EVS vacancy at SOS Animal, Lisbon, Portugal

EVS vacancy at SOS Animal, Lisbon, Portugal

Associação Spin acting as the Coordinating Organization, is currently looking for 1 EVS volunteer for a project starting in February 2017!erasmus+logo1

Coordinating Organization: Associação Spin
Host Organization: SOS Animal
Vacancies: 1
logo_sos_animalProject lasts: 9 months
EVS service dates: February 2017 – October 2017

SOS Animal is a private, non-profit association that aims at the protection and defense of all animals and their habitat, through training and information for humans, in order to stimulate compassion, respect and understanding for all species. Regular activities include. capturing and sterilizing stray animal, providing medical care and shelter for abandoned animals in need, promoting adoption campaigns and raise awareness against the commercial trade , abandonment and cruelty towards animals.


Activities proposed to the volunteers:

– Support in general activities at the animal hospital
– Support the the staff in daily management and simple administrative procedures
– Providing basic care to the animals at the hospital ( petting, giving medication, walking, feeding, hygiene)
– Support in the implementation of animal welfare projects
– Events and campaigns’ organization and communication
– Fundraising through events organization and campaigns
– Establishing strategic partnerships with national/ international players and lobbying strategies

Volunteer profile: Who are we looking for?

10540769_890407164322673_2926134137783241280_nVolunteers aged 18-30 years, open minded, eager to learn and motivated to work on the proposed project activities.
It is not required to have any particular degree of formal education, but to have positive and proactive attitude, show tolerance, flexibility and capacity to adapt, motivation and enthusiasm. We will give some priority to candidates who have at least a basic level of Portuguese and/or some previous  knowledge about  veterinary procedures/animal welfare projects.


  • Accommodation – The Coordinating Organization, Associação Spin, will provide the lodging in a flat as close to the office and city center as possible. If the apartment is located in the city center, the volunteers will spend 35-45 minutes in public transportation (subway & bus) 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 Euro 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.

Application consists of: CV and project-specific motivation letter

Application sent ONLY to: evs.sos@a-spin.pt

Application deadline: 25th September 2016


Special remarks (please read carefully):

  • this project has not received funding from the Erasmus+ Program yet, we are going to apply for funding to the Portuguese National Agency on October, 4th;
  • we only accept complete applications that contain all the required documents;
  • all the applications must be sent to evs.sos@a-spin.pt EXCLUSIVELY; applications sent through other communication channels (Facebook, Youthnetworks, etc.) or other e-mail addresses 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  October, 5th through our website