Long-Term Volunteering Project in Portugal!

Location: Oliveira de Azeméis, Portugal

Project name: 🌎 Acting Local Changing Global

Hosting organization: Cruz Vermelha Portuguesa- Delegação de Cucujães

Sending organization: “Common Sense” Youth Organization

Purpose of the project: We are looking for Volunteers to work with diverse target groups at the Red Cross in Portugal. The target groups include · Children and Youth · Elderly People · People with disabilities · General Community (Environment & Sustainability, Sports & Physical Exercise, Local Heritage & Culture). Some of the tasks carried out by Volunteers include preparation and implementation of leisure time activities with target groups, supporting Laundry or Kitchen Services, helping with maintenance, and assisting Staff with monitoring the children or elderly people. 

Volunteers between 18-30 years old (Only Azerbaijani citizenship)

Project period – 06/01/2025 to 26/05/2025

Deadline: 29/07/2024 12:30

Please get a registration number, and apply through the European Youth Portal (click the link). 

! A CV is required in order to apply for this opportunity.


Volunteers will share an apartment fully equipped with basic furniture, appliances, and utilities. The apartment has 3 shared bedrooms and bathrooms and is located within 20 minutes walking distance to the volunteering venue. Volunteers walk every day to and from work. Volunteers receive a monthly allowance of 300€/ month (includes pocket money and food allowance), paid at the beginning of every month by Bank transfer. Volunteers are also entitled to a free Health Insurance. Additionally, travel between the country of origin and Portugal is reimbursed according to the rules of the EU Programme. 


Volunteers will have free access to OLS (Online Linguistic Support) to learn the Portuguese language. Volunteers will also receive Task-specific Training at the volunteering venue. All volunteers will attend an On Arrival Training (provided by the Portuguese National Agency). Additional Training can be provided, depending on the volunteer’s interests and skills. 


We are looking for enthusiastic young people between 18-30 years old, fully available for the project period and with a strong motivation to work in an international/ multicultural team. People who are hands-on/ practical are a perfect match! Knowledge of the Portuguese language or willingness to learn is a big asset. Notice to all applicants: please include your email address in your CV (the CV attached to your account on the European Youth Portal) as we will reach out to you with more information via email. Check your spam folder as well. 

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

All costs are covered by the European Solidarity Corps

No participation fee! 

Language: English

Sending Organization Information 

Name of the sending organization: “Common Sense” Youth Organisation 

OID number: E10200624

City and country of your sending organization: Sumgait, Azerbaijan

Person in charge (name and surname): Ramiz Aliyev

E-mail of the person in charge: evs@csyo-az.org