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EVS w Portugalii, Aventura Marão Clube

EVS w PortugaliiEVS w Portugalii to wspólna propozycja organizacji Aventura Marão Clube we współpracy z Fundacją Rozwoju Społeczeństwa Przedsiębiorczego. Zgłoszenia należy dokonać wysyłając CV i list motywacyjny w języku angielskim na adres mailowy: natalia.podbielska@frsp.eu

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Coordinating and sending organisation: Fundacja Rozwoju Społeczeństwa Przedsiębiorczego
Receiving organisation: Aventura Marão Clube
Location: Amarante, Portugal
Deadline: 14/09/2016
Start: 01/02/2017
End: 31/01/2018
Placements: 2-3 volunteers

The EVS Activity will be hold in Amarante, a city of the North of Portugal, located just 60km far from Porto. It is a quiet and safe city with high standards of quality of life. The working and living places are both very well located in the city centre of Amarante.

Accomodation
Accommodation will be in an apartment (T3) or house (T5) both in Amarante’s city center and nearby our youth centre where usually we host our EVS volunteers. These places are well equipped with rooms, bathrooms and kitchen (laundry is for free in the youth centre). In some cases volunteers might have to share rooms – double rooms. Volunteers are allowed to have guests for free (accommodation) in a good sense basis and after agreement from Coordinating Organization.

Food
Food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be given from Monday to Saturday (6 days per week) by our organization at the youth centre (Casa da Juventude de Amarante, where usually we serve meals to our EVS volunteers (we run a restaurant there). Food is vegetarian (including also eggs, milk, seitan, tofu, mushrooms, etc.). Besides that we will give 35€/month to each volunteer to organize own meals on Sundays (we pay according to invoices given by the volunteers). If around, volunteer’s guests should pay their own meals from Monday to Saturday.  Volunteers also receive 100€ of pocket money, per month.

Example of activities
The Marão Adventure Club (AMC) is an associative nonprofit civil law established in 1993 by a group of young amarante with a mission to promote practices and healthy lifestyles among the population (especially the young) Amarante. Currently has 360 members and is in full operation three sections: mountain biking, canoeing and Fair Trade. The latter is responsible since 1999 for managing the first Portuguese shop Fair Trade and in particular since 2008 for the management and coordination of the House of Amarante Youth through which has coordinated around 35 projects, mainly European, and involved more 300 young amarante in voluntary activities and international participation.

It is therefore very committed to promoting Europe and its values together young local community by actively participating in various projects (training, seminars, European Voluntary Service, exchanges, workshops and partnerships) in the framework of programs such as Youth in Action and Lifelong Learning long Life (Erasmus + now). Closed a first cycle of 5 years of work in Amarante Youth House AMC approved in 2014 an action strategy for 2014-2020. It builds on the experience and knowledge accumulated and carried out SWOT analysis, which allowed us to conclude that:

– We must seek innovative ways to actively involve young people (Amarante is a land of departure and not of arrival, with many unmotivated young, only consumers activities and no entrepreneurial culture);
– Harnessing the positive image we have of young people and the local community (a window of opportunity) to, first, get more feedback about the needs in order to function as a reference and also enhance the existing technical capacity in local partner institutions;
– It is essential to promote the European dimension and frame funding opportunities arising from the new Community support frameworks with special emphasis on the Erasmus + program which will run between 2014 and 2020.

Taking this into account the approved strategy should meet the identified needs and take advantage of new opportunities available, fitting in both cases the priorities arising from the vision we have for this space / concept. The implementation of this strategy must be based on an educational approach that favors the Non-Formal Education (NFE) as a methodology and encourage the use of experiential methods (learning by doing), surprise activities (art / provocation), including information and communication technologies and, finally, use music and outdoor activities (sports and nature) as more active involvement instruments of young people in our activities.

Finally, although it is essential to monitor the identified needs and adapt our actions to the policies and priorities that define the context in which we work, we can not neglect the pillars that we consider strategic and give coherence and support to our work:
a) healthy lifestyles (nutrition and sport);
b) sustainable development (in the areas of organic production, local consumption and fair trade);
c) Education for Human Rights;
d) Initiative and creativity;
e) intercultural dialogue

Monday (EXAMPLE):
WEEKLY BASED COORDINATION MEETING WITH RESPONSIBLE
DEFINITION OF WEEK TASKS AND RESPONSABILITIES
PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE COURSE
ORGANIC FARMING (GARDEN)
YOUTH CENTRE ACTIVITIES (EX. DANCE)

Tuesday (EXAMPLE):
SUPPORT TO ORPHANAGE
SUPPORT TO ELDERLY CENTRE
YOUTH CENTRE ACTIVITIES (EX: PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT OF EVS VOLUNTEERS)
YOUTH CENTRE (SUPPORT TO AMC’S COMMUNICATION TEAM)

Wednesday (EXAMPLE)
SUPPORT TO DISABLE NGO
SUPPORT TO PRIMARY SCHOOL
SUPPORT TO ELDERLY CENTRE
YOUTH CENTRE ACTIVITIES (EX: LANGUAGE CLASSES)
YOUTH CENTRE (SUPPORT TO AMC’S PROJECT TEAM)

Thursday (EXAMPLE)
SUPPORT TO ORPHANAGE
SUPPORT TO SENIOR UNIVERSITY
SUPPORT TO PRIMARY SCHOOL
SUPPORT TO ELDERLY CENTRE
YOUTH CENTRE ACTIVITIES (EX: PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT OF EVS VOLUNTEERS)

Friday (EXAMPLE)
ORGANIC FARMING (LOCAL PRODUCERS)
SUPPORT TO DISABLE NGO
SUPPORT TO PRIMARY SCHOOL
YOUTH CENTRE ACTIVITIES (EX: THEATRE)
YOUTH CENTRE (SUPPORT TO AMC’S COMMUNICATION TEAM)

Saturday (EXAMPLE)
LOCAL AND ORGANIC MARKET
SUPPORT TO ORPHANAGE AND DISABLE NGO
YOUTH CENTRE ACTIVITIES (EX: PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT OF EVS VOLUNTEERS)

Volunteer profile
We are searching for young and open minded volunteers with good communication skills and good English skills. Volunteers should be motivated, responsible, and ready to learn and to work in a team. We are looking for volunteers who like to work with people from different generations: kids, youth, students, elderly people as well as NGOs working with disable people.

We are interested in people who are enthusiastic, creative, communicative, open-minded, socially sensitive and supporting the idea of tolerance, respect and cooperation between cultures, willing to share their experience and knowledge with the others and willing to turn their ideas into action as one of the aim of receiving organization is to create space for the personal development of the youngster creating space and opportunity to express themselves and their will.

Necessary requirement will be major age (18-30, according to Erasmus+ rules), while no minimum level of language is required. We think that EVS is a perfect tool and chance to learn a new language, altough a basic level of english is recommended.

EVS w Portugalii