About the local hosting organizationOrganization Description: Para Onde is a Lisbon-based organization that is mainly focused on promoting social inclusion through volunteering. It was born in 2014 as an informative website and, at the end of 2016, it became an active NGO. Para Onde will allow everyone to have the experience to volunteer abroad despite age, budget and professional background/experience. Suitable training will be guaranteed to all those departing on an experience with SCI International.
About the volunteer workInternational volunteers will do a mix of manual and social work. You will be part of a renovation/building project, where you will work all together with the local community. The main goals are to renew the youth center, sports center and also build small community spaces where people can be together. The physical work is not too hard, but you need to be ready for it :) Apart from these tasks, you will also organize social activities for the community, especially the children.
Local accommodationYou will be sleeping on a modern school”™s gymnasium. There are bathrooms and showers (hot water too) available. It is right on the community, so you will not lose time walking between accommodation and project site. You can check some photos here: http://www.colegiosboanova.pt/colegio#instalacoes IMPORTANT: Please bring your own sleeping bag and mat!
About the project locationYou will have time and activities to get to know the surroundings and portuguese culture. You will even get a city tour done by the youngsters on the center of Lisbon. Spoiler alert: your day will finish like this http://tinyurl.com/zb9k5sk and you will be part of a tradional festival where all the streets look like this http://tinyurl.com/hjmyedp