ICYE in the World
|Name:||Wohnheim St. Martin|
|Brief description and main aims|
Our organisation provides care and assistance to 25 adults with multiple disabilities.
We have two living groups/communities and several practice rooms, where the clients work during the day. We offer them housing, (re)integration in the surrounding society, leisure time activities and a workplace through training in our work shops.
The volunteer will support the staff and the clients with the daily program.
In the main he/she will help them when they take meals, to dress themselves, accompany them to work, which is two streets away from the residential home, going for a walk, playing games, taking trips, doing some gardening, practicing sports, going shopping.
The volunteer will participate in the regular team meetings as well. He or she should work for about 30 hours per week and is entitled to two days of holiday of every month.
|Volunteer requirements / Skills|
There are no special requirements, except for reliability, as this is something important when working with our clients.
Klosterneuburg is a small town, near Vienna. Within 30 minutes, the city centre of Vienna is reachable by public transport. Klosterneuburg is an old town with an impressive monastry, beautifully located at the Danube river. It offers a nice community living to its inhabitants and is surrounded by the Vienna Woods (Wienerwald), which offers great opportunities for hiking, walking and other outdoor activities.
On the other hand, Vienna’s city life is near as well, and offers a broad spectrum of cultural activities and a lively night life.
|Hosting Situation (Board & Lodging)|
The volunteer will live at the project. It is important to know however, that the rooms are non-smoking rooms (because of the fire alarm in our house) and that it is necessary that guests are registred with the project leader.
All meals are provided at the project, together with the clients and the staff. Special food arrangements (vegetarian, etc) are possible as well.