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Apply for an 11-months EVS project in Innsbruck, Austria EVS starts in the beginning of October 2018
11 Months: From the 1 st of October 2018 until 31st of August 2019! We ask you to be committed to participate the whole duration, it’s important for the project, your learning development and for the hosting organisation.
The application deadline is on the 2 nd of April 2018!
Seniorenresidenz Veldidenapark (SRV) has been hosting volunteers since 2014. Two volunteers from different countries are hosted at the same time. Some info on the hosting organisation:
Seniorenresidenz Veldidenapark, a residence for elderly people, is situated in the centre of Innsbruck, the capital city of Tirol, in a rather quiet but central surrounding of the town.
SRV is a private nursing home for elderly people, some of them are still independent, but most of them are in need of some care. Our main goal is to find a way to keep up their biggest possible autonomy, while giving all the support needed.
Based on the biographies of every resident, SRV generates an individual care plan, which will be realized by our specialized nursing staff. In addition to our support service we offer an all-round activities program for the elderly (trips, cinema, movement classes…).
At the hosting organisations Astrid Huber is responsible for the support of the volunteers and for making their time schedule. The volunteers can find open ears for their needs and questions.
It is important for the hosting organisation that the volunteer already has a basic knowledge of German (at least level A2), as the elderly people only speak German (Tyrolean dialect) and hardly any English. Thus, this is important for the development of the project.
SRV is situated in the centre of Innsbruck, the capital of Tyrol, with 130.000 inhabitants. The volunteers will live in our organisation. Each volunteer will have a fully equipped room on her/his own, in the building. The volunteers have to accept the house rules of the hosting organisation. The infrastructure in Innsbruck is very good; trains and buses are close-by. In the town, everything is in walking distance. The volunteers will have a bicycle to share.
This project is funded by the EU- programme “Erasmus+: Youth in Action”. The EVS is financed by the EU and the hosting organisation.
The ONLY financial contribution that the selected volunteer will need to make is to pay a small share of the travel costs if necessary (there is a lump sum budget). This project is already approved by the Austrian national agency with the budgetary rules of 2017. The volunteer will receive a monthly pocket money of Euro 120,- and also some sufficient extra food money for holidays or days off every month. She/he will also have full board in our organisation. So the volunteer can eat all meals at the residence if desired (meaning three meals a day). The volunteer will receive a German course, offered by a public education institution.
The volunteer will be engaged in a variety of tasks and activities, 35 hours per week, on five days per week. It is important for the host organisation to make the monthly schedule for volunteering together with the volunteer. The volunteers will be supported by a multi-professional team in the residence. The tasks and activities can encompass the following:
Participation and co-organisation of daily routines of the elderly people (preparing meals, serving meals, drinking coffee and tea and playing with residents…)
Participation in different recreational activities with the elderly people (games, walks, shopping, free time activities, excursions)
Participation in the indoor activities (seasonal activities like celebrations or handicrafts, discussion groups, creative workshops)
Accompanying residents to different appointments (doctor, hospital…) or to a shop
Getting to know communication methods with elderly people or people in need of care
Building individual relationships to the residents (socializing, talking and listening, spending time together, supporting them in simple tasks…)
Sharing life experience with the elderly, learning more about biographies and life events
Getting used to some geriatric disease patterns and learning about how to handle them professionally (Alzheimer’s, muscular reduction…)
Learning to work within an interdisciplinary team, getting to know different fields of work in a seniors’ residence (kitchen, technical maintaining of the building, care, medical staff, psychological support…)
Taking part in regular team meetings
We would be happy to host a volunteer between 18 and 30 years who:
wants to experience working with elderly people and participating actively
is interested in learning more about another generation and their biographies
is open-minded, friendly, enthusiastic, creative and communicative
is willing to work in an interdisciplinary team and reflect her/his work
is determined to reach at least A2 German before the project start
is motivated to learn German (and some Tyrolean German dialect)
brings her/his own culture and interests into the project
is ready to volunteer for 11 months starting in October We invite volunteers from EU, EEA or neighbouring partner countries to apply. Candidates who need a residence permit for 11 months in Austria are as well invited to apply. In case you are selected we and your sending organisation will support you in obtaining the permit documents. Support during the EVS: The volunteer may have regular meetings with her or his mentor and with the hosting organisation, to talk about the wellbeing or about the project activities.
In the hosting organisation the volunteer will receive orientation and support for the activities from the main responsible employee and from the entire team. The coordinating organisation InfoEck will hold a regular group meeting with all volunteers in Tyrol in order to share experiences, give support to one another and to stay connected. At the end of the project we will evaluate it together with the volunteer and look at what he or she has learned and which competences he or she has gained and as a result the volunteer can fill in the Youthpass certificate. Volunteers are involved in common projects.
The volunteer will get to know other volunteers from various countries and will be invited to participate in monthly free-time activities, organised by young Austrians.
[box type=»note»]We will study carefully all application and selected candidates will be invite for Skype interview. The selection of volunteers will take place in the coming weeks.
We ask all candidates to send a specific letter of motivation – why they want to volunteer with us rather than just a general ESC (European Solidarity Corps) one.
The volunteer is chosen according to his/her motivation and interest to the project and to the activities. It will be paid special attention to cover letters.
Remember to write in the motivation letter that your sending institution is “Asociación Building Bridges”.[/box]
For the selection of the volunteers we will need:
– Europass CV with picture (made in the last month) with skype name included
– Motivational letter, writing that your sending organisation will be “Building Bridges”. We ask all candidates to send a specific letter of motivation – why they want to volunteer with us rather than just a general ESC one. The volunteer is chosen according to his/her motivation and interest to the project and to the activities. It will be paid special attention to cover letters. Remember to write in the motivation letter that your sending institution is “Asociación Building Bridges”.
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All documents written in English you can attach below with subject: «EVS Austria Erika. YOUR NAME. YOUR SURNAME» to asociacionbbARROBAgmail.com