Volunteers will collaborate with the staff of nursing homes mainly with recreational and entertainment activities planned for the elderly.
In particular, volunteers will be involved in the following activities:
- organizing recreational activities for the elderly/disabled people,
- talking to them,
- reading something,
- participating in some excursions of one or more days,
- making different kinds of purchases (e.g. food, medicine for the guests),
- support of the educators in the activities of assistance,
- care and rehabilitation,
- accompanying the elderly with walking difficulties,
- participating in the evaluation meetings
- and planning certain matters with the educators and social workers etc.
Please bear in mind that you will work with elderly people and that they may not be as autonomous as you could imagine. Some of them have Alzheimer or other illnesses.
Volunteers will have the opportunity to be involved in parallel activities together with other volunteers hosted in other receiving organizations coordinated by InCo. The topic of the parallel activities will change according to the project. (Making games, organising events, exhibitions, etc.)
📌Number of volunteers needed:
- 3 volunteers (3 boys or 1 boy and 2 girls)
📌Requirements to participate:
You need to be aged between 18 and 30 years old and you should preferably be an EU citizen. You don't need any previous experience or training in order to become a volunteer and carry on your activities in ASSB. Just be curious, open-minded and highly motivated!
📌Food and accommodation:
You will get free accommodation for the whole duration of your voluntary service. You will live in a single room with a shared bathroom, laundry facilities and a fully equipped kitchen with cooking facilities. You will share the apartment with other volunteers, never with the elderly. Indeed, if the room is inside the nursing home “Villa Serena” (close to the city centre and the Talavera river), it is at the last floor totally separated from the floors where elderlies are hosted and doing activities. During working days, you will eat your lunch in the canteen of the elderly home / disabled people centre where you work together with the staff. For the other meals and during the weekends (or free days if you decide to stay in Bolzano), you have the possibility to eat in the canteen of the nursing home where you live. In any case, you will receive a food allowance to cover the expenses linked to meals for dinner, holidays and weekends.
The Azienda Servizi Sociali di Bolzano (ASSB) is a public institution, which coordinates and manages the social services offered in Bolzano's territory. Volunteers may be involved in one of the following structures for elderlies:
- Villa Armonia;
- Villa Europa and “Casa di riposo Don Bosco”;
- Villa Serena;
- Clinica Santa Maria;
- Day centre for elderlies in Villa Europa.
📌VENUE: Bolzano/Bozen, Italy
📌DEADLINE FOR APPLYING: 29th of September 2021
📌FEE: There is no fee.