ESC vacancies at Junta de Freguesia de Lumiar, Lisbon, Portugal

ESC vacancies at Junta de Freguesia de Lumiar, Lisbon, Portugal

esc-logo-enAssociação Spin, acting as the Coordinating Organization, is currently looking for 2 ESC volunteers for an approved project with our local partner Junta de Freguesia do Lumiar.

Hosting Organization: Junta de Freguesia do Lumiar
Coordinating Organization: Associação Spin
Activity start date: 1st March 2020
Activity end date: 31st December 2020
Activity duration: 10 months
Vacancies: 2 (for residents in EU or EFTA)
Application deadline: January, 6th, 2020
Application consists of: CV+ project-specific motivation letter+presentation of a project (more information below)
Application sent to:

The hosting institution, Junta de Freguesia de Lumiar, is the local council of the Lumiar area in Lisbon. In this institution, the volunteers are going to cooperate with the Education Department, namely they are going to work at 2 local school recreation centers (1 volunteer is going to work at Quinta dos Frades school and 1 volunteer will work at S.Vicente School).


  • Collaborate with the Education/Educators’ Coordinating team
  • Facilitate and promote activities with children and school community
  • Program and implement new projects in the area of education together with the Coordinating team and Educators
  • Prepare materials, tools for activities with children, both indoors and outdoors
  • Support in after-school activities for children and youngsters
  • Support children and youngsters in doing homework
  • Contribute to teaching songs, dances and games with children and youngsters
  • Support the educators during summer day camp activities with children and youngsters

JF Lumiar intends to support the volunteers in creating their own events or initiatives, in accordance with their principles and upon Board’s approval.


  • Travel cost – The two-way travel (from place of residence to Lisbon and back) will be reimbursed up to the limit of 275€; volunteers facing serious economic obstacles will be able to request a higher limit.
  • Accommodation – Coordinating & hosting organization, Associação Spin, will provide the lodging in a flat as close to the office and the city center as possible. If the apartment is located in the city center, the volunteers will spend around 35 minutes to reach the work place. The volunteers will have to share the room with another volunteer/student/young person (room and connected expenses are paid by Associação Spin). They may also – if so wished by the volunteer – receive a monthly accommodation allowance and be solely responsible for finding and paying for their own accommodation.
  • Food & transportation – A monthly allowance of 180€ will be provided by Associação Spin to cover food expenses and local public transportation.
  • Pocket money – Every month the volunteer will receive 150€ as pocket money.
  • Working hours – The volunteers are expected to spend 30-35 hours a week working. The daily timetable includes time for language learning, lunch, social activities and development of own project ideas, etc.
  • Days off – Volunteers are entitled to two days off per week (usually on Saturday and Sunday) as well as 2 extra days of vacation for every month of their voluntary work.


We are looking for young motivated volunteers aged 18-30, open minded, eager to learn about new cultures and lifestyles, as well as to participate in the project activities in the local community. It is not required to have any particular degree of formal education, but to have positive and proactive attitude, show tolerancevice2, flexibility, motivation and enthusiasm. In this project, patience and the capacity to work in a team will be highly appreciated. We encourage applications especially from youngsters who already have some experience in volunteering or in working with children and youngsters and are, at this moment, available to commit to a long term experience of volunteer work abroad. Any knowledge of Portuguese is a plus, however it is not a requirement.

All candidates must be registered with the European Solidarity Corps.


In order to be considered for the vacancies, each candidate has to send (in only 1 single e-mail):

  1. up-to-date CV
  2. project-specific Motivation Letter (including information on preferred start date of voluntary service)
  3. presentation about an idea/project you would like to implement with the children

The complete applications (CV + project-specific Motivation Letter+presentation) should be sent to no later than January, 6th, 2020

Final remarks (please read carefully):

  • this project has already received funding from the ESC Program;
  • this is an open call with no assigned sending/supporting organization (we will partner up with the sending organization of the selected volunteer);
  • only residents in EU or EFTA countries may apply;
  • please make sure you are registered with the European Solidarity Corps;
  • we only accept complete applications that contain all the required documents;
  • 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 January, 20th through our website.