ESC – Auxilium



ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION: Auxilium is a social enterprise created in 1984 in Altamura; a Type A cooperative which manages social healthcare services. Auxilium operates in the sector of psychiatric, disability, the elderly, schooling, training and volunteering. The volunteer will take part in the implementation of various rehabilitation activities carried out in structure, to support educators and users. The volunteer will be initially trained about a correct approach with people with disabilities, the working methods of the team, spaces, roles and rules within it. Finally, the volunteer, assisted by an educator, will be involved in the daily life of the Centre, in its relations with users and the realization of activities. The volunteer has to take part in all the activities and to learn from every sector of the structure that is provided for the users. After the first months the volunteer will choose the activities he/she wants to develop more or/and develop a personal project inside the structure.

ACCOMMODATION, FOOD AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS: The volunteers will be hosted in a shared flats in center of Altamura. The flat have a kitchen, living room, shared sleeping rooms, shared bathroom. The apartment is shared with other EVS volunteers, everyone is responsible for taking care for the flat – cleaning, shopping and cooking. Each month every volunteer has the right to receive a pocket money and 140€ as money for food. There is no need for transport because the working and living place is 15 min away.

PLACE: Altamura, Italy
DATE: March 2022 – December 2022 (9 months)

TRAINING DURING THE ACTIVITY: The volunteers will receive the access to Online Language Service platform to study independently Italian Language. Moreover the coordinating organization Link will offer to all an intensive Language Training Course to help the volunteers to integrate in local environment and activity work.

PARTICIPANTS PROFILE: The youth from 18 to 30 years is expected to be open minded, flexible, interested in the work with disabled people, open to learn techniques of management of a disabled person and supporting the qualified staff. Interest in italian culture and language is important and open to learning in every moment of their project, experience in the field of disability is a plus point, but not obligatory.

INSURANCE: The volunteer will be cover by a Cigna Group Medical and Non-Medical Insurance Plan that is covered by found of ESC project.

TRAVEL: For grant support to travel costs in the ESC programme, travel distances must be calculated using the distance calculator (