The cooperative works on welcoming and integration, social accompaniment aimed at the recovery of autonomy, conflict mediation, community development and urban regeneration. The main target groups are foreigners, refugees and asylum seekers, homeless people, ex-prisoners, victims of gender violence, minors and adults of Roma origin, unemployed people, citizens resident in conflict zones, elderly and young people. Volunteers will be involved in integration paths to asylum seekers. They will daily visit their homes and assist asylum seekers in their activities of the daily life. They will also accompany the asylum seekers for renewing documents, medical examinations, guidance activities on the territory; training activities focused on orientation to work civic education, food and health education. They will also cooperate in workshops such as: education to active citizenship through art and participative tools, Ict labs, ecological cleanings, international cuisine and healthy eating.
ACCOMMODATION, FOOD AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS
The volunteer will live in a shared flat in Padova with other international volunteers or local/Italian people, will live in a single or double room upon availability and have the use of a kitchen, bathroom and of the common spaces of the house (wi-fi is not always guaranteed). He/She will monthly receive some money to buy food and the pocket money. He/She will have a bus card to move around in the city.
TRAINING DURING THE ACTIVITY
A part from the OLS provided by the program, we will offer internal Italian course and help the volunteer to find an integrative Italian language course in Padova, if needed. The volunteer will receive specific training about the topic of integration of refugees and related topics (educative relationship and educative projects, team working, mediation of conflicts, participative tools).
Volunteers with different backgrounds such as age, gender, previous experience, study path, and so on will be welcome. And there will be no discrimination against gender, religion, political or sexual orientation. However, the knowledge of Italian language will be appreciated. The choice of volunteers will be made on the basis of their motivation, interest in the scope of intervention of the host organization and the willingness to play an active role in their project.
A total of 36 week(s) during the period 01/10/2021 to 30/09/2022
LOOKING FOR PARTICIPANTS FROM
Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia
Reception and integration of refugees and migrants
Citizenship and democratic participation
Creativity and culture
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Application deadline: 12/09/2021