ESC Volunteering Project in Northern Ireland: Glencraig Life Sharing Project.

The Glencraig Life Sharing Project (GLSP) has been set up this will be an inclusive project where volunteers will live and work together with people who have a learning disability. The project will also be open to people with special needs and fewer opportunities.

YEU Cyprus is looking for ONE volunteer to participate in this project.

Where? Camphill Community Glencraig,in Northern Ireland between Belfast and Bangor

When? The project will start in October 2020

Duration: There are three option which can be seen in the table below

Details of starting dates for volunteers

Length of Volunteering period Volunteer must arrive before
10 months 01.10.2020
9 months 01.11.2020
6 months 01.12.2020

Working schedule/ activities: Five days a week the volunteer will support people with a learning disability in one of the houses at Glencraig. The volunteer will also be able to support people with a learning disability in the following inclusive settings: Farm, Garden, Estate, Laundry and Craft workshop.

Working hours: The volunteer will be involved in volunteering activities for approximately 37.5 hours per week, either in the morning from 7am to 2.30pm or the afternoon/evening from 2pm to 9.30pm.

The volunteer must be between 18 – 30 years of age at the start of the placement and have an interest in the following:

  • Promote and develop inclusion for people with special needs and fewer opportunities
  • Willing to engage with people who have a learning disability
  • Enthusiastic to work in an environment with people from a diverse range of backgrounds and a wide range of abilities
  • Undertake physical work that may be outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
  • Willing to engage in social and cultural activities outside of his/her primary volunteering activities
  • It helps if the volunteer has a basic foundation in the English language and is willing to develop his/her skills in this language

Accommodation: The volunteer will live in one of the houses on the Glencraig site this might be in a house where people with a learning disability live or it could be in a house with other volunteers. Each volunteer will have their own bedroom, but he/she will have to share bathroom, living room and kitchen with others. Glencraig provides basic household stuff (bed linen, towels, shampoo, soap, etc.) and food.Monthly allowance: The volunteer will receive an allowance of approximately €184 per month paid directly to the volunteer to cover the purchasing of personal necessities. 

Travel arrangements: There is funding available for travel to and from Glencraig at the beginning and the end of the project. This funding, volunteers will only receive after successfully completing the project. If this arrangement makes it difficult for any successful volunteer to participate in the project, please contact the Project Coordinator.

The interested candidate will have to send to the following: CV, motivation letter and health and application form which are attached below.

Deadline: Depending on the initiation of project at least two weeks before.

For more info, check the info pack below.

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