Dette projekt tilbydes i samarbejde med AFS i Chile og nedenfor kan du læse deres beskrivelse af programmet:
Live in a safe and mid-size city, full of cultural events and sports activities, just one hour away from the Pacific Ocean and
Los Andes mountain range, and become a volunteer in REDIN. In this organization, you will be involved in programs related to assist immigrants in Bio-Bio region and to improve their quality of life. Some of the daily tasks are helping immigrants on their documentation, give counseling, work with local business and/or public companies in promoting job opportunities for immigrants, and create and participate in cultural, recreational and sport activities.
Organisation REDIN stands for “red”-save “in(migrantes)”-immigrants was born from the need to help the immigrants that are at all times arriving to Los Angeles looking for better opportunities. The mission of the organisation is to give information to immigrants in the Biobio region, and to help them integrate into a new country, teach them the languages, legal frames and national traditions. The organisation also works with the local Chilean community, to promote the status of the immigrants, their access to employment, healthcare and general integration into the society.
About this type of community service project:
When you choose an individual community service project, you commit yourself to getting to know the culture of the country where you are going to. Your work will take considerable time, but you will also have lots of time to explore the area around you, to meet with the locals, and get a deep sense of their values and way of living. Through being a volunteer abroad, you are allowing yourself to truly integrate, become a part of the local community and get a daily life that is very similar to the one of the local people around you.
When it comes to your area of volunteer work, there is a lot of possibilities to choose from. The description you read on our website is usually just an example, and rarely are two projects exactly the same. AFS is a big network with a lot of connections to schools, kindergartens, NGO’s. It is not one specific school or a kindergarten that AFS Colombia cooperates with, but rather many possibilities, and in fact all around the country. We are happy to receive your preferences, but we can also help you find the right placement, if you are not quite certain what you would like to work with, or where in the country you would like to live.
Your host family is one of the closest people you will have while on programme – they will be your family, they might take you to Sunday lunches with the grandmother, but also ask you to clean and cook, as they do. They might want to show you around their country and take you on trips, and they might also want you to come back home by 10 pm, if they ask the same of their children. You should expect that every host family is different and has their own rules and way of living. You can look forward to getting an intimate insight into a life, that might be so completely different from yours.
Besides from your host family, you will have a local contact person, who will be your support with anything that you would need, from practical questions and needs, to cultural tips and advice.
On this programme, you should expect to be surrounded by the locals, be that your host family, the collegues at your work or local contact person. During your stay, you might meet other international volunteers from time to time, but they might live in completely different cities.
HER kan du læse mere om ansøgningsprocessen, din interkulturelle forberedelse, hvilke kompetencer du får, rejsebreve fra vores deltagere, aktuelle tilbud, hvordan du mixer dit eget program og meget mere.