Project Details

Code: IJGD 28327
Start date: 01 sep 2018
End date: 22 sep 2018
Term: Medium Term (15 days to 1 Month)
Category: SOCIAL
Theme: SOCI
Country: Germany
State: Nordrhein-Westfalen; Xanten
Airport: Köln/Bonn or Düsseldorf
Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: 26


Together with staff of the Hephata foundation, who is active for people with handicaps, you will run a three week long holiday program, Mondays to Fridays.

Work And Activities

You will work as assistants during for the program events. This holiday program is mainly aimed at people with handicaps, who are very independent and require only a reduced level of nursing and can participate in the program. They will be accompanied by certified caregivers. The different activities and events are planned at the start of each holiday week and depend upon the preferences of the people with handicap. Cooking and preparing the meals together and singing at the fireplace are integral parts of each week. You will be in close contact with the people with handicap, because you will live on site alongside with you and you will spend a lot of time together. This means, you should be open to interaction. Note: As there is a planned activity every day, your shift can last up to eight hours plus communal lunch break. In exchange there is a free day for you each week, which means, you will only have to work four days a week. There is only limited opportunity for privacy.

Accommodation And Food

You will stay in modern log cabins with your group, in direct proximity to the Rur Lake in a beautiful but remote location.


Nordrhein-Westfalen; Xanten 20 km, Düsseldorf 80 km


You absolutely have to be open-minded towards people with handicaps and should not be afraid of contact. It also helps if you are sociable and like making music.