Hyphen for Inclusion- discovering with people with mental disabilities


Hyphen for Inclusion- discovering with people with mental disabilities

Association des Compagnons Bâtisseurs

Marche en Famenne, Belgium

The application deadline has passed.

Activity description

The “Association des Compagnons Bâtisseurs”, aka CBB, is a non-profit Youth Organisation. The organisation proposes different kinds of activities, mainly based on volunteering and non-formal education: local and international workcamps, youth exchanges, medium and long term voluntary services, leisure time activities for and with people with mental disabilities. Our ESC volunteer will be actively involved in our activities, from the prep to the evaluation, and her/his role will mainly be to facilitate, together with CBB leaders and other CBB volunteers, the participation of people with fewer opportunities or disabilities. Together with people with disabilities and local young volunteers, the volunteer will have the opportunity to participate in residential leisure time weekends all around Belgium. S/he will get to know better the country, and will meet many new people while contributing to break down stereotypes and encouraging active citizenship and participation among the youth.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

Accommodation: In Marche-en-Famenne the volunteer will live at “CBB Volunteers’ house”, a comfortable house near to the town centre. S/he will have his/her own room and will share the common spaces with 6/7 other ESC volunteers involved in other ESC projects in Marche-en-Famenne. Food: the volunteer will receive a budget and will take care of the meals by her/himself. Participation in the European Solidarity Corps is free of charge for the participant, except for exceptional contribution to travel costs. Free board and lodging + pocket money.

Training during the activity

On-arrival and mid-term trainings organized by French-speaking NA French classes possible and immersive experience in french language guaranteed If you want to know more, follow the link: https://compagnonsbatisseurs.world/activities/long-term/esc-volunteering/hyphen/ If you want to apply, follow the same link and go to "register" tab

Participant profile

Motivated to work with people with mental disabilities on a regular basis create a good group dynamic and ready to take on interesting challenges.Bases of french would be really useful. TO APPLY, CHECK THIS LINK AND FILL IN THE FORM IN THE "REGISTER" TAB: https://compagnonsbatisseurs.world/activities/long-term/esc-volunteering/hyphen/

Activity dates

A total of 52 week(s) during the period 01/07/2021 to 30/06/2022


Activity location

6900 Marche en Famenne Belgium


Looking for participants from

Austria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Greenland, Saint Martin (french part), Martinique, Bulgaria


Activity topics

Social challenges

Creativity and culture


Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 22/04/2021