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SVI - Auberge de jeunesse Tournai

Tournai, Belgium   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 - Le Fagotin

Stoumont, Belgium   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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SVI - Acacia

Nimes, France   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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Требуются ВОЛОНТЕРЫ-МУЖЧИНЫ

Il'inskiy Pogost, Russia   Others...

Взаимодействие внутри группы осуществляется на принципах взаимопомощи и доверия, подкрепляется внутренней системой поощрений во внутренней валюте -гусликах и возможностью обучаться у мастеров и резидентов Творческой Усадьбы «Гуслица».

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SVI - Escale et Habitat

Blois, France   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 - Manoir Kerassel

Roofing, France   Arts

Our Association STRIDA has 4 main missions.

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SVI - The Caves of Han

Han-Sur-Lesse, Belgium   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 - Côte à Côte

Ottignies-Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium   Others...

Côte-à-Côte has set itself the mission of creating an environment that enables IMCs to realize their life project through autonomy and solidarity in order to become actors in society

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SVI - Les Pilotis

Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, Belgium   Others...

“Les Pilotis” is a non-profit association and was founded in 2006 by the parents of a young man with a disability.

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SVI - Project Now

Velsor, Belgium   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 - Auberge de jeunesse Tournai

Tournai, Belgium 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 - Le Fagotin

Stoumont, Belgium 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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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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SVI - Acacia

Nimes, France 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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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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Требуются ВОЛОНТЕРЫ-МУЖЧИНЫ

Il'inskiy Pogost, Russia Others...

Арт-резиденция “Гуслица" - уникальное пространство, расположенное в историческом центре культуры и образования в 77 км от Москвы в Ильинском Погосте. В 2012 году здесь была открыта первая российская арт-резиденция “Гуслица”. Сейчас это самый крупный в России некоммерческий социальный проект с мере культуры и искусства, сформированный на принципах горизонтального управления. Благодаря волонтерской программе удалось из индустриальной фабрики за 8 лет создать центр устойчивого развития, который функционирует как креативный хаб с гостевым домом, мастерскими и выставочными пространствами.

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Арт-резиденция “Гуслица" - уникальное пространство, расположенное в историческом центре культуры и образования в 77 км от Москвы в Ильинском Погосте. В 2012 году здесь была открыта первая российская арт-резиденция “Гуслица”. Сейчас это самый крупный в России некоммерческий социальный проект с мере культуры и искусства, сформированный на принципах горизонтального управления. Благодаря волонтерской программе удалось из индустриальной фабрики за 8 лет создать центр устойчивого развития, который функционирует как креативный хаб с гостевым домом, мастерскими и выставочными пространствами. Взаимодействие внутри группы осуществляется на принципах взаимопомощи и доверия, подкрепляется внутренней системой поощрений во внутренней валюте -гусликах и возможностью обучаться у мастеров и резидентов Творческой Усадьбы «Гуслица».

Conditions

Волонтеру за 5 часовой трудовой вклад в развитие Международной арт-резиденции «Гуслица» предоставляется:
- Жилье
- 3-разовое питание
- Русская Баня 3 раза в неделю
- Образовательные программы от мастеров и резидентов Творческой Усадьбы «Гуслица»

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SVI - Escale et Habitat

Blois, France 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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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 - Manoir Kerassel

Roofing, France 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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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 - The Caves of Han

Han-Sur-Lesse, Belgium 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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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 - Côte à Côte

Ottignies-Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium Others...

A pilot project in terms of housing:
■ A passive construction, on a human scale, in the heart of the city of Louvain-la-Neuve.
■ A grouped housing unit that brings together 8 young adults IMC’s, an Erasmus student with reduced mobility, a student working on a disability-related issue, two carers and their families.
A pilot project in terms of support:
■ A personalized life project.
■ A maximum of autonomy with a maximum of social links.

Location
Louvain-La-Neuve
The youngest city in Belgium was created in the early 1970s when the Francophone university faculties split with Leuven and set up camp(us) near Ottignies in the French-speaking part of Brabant. Much of life revolves around collegiate life – indeed the entire town belongs to the university – though its brick pedestrian lanes, forested fringes and master-planned design make for an intriguing wander. The chief draw is the architecturally stunning Musée Hergé, dedicated to the famed creator of Tintin.

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LANGUAGE SKILLS

English, Français,

Type of work

The volunteer will be a part of the household and will share the values of Côte-à-Côte. He will accompany the people in their daily life, bring his own ideas and his energy in a mixed group of people.
Depending on his abilities and his adaptation, the volunteer will perform the following tasks alone or with someone:
■ Manage daily life in a team setting while emphasizing the autonomy ability of each resident.
■ Assist residents in their autonomy and self-sufficiency project.
■ Organize community activities with the residents.
■ Ensure safety and well being of the residents by handling morning and evening activities. Morning: breakfast, preparation for outings, maybe escorting to the place of activity. Evening: dinner, leisure activities, getting to bed.
■ As needed: ensure security and wellbeing of residents at night

Conditions

Accommodation
Accommodation is included. You will have a room in the house if it is free. If not, you will be hosted in another house in Louvain-la-Neuve.

Food
You will be given breakfast and dinner. Dinner is prepared by the accompanying persons

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SVI - Les Pilotis

Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, Belgium Others...

They wanted their son to live in a community house hosting 5 or 6 residents rather than in
an institution. The “residents” are the people with disabilities living in the houses of the association. They
are men and women with various disabilities aged between 20 and 30 years old. A third of them have a complex dependency and need disability, which means that they need continuous support throughout their daily activities. Generally speaking, the organization aims at improving the personal and the well-being
of each resident

Support and care of the residents
In their daily activities:
■ Take them to the bathroom so that they can take a shower / bath, brush their teeth, get dressed, etc.: These tasks can sometimes be frightening at first. Someone who is not comfortable with this will never be asked to accompany a resident to the shower. But, volunteers can help residents put on a sweater or close buttons on a shirt or tie shoelaces…
■ In their personal household chores: cleaning their rooms and washing their clothes, etc. Volunteers will be able to help, if they wish, the residents in these daily tasks.

In leisure outdoors activities
Walks, visits. Run the daily activities in the Houses.
(! Always in collaboration with and in support of the residents!): shopping, preparing meals, organizing birthday parties, feeding small pets (rabbits, guinea pigs!), etc. Helping to carry out collective household chores: set the table, do the dishes, carry out garden maintenance tasks.
In leisure activities in the House: games, music, etc.
Taking part in neighborhood projects with the residents: community vegetable gardens, chicken coops, etc. Be a member of the team of professional workers (help them, not replace them): participate in the team’s meetings, brainstorming on educational projects, organization, activities. Participate in training sessions, as well as discussions and evaluation sessions carried out by the support workers in the House.

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English, Français,

Type of work

Volunteers will assist a team of professional support workers assisting the residents in their daily activities, leisure activities, organizing events and parties in the Houses such as having family members or friends over. They will also participate in the meetings of the professional team to help develop the residents’ personal projects and think about ways to ensure a better and lasting well-being for each resident and the community in general. Each volunteer will work in
one of the Houses of Pilotis. They will carry out various tasks together with the residents. Some activities will be carried out in collaboration with the professional support workers when
needed.

Conditions

The living costs (food, accommodation, transport, laundry) are covered by the organization Les Pilotis.
Volunteers receive pocket money every month (part at the beginning of the month and part at the end of the month). They receive a mobile phone card and a card to take public transport in Brussels.
The volunteers will stay in a flat equipped with the following facilities: two single rooms, a cosy and bright living room, a kitchen/dining room, bathroom, toilets, Internet connection. This is a duplex flat, located on the top floor of the Park House in the Etterbeek neighborhood (no elevator), and it has no common spaces with the House (except for the staircase). Etterbeek is a European community neighborhood.
There are parks nearby.
Depending on the working hours of the volunteer in the House, some meals can be shared with the residents. Volunteers can have their meals privately in their accommodation or outside, according to their wishes.

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SVI - Project Now

Velsor, Belgium 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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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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