30 agosto 2013

EVS Project “EUR@CTION IN CARNIDE IV” Senior Academy

 Hosting Organization: Junta de Freguesia de Carnide (2011-PT-5)
Coordinating Organization: Associação Spin, Lisbon (2012-PT-21)
Project EVS service dates: February 2014 – January 2015
Project lasts: 12 months
Vacancies: 1 volunteer
Application deadline: 3rd September 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 “Senior Academy in the subject.

The hosting institution, Junta de Freguesia de Carnide, is the local administrative unit of the Carnide area in Lisbon. In this organization, the volunteer is going to work in the Senior Academy:

Volunteer’s Tasks:
· 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.
Schedule: 9h-17h every week/if activities organized during weekends, there are days off during the week.


 Junta de Freguesia de Carnide’s headquarter               Cultural Center of Carnide


· Accommodation
Coordinating organization, Associação Spin, will provide the lodging in a flat as close to the volunteer placement as possible or in the city center. 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.


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 & instructions for Application:

    -Send complete applications, within the deadline and with all required documents.
    -Add the contact details of your Sending Organization to your application e-mail
    -Mention “SENIOR ACADEMY” in the subject of the email and application 
   -Send your application ONLY to evs.jfc@a-spin.pt, applications sent through other communication channels or emails will not be considered. Also, applications with missing documents, will not be taken in consideration.

Only selected volunteers will be contacted
(between 3/09/2013 – 6/09/2013) and invited for a brief Skype interview!

(If you are not contacted by email or phone until the 10th September, it means you have not been selected).

Notice that we will not answer to requests of information about the selection process or the volunteer placement, as all information is available in this Call.

   Project Coordinated by Associação SPIN. Find us online!
   www: www.a-spin.pt
   Facebook: Spin´s fan page; Twitter: A_Spin          

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