Volunteers will be asked to give support to the residents of the centre for some basic needs (such as helping with the meals,…) and to participate in the organization of artistic and cultural activities, discussion groups, various workshops and excursions together with the centre’s staff. These activities will take place on the site of Bienne but also on another site (Thuin).
Volunteers will have the possibility to work with the teenagers and/or with the adults of the centre. The schedules will be flexible and will be adapted during the following weeks according to the centre’s needs and the volunteers’ proposals.
They will indeed have the opportunity to suggest their own activities (games, music, recipes,...) related to their native country and/or talents, interests and wishes.
Accommodatie en maaltijden
Volunteers will be accommodated in one of the centre’s dorm. They will have access to a multipurpose room
Please bring a sleeping bag.
Meals will be taken in the centre’s refectory and will be prepared by the cooks of the centre. Volunteers will help the residents during meals. Picnics can be prepared and taken away during excursions or activities during weekends.
Locatie en vrije tijd
Bienne-lez-Happart is a very small town near Binche and Charleroi.
The centre itself is very isolated in the countryside but a car* and train tickets will be available. These means of transportation can be used in the evenings or during the weekends to discover the region and visit other places in Belgium.
*If you can, bring your driver’s license and check if it’s valid in Belgium.
This project targets people who are motivated to work with persons with disability and aware that this context may be emotionally challenging. A portion of the residents indeed bear heavy handicaps.
Please also keep in mind that the centre is quite isolated.
Volunteers are invited to bring with them small activity/presentation of their native country (music, food, …).
It is therefore required to provide a motivation letter.
Basic knowledge of French would be useful as residents usually don’t speak English. However, motivation remains the most important criteria to participate in this workcamp.
Language of the camp will be English.