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Construction work in a community school

ब्यास, Nepal   Others...

Be a part of the construction team which helps build facilities for Maya Universe Academy School, the only private school which gives free quality education to children in rural Nepal!

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SVI - Manoir Kerassel

Толь, Франция   Arts

Our Association STRIDA has 4 main missions.

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SVI - Escale et Habitat

Блуа, Франция   Others...

The association is located in the northern districts of Blois. In a dense urban environment and mainly composed of social housing.

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SVI - Acacia

Эльн, Франция   Others...

ACACIA is a voluntary association under the French law of 1901 and was founded in January 2017 in the commune of Elne

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SVI - Renaissance

Брен-л'Аллё, Бельгия   Others...

As far as leisure is concerned, Braine-l’Alleud is home to a cinema complex, many sports halls, and a cultural center. Braine-l’Alleud is not far away from the historic site of Waterloo. Many hiking routes are available in the area.

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SVI - The Caves of Han

Ан-Сюр-Лес, Бельгия   Others...

The little village of Han sur Lesse is the gateway to the Ardennes and one hour driving from Brussels.

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SVI - Auberge de jeunesse Tournai

Турнэ, Бельгия   Charity

Tournai is located between the Lille (FR), Charleroi (BE) and Brussels (BE) airports. The volunteer is responsible for his transportation to Tournai.

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SVI - Project Now

Вольсор, Бельгия   Others...

Project NOW is a farm cooperative with social objectives. It was created by 10 people who were joined by 40 “villagers” from the municipality.

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SVI - Don Bosco

Гансхорен, Бельгия   Working with kids

Don Bosco is a boarding school made up of 7 big houses which can host up to 120 youth studying in different schools in Brussels.

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SVI - Le Fagotin

Стумон, Бельгия   Farm jobs

Our partner association is located in Stoumont, in the Heart of the Belgian Ardennes. It is a quiet village, surrounded by forests.

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Construction work in a community school

ब्यास, Nepal Others...

In order to provide safe classrooms, toilets and housing, the construction team is always busy. The projects varies with the needs and growth of the school. For instance, after the massive earthquake of 2015 affecting Nepal, volunteers in construction built a hostel to accommodate children from affected areas.

Furthermore, due to the rapid increase of children attending the school, we need more and more facilities.

Volunteers are guided by local experts, with who they will be able to learn about construction and agriculture techniques as well as the different ways as to using very limited resources.

By working in construction for a school, the volunteers will be able to enjoy the company of the children during their free time and work closely with skilled locals.

Despite the construction work, volunteers learn and grow from their experience and the children from Maya Universe Academy. They gain perspective through the differences in language, culture and way of living.

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LANGUAGE SKILLS

English,

Type of work

Every morning, volunteers have breakfast with the children from the school at 8:30 am.

At 10:00 am we all gather in the morning assembly which takes form in a circle. All students, teachers and volunteers gather to share news, poetry and other creative work, which is always followed by a physical activity or games. Volunteers and teachers also perform once a week.

At 10:30 am, the working day starts for volunteers in either education, agriculture or construction.
The work in construction involves building structures, mixing cement, digging... The projects vary according to the current need of the school.

At 4:00 pm students are divided into groups according to their interests and workshops available to them depending on the volunteers' rang of skills set.

At 7:00 pm the volunteers can have a traditional and simple meal with the children.

After having dinner, volunteers usually gather together to enjoy their free time before going to sleep.

Conditions

Who lives at Maya?

Hostel Children: Students living at the school. Their villages are too far away to commute every day, so they live at the school in their own hostel.
Permanent Volunteers: Nepali volunteers that live at the school and help run daily operations.
Temporary Volunteers: Nepali and international volunteers who stay for both short-term and long- term periods.
Location

At the school, you will be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery as it is surrounded by hills and mountains.

During their free time, volunteers generally hang out together in the volunteers' facilities . It is a nice time for everyone to get to know each other and integrate the group.

The privileged location of the schools offer different hiking possibilities where you can enjoy views from the top of the hill during the afternoon.

During the week end, volunteers can travel to cities not far from the school (Bandipur, Pokhara, Damauli, Gorkha, Chitwan).

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SVI - Manoir Kerassel

Толь, Франция Arts

Our Association STRIDA has 4 main missions:
■ To provide free accommodation for bicycle travellers from all over the world at the Manoir de Kerassel.
■ To accompany the hikers on the Bretagne region.
■ To promote cultural exchanges through mini language courses only by restoring the severely degraded Breton heritage, in the form of participative workcamps.
■ To transmit our technical knowledge in order to open the field of the possible for each one but always by the realization of common work and to think in common to finalize an eco place multicultural autumn to the manor of kerassel why by the practical explanation.

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Dec 31, 2020

LANGUAGE SKILLS

English, Français,

Type of work

■ Restoration: Enclosure walls.
■ Restoration: Carpentry.
■ Restoration: Fireplaces.
■ Restoration: Floor.
■ Creation: A Permaculture Garden.
■ Creation: Roman Bath and Outdoor Wood-fired Heated Bathtub.
■ Creation: Phyto-purification.
■ Creation: Atelier Artiste Peintre et Sculpture.
■ Decoration: Realization of your work to leave a
trace of your passage.

Conditions

Accommodation
Accommodation consists of single rooms and dormitories, depending on the number of participants we will organize the repartition.

Food
Volunteers will have 3 meals a day, 5 days a week.
Meals are organized, food is provided and we prepare the meal together with a volunteer chef every day different, for the dishes a schedule is posted for his turn.

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SVI - Escale et Habitat

Блуа, Франция Others...

A major urban renewal plan launched some fifteen years ago has made this district more attractive and public services are well
present. Today the district is inhabited by a population mainly from immigration and its unemployment rate is higher than in other districts of the city. Many cultural and sports facilities are present and cultural and sports associations are very active among the
inhabitants.
Next door is Begon House, a social and cultural centre which has just been completely renovated. The Maison de Begon organises concerts and other events throughout the year and at the beginning of the summer, we are partners in a large popular festival which attracts a large part of the local population. For our part, we manage the citizens’ council of the city of Blois, composed of inhabitants and active forces of the district. This body works alongside the city services and the state to improve living conditions in the district and works daily to live better together.

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Dec 31, 2020

LANGUAGE SKILLS

English, Français,

Type of work

Elaboration once a month in a multidisciplinary team of the program of activities and animations which will be proposed in the evening, at lunchtime or during the weekend.
Communication and diffusion of the program at the beginning of each week: Flyer, posters, social networks...
Preparation and implementation of the activities.
Presence at the reception to welcome the public and inform them about the activities and events.
The young volunteers will mainly be attached to missions of reception of the public in transversality with the tourist service and the young people’s housing service. More particularly with young residents, they
will have to build on the assets and strengths of young people and develop their potential.

Conditions

We offer accommodation in our young people’s residence.

Volunteers will have three meals a day which are provided by our catering team. These meals are made every day with fresh, seasonal and mainly local products.

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SVI - Acacia

Эльн, Франция Others...

The House for Volunteers (HfV) hosts the volunteers engaged in short or long term volunteering projects with other associations or local structures partners of PSI in the region of Occitanie. The HfV, social residence for volunteers, (Civic Services, EVS, VSI, etc.) will have rooms and apartments to cater for their needs.

During this project, you will have the opportunity to take part in a number of activities. Every volunteer will participate in each activity according to a rotating system. So you will be able to engage in all the association’s “services” for a week. At the end
of your observation and after a short discussion with your supervisor, the team members and the other volunteers, you will choose the activity of your choice.

Every volunteer can find a field that will really interest him/her. We are aware that sometimes the project’s description and the reality can be approached differently depending on each individual. This is why we hope that all volunteers will be able to observe and take part to the activities and areas represented in
the association for a few days.

Therefore, communication is essential. We want volunteers to fully engage in this experience and come out of it with a fulfilled purpose and the feeling of having contributed to a project they wanted to achieve. After these few days of observation, an individual and then collective meeting will be organised to analyse the different objectives and implement them while respecting each other’s objectives. This way, a volunteer will be able to choose to participate more in one activity than another while not neglecting other services.

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Dec 31, 2020

LANGUAGE SKILLS

English, Français,

Type of work

The different services are the following:
■ The entertainment hub dedicated to various workshops, digital space and citizen cafés.
■ About the grocery shop, the volunteer will be able to participate in the products collection (only for the grocery shop beneficiaries), restocking the shelves, grocery check-out and greeting the beneficiaries. It is important to help them in the shop as the social relations built are part of the association’s priorities.
■ You can also take part in the administrative work, accounting and stock management, if you want to!
■ You may also participate in the association’s “communication” department, which is responsible for promoting and enhancing the association’s services and objectives.

Conditions

You will be housed in an apartment in the Moulin à Vent district of Perpignan. The apartment has three bedrooms, a kitchen, a bathroom, two toilets and a washing machine. A WiFi connection is also available
via a 4G key that offers 50GB of internet per month.
The apartment is located a stone’s throw from the University of Perpignan and is close to a supermarket, the post office, a bakery, the Sports Park and the municipal swimming pool.

For morning and evening meals, you will have a kitchen to share with the other volunteers in the host house. You will therefore be completely autonomous.
For lunch, meals will be served in the grocery shop where a kitchen is available for everyone. You will be able to prepare your meals with certain grocery products made available with other volunteers. You
can bring your own lunch if you wish. The grocery shop has products for all diets. Meals can be shared with team members and volunteers.

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SVI - Renaissance

Брен-л'Аллё, Бельгия Others...

Renaissance ASBL is a residential center hosting 18 adults who were born with physical disabilities (cerebral palsy). The center aims at giving those people an adapted living place. Renaissance is a residential center in which each occupant has to take part in the daily tasks according to their abilities. These tasks are supervised by various specialized people: educators, occupational therapists, speech therapists, nurses, a caseworker and physiotherapists, a multidisciplinary team in which each person accompanies the resident individually within the group. The center highlights the importance of cultural exchange, openness and encounters.

The volunteers will not be in charge of medical care (washing the residents, putting them to bed, waking them up, etc.). A meeting will take place on a monthly basis to report on the volunteer’s stay.
The volunteers are allowed to meet their tutor or the director of the center whenever they want. They will never have to stay alone with the residents and will be given safety instructions by a prevention adviser.

ADDRESS
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Dec 31, 2020

LANGUAGE SKILLS

English, Français,

Type of work

During the project, the volunteer will take part in the community life of the residential center under the supervision of staff members. They will share meals with the residents, among other things:
■ Life at the center: cooking, food stocks control, laundry, cleaning activities etc.
■ Leisure and creative activities: theater, well-being, painting, expression, comics.
■ Activities organized out of the center: shopping, cultural excursions, sports, etc.
■ Special events: Ren & Music (music festival), Ren & Bike (adapted bicycles), Ren’ART (painting exhibition), Christmas market.

Conditions

Three meals a day will be provided to the volunteers.
They will eat with the residents on the ground floor of the center or on the first floor (where they will be housed). Every month, a general allowance and a food allowance are given to each volunteer working
in the day center.

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SVI - The Caves of Han

Ан-Сюр-Лес, Бельгия Others...

The cave of Han are one of the most famous caves in Europe. It is exceptional in terms of beauty and the immensity of its chambers and fashioned by the river Lesse that flows through it from one side to the other. It has welcomed more than 20 million visitors for over 250 years.
250 hectare park of unspoilt nature Contemplate the fauna and the natural environment (wolves, lynx, bears…) Massif de Boine Archaeological objects (places of cult and pilgrimage).

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Dec 31, 2020

LANGUAGE SKILLS

English, Français,

Type of work

Watch over the path, while walking and observing the visitors in order to guide and help them. Prevent the visitors from leaving the path and venturing in another part of the reserve Ensure that the visitors do
not damage equipment or harm the animals and that they do not adopt dangerous behaviors (like to pass their hand through the enclosures) and do not disturb the path (noise, garbage…) To Be in charge of activities and give information along the path: inform the visitors on practical question and provide further information concerning the animals and the nature to the visitors. Ensure the maintenance of the
path Organize the pick up of visitors by the safari bus.

Conditions

The volunteer will be hosted in a volunteering house.
He will share a 4 or 6 bedrooms with facilities. Sheets and washing machine are provided. WiFi is available. Lunch is provided but the volunteer is responsible for his breakfast and dinner (5/10€/day). The volunteers do the food shopping together.

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SVI - Auberge de jeunesse Tournai

Турнэ, Бельгия Charity

The non-profit youth hosteling association “Les Auberges de Jeunesse asb”l was established in 1933. In line with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, it aims to promote social tourism, cultural tourism and travel for young people, and to play a role in developing the potential of young people, thereby contributing towards their education and responsible citizenship in a humanist spirit. The aim of the association is to create and animate a network of Youth Hostels, meeting offices, and sheltering building centers. Another aim is to keep a friendly atmosphere between the hosted people without discrimination of age, skin-color, religion, nationality, language, gender and opinion. The association also wants to let the youngsters know about the network of youth hostel across the world.

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Dec 31, 2020

LANGUAGE SKILLS

English, Français,

Type of work

The work consists in active participation to the work
services:
■ Welcoming, bar, food service, help cleaning.
■ Creation and development of specific activities over soft animation, in the journey or the evening.
■ Creation and development of activities over responsible and ecologic development: Food wasting, sorting the detritus.

Conditions

Accommodation: The volunteer will be hosted in a room with another volunteer.
Food & allowance: When there is no food service at the hostel, the volunteer will receive €6.20 per day.

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SVI - Project Now

Вольсор, Бельгия Others...

The aim is to make Waulsort attractive for the tourists again, to exploit its potential in order to create jobs, support local producers and at the same time recreate proximity services. On an ecological level, apart from the fact that all products are local, organic and seasonal, nothing is disposable in the Villa 1900, except toilet paper…
We favor ecological and raw material. All clothes and home textiles are second hand to not support unethical and non-environmental suppliers. The garden is not chemically treated and includes a few squares of grass.
Native species are fostered: there are many birds, fed during the winter. A pond helps to support biodiversity and hens to reduce waste.
In the store, we aim at “zero waste”: we buy many bulk products and favor re-usable packaging. Our sustainable management tries to embed all aspects of a sustainable society: cooperative management, participatory democracy using collective intelligence, social justice and integrating differences (insertion of the long-term unemployed, collaboration with people who went through psychiatry, intercultural and inter-generational relations), attention to North –South and present-future balance, through the farm cooperative to favor local exchanges and local resilience (alternative currency, SEL), individual development, promotion of permaculture and other agro ecology types, promotion of soft mobility, reflection on other business and teaching models…

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Dec 31, 2020

LANGUAGE SKILLS

English, Français,

Type of work

Work
■ Helping in the restaurant and doing the dishes (evenings /week-ends).
■ Building work: stripping down, sanding, painting, bricking.
■ Garden maintenance.
■ Creation of a little garden of medicinal herbs like in the Middle-Age.
■ Plantation and “seeding” of the pond.
■ Workshops, participation to visits and activities.
■ Data-input work for the library and bookkeeping.
■ Harvesting fruits or wild plants.
■ Promotional actions for the Villa 1900.
■ Maybe (but we will discuss this in the next general meeting) participation to the implementation of an online sales system.
■ Work on the internet and social networks.
■ Establishment and delivery of a local newspaper.
■ Creation of handcrafts.
■ Delivery in the village.
■ Bike-taxi for some events.
■ Cycling ice-cream delivery.
■ On Monday, receipt of the goods.
■ Repairing for the free repairing workshop (Repair Cafe).
■ Eventually: cooking

Conditions

Housing in Villa 1900s “Pink Room” with a sink (hot and cold water), a desk, a closet (the bathroom is under work, it will be ready for the second semester). Stay in an exceptional surrounding in the middle
of an unspoiled nature with rich biodiversity and in an area with a huge historical heritage. We have a washer and a drier that you are free to use. You will be fed during your stay with the team. You should not be accustomed to eat at regular mealtimes;-) If you are vegetarian, there is no problem. We have difficulty with “vegan” diet, but it can be possible (In this case, you have things to teach to us, we have special goods here, but no soya for example, as a matter of principle).

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SVI - Don Bosco

Гансхорен, Бельгия Working with kids

Don Bosco was one of the best educators of modern times as he developed success-oriented teaching methods. Every youth has a huge potential. The whole educational work is done by pupil’s parents, teachers, educators and volunteers altogether. The objective is to make sure the youth is in the best conditions to experience in a positive way his abilities.
Thus, the youth feels empowered because he realizes that he has true abilities, gains self-esteem and throws himself into his homework because he enjoys doing it.
The main objective is to help these young people to achieve academic, human and social success through three cornerstones:
■ Reason: discussing on issues drives them to use their abilities to think, to make decisions and to get involved.
■ Religion: as a way to look for meaning in their lives.
■ Love: which is shown by the educators through being a loving, strict and attentive person and by the youth by being grateful.
■ This teaching method is based on confidence in youths’ positive future.

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Dec 31, 2020

LANGUAGE SKILLS

English, Français,

Type of work

As a volunteer, your presence is a very important asset but you will not replace the educators who are currently working there. You will have to assist the team.
■ Going to the supermarket once a week.
■ Making sure that the premises in which the youth are living are neat and clean.
■ Providing some services: painting…
■ Doing everything to enable each of them to improve.
■ Ensuring their moral, emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual well-being.
■ Sending them to bed.
■ Waking the pupils up and helping them to prepare their lunch pack, accompanying them to schools (by walking or driving).
■ Supervising mealtimes.
■ Supervising the activities that take place on the evening (by being creative and organized).
■ Daily tutoring (helping the pupils individually).
■ Supervising the activities that take place on the evening (by being creative and organised).
■ This is a non-exhaustive list.

Conditions

Food and Accommodation
You are housed in the boarding school. You have a room at your disposal. Over the weekends and on your days off meals are not provided.

Fees: 80 euros per month

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SVI - Le Fagotin

Стумон, Бельгия Farm jobs

It has already worked with volunteers. Each year, about fifteen interns come and help on the farm. The farm building belongs to the family. They make it available to the organization.
It has bought another building in which work will be done. It will be converted into a residential center.

Work
Depending on the needs of the farm, volunteers can either take part to the pedagogical project or work in the farm. Those who will work on the pedagogical project will supervise groups. Those who do manual work will work in the farm (feed animals, clean the barn…).

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Dec 31, 2020

LANGUAGE SKILLS

English, Français,

Type of work

Depending on the needs of the farm, volunteers can either take part in the pedagogical project or work in the farm. Those who will work on the pedagogical project will supervise groups. Those who do manual work will work in the farm (feed animals, clean the barn…).
Volunteers must be aware that working in a farm can be very physical. It can be very tiring. Working with animals is a concrete job (feeding animals, cleaning the barn…) and not a romantic one (a cow is not a nice stuffed animal).
They will help adults who work on the site. Workers will teach them how to do the different tasks. The aim is that they slowly become more and more independent. Work schedule will depend on the moments.
In summer, there are sessions for children. During those sessions, children will have activities from 9 AM to 4 PM (Walking in the forest, taking care of the animals, making bread…). After 4 PM, it will be necessary to organize games, dinner, showers, night walks and breakfast.

Conditions

Volunteers must sleep in a tent during the summer.
They must bring their tent, their mattress… It is possible to sleep in a residential center. A contribution to the cost of food of 50 euros per week of 7 days is requested but it is negotiable (either the young people buy their own food or they can replace the staff at certain times in the reception of the accommodation providers to pay for their food), including accommodation.

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