Canaan Disability Home (TAI-42)


Type: Health: Disability - Country: Taiwan

Brief description and main aims

Canaan Elderly Care Home was established in 1994, they rename to Canaan Disability Home since 2008. The aim of Canaan is not only a non-profit organization who cooperates with the local government, but what's important is they would like to inspire their dedication and care for the disadvantaged groups in local society.

Main Activities

Organize the daily life activity for 54 disabled people and administrative special activities, like going to cultural festivals, museums, community outing and so on.

Volunteer tasks

You’ll work as a co-assistance and help with day-to-day tasks in a group with 16 disabled adults. Your daily tasks will be assisted with and/or create activities, help the disabled people to organize and achieve their daily tasks (cleaning, doing laundry, gardening, creative art, etc.) and most importantly be a positive influence in life and assist them to be happy.
 
Actual nursing chores (changing diapers, bath) are not part of volunteers’ daily tasks.
 
At different times (2 to 4 days a month) will volunteer for the Taiwan Saint Foundation, and assist in half-day humanitarian activities at elementary schools in the rural Pingtung region.
 

Volunteer requirements / Skills

The volunteer should be patient and interested in working with disabled people. Volunteers with a background or interests in health care, long term care, medical specialty, physical therapy, nursing or social work will be good; otherwise, it will take longer to adapt to this special environment.

Location

The Canaan Disability Home is situated in NeiPu Township, PingTung County south of Taiwan.
The project are 8.5 km away from the nearest city - PingTung, 37km away from the second biggest city of Taiwan-Kaohsiung. NeiPu has around 54,000 inhabitants. The public transportation from NeiPu to PingTung mainly by bus. From PingTung city you will have a better transportation connection to any other cities of Taiwan.
The project is located beside the National Pingtung University of Science and Technology.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

The volunteer will stay at the project dormitory, which is 20 meters away from the project.

More Information

Volunteers needed: 1 or 2.

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