About the local hosting organizationThe camp is organized in partnership with the Medical Foster Home, Space Residence, managed by the Association of Paralysed France. Volunteers will be working with social workers and other professionals of the structure to support residents in their social life. The APF was created in 1933 by four young people with polio who revolted against the exclusion of which they were victims. State-approved, the APF is a national associations of defense and representation of people with motor disabilities or multiple disabilities and their families that gathers 26,000 members, 30,000 users, 25,000 volunteers and 13,500 employees.
About the volunteer workVolunteers will promote individual activities of the residents and all initiatives conducive to their development and well-being. If you have an artistic talent (music, video, theater ...) please let us know. Volunteers will be asked to participate in everything related to the recreational moments (cultural outings, sports, walks, parties, family visits, crafts, games etc ..). The list of activities is unlimited and each will bring to the group his personal wealth by his sensitivity and creativity. Your interpersonal skills and your joy will allow you to perform its tasks naturally. As a volunteer you can bring a fresh wind in life outside the lives of the people, no task of nursing will be accomplished by volunteers.
Local accommodationSingle rooms in a house adjoining the Foyer. Everything is furnished, no need for mattress or sleeping bags. Food is also provided.
About the project locationThe workcamp will take place in Noeux-les-Mines in northern France. Noeux-les-Mines is accessible by train and the nearest largest railway station is Bethune.
RequirementsYou have to be at least 20 years old. A motivation letter is required. Having a driving licence is definitely better!