International Youth Volunteer – Portugal

PORTUGAL / British Red Cross

We have the opportunity for two volunteers to join the International Youth Volunteering Programme (IYVP) in Portugal for 6 months (1st August 2022 – 31st January 2023). These roles will be based in or around the town of Braga, and will be based in a range of projects run by the Portuguese Red Cross.

As part of the European Solidarity Corps scheme, we offer young people aged 18-30 residing in the UK the chance to volunteer overseas with our partner Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. All of our placements are fully funded, with travel, accommodation, health insurance costs covered, and volunteers receive a small monthly allowance to cover additional expenses.

This is the perfect opportunity for those interested in gaining valuable skills, having new experiences and giving back to the community. The personal and professional skills developed on these placements (independence, resilience, working with vulnerable people, etc), as well as the opportunity to travel around a new country and create connections with people from different walks of life are extremely beneficial for any young person looking to start a career in this sector or similar. We are keen to hear from individuals, especially those who do not normally get the chance to volunteer overseas, who are passionate and motivated for this kind of work, but who also understand that these types of placements require adaptability and resilience, especially in the current challenging climate. Knowledge of the language is not a requirement so it is open to anyone who has the motivation for these roles.

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Nationalities Accepted/Visa Requirements: Those legally residing in the UK can apply. We will need to apply for a Portuguese visa before starting.

Expires: May 8, 2022


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