About the local hosting organizationThe workcamp is organized together with the Social Care Center „Na Przedwiosniu”, which was established to care for intellectually disabled people. At the moment around 160 patients live in the centre. The presence of international volunteers greatly helps breaking the wall of social isolation that our patients experience. This social exclusion negatively influences both their physical and mental states, but thanks to our international volunteers, the patients have the opportunity to interact with different cultures, traditions and languages.
About the volunteer workVolunteers will help to organize games, craft activities and excursions for patients. They will also assist staff in everyday care (e.g. feeding, walks) and help running occupational therapy workshops.
Local accommodationIn the building of Social Care Center. Volunteers will sleep on mattresses in a common room. Every volunteer should bring own sleeping bag and sleeping mat. All meals will be provided by the Center’s canteen.
About the project locationSocial Care Center „Na Przedwiosniu” is situated in Miedzylesie - a suburban district of Warsaw, capital city of Poland.
RequirementsVolunteers must be ready to work with intellectually disabled people and should have a strong motivation to do so.