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EVS in a Foster Home - Volunteers from Spain

EVS in a Foster Home - Volunteers from Spain

APDMF - Casa do Parque

Outurela, Portugal

1 , Closed

Project description

Casa do Parque is a foster home that belongs to the CreserSER - Associação Portuguesa para os Direitos dos Menores e da Família (APDMF) and is based in Outurela. It hosts 14 children between 0 till 12 years old, victims of maltreatments inflicted by their families (ex: negligence; physical, emotional and sexual abuses; moral-legal/educational maltreatments; drug/alcohol addiction). The main aims of the foster home are: - protection of children from dangerous family situations; - provision of basic living conditions, affection and safe environment; - supply psychological care; - make the diagnosis taking in consideration different issues (ex: health, social, educational, psychological, emotional, physical needs


Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

ProAtlântico provides accommodation in an apartment, University residence, hostel, hosting family or at Casa Europa, in multiple bedroom with fully equipped kitchen, toilet and living room. ProAtlântico provides €150,00 monthly for food/extra expenses (eg. cleaning materials) during non-working time. During working time the receiving organization provides meals in the organization which is based on a Mediterranean diet. It is not possible for the volunteer to get money instead of the food provided. A monthly local transport allowance is provided by the receiving organization.


Training during the project

ProAtlântico will support the volunteers in the learning of portuguese. During the project, volunteers will have different trainings (work with children, Youthpass, etc). Volunteers will participate in trainings promoted by National Agency.


Volunteer profile

Volunteers must be: -very human, -self motivated, -proactive, -creative, -with handwork skills, -very flexible The volunteers must be open minded and tolerant to with people with fewer opportunities with different backgrounds and affected by different problems. A high motivation to work with children and young people and special interest on music, dance, theatre, sports, cooking, computers, handicrafts, gardening, history, can be an added value, since these areas their fields of interest and will be the way to reach their attention.


How to apply

Send e-mail with CV, motivation letter and application form to the coordinator of the project with the subject 7346 - Make the Difference throug EVS.


This opportunity is offered in the frame of an Erasmus+ volunteering project and will be confirmed as soon as funding is approved.
For further information on the status of the project, please get in touch with the organisation.

Project dates

A total of 28 week(s) during the period 01/06/2017 to 14/12/2017

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Application deadline

Application deadline: 20/05/2017


Name: Raquel Amaral