Looking after the children, play instruments and games, create workshops, do handcrafts, recreational sports
This volunteer project is working with people who have mental disabilities. There are around 20 children, adolescents and adults with special needs living in the center. The center is located in a very nice old house where they find a new home and have attention at any hour of the day. There is a group of workers/educators working in the project takeing care of the well being and education of the people here. The volunteers' role include a range of activities that promote the people's emotional, physical and intellectual development.
The educators’ and volunteers’ work is essential to make their lives easier and happier. At the center, everybody does their best to create an atmosphere where people are well taken care of, something that they wouldn't find within their normal living conditions.
Volunteers on this project will be assisting edcucators on their daily tasks and responsibilities such as: teaching music, cooking meals, creating workshops, handcrafting, playing recreational sports, and taking care of the younger ones.
One of the key aspects of the center is for people to get to know you so you need to communicate with them often so this can be done by playing simple games and interacting with them.
You are more than welcome to organize special programs during your stay at the center to establish confidence with the people at the house and make their days extra special
There are many different activities to do in your spare time here such as a wide range of sports facilities within the city, with lots of culture and art museums and regular concerts, there are bars where you can go socialize.
Living with a host family means you get to experience the culture first hand, it will also help your spanish skills, You will live in a single room with shared bathrooms and living areas.
There is also an option to live in single rooms in student apartments but prices vary
If you stay with a host family half board is provided (breakfast and dinner)