Future is Solidarity 2.0

Future is Solidarity 2.0

Future is Solidarity 2.0

Santander, Spain

Project: 'Future is Solidarity 2.0' is a long-term volunteering opportunity in Santander, Spain where 2 volunteers will offer their services to AMPROS Association (Cantabrian Association for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities). Ampros' mission is to contribute in the improvement of the quality of life for each person with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. It also aims to disseminate, defend, claim and promote rights and support, while creating opportunities that allow people to achieve their life goals and full citizenship based on principles of efficiency in management, innovation and ethical commitment.

Duration: April 2022 - November 2022

Volunteer activities:

The main task of the volunteer is to accompany the users during different leisure daily activities scheduled by the centre, for example zumba, Internet, games, regional dances, cooking workshops, karaoke, sports activities, gymnastics, hand crafts, theater etc. 

Volunteer's daily activities takes place from Tuesday to Saturday from 4 pm to 9 pm. 

Moreover, the volunteer gets the chance to organize special events like Winter Festival, Saint Valentine's Day, Holiday Programme, Summer Camps, weekend activities in a hostel, sports events, festivals to celebrate Cantabria Day and seminars about volunteering. 

In addition, the volunteer collaborates with other organizations or training centers like Asociación Ser Joven in order to manage workshops, summer and work camps, educational activities (like "La Noche es Joven'' in Santander), meetings and seminars to promote ESC and European projects. All these aspects involve the volunteer in a personal and professional way with the aim to develop their skills, especially creativity.

Volunteer's Profile:

Any person who is ready to devote his/her free time in the benefit of the people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in an altruistic way and whose physical and mental condition is compatible with project duties; i.e. 

  • a person with no mobility problems and motivated enough (sometimes, the project activities can seem routine), flexible, able to show initiative 
  • the volunteer should be ready to live in a shared room with other European volunteers. 

At the beginning of the project, the volunteer follows a special training course run by professionals working with AMPROS, in which they learn

the history, aims and functioning of AMPROS as an institution and the different offered services; the meaning and importance of the voluntary work; techniques of accompaniment to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities; types of disabilities as well as training about Asociación Ser Joven, aims, programmes. 

Accommodation and spending money:

  • Accommodation (shared room in a shared flat with other ESC volunteers) with internet WIFI 
  • Local transportation (travel card) 
  • Monthly pocket money (150 euro), food money (150 euro) 
  • Mentor online Spanish Language Course for foreigners; opportunity to carry out a personal project.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please read the infopack carefully!

To apply, send your CV and cover letter to evs@yeu-cyprus.org.