Long term ESC project in Portugal!

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Project’s name: SPEAK

Sending organization: “Common Sense” Youth Organization

Purpose of the project: The Association aims to support, promote and encourage among young people, a philosophy of universal humanitarian values based on loyalty, fairness, dignity, justice and solidarity, working actively to aid multi-disabilities, fight against discrimination, exclusion and poverty, always rejecting any racial, political or religious commitments, without prejudice to the right of opinion, cooperation and assistance.


– Help create and facilitate non-formal education language and culture workshops;

– Prepare their own language and culture sessions sessions with group dynamics and

-pedagogical materials (with help from the team);

– Organize intercultural events with SPEAK local community;

– Present SPEAK at local universities and student associations;

– Answer to queries about the Association and the SPEAK program;

– Prepare content for the organization’s communication channels and update them.

Number of volunteers: 1 volunteer between 18-30 years old (Only Azerbaijani citizenship)

Project period  – 01/10/2019 to 30/09/2020 (1 year) 

Deadline: 25th August 2019

How to apply? – Please get registration number, apply through the Youth Portal, and send your CV, Motivation and short presentation about SPEAK (the format is absolutely free for you to choose!; for the best content do a little research on their website and communication channels!) to: esc.speak@gmail.com and evs@csyo-az.org

All costs are covered by ESC

 No participation fee! 

Language: English

Application conditions and requirements for volunteering:

We are looking for young motivated volunteers aged 18-30, open minded, eager to learn about new cultures and lifestyles, as well as to participate in the project activities. It is not required to have any particular degree of formal education, but to have positive and proactive attitude, show tolerance, flexibility, motivation and enthusiasm. In this project, initiative and the capacity to work in a team will be highly appreciated. We encourage applications especially from youngsters who are available to commit to a long term experience of volunteer work abroad. Any knowledge of Portuguese is a plus, however it is not a requirement.

Accommodation, food and finance arrangements:

Coordinating & hosting organization, Associação Spin, will provide the lodging in a flat as close to the office and the city center as possible. If the apartment is located in the city center, the volunteers will spend around 35 minutes to reach the working place. The volunteers will have to share the room with another volunteer/student/young person (room and connected expenses are paid by Associação Spin). They may also – if so wished by the volunteer – receive a monthly accommodation allowance and be solely responsible for finding and paying for their own accommodation. A monthly allowance of 180€ will be provided by Associação Spin to cover food expenses and local public transportation. Every month the volunteer will receive 150€ as pocket money.