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SCI IVS-MTV-F REINO UNIDO Edinburgh Disabilities 01/08/2021 01/08/2022

Camphill Tiphereth

in Great Britain, hosted by IVS GB

Theme: Disabilities

Location: Edinburgh

Duration: 6 months minimum. 12 months preferred.


Languages:English English

Project Description:

Tiphereth is a Camphill Community that provides residential and day care to adults with learning disabilities. The volunteers provide invaluable support in both the houses and day care workshops. They bring enthusiasm, fresh perspec- tives and a diversity of cultures.

Work: Our volunteers live in our residential houses, working both in the house and in the Tiphereth workshops, sharing in the day-to-day life, work, culture and social life of the community. In the house they will assist with the personal care of residents and carry out housework duties, as well as take part in social out- ings and cultural activities. In the workshops they may contribute to gardening, compost production, wood working and arts and crafts. Because our volunteers live in the community houses, during a working day they are not on duty for a set number of hours: their 5 working days per week are spent living and working with the other house and community members. They have 2 days off per week.Requirements: Volunteers must be between 18 and 25 years old. CV and cover letter Volunteer references: 2 Police check from country of residence, plus PVG membership that the community organise We ask for individuals who have an interest in social care and the environment, and who would like to experience community living, including participating in our social events and helping us cel- ebrate a number of Christian festivals throughout the year.

Food: Volunteers will help in preparing several meals per week and where every- one in the community eats together. All food is provided for. Dietary require- ments can be catered for, but should be discussed during the application process.Accommodation: Each volunteer will have a single bedroom within one of the residential houses. They are provided with bedding and access to a shared bath- room.

Pocket money: 250 GBP per month
Insurance: Health Surcharge included in visa application: GBP400.
Fees: None
Visa: If successful IVS will issue a certificate of sponsorship for anyone living outside the CTA and who requires an entry visa.
Others: If the volunteer stays for 12 months, Tiphereth will contribute to the cost of travel back home at the end of the year.

If SCI health insurance is required for the volunteer, the SCI Sending partners that are not in the position to request it should get in touch with IVS.