'Les Compagnons dépanneurs’ promotes senior volunteering and supports disadvantaged persons in Belgium

compagnons-depanneurs-logoSince several decades now, the Belgian non-for-profit assocation 'Les Compagnons Déménageurs' have been offering support to disadvantaged persons across Belgium. A wide range of services are provided by more than 270 volunteers aged between 15 and 85: housing rehabilitation or repair support, such as painting and wallpapering or plumbing/electricity/carpentry work, and other services such as providing basic home furniture or transport assistance. The work of the volunteers is supported by 22 state-funded employees.

compagnons-depanneursWhile the initiative initially aims at promoting solidarity and combatting poverty, the association also promotes intergenerational interactions, senior volunteering and social inclusion.

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