Volunteering in a community hosting mentally challenged adults

Volunteering in a community hosting mentally challenged adults

Arche de la Vallée

Hauterives, France

Activity description

Context: L'Arche La Vallée is a medico-social establishment but it is above all a place where people, with and without disabilities, live together. It is the relationship between the person "helping" and the person "helped" that is at the heart of the project as a source of fulfilment for both. More information: https://www.arche-lavallee.org/ Presentation of the mission: You will be volunteering within the community of l’Arche la Vallée in the small town of Hauterives in southeast France. The community hosts adults with mental disabilities around values of solidarity, fraternity and openness. You will take part of various workshops with them like arts, gardening, games etc. You will be also able to organise activities and workshops. Be aware that the community is located in a rural area, it is beautiful but quite remote and far from urban areas. The closest big cities are Grenoble (1h drive) and Lyon (1h30 drive). A car can be borrowed to go around during free time.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

Accommodation : studio appartement Week-end are free / 2 days of extra holidays are granted per month of mission

Participant profile

You have an interested in the field of psychology, you are motivated, patient and want to learn and share.You like nature and you are ready to live surrounded by it. A small experience in the field of personal care is appreciated but not compulsory but motivation and your human abilities are very important. IMPORTANT : To apply, please send by mail a personalised cover letter and a CV to both volontariat@arche-lavallee.org and mobilite@romans-international.fr with the title of mail : Volunteering 2024 Arche La Vallée

Activity dates

A total of 30 week(s) during the period 01/02/2024 to 31/10/2024

Activity location

26390 Hauterives France

 Individual volunteering

Looking for participants from

Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Belarus, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Egypt, Greece, Spain, Finland, Georgia, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Iceland, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Libya, Moldova (Republic of), Montenegro, North Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Palestine, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Russian Federation, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, Türkiye, Ukraine, Kosovo * UN resolution, British Antarctic Territory, Anguilla, Aruba, Saint Barthélemy, Bermuda, Bonaire Sint Eustatius and Saba, Canary Islands, Curaçao, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Greenland, Guadeloupe, British Indian Ocean Territory, Cayman Islands, Saint Martin (french part), Martinique, Montserrat, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, St Pierre and Miquelon, Pitcairn, Réunion, Saint Helena, Sint Maarten (dutch part), Turks and Caicos Islands, French Southern and Antarctic Territories, Virgin Islands (British), Wallis and Futuna

Activity topics

Social challenges

Health and wellbeing

Deadline for applications

No application deadline