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A Copa da Vida

Colos - Odemira, Portugal

1 , Full

Project description

ODEMIRA NA EUROPA III - EVS project is coordinated by the Municipality of Odemira and comprehends 8 volunteering positions in the county of Odemira, rural South of Portugal. It's a collective volunteering experience involving 6 local partners. A Copa da Vida is a non-profit-association, running an ecological community immersed in nature, a seminar-place and environmental activities, as well as providing retreat places in Vale Bacias – Alentejo. The Intention is the manifestation of a sustainable, conscious and loving way of life. One volunteer will be hosted by A Copa da Vida ecological community for 12 months, near the village of Colos. We ask the volunteers to be interested in nature, community, communication and a simple and alternative lifestyle.


Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The volunteer will share a room with one or two more volunteers in our Swabedou Youth House. We offer free transport by car once a week to Odemira for the language course and at least two times a week a lift to Colos or Reliquias. We also offer free use of a bicycle. Meals are vegetarian and are prepared in a collective way, in the common kitchen.


Volunteer profile

Volunteer is interested in nature (specially tree-nursery), community, communication and simple and alternative lifestyle. We are a drug-, meat-, smoke- and alcohol-free place and expect volunteers to respect these conditions 100%. Volunteer has never done EVS before. Be open for: Gaining awareness about communication and action patterns and implementing non-violent communication in daily life Sharing daily life in a group of 12/15 people Tolerance towards people with special needs Simple infrastructure (compost toilets, solar depending hot water supply) Low media presence


How to apply

Send your CV with a photo and Motivation letter, in Portuguese or English, to Be specific to which vacancy you are applying. Specific interests and motivations should be presented in the Motivation Letter.


Related links

A Copa da VidaEVS projects Odemira na Europa I and II

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 15/10/2018 to 14/10/2019

Project location

Vale Rodrigo, 7630-364 Colos - Odemira

Looking for volunteers from

Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Belarus, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Algeria, Estonia, Egypt, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Georgia, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Iceland, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Libya, Morocco, Moldova (Republic of), Montenegro, North Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Palestine, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Russian Federation, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Kosovo * UN resolution, Aruba

Project topics

Application deadline

Application deadline: 05/04/2018


Name: Paulo Jacob