EVS in Bischwiller (France)

Une année de volontariat européen au service des autres

Project description

The Sonnenhof Foundation is a medico-social institution that has been caring for mentally handicapped people of all ages and all degrees of handicap for more than 135 years now. Mental handicap may be combined with physical or sensory disabilities, as well as mental diseases and behavioural disorders.

The volunteer work in the city of Soultz-sous-forêts ; he will share the disabled’s daily life, the degree of handicap and the type of disabled persons varies according to the units. Indeed, we offer several possible placements within the Sonnenhof project.
In each unit, the volunteer will share his time between the support given daily to the residents and the setting up of special projects which comply with his motivations, either on his initiative, or within projects existing in the unit. The share of each aspect may vary depending on the unit.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

Working time : Max 35 hours per week, 2 days off per week and 2 days holiday per month.

Accommodation : the volunteers will live in a flat with other volunteers, in the city of the placement, in Soultz-sous-forêts.

Training during the project

Language courses :
French lessons

Trainings :
3 seminars with VISA
3 seminars with the National Agency.

Volunteer profile

Fair level of French to ease the communication with the beneficiaries of the project .
Above all, the applicant should be ready to meet and spend time with mentally handicapped people. The volunteer’s age and gender are not important to us. A certain capacity to adapt is necessary, as well as the capacity to live in a group in the flat where the volunteers live and in which he/she will have his own room but share other facilities.

Project Dates : From 01/09/2017 to 31/08/2018

How to apply

Send a CV and a motivation letter to : join@infoeurope.eu