Founded in 1996, the Stëmm vun der Stross encourages the social and professional integration of underprivileged but also discriminated individuals.
The association mainly supports people who are homeless, unemployed, living on a minimum wage, ex-criminals, asylum seekers, immigrants and people who suffer from addictions such as alcoholism, drugs and medication.
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The association is dependent on volunteers, people who are willing to give their time for a good cause
The mission of the volunteer consists to visit people in hospitals and prisons. The volunteer has to respect the ethics and sensibilities to work with vulnerable people, thus discretion and professionalism are required. The “Immo Stëmm”, on the other hand enables an accessible housing market for vulnerable people.
Learn out what mean to be a volunteer in our organization:
- Have the availability of a discreet and open presence
- Listening in an empathetic attitude
- Have an attitude of tolerance and authenticity
- Create a warm welcome climate
- Ensure an atmosphere of calm and serenity
- Contributing to physical and mental comfort
- Support the disadvantaged person in times of anxiety, despair and loneliness
As volunteer you will have such opportunities:
- Volunteers organize their engagement flexibly
- Volunteers are entitled to a reference person in the institution
- Availability: frequency and timetable to be agreed upon
- Volunteers retain the freedom of their philosophical, religious and policies, as well as their privacy
- Volunteers may request a temporary suspension of their engagement
- Volunteers have the right to a specific training, to a permanent continuing education
‘I have been active for the Stëmm for the past six years. Gast, my son, has introduced me to this. I had many heated discussions with women my age because of my acquaintance with ‘these people’. I am happy though and see them as my friends. People , are straight-forward and I like that. They have been exposed to many difficulties in their lives but they never lose their sense of humor. We have laughed so much here! Nobody ever made me feel uncomfortable. I come here with joy.’
Michelle, 84 ans
‘I had come to join the Stëmm through another friend. I had been working for a bank most of my life and told myself that I would want to do something different in my retirement, mainly as a volunteer. All my colleagues have been skeptical towards my work at the Stëmm. My loved ones, however, have been very supportive. The first time I started here, I did not know how people would react. I thought that they might be aggressive. But that was not the case at all. Nobody really knew my role. ‘Oh hey, the new guy!’’ Nobody knew that I was in fact a volunteer. Now, I have simply become one of them.’
Nico, 67 ans
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