FitYoung&Senior


FitYoung&Senior

Municipality of Vila Nova de Poiares

Vila Nova de Poiares, Portugal

The application deadline has passed.

Activity description

The main objective of this volunteering experience will be the promotion of a healthier lifestyle in both project target groups (children and elderly). Promoting also a personal, social, educational and professional development of the volunteers and at the same time community development at several levels: cultural, educational and social. It will promote solidarity, social inclusion and respect for diversity and add a strong intercultural dimension to sport and physical activities and the importance of pursuing healthy lifestyles. A considerable importance will also be given to outdoor physical activity and sport.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

Volunteers will stay in an aparthotel were each one of them will have an individual room with AC, TV access to internet, private bathrooms as well as cleaning and bed clothes changing. As for common space and place for cooking, a equipped kitchen will be available on the bellow floor of their rooms. Electric bicycles for each one of the volunteers will also be at their disposal. A van will be available in case of bad weather conditions. The volunteer will have a budget of 440€ month for food, pocket money and clothes cleaning. Their in-coming and departure flights are covered by the project.

Training during the activity

The volunteers after they arrived will have a training week with the following structure: FitSenior_March Project Presentation/ Get to Know VNP/ Get to know each other: Icebreakers - What I expect? / Get to know our Local Project Partners/ Understanding Seniors/ First Aid Course: Seniors/ Physical Activity with Seniors/ Digital Communication Workshops/ Roles and project organization/ Reflection FitYoung_June: Project Mid-Term review and Discussion of Logbooks/ Understanding Children/ First Aid Course: Children/ Outdoor Sports Training/ Physical Activity with Children/ Reflection

Participant profile

Have an interest in physical activity and sports, namely directed to the project intervention target groups. Be aware of specific needs of this target groups and have an entrepreneur sense, in order to develop and promote different activities. Basic knowledge about digital media and graphic design would also be a valuable pre-requisite.

Activity dates

A total of 21 week(s) during the period 01/03/2023 to 28/07/2023


Activity location

Município de Vila Nova de Poiares Largo da República, Vila Nova de Poiares, 3350 - 156 Vila Nova de Poiares Portugal


Looking for participants from

Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Belarus, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Algeria, Estonia, Egypt, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Georgia, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Iceland, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Libya, Morocco, Moldova (Republic of), Montenegro, North Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Palestine, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Russian Federation, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Kosovo * UN resolution, British Antarctic Territory, Anguilla, Aruba, Saint Barthélemy, Bermuda, Bonaire Sint Eustatius and Saba, Canary Islands, Curaçao, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Greenland, Guadeloupe, British Indian Ocean Territory, Cayman Islands, Saint Martin (french part), Martinique, Montserrat, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, St Pierre and Miquelon, Pitcairn, Réunion, Saint Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands, French Southern and Antarctic Territories, Virgin Islands (British), Wallis and Futuna


Activity topics

Health and wellbeing

Physical education and sport


Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 20/01/2023