đź“ŚPROJECT DESCRIPTION: 

Volunteering as an Engine for Solidarity, Social Engagement and Learning opportunities is an international volunteering activity with volunteers from different European Union countries. The volunteering service start's from March 2021 and goes to a maximum period of 12 months. The international volunteers will be placed in the Southern Portuguese city of Olhão, where they'll have the opportunity to experience a totally different culture and way of living, to learn and experience new things, and to use the knowledge and experience gained in their countries so that they can act as a liaison between partner organizations. The volunteers will be involved in the activities and projects developed by the Hosting Organisation and will be encouraged to develop and implement their own projects/ ideas. At the moment, we have 3 different spaces based inside of neighborhoods, where volunteers will be working with teenagers.

đź“ŚMAIN ACTIVITIES:

- Support the development of activities for youngsters, which will involve the preparation of group dynamics, team building activities, cultural activities, sports activities, and others, always in articulation with the association's team;

- School support, where the volunteers will have the chance to have direct contact with children and organize several outdoor activities;

- Promotion of games and activities for youngsters during school breaks;

- Work at the social living room of MOJU´s head office, which is open to children and youngsters from Monday to Sunday, where the volunteers can help in the organization of the space, in the organization of activities for the holidays related to special events, in the organization of sports activities and in the creation of new activities, among others;

- Supporting international relationships, helping the team in the organization of international training for the cooperation of people from different nationalities in various subjects, youth work camps, for the promotion of volunteering in various subjects, and international training and exchange programs;

- Office support on an international level, making contacts with international partners.

đź“ŚPARTICIPANTS' PROFILE: 

- between 18 - 30 y.o.;

- an interest in working with children and young people with fewer opportunities

- experienced in working with children and young people with fewer opportunities and at risk of exclusion;

- experience linked with youth associations;

- like to live in a rural area;

- be open-minded, creative, and very sociable;

-knowledge of English language;

- an interest in learning Portuguese.

đź“ŚACCOMMODATION :

The volunteer will live in a furnished rented flat shared with other volunteers, close to the office, and not far from the centre of the town. The flat contains all the necessary amenities and is divided into different rooms, a kitchen, and a bathroom. The volunteers will have their own bedroom or share it with another volunteer, a shared kitchen, and a bathroom.

đź“ŚTRAINING DURING THE ACTIVITY:

On-arrival and Mid-term Training will be provided by the Portuguese National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth in Action. OLS will be the official tool to use to learn Portuguese during the Project. Since the project activities require work and communication with other people, it is necessary and important that the volunteers try to speak Portuguese in order to perform their duties. For that purpose, there will be 3 hours of Portuguese Lessons per week.

đź“ŚCOSTS AND REIMBURSEMENT:

The travel, accommodation, food, and the program itself are co-funded by the European Union through the ERASMUS+ program. 
The organizers will reimburse travel costs for the amount showed in the original boarding passes, tickets, and invoices, up to the limits indicated in the ERASMUS+ program guide (up to EUR 360 per participant traveling from Bulgaria). For this reason, it is essential that you bring with you and keep all the original tickets and invoices for the traveling.

The house where the volunteers will live has a kitchen that can be used. A monthly contribution for food will be given to every volunteer in the amount of 120 Euros. The volunteer will receive during his stay in Olhão, monthly pocket money. The amount is stipulated by European Solidarity Corps and is equal to 150 Euros.

đź“ŚTRAVEL BUDGET - 360 EUR

Please remember that it is your limit for BOTH ways.

đź“ŚDEADLINE FOR APPLYING: 06/03/2021

đź“ŚPARTICIPATION FEE:

There is no participation fee.

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