In 2020, ISGUS will again support social institutions within the framework of the Social Days, both financially and with active assistance. As for many years, one of these institutions was the Vesperkirche Schwenningen.
For the 17th time, it will open its doors from 19.01. - 16.02.2020 to provide many people in need of help with an inexpensive, warm meal. But it also offers like-minded people the opportunity to get into conversation and exchange ideas in a quiet atmosphere. For this purpose, up to 40 volunteers are needed daily to help with food or drink distribution, service, the scullery or the coffee shop.
The Vesperkirche needs not only financial support, as it is almost entirely financed by donations, but also active support, as it is completely implemented through volunteer work. Therefore, within the framework of the Social Days introduced in 2019, a number of apprentices were once again assigned to help the organisers with their enthusiasm and dedication. They were able to gain a variety of different experiences from within all areas of the project whilst meeting and interacting with lots of nice peolpe.
In addition to the Schwenninger Vesperkirche, the Café Marie in Villingen was another organisation the apprentices chose to provide active support.
The Café Marie is a day care facility for senior citizens and is a useful addition to outpatient care, as it also gives respite to their family carers. Senior citizens in need of care can spend their day here before returning home in the evening to their familiar surroundings. They share meals together amd participate in organised activities.
Three of the six apprentices started the day with a joint breakfast in the morning, folowed by some fun activities and a great deal of talking. The second half of their day commenced with launch and the rest of the day was enjoyed in the Café Marie joining in with gentle movement exercises and of course lots more, chatting and general conversation. The ISGUS apprentices also participated in assisting the staff and carers of this wonderful charity with the organisation and planning of the day and serving the food.
With their involvement in these two remarkable charities for the day they were all very impressed and subsequently the apprentices are now looking forward to the ISGUS Social Days 2021.