Together with employees of the Hephata foundation, who work with people with handicaps, you'll be leading 3 week-long holiday activity events, from Monday to Friday. You'll be working as assistants during the running of these activity events. This holiday is primarily aimed at people with disabilities, who have a high level of independence and low maintenance, and who can actively participate in activities. They will be accompanied by professional assistants who have been trained according to their individual needs. At the beginning of each week of the holiday, the offered actions and activities are discussed in accordance with the wishes of the people with disabilities. Joint meals and campfire evenings with communal singing are scheduled during all three weeks. You will be in close contact with the people with disabilities, since they will be living with you on the grounds and you will be spending a lot of time with them. You should therefore be very open to meeting them on-site.
Accommodatie en maaltijden
You will be staying in a very remote self-catered house, in shared rooms. The group will prepare and cook meals together.
Locatie en vrije tijd
Dinslaken is located between the beautiful Lower Rhine and Ruhr regions and is on the border of several leisure areas. You will be going on various excursions throughout the region, sometimes with the people with handicaps as well. Together with the other participants of the camp, you could take a trip to the numerous nearby towns, such as Bochum, Dortmund, Düsseldorf or Cologne, or even take a trip to the Netherlands.
In order to participate in this camp, you need to be comfortable around people with disabilities and not afraid of coming into contact with them. These are fundamental requirements for this project. Participants who love a cosy communal lifestyle, enjoy making music, maybe even play an instrument themselves, sing and enjoy cooking are particularly welcome to join us. You also need to be able to swim.
Since there is a different activity on offer every day, your working hours could total up to 8 hours a day, plus the communal lunch break. In order to compensate for this, one day of the week will be an extra ‘free’ day, so that you will only be working 4 days per week. There is limited space for privacy in this camp.