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Acting Local, Changing Global!

Cruz Vermelha Portuguesa - Delegação de Braga

Braga, Portugal

Activity description

The Portuguese Red Cross Youth is looking for one young volunteer to host in the city of Braga, in an ESC volunteering project called: Acting Local, Changing Global. During 12 months, these volunteers will carry out different activities that aim to foster solidarity in children and youngsters, not only amongst themselves, but also towards every human being, regardless of nationality, gender or race. Volunteers will work effectively in the social inclusion of children and vulnerable young people living in these communities. At the same time they will develop their own personal and social skills. Our aim is to include the volunteers in the projects of these Portuguese Red Cross youth structures if they feel motivated, but also allow their participation when it comes to event planning and communication activities and even motivate them to create their own projects and develop their ideas among our target groups.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

Food, accommodation, language course, local transport and pocket money will be covered by the Host Organization, according to the programme rules. 100% of travels costs will also be reimbursed by bank transfer according to the maximum budget approved by European Commission for every country.

Training during the activity

Volunteers will have a pre-departure training, an on-arrival and a midterm training provided by the Portuguese National Agency. It will be also provided specific training related to their intervention and related to the Portuguese Red Cross.

Participant profile

18-30 years old. Genuine interest in youth work, social and educational issues. Very flexible, extremely reliable and motivated to live in Portugal for a full year. Ability to work in a multilingual and multicultural environment. Interested and predisposed in working with vulnerable and disadvantaged young people and children. Able to work in a team spirit but also able to take his/her own initiatives into action. Genuine interest in being useful to others rather than the will of “adventure”. Should be responsible, creative, curious, open-minded and have good communicative skills.

Activity dates

A total of 1 week(s) during the period 01/08/2020 to 31/08/2021


Activity location

Braga Portugal


Looking for participants from

Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Montenegro, Armenia, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia


Activity topics

Social challenges

Health and wellbeing

Education and training

Creativity and culture


Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 03/08/2020