in running workshops for 18 Chilean adults with learning disabilities.
Their mental age ranges from about 5 years old to about 13 years old.
The main focus of the school is to create meaningful relationships
with and among the clients, and to improve their quality of life.
The school emphasizes the arts and creative dance, as well as physical
therapy. It does not aim to rehabilitate, though some productive crafts
are made for sale.
As a volunteer, your job is accompany the clients, giving individual
attention and helping out when needed, in workshops that involve singing,
arts, dance, sports, cooking, etc.
This is an ideal position if you are interested in improving your
Spanish, in art therapy or elementary education. Though challenging
at times, the work is rewarding as you explore and challenge common
social assumptions about what we value in our fellow human beings.