12 agosto 2013

EVS vacancy in Carnide - Lisbon

Associação Spin, acting as the coordinating organization, is currently looking for four volunteers for the October deadline. The hosting institution, Junta de Freguesia de Carnide, is the local administrative unit of the Carnide area in Lisbon.


Hosting Organization:
Junta de Freguesia de Carnide (2011-PT-5)
Coordinating Organization: Associação Spin, Lisbon (2012-PT-21)
Project EVS service dates: February – October 2014
Project lasts: 9 months
Vacancies: 4 volunteers
Application deadline: 18th August 2013!
Application consists of: CV + project-specific motivation letter.  There will be also a video-conference interview with few pre-selected.
Application sent to:  evs.jfc@a-spin.pt (Specify the name of the department in which you are interested in the subject)

The volunteers are going to work mainly in three of the Junta's departments and their tasks will depend on the department they are assigned to:

SENIOR ACADEMY (1 volunteer)
- Cooperate with Senior Academy's volunteers and Coordinators
- Support the cultural and recreational activities promoted in the Academy, such as language and
dance classes
- Promote and implement cultural and recreational workshops for the seniors (ex:
language teaching workshop, dance, handicrafts..)
- Participate and support the Organization of Senior's Arraial (Popular party)
- Support to organization and implementation of cultural visits
- Participate in Elder's summer colonies. In particular the volunteer will be involved in the planning and programming of activities developed in the Senior Academy and participate in them, by providing support to the Coordinators and volunteers and also through the preparation of own workshop initiatives with the Elders. The volunteer will also collaborate in the organization of cultural visits and recreational activities outdoors for the Seniors as well as provide support for the logistics and company to the Seniors.

in ATL (*) of Telheiras (1 volunteer) & ATL of Bairro Padre Cruz (1 volunteer)
Volunteer’s Tasks:
- Facilitate and promote free-time activities for chidren and school community, aged 9-12 years:
- Help with their homework, playing sports and games, handicrafts, celebrate sign dates
- Accompany children on study tours
- Collaborate in Carnival’s parade
- Participate in the “Expressions Fair” event
- Participate in the organization of the children’s popular marches
- Participate in the summer animations
- Propose new workshops, activities, group dynamics

(*) ATL means “Free-Time activities Center” located inside a school. This Center (1 large room inside the school) is managed by the local administrative unit of Carnide.

The activities and tasks developed by the volunteer will be:
- Cooperate with the Culture Coordinating Team
- Participate in the organization of cultural events and activities for the local community
- Cooperate with formal and informal groups in the area of culture
- Elaborate and implement new projects in the area of culture

Logostics and practical info for all volunteers
•Accommodation: Coordinating organization, Associação Spin, will provide the lodging in a flat as close to the volunteer placement as possible or in the city cent er. If the apartment will be located in the city center, volunteers will spend 35-45 minutes in bus and subway to reach the volunteer placement. The volunteers will have to share the room with another volunteer/student/young person.
Room and connected expenses are paid by the Coordinating Organization.

•Food: A monthly allowance of 155Euros will be provided by the coordinating organization to cover food expenses and local public transportations. Volunteers may have free lunches at the Cantina of the HO.

•Pocket money: Every month the volunteer will receive 95Euros for pocket money.

•Working hours: Volunteers are expected to spend 30-35 hours a week working. The daily timetable includes time for language lessons, lunch, social activities and development of own project ideas, etc.
Volunteers are entitled to two days off for every month of their voluntary work.

Who are we looking for?
Volunteers aged 18-30 years, open minded, eager to learn about new cultures and lifestyles, as well
as to participate in the proposed project activities with the local community. It is not required to have any particular degree of formal education, but to have positive and proactive attitude, show tolerance, flexibility and capacity to adapt, motivation and enthusiasm. We will give priority to candidates who are having at least a basic level of Portuguese and are residents in a programme country of the Youth in Action programme. (For more information on which countries are considered as programme countries you may visit the Youth in Action Programme Guide by clicking here.).

Special remarks about Selection procedures (please read carefully)
- read the full call for EVS volunteers very carefully;
- mention the name of the project in the subject of the e-mail;
- add the contact details of your Sending Organization to your e-mail;
- applications sent after the deadline will not be considered;
- send your application to evs.jfc@a-spin.pt applications sent through other communication channels will not be considered;
- we only accept complete applications that contain all the required documents;
- as we expect a high number of applications, keep in mind that if we do not get in touch with you until September, 10th it means you have not been selected this time;
- only selected volunteers will be contacted and invited for a brief Skype interview.

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