Fundación Proyecto Unión (COL-68)


Type: Health, Children - Country: Colombia

Brief description and main aims

A project working with vulnerable kids and teenagers in Bogota. They work with love, commitment, service and courage, providing appropriate care in an effort to provide sustainable life recovery.

Main Activities

The project hosts about 60 children with multiple genetic syndromes, cerebral palsy, cardiopulmonary diseases, kidney and other liver diseases. These children have been abandoned by their families in hospitals. They offer the children a suitable house for their needs, restore their violated rights and care for them during their illness. Administering this is a multidisciplinary team: nutritionist, physical therapist, respiratory therapist, occupational therapist, psychologist.

Volunteer tasks

The volunteer is expected to:
  • support the Head of Nursing with activities such as bottle time, diaper change, clothes changing etc.
  • support the children in their recreational activities
  • help the children during meal time
  • carry out reading workshops
  • help with the laundry
  • offer special education classes/workshops

Volunteer requirements / Skills

The volunteer should:
  • have a willingness to be independent and find work yourself within the project
  • be open-minded
  • have an affectionate disposition
  • be willing to do some manual work as well
  • (Desired but not necessary) have a social science or humanities background to share knowledge in these areas
No gender is given a preference. 
 
Important: You need to be proactive and motivated to work with disabled people. This role requires tolerance and patience. The volunteer must have the necessary qualities to work with people with various types of disability. They should be able to learn from the kids, understanding their condition and background

Location

Carrera 5 No. 67 –74 Bogotá, Colombia.
 
Bogotá is the capital of Colombia the political, economic, administrative, industrial, artistic, cultural, and sports Center of the country. It is the biggest city in Colombia, the third highest in the world above sea level and known for its high number of universities, libraries and cultural events. It has a population estimated at around 10 million.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

The volunteer will live with a host family.

More Information

Two volunteers will be placed in this project.

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