ESC Project: Opportunity for one Cypriot to go to Portugal

Project Name : ‘’H E Y’’ H e l p i n g  t o  e m p o w e r  youth

The planned dates for activity are from 01.10.2020 to 31.08.2021

There will be 3 volunteer (Bulgaria, Italy and Cyprus) participate in this project

For those are interested in the project pls send a cv at:


P R O J E C T : H E Y

The project starts on 01/05/2020 and on 30/11/2021.

The planned dates for activity are from 01/10/2020 to 31/08/2021.

There will be 3 volunteer (Bulgaria, Italy and Cyprus) in charge of the following activities.

The volunteer will develop, according to his/her competences/skills and knowledge, activities that fall within the existing departments of the Associação Juvenil de Deão (AJD). Thus the volunteer will be involved in supporting the Community School of the association, providing support to the monitors, and developing, under their guidance, the daily activities with children and young people (study time, arts, body language, science, computer, free time,

etc.). The educational/recreational activities are developed in the Community School, a space where children, the youth and local people have Internet access and they can find books, newspapers, DVDs, games, etc. Also develop activities in community garden.

HEY – Helping to Empower Youth

The volunteer will receive adequate language training and he/she will contribute to the

Newsletter “O Caroça” and to the blog, with the aim to report the experiences and activities that are being carried out by the association, conducting interviews and preparing texts. That will also help to improve his/her written and spoken Portuguese language.

Two days per week the work will be carried out at the Agrupamento de Escolas de Arga e Lima and Monta da Ola School a partner entity of the AJD, which is a school attended by the children and the youth of the rural parishes. The volunteers will support the teachers in extra-curricular activities for the students.

One morning per week the volunteer will go to the Centro Social e Paroquial de Deão, where he/she will help on the dynamisation of writing and reading workshops directed to illiterate elderly people.

The volunteer will also have to inform and present the European Solidarity Corps, Erasmus+ Program and its opportunities to other young people (including enhancing the benefits, rights and duties of EVS).

The volunteer will also accompany the AJD to meetings, seminars, assemblies, shows, etc., in

particular those promoted by Animar – Portuguese Association for Local Development or by the

National Federation of Youth Associations – FNAJ

Money for trip (round trip):

Bulgaria – 360€

Cyprus – 530€

Italy – 275€

Profile of the volunteers (each entity provides one of three):

  • He/She must have interest and backward knowledge about communication design, web design, blogging and social media. It is also valuable to have good communication skills and will to organise events for the community.
  • He/She must also have interest and will to work with children and young people. Showing interest in foreign cultures and having this experience at this stage in his/her life will help him/her to make decisions for the future, both in terms of employment and education/training.
  • He/She must be interested in preserving the environment and know organic farming techniques. It is necessary to continue the project of the association’s community garden.

The age must be between 18 and 30 years old.



Autonomy, creativity, responsibility, organisation skills, determination, empathy, dynamism, initiative, joy in interpersonal relationships and in teamwork, flexibility to perform different tasks and interest and motivation to work with children and young people.

Volunteering conditions and opportunities:

The volunteer will work 30 hours per week and will have free weekends (Saturday and

Sunday). Eventually, some activities may be developed during the weekends; however, if this

happens, it will be compensated with other two consecutive days during the week, agreed on

mutually between the volunteer and the association. The volunteer will also be entitled to

two days off per month, which will be taken according to their own interests and needs.

The AJD provides meals for the volunteer.

The host/coordinating organisation will also provide monthly subsidy (pocket money 150€).

The coordinator/host entity guarantees, along with the sending entity, that the volunteer

receives a health insurance.

Upon arrival, the host/coordinating organisation will ensure that volunteer attend an on arrival training and later a mid-term training. In a similar way, during the performance of his/her tasks, the volunteer will receive support, guidance and supervision by the monitor/supervisor who is responsible for each activity. The host/coordinating organisation will ensure that volunteer have a free language training throughout the whole service.

For personal support, the volunteer will have a mentor, with who he/she will meet weekly

throughout the service period. The mentor will assist with the integration of the volunteer in the association, in the project and in the local community. The mentor will also provide support during the process of learning/Youthpass and will also help in administrative matters, if necessary.

The host organisation will bring to the volunteer the opportunity to meet/get to know local people and other EVS volunteers and will give the opportunity to participate in leisure activities.

The association will give the volunteer an opportunity to develop a specific set of tasks,

enhancing their creativity while also allowing some of his/her ideas or experiences to be integrated.

COVID19 prevention recommendations

As a young person, you are unlikely to have severe consequences with the disease, but even if you are asymptomatic, you can play a role in transmitting the infection to high-risk groups.

You are essential in controlling the infection, don’t forget!

Since there is still no cure for COVID19 and there can be transmission even without a person “feeling sick” it is important to prevent infection for this 5 general measures recommended by

DGS must be followed

Maintain physical distance and avoid concentration of people.

Increase the frequency of hand hygiene and comply with the respiratory label.

Reinforce the cleaning and sanitation of spaces.

Use a mask in closed spaces with multiple people.

Avoid leaving home if you have signs or symptoms of COVID19.


COVID19 prevention recommendations

Activities that involve a greater number of people than the current legislation should not be

carried out. Thus, the events to avoid are: dinners indoors or parties with a large number of


Recommendations for the first fifteen days after arriving in Portugal:

– intention to travel outside the city of Viana do Castelo – inform the person responsible for

the department / activity,, of the destination of the trip, means of transport to be used. This

recommendation continues throughout the project and for the duration of the COVID19


– during the first 15 days the volunteer must be in “voluntary quarantine” or do the test for


– AJD will provide logistical support if needed.

For more information about association, access:

Instagram: ajdeao




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