Voluntary Service in social work (residential group)

Voluntary Service in social work (residential group)

Verbund sozialer Dienste gGmbH

Bad Essen, Germany

Description de l’activité

Verbund sozialer Dienste (VSD) works in the field of child and youth welfare in the surrounding of Bad Essen near Osnabrück. The subsidiary Dialog runs decentralized in-patient residential groups of the German child and youth service system housed in attractive buildings, where children live in small groups. Based on nearly 50 years of experience, Dialog has specialised in the therapy of and dealing with attachment disorders and traumatisation. By participating in ESC we want to give children and young people an insight into other cultures. Volunteers can teach aspects of their own culture, thereby encouraging the children to be open to other cultures/ethnic groups. In this way they bring a welcome change to everyday life in the group and make a contribution to promoting tolerance. (Possible) tasks: Practicing practical life activities with the children/adolescents, doing homework, spending leisure time. Preparing meals and assisting the children in cleaning up is also expected.

Modalités d'hébergement, de restauration et de transport

Volunteers will have their own room. The living place is located about one km from the centre of the location. The nearest supermarket is 500 metres away and the nearest bus stop is 200 metres away. A ticket for local public transport will be provided. Bad Essen is a tourist town and there are many places of interest here and in the surrounding region. You will receive your meals in the residential group and the meal money will still be paid as normal. A well-being feeling is important to us, so networking and different activities are part of our lives too.

Formation pendant l’activité

We put great importance on the integration into the society and the country and are glad to help. The accompaniment starts before arrival and lasts until departure. Even after departure, it is possible to provide the necessary support if required. Weekly meetings with the mentor and excursions together with all volunteers also promote learning activities. In addition to the online language course, we also offer a 6-hour German language course weekly in person. Support with the place of work is also an important part of the learning effect. The atmosphere of togetherness is actively supported.

Profil du participant

The participants should socially engaged and be open to new experiences. There should be a willingness to engage with disadvantaged children. Initial knowledge in the field of social work or psychology is helpful. Ideally, the volunteers should not be too unsettled in the event of a crisis. Basically, it is expected that the training and learning opportunities of the hosting organisation to deal with crises will be taken openly and the desire to maintain contact with the child will remain. Probably the volunteers are also able to convey aspects of their own culture to the children.

Dates de l’activité

Un total de 34 semaine(s) entre 01/06/2024 et 31/10/2025

Lieu de l’activité

Burgstraße 3/5, 49152 Bad Essen Germany

 Volontariat individuel

Nous recherchons des participants venus de

Belgique, Bulgarie, République tchèque, Danemark, Estonie, Irlande, Grèce, Espagne, France, Croatie, Italie, Chypre, Lettonie, Lituanie, Luxembourg, Hongrie, Malte, Pays-Bas, Autriche, Portugal, Slovaquie, Slovénie, Suède, Finlande, Albanie, Arménie, Israël, Jordanie, Géorgie, Kosovo * UN resolution, Biélorussie, Roumanie

Thèmes de l’activité

Enjeux sociaux

Date limite de dépôt des candidatures

Pas de date limite de dépôt de candidature