helping at the senior academy's spring games
drama activities at secondary school, to promote peace
acting at the local theatre, to promote volunteerism
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 from Lisbon). It has seeked, since 2000, 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 has a senior academy, holiday workshops for children and teens, it provides personal and social development activities and programmes to local schools.
It has most recently been focusing on the power of giving and sharing. Its most recent project - Generations of Change - created an online platform 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:
Being a Youth Volunteer in Ponte de Sor is fantastic! Come and visit us, or even better: come work with us!
Our current International projects (to be funded through Erasmus + Programme):
If you wish to volunteer to work with us through EVS (European Voluntary Service), send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, with your CV, a motivation letter and the name and contact information of your sending organization.
Find us on the EU Volunteering Organisations Database.
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