Helmikuussa Islantiin EVS-vapaaehtoistyöhön – hae viimeistään 15.11.!

Olisitko kiinnostunut lähtemään vapaaehtoistyöhön Islantiin? Voisitko suunnata vapaaehtoiseksi ensi helmikuussa? Hae EU-tuettuun vapaaehtoispalveluun!

Yhteistyöjärjestömme AUS – ICYE Iceland etsii kahta nuorta vuodeksi vapaaehtoistyöhön koordinoimiinsa hankkeisiin! Toinen vapaaehtoisista työskentelee mielenterveysongelmista kärsivien tukikeskuksessa ja toinen vanhainkodissa. Molemmat vapaaehtoistyöpaikat sijaitsevat Reykjavikissa.

Jaksot tarjoavat mainion mahdollisuuden tutustua paikalliselämään ja harjoittaa kielitaitoa. Työ- tai koulutustaustaa lähtijältä ei vaadita – motivaatio kansainväliseen vapaaehtoistyöhön on tärkeintä! Lisäksi vapaaehtoisen tulee pärjätä englannilla käytännön tilanteissa. Tutustu vapaaehtoistyöpaikkoihin alta ja hae!

Eurooppalainen vapaaehtoispalvelu (European Voluntary Service, EVS) on tarkoitettu 18–30-vuotiaille ja sen rahoituksesta vastaa Euroopan unioni. Osallistujan maksettavaksi voi jäädä pieni osa matkakustannuksista. Vapaaehtoistyöntekijälle kustannetaan:

  • matkat kohdemaahan (osallistujan maksettavaksi voi jäädä pieni osa matkakustannuksista)
  • lähettävän järjestön tuki ja yhteydenpito
  • kohdemassa tulovalmennuskoulutus ja puolivuotisleiri
  • täysi ylläpito kohdemaassa
  • taskuraha
  • päivittäiset työmatkat vapaaehtoistyöpaikalle
  • kattava sairaus- ja tapaturmavakuutus sekä vastuuvakuutus
  • tukea paikallisen kielen opiskeluun

Lue lisää Eurooppalaisesta vapaaehtoispalvelusta ja tutustu osallistujien kokemuksiin.

1. VIN Center for the mentally impaired (Reykjavik)

  • Volunteering periods:
    Feb 2019 – Feb 2020 (1 volunteer) – hae 15.11.2018 mennessä

The aim is to give the people that come to Vin the possibility to have something interesting to do during the day, like playing chess, playing boccia, doing gymnastics or dancing (sometimes), listening to music, painting, writing or watching movies when they want. Concerning practical facilities, the mentally ill can have something to eat in the morning, and there is a main meal at lunch time for those who want to join. They can also use the shower, the washing machine, and rest a bit in a room with a few mattresses. Some of the clients stay a long time during the day, others just for a while, others for the main meal, and others for specific activities. Most of the clients are autonomous but in case they are not, they can ask for any help they need. VIN is meant for those who have been hospitalised in the past but who don‘t need further special care (there is no medical care at VIN project). VIN Center is run by the Icelandic Red Cross in Reykjavik.

In a general meaning, the volunteer’s tasks will be to assist the staff at VIN (4 workers), taking care of the mentally ill clients the needs of the house. The volunteer will participate in different activities, like conversing with the guests and spending quality time with them, cooking (about two hours preparation), organizing and participating in the activities of the day, cleaning the house, etc. The volunteer will also be asked to join the staff in some extra activities, like going for a walk or visit a museum (sometimes, not regular). In this project the volunteer’s ideas, skills, and initiatives will be welcomed. Every worker and the volunteer will participate in everything. There aren’t specific tasks for each workers and all of them work together in a friendly atmosphere.

  • Working hours: Working hours will be from 9:00 to 16:00, five days a week, and weekends off.
  • Accommodation: The volunteer will live in a flat in Reykjavík with other EVS volunteers and will have a private room.
  • Food: The volunteer will have breakfast and lunch in the project, and get in addition to that food money for the meals not covered by the project.
  • Allowance: The volunteer will get a certain amount of pocket money, every month

2. Grund Home for the elderly (Reykjavik)

  • Volunteering period: Feb 2019 – Feb 2020 (1 volunteer) – hae 15.11.2018 mennessä

Grund is the oldest home for the elderly in Iceland. In October 2012 it was celebrating its ninetieth anniversary. Grund is a private foundation. Today there are 200 residents in Grund and more than 300 employees. Grund is divided into four parts: first of all there is the main building overlooking the Hringbraut street, in the North there are Little Grund and Mini Grund, the last part are a couple of apartments on Brávallagötu street and folks who are staying there are in better shape, but still can enjoy the day watch services.

The volunteer’s tasks consist of assisting the staff taking care of the elderly. The volunteer must be prepared to assist the staff with everything in the daily routine. The tasks include helping the elderly to get dressed, feeding the clients unable to do so themselves, taking the elderly people for walks around the neighbourhood, assisting them in their leisure work (knitting, needlework or other handicrafts) and helping them in their daily physical activities indoors or outdoors. The volunteer will also be asked to help in the kitchen. All ideas that might enrich the life of the elderly people are welcome. They can include entertainment activities such as music, theatre, reading, creative and artistic hand-work, preparing special meals from the volunteer’s home country, and, according to the volunteer’s progressive knowledge of the Icelandic language, sharing ideas and telling stories about their native country.

  • Working hours: Usually between 9-11.30 and 13-15.30, Monday to Friday, but may vary. Weekends are free. Volunteers will work a maximum of 36 hours/week.
  • Accommodation: The volunteer will live in a flat in Reykjavík with other EVS volunteers and will have a private room..
  • Food: The volunteer will have breakfast and lunch in the project, and get in addition to that food money for the meals he does not get in the project.
  • Allowance: The volunteer will get a certain amount of pocket money, every month

Haku: Tutustu ensin Eurooppalaiseen vapaaehtoispalveluun yleisesti. Laadi sitten englanninkielinen motivaatiokirje ja ansioluettelo ja lähetä ne Maailmanvaihtoon osoitteeseen maailmanvaihto@maailmanvaihto.fi viimeistään 15.11.2018.