Help a small organisation for adults with intellectual disabilities in Xinzo de Limia, Galicia, Spain



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  • Description


    This is a small organisation for adults with intellectual disabilities. At the moment there are 13 users who are in the centre from 10am to 5pm from Monday to Friday. During our work time, we try help adults with disabilities to become more independent throughout different types of activities: physical and creative activities (dancing, music, gymnastics, acting, yoga), occupational activities (preparing jam, notebooks, gardening, etc); manual activities and many others like cooking, going to the pool and the beach. We are looking for volunteers who will support us 4 hours a day for a minimum of ONE MONTH. If you are interested in knowing more, come and meet us!

    Xinzo de Limia is a small town of 5000 inhabitants. The comunity is openminded and welcoming and you have the opportunity to enjoy the great galician culture, environment and food. Hiking in the mountains or riding the bicycle is a must-do experience in Galicia!

    Es una asociación que atiende en su centro ocupacional a gente adulta con diversidad funcional. En ese momento tenemos 13 usuarios y usuarias que están en el centro 7 horas (10.00-17.00) de lunes a viernes. Durante la semana intentamos ayudar a personas con diversidad funcional a ser mas autónomas, a través de diferentes tipos de actividades: lúdicas (danza, música, gimnasia, teatro); ocupacionales (preparación de mermeladas, libretas, huerta); manualidades y muchas otras más como cocina, ir a la piscina o playa. Estamos buscando voluntarios/as para hacer 4 horas/día por un período mínimo de un mes. Si estás interesado/a, ven a conocernos!

    Xinzo de Limia es una villa con 5 mil habitantes. Es una comunidad abierta y acogedora y tendrás la oportunidad de disfrutar el medio ambiente maravilloso de Galicia, así como su cultura y comida. Caminar por las montañas o dar una vuelta con bici es una experiencia que todo el mundo debería probar!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Elderly Companionship
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Language practice

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    There are a lot of opportunities to realize individual projects and increase your language skills in Spanish and Galician. You can be creative with intellectual exercises and benefit from our familiar surrounding.

    Tendrás la oportunidad de realizar proyectos individuales o en grupo, mejorar idiomas como español y galego. También es posible incrementar la creatividad con ejercicios intelectuales además, los voluntarios/as se van a beneficiar de nuestro ambiente familiar.

  • Help


    Throughout the day, volunteers both assist and participate in all the activities with our users. For example help harvesting in our ecological garden, teach english, prepare crafts and bricolage for increase fine motor skills, cooking, cleaning and support our users in everyday challenges. *️️*️️ As your work at the center will be very involved, it would be preferable that shorter-term volunteers come with a basic understanding of Spanish. As for the longer-term volunteers (more than 3 months), no language minimum will be necessary. *️️*️️

    Los voluntarios y voluntarias pueden participar en varias actividades. Por ejemplo ayudar en la huerta ecológica, enseñar inglés, preparar manualidades para incrementar la motricidad fina, cocinar, limpiar, apoyar a los usuarios y usuarias con los retos de cada día.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a three-room apartment in the center of the town of Xinzo de Limia. It has a large living room with sofa and TV separete kitchen, two bathrooms, two balconies and a room with bunk beds. The apartment is renovated and modern. The organization pays rent and expenses (electricity, gas and water). We also have two bicycles. As you will be sharing the accomodation with other volunteers, we prefer that volunteers don´t bring their children or pets.

    Tenemos un piso con tres habitaciones en el centro de Xinzo de Limia. Tiene un salón grande con sofá y televisión, cocina, dos baños, dos balcones y una habitación con literas. El piso es moderno y renovado. La asociación paga alquiler y los gastos (luz, gas y agua) . También tenemos dos bicicletas. Como los voluntarios compartirían el piso con otros voluntarios, preferimos que no traigan sus niños ni animales.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Volunteers can do sports such as running, biking, walking in the river area, go out for a drink at the many bars, go to the movies, ... and get to know the wonders of our green country, Galicia. Via bus, you can also go to nearby cities such as Ourense and Santiago de Compostela.

    Los voluntarios/as pueden hacer deporte como correr, andar en bicicleta, caminar por la zona del río, salir a tomar algo a los numerosos bares, ir al cine,.... y conocer las maravillas de nuestro verde pais, Galicia. A través del autobús, también se puede ir a ciudades cercanas como Ourense y Santiago de Compostela.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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