Holding Hands With Other Abilities

Holding Hands With Other Abilities

APCC - Associação de Paralisia Cerebral de Coimbra

Coimbra, Portugal

The application deadline has passed.

Activity description

APCC, the Cerebral Palsy Association of Coimbra, PORTUGAL, offers volunteer opportunities working with DISABLED CHILDREN AND ADULTS! WE ARE LOOKING FOR 1 POLISH VOLUNTEER. project will be 6 months beginning in JANUARY 2020. Send your CV and motivation letter to kim.almeida@apc-coimbra.pt More information at www.apc-coimbra.org.pt. PROJECT DESCRIPTION The EVS project activities will involve several of APCC's services, namely the Rehabilitation Center, three Residential Units, and Conraria Farm (Quinta da Conraria). Both the Rehabilitation Center and the Residential Units are located near the city center in a lively and rather green area, close to the University and various other higher education colleges. The Conraria Farm is located about 6 km away from Coimbra, is about 600,000 square feet, and hosts several occupational activities as well as vocational training. It also hosts a Biological Farm, an Adventure Farm, a Learning Farm and a Riding School.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The volunteers’ housing accommodations will be near the work placement, in a first floor apartment, close to APCC’s premises. The flat has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a kitchen. The house has all necessities (bed linens, bath towels, clothes washing machine, TV) and will also have wireless internet access. When necessary, volunteers will use public transportation (most likely buses within the city) and the cost will be covered with weekly bus passes issued for all the volunteers. All food necessities will be provided by APCC

Training during the activity

All volunteers will participate in information sessions with APCC staff to supply them with the necessary theoretical tools for the development of the different activities. The On-Arrival training will be arranged by the National Agency and will take place shortly after arrival, along with the Mid-Term training, near the mid-point of the project. During the second month of volunteering, and in the months following, the volunteers will participate in some activities already developed by APCC and will also help with the implementation of new activities. They will have online portuguese lessons.

Participant profile

Willing to work with disabled people and very enthusiastic about it!

Activity dates

A total of 26 week(s) during the period 06/01/2020 to 06/07/2020

Activity location

Rua Garcia de Orta, Vale das Flores, 3030-188 Coimbra Portugal

Looking for participants from


Activity topics

Citizenship and democratic participation

Health and wellbeing

Creativity and culture

Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 01/12/2019