The workcamp is based on the construction of an educational farm for the residents around the use and stimulation of the five senses. With the help of a staff member of the centre, the volunteer crew will be involved in different tasks in order to prepare the future sensory space for people with reduced mobility: clearing the space, support to arrangement of the surroundings, hanging garden, fencing in of the area…The volunteers will be additionally involved in different activities together with the centre beneficiaries as well as with the local volunteers like excursions, games, walks with the residents of the centre…
BEWARE: some activities are organized during the week-ends and the volunteers might then have free time during the week instead.
Your team will be accommodated in a dormitory with all the facilities. Food will be provided. Volunteers must notify beforehand about specific diet.
Ciney is a small but very pleasant town (15.000 inhabitants). You can find there all the facilities. The town is well known for its famous special beers. Ciney is located about 30km from Namur, +/-100 km from Brussels or Liège.
Les Chemins d ’Ariane, located in Ciney, is an institution recognized as “Medical and Social Institute” (IMS). The mission of an IMS is to welcome, help, accompany people in need (disabled, old and convalescent people) through various social and medical services. The Chemins d’Ariane is a residential service that hosts around 330 people with a mental disability and or illness.
A staff of professionals (educators, doctors, nurses…) is involved to facilitate the daily life of residents and to support their autonomy as much as possible. Workshops and leisure activities are used as a way to get participants involved and enhance their capabilities.
For more information you can check their website: www.les-chemins-dariane.be
This project request volunteers with a high level of motivation for the theme of inclusion. Previous experiences in group’s animation or in work with people with a mental disability is welcome.
In order to demonstrate their motivation, we ask the candidate volunteers:
– to send us a short motivation letter
– to answer our specific questionnaire (if you do not have it yet, please ask it to your sending organization).
We will not confirm any placement request before the analysis of the documents.