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In-Mouraria

Lisbon, Portugal

Project description

In-Mouraria's objective is to fight for the rights of people who consume drugs and are exposed to risks and health hazards, facilitating access to medical product, testing and to means of diagnosis enhancing the quality of life of those infected or vulnerable to HIV infection. The volunteer will have a direct impact on the target group by providing social support, materialVolunteer will work with a holistic team of social workers, health staff, peer workers and community leaders to help prepare, implement and evaluate the following activities: Social inclusion and integration of vulnerable groups and individuals; Elaborating, dissemination and promotion of informative materials, HIV testing and HIS awareness in different settings; Research with different institutes and organisations; Workshops on health issues, cinema sessions etc.; Social intervention work related to HIV/AIDS prevention and treatments, encouraging best practices in health care, advocating for legal and policy changes.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

We offer: Accommodation under suitable living conditions; Pocket money and individual support for food; Briefing on various kind of information (traffic rules, public transportation system); Assistance in purchasing the transport card with the appropriate type of tariff. Each volunteer will be accompanied by a tutor in their respective entities, a mentor (independent from the organizations involved in the project) and the coordinator who will be available to all the volunteers and will have weekly meetings and take appropriate actions if necessary and if there is any negative situation.

Training during the project

Clube will facilitate the registration for the trainings offered by the National Agency. There will also be a welcome week upon arrival of the volunteers where we will introduce the European Solidarity Corps, this project in general and where we will hear from each volunteer their expectations in terms of training so we can answer apropriately. We will give each volunteer the opportunity and assistance for the development of a personal project and will closely monitor their integration in each organization so that the volunteers have a true training and competence development experience.

Volunteer profile

To be motivated to acquire knowledge (know-how), discover new realities and transmit their own knowledge and skills; Open to work alongside the local community(ies), diversity and minorities; Be able to communicate effectively; Work in a team; Have a basic level of social and intercultural sensibility; Be willing to develop new skills; Social media and other online platforms; Have the initiative to develop their own activities and projects; Be creative and innovative, have the ability to promote and discuss new ideas or initiatives; Be able to work in English; Willing to learn Portuguese.

Placement dates

A total of 53 week(s) during the period 01/10/2019 to 30/09/2020


Placement location

Calçada de Santo André 79, 1100-496 Lisboa Lisbon


Looking for volunteers from

Austria


Placement topics

Social challenges

Health and wellbeing

Education and training

Creativity and culture


Placement deadline

No application deadline