EVS vacancies at Viver Telheiras (Lisbon, Portugal)

EVS vacancies at Viver Telheiras (Lisbon, Portugal)

EU flag-Erasmus+_vect_POSAssociação Spin, acting as the Coordinating organization, is currently looking for one Spanish and one Italian volunteer for an approved EVS project starting in 2015!logo-VV

Project name: Together for a Change

Coordinator: Associação Spin (2012-PT-21)
Hosting Organization: Viver Telheiras (937509948)
Sending Organization (Spain): Asociación Gantalcalá (2013-ES-44)
Sending Organization (Italy): Associazione JOINT (2012-IT-152)

Vacancies: 2 (1 Spanish resident and 1 Italian resident exclusively)

Project EVS service dates:
– 1 volunteer from Spain for the period February 2015 – January 2016 (coming from Asociación Gantalcalá)
– 1 volunteer from Italy for the period February 2015 – January 2016 (coming from Associazione JOINT)

Project lasts: 12 months for each volunteer

Associação Viver Telheiras – Centro de Convergência de Telheiras is a non-profit, non-governmental organization which facilitates community dynamics in the neighborhood of Telheiras, in Lisbon, interconnecting local population, institutions and economic activities’ interests and needs. It works together with all these groups, in order to achieve a better overall quality of life in the neighborhood of Telheiras.

Watch the organization´s presentation video here.


EVS volunteers specific tasks in Hosting Organization Viver Telheiras are

  • Search and collect information from our partners in order to get information for the “Viver Telheiras” online platform and to provide information to the population;
  • Collaborate for updating the Association’s website with contents;
  • Support in daily management and simple administrative procedures, both indoors and outdoors;
  • Be part of the team that organizes the Neighbourhood Festival where music, dance, sports, culture are all put together in a big “street social party”;
  • Production of series of short films (and photographs) about the neighborhood, its residents, commerce and activities.
  • Support in the organization of social and cultural events for the local community;
  • Organize workshops.

Volunteers are going to be considered and treated as members of the team and they will work in an intercultural environment, both formal and non-formal. They will be expected to spend 30-35 hours a week working. The timetable will include space for work, language lessons, days off, social activities and development of their own project ideas.



  • Accommodation: Coordinating Organization Associação Spin, will provide the lodging in a flat as close to the office and city center as possible. If the apartment will be located in the city center, volunteers will spend 35-45 minutes in bus and subway to reach the hosting placement. The volunteers will have to share the room with another volunteer/student/young person. Room and connected expenses are paid by Associação Spin.
  • Food: A monthly allowance of 185,65 Euros will be provided by Associação Spin to cover food expenses and local public transportation.
  • Pocket money: Every month the volunteer will receive 100 Euros for pocket money.
  • Working hours: Volunteers are expected to spend 30-35 hours a week working. The daily timetable includes time for language lessons, lunch, social activities and development of own project ideas, etc. Volunteers are entitled to two days off for every month of their voluntary work.



Associação Viver Telheiras – Centro de Convergência de Telheiras would like to host pro-active volunteers, aged between 18-30 years, who bring their own ideas and opinions and that are able to jump into this journey that is a neighborhood project – with energy to collaborate with ongoing projects but also to add their own point of view or to create new ones.

They are not required to have any particular degree of formal education, the project is open to all volunteers who show interest in social and environmental issues and are willing to be part of the process of change in the course of nowadays society, tackling the problems we are currently facing as a community.

It would be also good if you also enjoy and have skills in communication and media, like writing articles and working with video and photography, although this isn’t a must.
Having some previous knowledge of the Portuguese language would also be good, but not obligatory.

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Application consists of: CV and project-specific motivation letter

Application sent ONLY to:
– d.castillo@gantalcala.org for Sending Organization Asociación Gantalcalá (only Spanish resident candidates)
– sve@associazionejoint.org for Sending Organizaion JOINT (only Italian resident candidates)

Application deadline: 14 December 2014

Special remarks (please read carefully):

  • this project has already received funding from the Erasmus+ Program, so it is sure that it starts in February 2015
  • only candidates residing in Spain and Italy can apply (our sending partner organizations are from those countries, there is no possibility of change in this regard)
  • we only accept complete applications that contain all the required documents
  • we can´t consider applications sent after the deadline
  • if you reside in Italy send your application to sve@associazionejoint.org and if you reside in Spain send your application to d.castillo@gantalcala.org; applications sent through other communication channels (Facebook, Youthnetworks, etc.) will not be considered
  • due to the high number of candidates, we are only able to contact the short-listed candidates (in order to invite them for a brief Skype interview)
  • all the other candidates will be informed about the selection results by December, 19th through our website
  • you can download the full Call for volunteers from here