Location: Vila de Cucujães, Portugal

Project name: From Everywhere to Everyone

Hosting organization: Cruz Vermelha Portuguesa – Delegação de Cucujães

Sending organization: “Common Sense” Youth Organization

Purpose of the project: 

The volunteering project will take place in a Local Branch of the Portuguese Red Cross, based at the small rural village of Villa de Cucujães (in the North Region of Portugal). The humanitarian organisation develops various projects for different target groups in order to answer vulnerable people’s basic needs and promote social inclusion. Volunteers will collaborate in: Food Bank (includes picking up and transporting food donations, storing, and organising food supplies, and then distributing them to families and individuals in need); Social Store (doing the triage, organising clothing, shoes, and toys donations to be distributed to people in need or to be sold at our Social Store); the Elderly Nursing Home; the Center for people recovering from addictions; the “Active Mix” (which is a group of people with disabilities that come together to dance, make arts and crafts, and other leisure time activities); a Youth Summer Camp with children in Summer; among many others tasks.

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

Project period – 28/02/2022 to 30/09/2022 (7 months)

Deadline: 8th December 2021

How to apply? – Please get registration number, apply through European Youth Portal and upload your CV (in english) to your European Youth Portal profile

How to get a registration number?If you don’t have account on European Youth Portal, please watch our instruction videos from this Link

All costs are covered by European Solidarity Corps

No participation fee! 

Language: English

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements: 

The volunteers will live in a shared apartment located next to a pastry shop, an ATM machine, a supermarket, the post-office, and the village’s main Church. Each volunteer will share the bedroom with another volunteer of the same gender. Volunteers receive: food allowance in the amount of 150€/ month and pocket money in the amount of 5€/ day. This amount is paid in the beginning of each month, preferably, by bank transfer. The volunteers will be reimbursed the real value of their travels between their country of origin and Portugal (to start the project and at the end of the project).

Application conditions and requirements for volunteering: 

We are looking for young people with fewer opportunities, who are able to communicate in English and are between 18-30 years old.