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Presentation of the association:

Renaissance ASBL is a residential centre hosting 18 adults born with physical disabilities (cerebral palsy).
The centre aims at giving those people an adapted living place. Renaissance is a residential centre in which each occupant has to take part in the daily tasks according to their abilities.
 Life at the centre: cooking, food supply control, laundry storage, cleaning of the kitchen.
 Indoor activities: theatre, boccia (precision ball sport for disabled people), other sports, painting, expression, media, comics, well-being.
 Outdoor activities: swimming, hippotherapy, grocery shopping, cultural excursions.
 Special events: Ren & Music (music festival), Ren & Bike (adapted bicycles), Ren’ART (painting exhibition), Christmas market.
The Renaissance residential centre is located in a very quiet and green neighbourhood of the village of Orphain, 3 km away from the city centre of Braine-l’Alleud that can be reached by bus, bike or on foot. Braine-l’Alleud has more than 39,000 inhabitants, and is not far away from Brussels (less than 15 minutes by train).

The Project:

Dates: permanent.
Type: integration with disabled people.
Length: 3 months minimum.

During the project, the volunteers will take part in the community life of the residential centre under the supervision of the staff members. They will accompany the residents during mealtimes and other moments of their life:
 Life at the centre: cooking, food supply control, etc.
 Leisure and creative activities: theatre, well-being, painting, expression, comics
 Activities organized out of the centre: shopping, cultural excursions, sports, etc.
The volunteers will also improve their French as well as organize some group activities and projects.
The volunteers will not be in charge of medical care (washing the residents, putting them to bed, waking them up, etc.).

Accommodation and Food:

The volunteers will be housed in separate rooms on the first floor of the centre. These rooms include a television, access to Wi-Fi, a private bathroom and toilet.
Three meals a day will be provided to the volunteers. They will eat with the residents on the ground floor of the centre or on the first floor (where they will be housed).


Every month, a general allowance and a food allowance are given to the volunteer who is working in the day centre.