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. BASIDA was founded in 1989 with the desire of joining forces to alleviate the problems which are posed by the illness: The progressive increase in the number of affected people. The nonexistence of a vaccine or of any effective treatment. The characteristics of its special risk of transmission. The exclusion. The population of prisoners: a great percentage of prisoner population has been or is A.D.V.P.; and has possibilities of being HIV-positive or of getting the virus while they are shut away, (blood transmission or sexual transmission). 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 is provided into a wooden house for volunteers, rectangular, fully equipped and fitted with heating system and air conditioning. It is divided into two rooms (one for males and one for women), with a capacity of 8 seats each. It has two fully equipped bathrooms. The volunteer will have five meals a day in the structure where they live. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided).
About the project locationRural Enviroment. Basida Navahondilla is located in the little town of Navahondilla about 70km from Madrid, very close to the Sierra de Gredos, with a population of about 300 inhabitants. Navahondilla is found in the Ývila province (Castilla and León). It is set within a very natural environment, with various points of interest, like the bulls of Guisando, Ývila, San MartÝn de Valdeiglesias, and El Tiemblo. Navahondilla is connected by bus to San MartÝn de Valdeiglesias (from this town the buses leave every 30 minutes -1 hour to Madrid), and is also directly connected with Madrid (although the buses are less frequent).
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