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Volunteer with the Red-Cross in Belgium

Overview

Vacancy: Volunteer with the Red-Cross in Belgium
Company: Concordia
Reference Number: CBB01
Category: Community Projects (Community development, Social Work)
Dates: 01/04/2017-15/04/2017
Cost : Volunteers pay a registration fee of £300 to Concordia and fund their own travel and insurance. Usually food and accommodation is free of charge.

Volunteer with the Red-Cross in Belgium

Description

Centre Couleurs du Monde is an asylum seeker centre of the Belgian Red Cross. At any one time it can host up to 300 people who seek asylum in Belgium. Their stay in the centre is temporary and lasts until the necessary legal documents are ready and their refugee status is proved. The centre provides such services as accommodation, food, educational courses, medical and social help, cultural, sport events etc. One of the most important points is that the centre can grant inhabitants an international exchange not only between themselves but also between them and volunteers from all over the world. To learn more about the Centre you can visit the Red-Cross web-site http://www.croix-rouge.be/activites/asile-et-migration/nos-centres-d-accueil-pour-demandeurs-d-asile/couleurs-du-monde-rendeux/

Work: organising the leisure activities at the centre (games, sports, DIY workshop) and organising a final exhibition with the theme of art in general (painting, photography, sculpture, musical shows). It will be up to your team and dependent on a high level of motivation!

Accommodation: Two bedrooms with 4 single bed each (with shower and toilet). Smoking and alcohol drinking inside the centre is strictly forbidden. Food will be provided so you can relax as no cooking is needed! Pork is not cooked in the centre. If you follow a specific diet, there is no problem, just let us know.

Location and Leisure: The village of Rendeux is situated in the valley of the River Ourthe in an area which attracts many visitors both for its natural beauty and for such nearby medieval villages as La Roche-en-Ardenne (11km) and Durbuy (18km). For more details, please, visit: www.rendeux.be. The closest train station is 8km away Melreux-Hotton (there is a bus, running to the train station just 10 minutes away). Belgium is quite small and cozy country, most cities and nice places are easy reachable by train. Brussels is about 2h30 away from Rendeux.

Specific requirements: Interested candidates will have to send a short motivation letter and also an evidence of his/her artistic talent. A questionnaire to fill in will be sent after application. Smoking and alcohol drinking inside the centre is strictly forbidden.

Placement Details

Category

Main Category: Community Projects

Sub-categories:

  • Community development
  • Social Work

Location(s)

 Belgium

Included with this placement

  • Accommodation
  • Food

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