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EVS in a Foster Home - Volunteers from Spain and Italy

EVS in a Foster Home - Volunteers from Spain and Italy

Casa Pia de Lisboa, IP

Sintra, Portugal

3 , Closed

Project description

Casa Pia de Lisboa (CPL) wants to promote the rights and protection of children and young people, especially those who are in danger or at risk of exclusion. This project will take place in Centro de Educação e Desenvolvimento Santa Clara. Each foster home offers protection in maximum to 14 children and young people young people, under 18 years old that were victims of maltreatments. Eg of activities: -Animate and implement leisure time activities (eg. sports, music, singing, dance, theatre, handicrafts, watching movies, thematic conversations, etc.) -Accompany children in outside activities of the foster home (ex: go to the doctor, take children to/from school/playground/cultural places, etc.) -Motivate children/youngsters to study -Propose and implement specific activities related to the period of the holidays -Help with the meals -Help with events of fundraising (fairs, concerts, etc) - Help in the house


Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

ProAtlântico provides €150,00 monthly for food and extra expenses (eg. cleaning materials) during non-working time. Volunteer can use the food money to buy food, cook in the apartment, eat in a restaurant, etc). During working time the receiving organization provides meals in the organization which is based on a Mediterranean diet. ProAtlântico provides accommodation in apartment (with 6/8 volunteers in total), University residence, hostel or hosting family, Casa Europa, multiple bedroom with fully equipped kitchen,toilet, laundry facilities and living room.


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

Please send e-mail to contact person with CV and Motivation Letter.


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 52 week(s) during the period 01/10/2017 to 27/09/2018

Project location


Looking for volunteers from

Spain, Italy

Project topics

Early School Leaving / combating failure in education

Inclusion - equity

Application deadline

Application deadline: 20/08/2017


Name: Raquel Amaral

Hosting organisation

Casa Pia de Lisboa, IP

Lisboa, Portugal

Sending organisation

Asociación Multideportiva Euexia

Plasencia, Spain



Coordinating organisation

ProAtlântico - Associação Juvenil

Oeiras, Portugal