A Walk through the History of Madeira
Location: Funchal, Madeira Portugal
Period: 01/05/2017 – 28/02/2018
Deadline: 17 April 2017
The project will engage 1 volunteer from the Netherlands, whose voluntary service will last 10 months in Funchal, in Madeira Island, Portugal from 1st of May, 2017 until 28th of February, 2018. The EVS volunteer’s role is supporting this project for AAUMa considering the different address groups: kids, youngsters, adults and elderly.
The main project in which the volunteer will be encouraged to participate and support is called Madeiran Heritage, which embraces several cultural projects that have an impact on society through three different lines of action.
The University of Madeira Students’ Union (AAUMa) develops, since 2012, guided tours in several landmarks of the city of Funchal. These are divided into four types: quick tours, guided visits, autonomous circuits and educational visits.
The main project in which the volunteer will be encouraged to participate and support is called Madeiran Heritage, which embraces several cultural projects that have an impact on society through three different lines of action:
– The volunteers by promoting initiatives that cherish the physical and immaterial heritage, as well as through a strong learning component held by the staff members that enables our youngsters to be better qualified and to collaborate in the learning process of the next generation. This is also very beneficial for the volunteer in the sense that it allows him/her to develop his/her personal and professional skills, which will be crucial to overcome the barriers that hinder their integration into society;
– The visitors, both regional and outsiders, who have an unique opportunity to be introduced to the culture and traditions of Madeira, increasing their ability to preserve these components and making them an active part of the project;
– The beneficiaries, young students from the University of Madeira who come from families with low income which benefit, through AAUMa’s social projects, from all the work developed by the volunteers in the Madeiran Heritage project.
The activities developed by the volunteer under this project include learning, preparing and performing guided tours in AAUMa’s attractions, helping with the maintenance of these attractions, collaborating in the development of events such as exhibitions and musical events, helping to develop support material for the guided tours and promotion material for the attractions. In these tasks the volunteers will be accompanied by several collaborators from AAUMa, as well as History teachers and students and former students from the University of Madeira. For more information: http://visitfunchal.pt
Other activities and projects that the volunteer will also collaborate include:
Gaudeamus – The volunteer will be encouraged to learn and to help with the several tasks related with AAUMa’s shops (called Gaudeamus), whose revenues go directly to finance social projects, which are mentioned below. In these tasks, the volunteer will always be accompanied by collaborators from AAUMa. Aditionally, through the interaction with the visitors the volunteer will help with the promotion of AAUMa’s several projects.
Social Projects – All the work developed by the volunteer in the attractions aims to promote and to support social projects developed by AAUMa in order to help the students of the University of Madeira. For more information: http://bolsas.pt/
Send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org
More information: https://europa.eu/youth/volunteering/project/2123_en