ESC vacancy at Bola p'ra Frente, Lisbon, Portugal

ESC vacancy at Bola p’ra Frente, Lisbon, Portugal


Associação Spin, acting as the Coordinating organization, is currently looking for 1 ESC volunteer for a project with our partner ANFR – Projecto Bola p’ra Frente, starting in February 2024!

Hosting: ANFR
Activity start date: 1st February 2024
Activity end date: 31st December 2024
Activity duration: 11 months
Vacancies: 1
Application deadline: December 17th, 2023
Application consists of: CV, project-specific motivation letter, presentation of a project (more information below)
Application sent to:

ANFR it’s a private, non-profit and a non-governmental national organisation, which aims to establish cooperative relations with the Portuguese Language Countries and other countries where the associative activity will prove necessary. Having regard to the social power of sport and especially soccer in the current and globalize societies, the Association sees street Soccer as a factor of unity among people. Specifically, project Bola p’rá Frente develops social and sport activities founded in models of non-formal and formal education methodologies and uses cognitive-behavioral methodologies, both psycho social and community-based. The project intends to improve competences of young people from 11 to 30 years old from Padre Cruz neighborhood in Lisbon, the biggest social neighborhood in Iberian Peninsula.


-Preparing and settling up sportive events: help the organization of the event, take care of the specific arrangements for the settle up and support the participants.
-Receive, accompany and support children and youngsters activities and homework in the youth center
-Create media materials for promotion and dissemination of the events (videos, photos, posters, flyers…)
-Support organization and implementation of activities and workshops (art, language classes, carpentry, etc.)
-Create and implement activities using methods of non formal education in order to involve youngsters from the local community.
-Front office and back office work: reply to requests of information of general public, contacts with participants, public authorities and local partners, etc.

“Bola pra Frente” intends to support the volunteers to create 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 given by the distance band of the place of residence, according with ESC rules;
  • Accommodation – Coordinating & hosting organization, Associação Spin, will provide the lodging in a flat as close to the office and the city centre as possible with all expenses included. If the apartment is located in the city centre, the volunteers will spend around 35 minutes to reach the working place. The volunteers will have to share the room with another volunteer/student/young person. 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 in Lisbon.
  • Food & transportation – A monthly allowance will be provided to cover food expenses (180€) and  local public transportation in Lisbon (30€). While doing field work, food, accommodation and transportation will be provided by SPEA.
  • Pocket money – Every month the volunteers will receive 180€ 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.


122474085_3644741295564155_5618760687770716330_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.

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,
  3. presentation about an idea/project you would like to implement in Bola p’ra frente (the format is absolutely free for you to choose!; for the best content do a little research on ANFR’s Website and Facebook page!).

The complete applications (CV + project-specific Motivation Letter + presentation about project) should be sent to no later than December 17th, 2023.

Final remarks (please read carefully):

  • this is an open call with no assigned sending/supporting organization (we will partner up with the sending organization of the selected volunteer);
  • as this volunteer placement involves direct work with children, the selected volunteers will have to provide us with their criminal record certificates;
  • only candidates residing in EU or EFTA countries may apply 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 December, 30th through our website.


All Spin Association’s projects aim to contribute to the dissemination and implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, unanimously approved by 193 UN Member States in 2015.