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|Brief description and main aims|
BASIDA, a charitable, non-profit making association, that has been declared as a Public Utility since 1996, has the general aim of providing attention to needy people from biopsychosocial point of view, with a scope of performance at a local, regional and national level.
BASIDA was founded in 1989 with the desire of joining forces to alleviate the problems which are posed by the illness:
1. Shelter for people suffering from HIV-AIDS: This program tries to offer a fitting place, a warm home and a family for those people of both sexes, drug addicts, HIV-positives, people suffering from AIDS, as well as other terminal diseases, and due to the advanced stage of the diseases they have no other alternative than dying in prison, in the hospital or on the street.Therefore we try:
2. Disintoxication centre and program of social action: The Rehabilitation centre aimed at cohabitation, provisional accommodation, the social attention of drug addicts, whose activity is orientated to the recovery and social reintegration of its users. By means of the different working, cultural, and educative activities we try:
To help the residents recover their personal worth, increasing the level of their own esteem and valuation.
To assist their rehabilitation and social reintegration. Helping them discontinue using opiate and psychotropic substances.Assist them in the acquisition of some social skills and relationships by means of psychological therapy and monitoring.
To provide medical-health care with the administration of prescribed treatments and suitable therapy.
3. Social reintegration: This program has as its objectives, the social insertion and reintegration depending on the cases of those residents who have carried out their disintoxication and rehabilitation program and those who have HIV and AIDS but are able thanks to the new treatments, by means of:
Volunteers are there to help and support the staff. They will never substitute them. The volunteers will have a mentor who will guide them specifically in the tasks they carry out.
Volunteers may participate in all activities in the professional departments previously mentioned (psychological, therapeutic etc), always taking into account factors such as the characteristics of the volunteer, their previous professional training and their personal preferences; considering these aspects is fundamental in allowing the volunteer to integrate and adapt to the dynamics of the hosting home and at the same time empathise with those being treated.
Volunteers will collaborate a maximun of 35 hours per week from Monday to Friday. The schedule time will be principally during the morning although it will depend on the current necessities.
Some of the most frequent activities to be carried out by the volunteers are:
The EVS volunteers will participate with the rest of the volunteers in the daily home activities.
The volunteers will be supported by a mentor who will have a meeting with them once a week to talk with them and see if they need support with other matters.Sample time-tables. These are flexible and should be taken only as a sample.In this project initiatives from the volunteers are welcome and very positively valued.
|Volunteer requirements / Skills|
No specific or professional training is required.
Basida Navahondilla is located in the little town of Navahondilla about 70km from Madrid, very close to the Sierra de Gredos, with a population of about 300 inhabitants. Navahondilla is found in the Ávila province (Castilla and León). It is set within a very natural environment, with various points of interest, like the bulls of Guisando, Ávila, San Martín de Valdeiglesias, and El Tiemblo. Navahondilla is connected by bus to San Martín de Valdeiglesias (from this town the buses leave every 30 minutes -1 hour to Madrid), and is also directly connected with Madrid (although the buses are less frequent).
Internet is available in Basida Community, but, there is a very slow conexion.
|Hosting Situation (Board & Lodging)|
Accomodation is provided into the main building in a area for volunteers. It is a individual or sharing room with a sharing bathroom.
The volunteer will have five meals a day in the structure where they live. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided).
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