Fundación Horizontes al Futuro is a rehabilitation home-centre with the main aim of re-educating, qualifying and re-immersing male children and youth from and in the streets and in social risk, into their families and society. In the home-centre, children and youth live in an atmosphere of dialogue, respect and freedom, discovering other constructive alternatives, being accountable of their own lives and the upkeep of the home-centre, fostering positive values and attitudes, meaning, providing them a comprehensive training.
The home-centre is managed as a boarding school system in which children and youth live within the home-centre, teaching them how to take care of themselves, such as personal hygiene, doing laundry, house chores, etc. All children and youth attend school and high school, and the staff members help them with tutoring lessons and homework. The home-centre also offers vocational training with different workshops such as carpentry, tailoring, computers and welding, in which also people from the community can participate.
The activities in which the volunteers will be involved depend in the tasks of her/his preference and/or knowledge and the necessities of the home-centre at that time.
The volunteer can:
help the staff members in educating the children and youth on the importance of having good habits and manners
help the children and youth with their studies such as homework
help take the children and youth to school and high school
organise and lead different sports and leisure activities with the children and youth
assist the instructors in the different vocational training workshops
spend time with the children and youth.
The volunteer can propose new ideas for classes, workshops, activities.
Volunteer requirements / Skills
The volunteer should:
be at least 18 years old.
have self-confidence and a firm character
be respectful and tolerant to religious beliefs (the home-centre was founded by a Catholic priest.)
Fluency in Spanish is preferred but a fair level of Spanish is acceptable.
No particular study is required though skills and knowledge to develop the vocational training workshops is greatly appreciated (carpentry, tailoring, computers and welding).
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