You(th) Care - De Switch
You(th) Care - De Switch
Sint Pieters-rode, Belgium
Activity descriptionWe work with young adolescent girls between 15 and 18 years old that are confrontated with several problems (behaviour, family, social, sometimes psychatric, school.... We try to find out very individually for each girl and her family context what is the best way to get their life back on the rails, where they still have some power to take their life back in their own hands. Besides help and therapy we want to give them a house/place where they can participate at a lot of attractive activities that aren't related to their problems (music workshop, painting, horses an other animals...), and so they can have positive experiences (I am good in ..., I didn't know anything about ... , but I like it very much). The volunteer will help in the daily tasks like cooking, taking care of the house shopping, evening activities and during shoolvacations day activities or going on camp. During the day all youngsters have their programm, main work happens in the evenings and wednesday afternoon.
Accommodation, food and transport arrangementsThe volunteer will live in a house near to the project(app 2km) together with other EVS volunteers. It is located in a small village. The volunteer will have a room that he/she can lock with a key. Bathroom and kitchen are in common with other volunteers. Terras and outside places are in common with another project. The volunteer is getting a food budget to arrange his food outside the work hours. During work the volunteer has lunch in the project. The volunteer will get a bike to go to the project, the shop, the bus or train station. A bus card is provided to travel with the bus to the city.
Training during the activityIn the first month the volunteer will get some preparation about life in the project, Language course, working in a team and living together with other volunteers. In September the volunteer will take part in an on arrival training organized by the National agency and in January again in the mid term training. During the year the project is providing some language support to learn Dutch and coaching moments for personal learning and understanding of philosophy of the work.
Participant profilehave social skills to communicate, get in contact with the youngsters through his/her tasks on the project. • mature enough to deal with, get along with non-motivated youngsters with behaviour problems. • Able to organise work by yourself, taking initiative for own projects and activities to develop. • Open minded and willing to discuss and think together with the team about your dealing with the youngsters and task, about the methods,... • able to live in rural setting (not in a city, nearest city Leuven is 12km) - transport is by bus and bike willing to learn Dutch
A total of 1 week(s) during the period 01/08/2023 to 31/07/2024
Gravenstraat 54, 3220 Sint Pieters-rode Belgium
Looking for participants from
Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Belarus, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Moldova (Republic of), Montenegro, North Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia
Deadline for applications
Application deadline: 01/02/2023