The international volunteers will be helping the staff and numerous national volunteers work with Saharawi children and adolescents (6-17 years old) with different kinds of disabilities (physical, cognitive, mental, sensory, emotional, developmental). This means that most of the kids are not self-sufficient. The main activities are: organize and participate to activities for the children (collective games, didactic activities...), feed them (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks), get them dressed, change the diapers, take showers, house care (cleaning, cooking etc). Also we need volunteers to come with a lot of energy to play, push wheelchairs, go out with kids and accompany them in the swimming pool. The shifts during the day are flexible and will be arranged with the campleader and local volunteers but the busiest hours are: from 8 am to 1 am in the morning (8:00-13:00) and from 4 pm to 10 pm in the evening (16:00-22:00). Flexibility and adaptability are strongly required English, Spanish and Italian will be the main languages of the workcamp but any language skill is welcome Along with English, the main spoken languages usually are: Italian (most of our volunteers are local), Spanish (Western Sahara used to be a Spanish colony before the Moroccan occupation; the leaders that come with the kids are fluent Spanish speakers) and, of course, Hassaniya, the arabic dialect the kids speak. Nevertheless, don t worry, you will manage to understand the kids, some of them speak Italian or understand Spanish and there will be a lot of interprets to help.
Accommodatie en maaltijden
The international volunteers will be hosted at the primary parish school in GAVARDO. The Saharawi children and local volunteers are housed at the same buildings in separated rooms. The accommodations are equipped with: common toilets and showers, dining room, kitchen; common areas. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be prepared by the national and international volunteers at the canteen.
Locatie en vrije tijd
Gavardo (BS) and neighbouring municipalities. International volunteers will move with children.
YAP project-related motivation form is required. We don t need people with specific curriculum but aware about the topic and really motivated to contribute to the project. Any qualification or previous experience as nurse, physiotherapist or educator etc. is very welcome. AFTER the acceptance, you are required to provide an extract of your criminal record (Certificate of Good Conduct).
YAP project-related motivation form is required.