helping at the university of the third age's spring games
drama activities at secondary school, to promote peace
acting at the local theatre, to promote volunteerism
Capacitar, Aproximar, Mobilizar (Empowering, Bringing closer, Mobilizing)
Caminhar is a very active local association whose mission aims at working with children, young people, families and seniors so as to improve their well-being and foster personal, social and professional development. Its main goal is to transform the community by empowering it.
Caminhar is based in Ponte de Sor, a town in the centre of Portugal (about 130 km northeast of Lisbon). It has seeked, since 2002, year of its foundation, to transform its community into a more aware, more active, more solidary and more knowledgeable one, mainly through non-formal and informal education activities. It has been working with children, youth, families and seniors, aiming to bring people together as a community and to help everyone to be happier and healthier.
The institution identifies as a Community Centre where the following services are provided:
It has most recently been focusing on the power of giving and sharing. An online platform was created in 2013 where locals can register both the knowledge and experience they have - and are willing to share with others (teach), as well as services they can voluntarily provide, thus making an empoverished by unemployment and highly depressed community more (re)active, more alive, more skilled.
The present group of volunteers - people from all stations of life - are an authentic army of men and women motivated to help others feel well, and who, by doing that, also feel more useful and feel their lives are meaningful.
Our volunteers do all kinds of tasks, such as:
Would you like to join us or help our Mission?
We speak English, French (ask for Elisabete Oliveira) and German (ask for Pedro Lopes).
Get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org or +351 931 619 023.
Find us also on Facebook: Caminhar ACAS
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