Here are a few reasons why volunteering might be a great option for you. Volunteering is always a very rewarding experience – one that allows you to feel good about yourself while constantly learning new skills and improving existing ones. It’s also a great way to brush up and learn the local language. Volunteering gives you an excellent opportunity to meet new people and is an invaluable way to open up your mind to new cultures and people.
The European Voluntary Service (EVS) is a European Union programme, set up by the European Commission in early 1996. It offers young people (between 18 and 25) the opportunity to work as a volunteer for six to twelve months in a non-profit project abroad. Three partners are the key partners of an EVS project: the volunteer, the sending organisation and the host organisation.
The European Commission takes chargeof the travel costs for the young, the insurance (health, accident, public liability) and provides a monthly allowance from 140 to 220 euros.
How to proceed:
You can have a look at the European database on accredited host organisations and the Youth organisations.
More information also on the website http://www.britishcouncil.org
If you're looking for an opportunity to volunteer your time, Portugal has a vast array of options to choose from. From working with children to protecting the environment, there are countless ways to make your time count in Portugal. Below is a list of some websites that post English openings for both paid and unpaid jobs.
A listing of some of the key NGOs in Portugal along with a detailed overview of their focus and objectives can be found at the following sites:
No matter where you go and for how long, it is prudent to subscribe to travel insurance. This is especially even more important for ‘exotic’ countries where the chances of falling sick are relatively higher. Below are some companies that offer travel insurances. You can browse the internet for more options.
Make sure also that you have a current passport and valid visa as necessary.
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