European Solidarity Corps - ADAPA Foundation

time frame

2020-04-01 do 2021-03-31


Gdynia, Polska

hosting organization

Centre for Youth Co-operation and Mobility, Gdynia, Poland

person in charge

Sonia Zając

ADAPA Foundation (PIC no. 938539894) works with adults with Autism and other developmental disorders.

We work in area of education, rehabilitation, social care and therapy. We also try to broaden the society's knowledge on Autism Spectrum and other developmental disorders. The Foundation is a basis for the Occupational Therapy Workshops (OTW) that are designed to train occupational and social skills of our participants in the most practical manner. The volunteer will be able to work directly with therapists in Occupational Therapy Workshops, helping them in order to perform a safer therapy.

More about work in the organization can be found in the information attached and in the movie: 

Who can apply?
We welcome anyone who is open minded, understanding, and tolerant for those who differ from the most. The volunteer should be flexible and understanding. The person should present a certain level of empathy to be able to lead this type of lifestyle. It should also be mentioned that our participants are often people who express themselves freely, and also who may show their fondness of someone without taking into consideration whether this person enjoys it or is prepared for it, or not. This is the reason why volunteers should not react in a phobic manner to displays of affection and physical contact in overall and have friendly attitude to the world. It is welcomed if the volunteer is interested in therapy for persons with Autism Spectrum and other developmental disorders.

How to apply?
If you are interested in applying fill in this online application 

Project is funded by the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programme of the European Union.

About the programme

The European Voluntary Service (EVS) provides young Europeans with the unique chance to develop themselves through voluntary activities in a foreign country within or outside the EU.

We enable Polish young people from Pomeranian region to go abroad to work as volunteers.The European Voluntary Service (EVS) is open for all young people aged 18 to 30. The project can last minimum 2 weeks up to 12 months.

We also host young people from European countries for long-term voluntary service in our office and also in other NGOs and institutions in the city of Gdynia.