youth exchange


DO STH NICE in Aveiro: Our new EVS Project

2 May , 2016  

DO SHT NICE: “Discover Opportunities, Seize The Hour & Never Ignore Creative Energy” is our new EVS project and it will take place between July and October of 2016, in Aveiro, Portugal. The project is financed by Erasmus+ program. We will host volunteers from 5 different European countries!

Volunteers will be chosen based on their their motivation, profiles and background with given advance to those with fewer opportunities, and the application process in ON now! 🙂 At this point we only have placements for one Latvian (4 months) and one Romanian (4 months) volunteer.

Voluntary service will last 1-4 months (depending on which country volunteer come from) and all the volunteers will arrive in Aveiro till July 1st. During these months volunteers will be included in regular activities of Agoraveiro, in some particular activities developed for this project and they will be encouraged to develop their own ideas and turn them into action. Some of our regular activities that we would want our volunteers to get involved with are: guerrilla actions, intercultural evenings, free-skilling, Aveiro Free Walking Tours…

New activity that we planned specifically for this EVS project is Travel SkillHouse project that will consist of launching a space for sharing skills and knowledge and meeting travellers in Aveiro by hosting a series of “How to” workshops, cooking shows and presentations. EVS volunteers will work on gathering ideas, organisation, promotion and hosting of these activities.

Workshops, cooking shows and presentations will be given by EVS volunteers, local volunteers, local people, travellers passing by Aveiro… Basically anyone with an idea and knowledge on specific topic who wants to share it. Volunteers will carry out the service for up to 35h per week and have 2 consecutive free days per week as well as some free days during their EVS, that will be defined by the staff of Agora Aveiro.

The main objectives of this project are providing learning space and opportunities for our EVS volunteers but also for local volunteers and local community in general; helping in building more active and inclusive local community; strengthening the structure and management skills of staff of Agora Aveiro.

What a volunteer gets?

– Return airplane ticket – paid within the limit established by Erasmus+ program
– 250 euros per month – this is pocket money + food money
– Accommodation in a shared or individual room – please note that only one month before the beginning we will know where volunteers will live. There could be max 2 people per room in EVS accommodation, and there will always exist a common livingroom.
– Portuguese classes – at least once per week
– Youthpass Certificate
– Health Insurance that covers all possible health problems
– A lot of growing opportunities, both on personal and professional level

How to apply?

Deadline for applications is May 5th. First step is to fill up this questionnaire. Till May 8th we ll get in touch ONLY with shortlisted candidates and schedule Skype interviews. Depending on the number of the candidates we hope we can manage to make our final decision till May 10th.

Now is your chance to DO SHT NICE 🙂

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