Long term European Solidarity Corps volunteering project in Slovenia!

Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Name of project: “Be involved, be active”

Hosting Organization – Varstveno delovni center Toncke Hocevar

Sending organization: “Common Sense” Youth Organization

Purpose of the project: Care and working center Toncka Hocevar is a social welfare institution. We offer help and support to adults with mental disabilities and co-occurring disabilities. We organize daycare and institutional care. Within programs of day car adults with special needs do different forms of occupations. It helps them to stay active, to develop new knowledge and skills, to be socially included. Daily around 237 adults are attending programs of daycare in 5 different units in Ljubljana. In every unit works a team of professional mentors (special educator, social worker, occupational therapist) and working tutors. Inside units work in divided in smaller groups of 15-25 adults. Around 90 adults are living in our residential houses. Besides the occupation and living, we organize numerous other activities that are offered to our users: we take trips, attend events and various institutions, celebrate birthdays and New Year’s together. We are also active in the field of sports, attending competitions under the organization of the Special Olympics.Volunteer will work in daycare center and also in residential houses.

Tasks of a volunteer in

Daycare center:

  • Support daily activities: occupational workshops, sport and therapeutic activities, cooking activities…
  • Develop new activities: music/dancing workshops, learning of foreign language…

Residential houses:

  • Support daily activities: following up leisure activities, keeping the house clean, preparing meals.

Number of volunteers: 1 volunteer between 18-30 years old (Only Azerbaijani citizenship)

Project period: 01.06.2019-30.09.2020 (1 year)

Deadline: 28 April 2019

How to apply? – In order to apply for this project please send an e-mail with your CV and motivation letter to petra.bizjak@vdc.si and put in CC: evs@csyo-az.org

All costs are covered by Erasmus+.

No participation fee!

Language: English

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements: Volunteer will live in a single bedroom in a student apartment in Ljubljana with other volunteer or students, near our center. Kitchen, bathroom and laundry facility will be shared with other volunteers or students.Volunteer while working gets a meal and eats with other workers. Volunteer gets the monthly bus ticket for transport in Ljubljana.

Application conditions and requirements for volunteering: We are looking for young people who are open-minded and communicative. Who are creative, self-motivated and proactive. It is desired to have handwork skills or other talents (dancing, cooking, music, sport). The volunteer should like to work with adults with special needs.