Ud at rejse på EVS-programmet
Dansk ICYE bliver løbende kontaktet af vores partnerne med tilbud om projekter, der søger en volontør med kort varsel. I de tilfælde har du altså mulighed for at komme afsted på et af vores programmer med kort varsel.
Falder du selv over noget, der lyder interessant, er du velkommen til at kontakte sekretariatet. Men skynd dig, da tilbuddene ikke varer evigt.
Det er desuden en god idé at holde øje med “Youth Networks” hjemmeside, hvor godkendte EVS-projekter også bliver lagt op.
Ud at rejse på ICYE-programmet
Vi har i øjeblikket ledige pladser på ICYE-programmet til flere af vores kvotalande, hvor vi har slået op til 3.000 kr. af prisen.
Pladserne indgår som en del af ICYE’s kvota-system. Det vil sige, at når du tager på udvekslingsophold til eksempelvis Kenya, så kommer der også en kenyaner til Danmark. Denne ordning kalder vi “solidaritetsmodellen“, da den giver folk fra verdens fattige lande mulighed for at komme på udveksling. Således går den tværkulturelle forståelse begge veje.
Du skal være meget velkommen til at kontakte sekretariatet for uforpligtende information.
Godkendt EVS projekt i England – 11 måneder fra 25. august
Gennem Vores rigtig gode partner i England, ICYE UK, har vi et ledigt projekt fra 25. august 2016 til slut juli 2017. Treloar Trust er et projekt i England der hjælper fysisk handicappede unge, bl.a. med at opbygge selvstændighed og uafhængighed i hverdagen.
Lige nu leder de efter en volontør til deres terapiafdeling, hvor opgaverne bl.a. består af at hjælpe til med fysioterapi, taleterapi og med at lære de unge at klare sig selv inden for basale færdigheder som indkøb, madlavning og generel husholdning.
De mangler en volontør fra d. 25. august og 11 måneder frem.
Lidt overordnet om projektet:
Treloar Trust – Learning Together
About Treloar Trust:
Treloar Trust provides education, care, therapy, medical support and independence training to young people with physical disabilities from across the UK and overseas. The aim of Treloar Trust is to prepare these young people for adult life, giving them the confidence and skills to achieve their full potential. The long-term goal is to create a world where physically disabled young people learn to take control of their lives and dare to dream.
Treloar’s was founded in 1907 by Sir William Purdie Treloar, the then Lord Mayor of London and is a registered charity. There are four main areas to our work:
• Treloar School, a non-maintained specialist school for disabled children from nursery age to 16+ where we challenge our young people and nurture their abilities to help them become as independent as possible.
• Treloar College, a specialist college for disabled students aged 16 and over that prepares our residential and day students for the many challenges of adult life by concentrating on the whole person.
• Beyond Treloar’s , a key resource to local authorities, schools, colleges and outside agencies that makes a lasting contribution to the lives of young people.
• Treloar Enterprises, a trading arm of Treloar’s, responsible for venue hire and the Treloar’s shop.
The activities at Treloar Trust are based around the academic year, starting each September and running through to the end of the following July. The school and college have over 200 students, many of whom live on-site during term time. Treloar School and College are based on a large fully accessible site on the outskirts of Alton, Hampshire. Most of the site is purpose built, including specialist classrooms designed to meet the sensory, physical and visual needs of the students, specialist art and photography rooms, music room, drama hall and well-equipped therapy suites. There is also a medical centre which is open 24 hours a day, a canteen, a cafe and shop, a wide range of sports facilities, swimming and hydrotherapy pools and full accessible play areas, as well as all administrative staff for all parts of Treloar Trust’s work.
Role and Tasks for Volunteers at Treloar Trust:
At Treloar Trust the volunteers tasks take place at Treloar School and Treloar College, which provide education for young people with physical disabilities, many of whom have associated communication needs, sensory impairment or learning difficulties. Treloar Trust believes in a holistic approach and offers its students a very high standard of education as well as pastoral care, therapy, medical support and independence training.
Volunteers are allocated roles according to their motivations and interests. There are three main roles at Treloar Trust: 1 Supporting in Treloar School; 2 Supporting in Treloar College; 3 Supporting in the therapies departments.
We are currently looking for a volunteer to support in the therapies departments and examples of tasks and activities that volunteers undertake are:
Physiotherapy – volunteers initially observe the work of the therapists and undergo training after which they are able to assist in the sessions with the students. Volunteers also support students in the hydrotherapy area, learn about the use of wheelchairs and assist students in their safe use, observe and support students attending orthotics clinics, and assist students to stand or walk depending on their needs. Volunteers may also attend the riding stables for Riding for Disabled. Volunteers also assist staff with the sending reminders to students and general tidying up in the department.
Speech Therapy – Volunteers support the students in group activities, provide assistance in accessing the activity, help students in using their communication devices, act as communication role models, note down what students say and monitor progress. Volunteers also assist therapists in one-to-one sessions with individual students, providing encouragement and helping to develop communication systems. Volunteers can support in other areas of the department such as making therapy resources and workbook pages through the direction of the therapist, and in general administration.
Occupational Therapy –The main activity in this area is working with students in developing skills needed to live a more independent life style, so this could be shopping, household tasks, trips outside of the college, cooking etc. The volunteers support the students in Community Skills classes where they access facilities in the local area. The volunteers are also be able to assist in sessions such as wheelchair driving skills practice and with hand therapy exercises. Administration tasks include filing and record keeping as well as checking and maintaining inventory of equipment and materials.
Normally volunteers are allocated to one of these departments according to needs and interests. Volunteers with the therapies department can also join in extra-curricular activities at the school and college supporting students such as in various sports clubs e.g.archery, boccia, wheelchair basketball or choir, bands, arts activities, etc.
From previous experience it has been seen that a voluntary placement at Treloar Trust offers a great scope for personal development. It is expected that EVS volunteers will be able to learn about social work and different methodologies in the field of disability support; gain experience of session support assistance and different therapies; gain teamwork, facilitation, organisation and independent living skills; gain a greater intercultural awareness and improve language and communication skills.
The placement starts on 25th August 2016 and lasts for 11 months.
The volunteers are accommodated at the centre. Although the accommodation is located at Treloar Trust it is separate from the students and the work environment and shared just with the other volunteers. Each volunteer has their own bedroom.
Location / Local Transport
Treloar Trust is on the outskirts of Alton, which is a market town in a semi-rural area of Hampshire in the South East of England. Treloar Trust is a 20 minute walk from the train station which has a regular train service to London (journeys takes approximately 1 ¼ hours). There are also local bus services to other nearby towns.
The volunteers will be provided with food in the canteen for all of their meals during term time and during the holidays they will be provided with an additional food allowance. The canteen offers a choice of meals and can cater to a wide variety of dietary requirements. The volunteers also have a kitchen within their accommodation so they are able to cook for themselves during the holidays and there is easy access to the shops for the volunteers to be able to buy food.
Holidays / Days Off
The volunteer will have two days off per week (normally Saturday and Sunday). Volunteers have holidays during the holiday times of Treloar Trust (at half terms, Christmas and Easter). The dates for the holidays will be provided at the beginning of the voluntary service.
Volunteers are provided with training by the coordinating organisation on arrival to the UK which includes intercultural learning, linguistic support, practical information, etc. They are also provided with evaluation training at the mid-term point and at the end of the placement.
At the Treloar Trust volunteers have a comprehensive induction to introduce them to the work of the centre, its procedures and policies. They initially shadow staff members while they become familiar with their role and they receive training in any aspect of the role for which it is required.
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