Support for senior citizens










Name of the project: Support for senior citizens

Hosting organization: Kölner Freiwilligen Agentur

Period: 01.09.2022 – 23.08.2023

Where: Köln, Germany

Vacancy: 2

Brief description:

Our goal is to create a place of security and well-being of the residents. In our care and support we are guided by the wishes and needs of our residents. We encourage and support their autonomy, independence and individual lifestyles in order to allow them a high level of satisfaction and quality of life. Our residents feel a bit like home, because the rooms are furnished with their own furniture. We provide qualified support and care of residents by our trained and experienced staff. Through the good size of our house, close contact of employees, residents and guests in a family atmosphere is possible. A wide range of activities are offered daily. For senior citizens the integration into public life is very important. Therefore, we promote and support a variety of contacts within and outside of our house and we work closely with the local clubs.

Concrete tasks:

The individual abilities, desires and needs of the volunteers are taken into account and promoted. During the voluntary service the volunteers can choose different priorities. Typical tasks include:
• Designing leisure activities (crafts, games, cooking).
• preparing breakfast and help with mealtimes.
• Smaller purchases are completed for the seniors.
• Residents are accompanied (to offers in the house, on walks, on smaller trips, to doctors).
• Together with the employees in the social service events are organized.
• Pick-up and delivery services: Food is brought to the residents. Small items are purchased for the residents.
• events preceding and follow up.
• dirty laundry and garbage disposal.
• Drinks distribute and fill the refrigerator.

Participant profile:

  • Language skills: good knowledge of German.
  • A positive attitude towards the elderly.
  • Willingness to work with nursing care (with dementia).
  • Composure in dealing with behavioral peculiarities due to dementia and mental illness.
  • Social, communication skills, sense of responsibility.
  • Teamwork.
  • Reliability.
  • Criminal record certificate.

Que s’ofereix al voluntari/a:

La totalitat de les despeses d’allotjament, manutenció, transport local, assegurança mèdica, suport lingüístic i visat (si fos necessari) estan cobertes pel programa Cos Europeu de Solidaritat de la Comissió Europea.

L’entitat organitzadora farà efectiu el pagament del cost del viatge internacional (fins a la quantia màxima del pressupost establert) un cop presentats els documents  justificatius del viatge i de la compra realitzada.

Els voluntaris/es també reben suport personal (mentor) i suport relacionat amb les tasques (supervisor) per part de l’entitat d’enviament i d’acollida abans, durant i després del projecte.

Al finalitzar el projecte els voluntaris/es rebran el Youthpass, certificat que acredita el seu pas pel CES.

Qui pot participar?

Una persona jove de 18 a 30 anys. La persona participant del projecte ha de ser activa, flexible, motivada, creativa i interessada en la participació activa i la implicació personal.

Que cal fer per participar?

1) Preparar una carta de motivació personalitzada pel projecte en anglès (o en la llengua oficial del país de destinació);

2) Preparar el teu currículum en anglès (o en la llengua oficial del país de destinació);

3) Enviar tots dos documents a: especificant el títol del projecte en el qual t’agradaria participar. 

La FCV enviarà totes les candidatures a l’entitat d’acollida, qui farà la selecció final del/s voluntari/es.

Per a més informació sobre el SVE, pots trucar al 93 412 44 93 o bé, enviar un email a: