Learning the past to prepare the future! Autumn 2021

Learning the past to prepare the future! Autumn 2021

Associação Académica da Universidade da Madeira

Funchal, Portugal

The application deadline has passed.

Activity description

The project in which volunteers will be encouraged to participate and support is called Madeiran Heritage, which embraces several cultural projects that have an impact on society. The main activity that volunteers are encouraged to participate and support will be developing guided tours through the existing attractions: History Tellers, City Hall of Funchal, Jesuits College, Regional Assembly, and Santa Clara Monastery. This project congregates also other activities such as fado concerts, exhibitions or educational visits to schools, carried out by a team from several countries, including volunteers from the Erasmus+ program. As for the objectives: to study and promote the Art, History and Culture of Madeira; complement, for free, the formal education of young people; provide skills that increase the civic and professional training of volunteers; raise revenue that funds social support programs.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

Volunteers will be accommodated in University Residence located in the centre of Funchal. The rooms must be shared with other roommates of the same sex (2 or 3 people in one room). The Residence is a few minutes by walk from their working place. If the residence is unavailable alternative accommodation will be provided. Volunteers will be able to either order lunch through the host organization or receive the equivalent amount of money. If needed, an amount that enables the volunteer to use local transport will also be provided.

Training during the activity

The SO will organise a pre-departure training session for the EVS volunteers. The SO will prepare the volunteers and support them with the travel tickets and will register the volunteers into CIGNA and explain all they need to know about the insurance. The HO will enrol the volunteers to On-arrival training and Mid-term meetings organized by the Portuguese National Agency, in Portuguese mainland. The volunteers will also receive extensive training, through non-formal means, on the History and Culture of Madeira.

Participant profile

The participant will be selected according to the following qualities and interests: Interest in working with different age groups and is open to different cultures; motivation to take part in new projects and to acquire new knowledge and learn foreign languages; good oral and written communication skills; a creative mind and is able to initiate, develop and implement own activity ideas. This project will be a great opportunity for them to get to know a different culture, as well as to learn new skills and competences that will enable them to succeed in their professional future.

Activity dates

A total of 26 week(s) during the period 01/09/2021 to 28/02/2022

Activity location

Campus Universitário da Penteada, piso -1, 9020-105 Funchal Portugal

Looking for participants from


Activity topics

Education and training

Creativity and culture

Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 15/06/2021