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EVS with children - Volunteers from Italy

EVS with children - Volunteers from Italy

APDMF - Casa da Encosta

Carcavelos, Portugal

1 , Closed

Project description

Casa da Encosta is a foster home founded in 1991 that belongs to the CreserSER - Associação Portuguesa para os Direitos dos Menores e da Família (APDMF) and is based in Carcavelos. 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 €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 with CV and Motivation letter to the coordinator of the projet.


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 01/10/2016 to 27/09/2017

Project location


Looking for volunteers from

Spain, Italy

Project topics

Application deadline

Application deadline: 15/07/2016


Name: Raquel Amaral