease who – after a stay in a youth facility – take the steps towards adult life. On the other hand, some people stay with us because of an acquired brain injury by accident.

De Heide has no high expectations with regard to the training or experience of the volunteer, but asks especially an enthousiastic commitment. The volunteer must have an open attitude towards people with disabilities and be prepared to work with them. Finally, punctuality is an essential and important competence since ‘structure’ is one of the most important needs of our residents.

  • On the one hand we will see the volunteer as a regular staffmember, which means we will treat her on an equal basis with the other members. On the other hand, we are aware of the fact that she is a volunteer and we will not expect as much as from the regular staffmembers. There is a space to grow and develop. It is important for us that the volunteers don’t substitute an employee or staff member, but support the residents where necessary.
  • De Heide is looking for a volunteer to support the Daytime Activities and Therapy Centre (DAT) with supplementary sporting and/or artistic activities. The DAT-centre offers activities such as crafts, quiz, woodworking, cooking, sports and discussion groups from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4.30 pm. In addition to these group activities, they also offer individual activities (1 on 1) such as: massage, sauna, swimming, cycling or walking, painting, computer courses, etc.

The volunteer is expected to participate in those activities which are in line with his interest, about 3 days per week. In addition, the volunteer is free to use his talents for several other projects: sports and games (classics such as swimming, horse riding, cycling or more adventurous sports such as skiing in a wheelchair, rope courses, kayaking etc.) or artistic and expressive activities (creative arts, theatre, film, music,…). We want to give the volunteer the chance to enhance experience in and knowledge about physical disabilities, the main disability in our centre.

Tasks

De Heide is looking for a volunteer to support the Daytime Activities and Therapy Centre (DAT) with supplementary sporting and/or artistic activities. The DAT-centre offers activities such as crafts, quiz, woodworking, cooking, sports and discussion groups from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4.30 pm. In addition to these group activities, they also offer individual activities
(1 on 1) such as: massage, sauna, swimming, cycling or walking, painting, computer courses, etc.

Procedure

The candidate can introduce himself by mailing or sending his/her curriculum vitae to the organization De Heide via peter.daschot@gmail.com. Based on the interest in taking care for people with physical disabilities and in general ‘a wide field of interests’, some of the candidates will be asked to give some more information about themselves. The selection is made by the director and the coordinator.

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