Volunteer @ MOJU - VESSEL Project

MOJU - Associação Movimento Juvenil em Olhão

Olhão, Portugal

The application deadline has passed.

Activity description

WE ARE LOOKING FOR 3 VOLUNTEERS TO START IN SEPTEMBER!!! VESSEL - Volunteering as an Engine for Solidarity, Social Engagement and Learning opportunities is an international volunteering activity with volunteers from different European Union countries. The volunteering service start's from September 2020 and goes to a maximum period of 12 months. The international volunteers will be placed in the Southern Portuguese city of Olhão, where they'll have the opportunity to experience a totally different culture and way of living, to learn and experience new things, and to use the knowledge and experience gained in their countries so that they can act as a liaison between partner organizations. The volunteers will be involved in the activities and projects developed by the Hosting Organisation and will be encouraged to develop and implement their own projects/ ideas. At the moment, we have 3 different spaces based inside of neighborhoods, where volunteers will be working with teenagers.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The volunteer will live in a furnished rented flat shared with other volunteers, close to the office, and not far from the center of the town. The flat contains all the necessary amenities and is divided into different rooms, a kitchen, and a bathroom. The volunteers will have their own bedroom or share it with another volunteer, a shared kitchen, and a bathroom. A monthly contribution to food will be given to every volunteer. The volunteers will receive monthly pocket money as stipulated by European Solidarity Corps. These amounts will be paid at the beginning of every month.

Training during the activity

On-arrival and mid-term training will be provided by the Portuguese National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth in Action. OLS will be the official tool to use to learn Portuguese during the Project. Since the project activities require work and communication with other people, it is necessary and important that the volunteers try to speak Portuguese in order to perform their duties. For that purpose, there will be 3 hours of Portuguese Lessons per week.

Participant profile

We are looking for 3 volunteers from European Union countries aged between 18 - 30 yo. There are no preferences regarding gender, age or study areas. However, a special concern is taken on the analysis of volunteers’ experience in working with children and young people with fewer opportunities and at risk of exclusion, since these will be the main goal of the proposed activities. The fact that the volunteer has some experience linked with youth associations is seen as positive for the development of the activities/projects.

Activity dates

A total of 51 week(s) during the period 01/09/2020 to 31/08/2021


Activity location

Rua Joaquim Farracha, Lote 2, R/c, 8700/457 Olhão Portugal


Looking for participants from

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia


Activity topics

Social challenges


Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 15/08/2020