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EVS with mentally disabled youths in Belgium

EVS with mentally disabled youths in Belgium


Location: Marche-en-Famenne, Belgium6395595

Starting date: 01/09/2014

Duration: 12 months

Host organization: Association des Compagnons Bâtisseurs asbl (2013-BEFR-15)



Profile of the host organization:

The Association des Compagnons Bâtisseurs, aka CBB, is a non-profit, non-political Youth Organisation recognised by the French Community of Belgium. The organisation proposes different kinds of activities, mainly based on volunteering and non-formal education: local and international workcamps, medium and long term voluntary services, leisure time activities for and with disabled people. Find more information here –



The volunteer will mainly participate in the programme “Volunteering, leisure time and disability” developed by the organisation. This programme aims to develop a better awareness about disability amongst the young people, as well as to favour the social participation of (young) people in situation of mental disability.


In company of staff members, the EVS volunteer will be in charge of the preparation, animation and evaluation of residential week-ends, summer camps and evening activities for groups of young volunteers and people with mental disability.

The tasks will be varied and can be organised according to the skills, interests and abilities of the young volunteer.


Profile of the volunteer:


For this project, CBB requests from the volunteer:


– To be able to communicate in French at a reasonable level as he/she will share a lot of time with people with mental disability which do not know any other language.

– To be highly motivated to work for a better social participation and inclusion of people with disability.

– To enjoy the group life and to be ready to participate in several residential week-ends and camps in company of lots of people.

– Not to be discouraged by office and computer work, as a several tasks in this project also concern the preparation and the evaluation of the activities which are done at the office.


If you are interested in this project please send us your CV and motivation letter to  till 18th of April 2014. A specific letters of motivation are accepted in either French or English. Preference will be given to volunteers who write in French (although it does not have to be perfect).