The program "College Volunteer social intervention projects with elderly dependents, intellectual disabilities and mentally ill" to complete the "educational reinforcement" the next school year 2016/17 in the town of Totana.
This initiative will be developed together with the Social Screening Service and Volunteerism at the University of Murcia (UMU), as has been happening for several years with the project "Strengthening Education" which takes place in this county.
This action will be launched at the request of the university themselves, by the departments of Volunteering and Civic Participation of Totana Town Council.
After the launch in Totana project "Strengthening Education", with the collaboration of volunteer university students, through an agreement between the City Council and the Department of Social Outreach and Volunteer of the UMU, several totaneros students expressed their months interest in collaborating in other social projects.
The program will be implemented in coordination with the Social Screening Service and Volunteerism at the University of Murcia under the extension of the collaboration agreement already signed for the development of "educational reinforcement".
Hence it arises therefore this initiative to respond to an existing demand, thus increasing the possibilities for students who wish to volunteer work in other related social sector projects being developed in Totana and driven from the Consistory .
In this sense, from the departments of Volunteering and Citizenship has designed a program that includes the possible participation of volunteers in these policy areas, especially in programs and services for dependent elderly people, people with intellectual disabilities and Mental illness.
With the implementation of this program the possibility that university participate in activities that although they may or may not be related to his university studies in any case going to make a very enriching experience, both personally and in the face offered a professional future.
Each youth will contribute its volunteer work providing training and capacity, their skills, their creativity, their attitudes, their involvement and motivation, among others.
According to sources from the Department of Volunteerism, it is to promote, stimulate and encourage volunteering in the municipality of Totana, especially among young people, to strengthen solidarity and social commitment as citizens.
It also aims to facilitate training in non-formal education on social issues, and addressing the needs and demands of different sectors of the population;
and with this voluntary action young people can also obtain recognition of their personal competence.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana