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Junta de Freguesia do Lumiar

Junta de Freguesia do Lumiar

Estrada da Torre, 1750-293, Lisboa, Portugal - +351 217 541 350

description of organisation

Junta de Freguesia do Lumiar (Lumiar Parish Council), as the lowest tier of local government, is in charge of managing its territory and urban planning, managing its budget, services to the population and own human resources, as well as relations with other local partners. In its competences it is included the support, with the adequate means, to activities which are considered as of interest for the local community of social, cultural, educational, sportive, recreational or other nature. It is entitled also to discuss and decide about ways of supporting entities and organizations with the aim of realizing necessary works or events, as well as with the purpose of informing and promoting citizen’s rights.Junta de Freguesia do Lumiar is responsible for managing the social area, namely the Youth, Education, Culture, Sports, Social Action, and Elder’s Department. Junta de Freguesia de Lumiar has around 102 workers working in several different areas, such as: Participative Management, Public Space, Green Spaces, Social Housing, Information and Counselling, Urban Rehabilitation, Human Resources, Elder’s Department, Culture, Communitarian Development, Education, Sport, Youth, Health, Finances, Trades, Urban Hygiene and Solid Garbage, Environmental Protection, Tourism, Social Action, Safety, Traffic. All those areas have constant and regular activities being developed. The own nature of Junta de Freguesia do Lumiar, being a public institution, implies working with several different target groups and responding to the needs of the community as a whole.The volunteers will work in the Youth and Educational field, namely in two components of Junta de Freguesia do Lumiar, the CAF (Componente de Apoio à Família- Component of Family Support) of São Vicente School and Quinta dos Frades School and the CAF (Centro de Artes e Formação – Formation and Art Center) of Cruz Vermelha neighborhood. The daily work will be developed in the CAF of São Vicente and Quinta dos Frades, but there can be punctual activities developed in the Formation and Art Center of Cruz Vermelha as well.The CAF (Componente de Apoio à Família- Component of Family Support) is a service for children attending the public school of Quinta dos Frades and the school of São Vicente in need of support in the morning period (before school), afternoon period (after-school) or both.The main purposes of CAF are:-To foment the creation of life projects together with young people and families, developing strategies to improve school performance, through scholar support and accompaniment.- To implement projects for the development of social and personal skills and healthy behaviors.- To promote a good management of free times, through the implementation of activities of interest for young people within the artistic expressions.The activities developed at CAF are diverse and in different areas, including: plastic arts classes, cooking classes, thematic parties, sports activities, cultural visits, summer trips to the beach, cultivation of vegetable patches, etc. The institution aims to be a safe place for children and young people to develop their creativity and social skills, both in time of school and during the vacation period.The Formation and Art Center of Cruz Vermelha is located in neighborhood of Cruz Vermelha, which is a social neighborhood. This CAF is a fundamental key in the strategy of Junta de Freguesia do Lumiar for the inclusion of youngsters and prevention of substance abuse . It mobilizes, coordinates and articulates the several resources and entities in the Parish in a strict collaboration with the Social Commission of the Parish and with the key areas of the Education and Culture. It aims to involve the young community in activities that develop their skills and capacities, prevent school failure and drop outs and occupy free times in order to empower youngsters in a way that can prevent risk behaviors.

inclusion topics

This organisation is willing to involve volunteers who face situations which make their participation in activities more difficult, from the following categories for different types of project:

Inclusion categoryReceiving projectsSending projectsCoordinating projectsHosting organisationSupporting organisation
Geographical obstacles
Economic obstacles
Cultural differences

Volunteering project

Project name Project Dates Deadline Status
EVS vacancy at JFL-CAF S.Vicente (Lisbon, Portugal)
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Sep 2017 to Aug 2018
01/09/2017 - 31/08/2018
13/07/2017 closed

This organisation is accredited to run projects under Erasmus+ Volunteering and the European Solidarity Corps.

Scope Volunteering

Role Expiry date
PIC no: 926107889 | Last updated on

Organisation topics

Early School Leaving / combating failure in education

Pedagogy and didactics

Quality Improvement Institutions and/or methods (incl. school development)