About the local hosting organizationAFAIJ SPAIN - MEDIUM TERM PROGRAMME ICYE STEPS
About the volunteer workBASIDA, a charitable, non-profit making association, that has been declared as a Public Utility since 1996, has the general aim of providing attention to needy people from biopsychosocial point of view, with a scope of performance at a local, regional and national level. Main Activities 1. Shelter for people suffering from HIV-AIDS: This program tries to offer a fitting place, a warm home and a family for those people of both sexes, drug addicts, HIV-positives, people suffering from AIDS, as well as other terminal diseases, and due to the advanced stage of the diseases they have no other alternative than dying in prison, in the hospital or on the street. 2. Disintoxication centre and program of social action: The Rehabilitation centre aimed at cohabitation, provisional accommodation, the social attention of drug addicts, whose activity is orientated to the recovery and social reintegration of its users. 3. Social reintegration: This program has as its objectives, the social insertion and reintegration depending on the cases of those residents who have carried out their disintoxication and rehabilitation program and those who have HIV and AIDS but are able thanks to the new treatments. Volunteer tasks Volunteers are there to help and support the staff. They will never substitute them. The volunteers will have a mentor who will guide them specifically in the tasks they carry out. Volunteers may participate in all activities in the professional departments previously mentioned (psychological, therapeutic etc), always taking into account factors such as the characteristics of the volunteer, their previous professional training and their personal preferences; considering these aspects is fundamental in allowing the volunteer to integrate and adapt to the dynamics of the hosting home and at the same time empathise with those being treated. Volunteers will collaborate a maximun of 35 hours per week from Monday to Friday. The schedule time will be principally during the morning although it will depend on the current necessities. Some of the most frequent activities to be carried out by the volunteers are: Attendance to sick people and to those who are in bed. Personal attention: support for meals, cleaning the residents, etc. Support in the activities of physical rehabilitation and of occupational therapy for their cognitive rehabilitation. Participation in workshops (carpentry, gardening, painting, etc.) Participation in the educative department: workshop of adult literacy, out-of-school support to children who live in the hosting home. Collaboration with the organization of workshops and occupational activities: magazine, theatre, computer science, yoga and relaxation, sport activities, workshop, etc. Collaboration with the organization of workshops and leisure activities (excursions, cultural activities, etc.). The volunteers will participate with the rest of the volunteers in the daily home activities. The volunteers will be supported by a mentor who will have a meeting with them once a week to talk with them and see if they need support with other matters. Sample time-tables. These are flexible and should be taken only as a sample. In this project initiatives from the volunteers are welcome and very positively valued.
Local accommodationAccommodation and board will be provided in a sharing room into the hosting project.
About the project locationRural EnviromentIt is situated 47 Km from Madrid. The hosting house is 9 Km away from the train station, in a country house inside the local limits of Aranjuez. Aranjuez is a royal village at the south of Madrid, located 47 Km away from Madrid, by Tajo river, and 45 Km away from Toledo; there are many tourist spots in Aranjuez. From Madrid, it is quite easy to get to Aranjuez, either by road or train. RENFE offers a train service every 30 minutes from Madrid- Atocha- Puerta del Sol (Madrid city center) to Aranjuez and 45 minutes travel time. Internet is available in Basida Community, but, there is a very slow connection.
Extra info about the projectVolontariat de 2 à 16 semaines; frais supplémentaires de 450€ pour le 1er mois, puis 75€ par semaine. Placement individuel, programme ouvert toute l'année