WALK THROUGH THE HISTORY OF MADEIRA Information
WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT? A Walk through the History of Madeira is a project that intends to present the culture and history of Madeira through guided tours and other cultural activities such as exhibitions or fado concerts.
WHERE? The guided tours take place across Funchal in several locations such as the Historical City Centre, the City Hall or the Jesuitsâ€™ College of Funchal, among other attractions and landmarks.
WHAT'S THE POINT? By performing the guided tours and explaining their purpose to the guests, the volunteers assume an important role in the promotion of social support programmes developed by the University of Madeira Students' Union which enable various endeavours such as the refurbishment of the University of Madeira, providing school supplies and daily meals to less fortunate students or acquiring scientific publications for the library of the University of Madeira.
MAIN ACTIVITIES The volunteers will collaborate in the regular activities developed at the Students’ Union’s attractions, from Monday to Friday, for 7 daily hours. Saturday and Sunday are rest days and, besides those days, the volunteers are entitled to 2 vacation days per working month.
The main tasks of the volunteers are: · To collaborate at the Students’ Union’s attractions by performing guided tours or assisting the visitors in the service points (25 weekly hours). · To research scientific articles, chapters and excerpts of technical and scientific publications in the field of social sciences (c. 5 weekly hours). · Writing articles for advertising on various platforms, both on paper and digital. · Performing translations of scientific documents. · Collaborate in the organization and promotion of exhibitions and other cultural activities. ·To promote and to participate in other activities developed by the Students’ Union, as well as proposing possible projects and activities to undertake as personal projects.
LOGISTIC ARRANGEMENTS Accomodation The chosen volunteers will be hosted in a shared room at the University of Madeira Students’ Residence. In their room, the volunteers will have a shared closet, bathroom, desk, chair and bookcase, as well as free Internet access. All expenses related with the accomodation are covered by the hosting organization. In the surroundings (5-10 minutes walking), you can find: a supermarket, a bakery, a pharmacy, a post office, a medical clinic, many restaurants and several leisure places. But the best thing? You have the sea at a two-minute walk distance!
Meals During the mobility period, each volunteer will receive a monthly allowance for meals, which will be transferred together with the pocket-money at the beginning of each month. You will be able to order some meals through us, but you are also able to cook your own food at the Residence.
Local transportation The Students’ Residence is within walking distance from the workplaces, which means that you don’t need to take a bus. And let’s be honest: when you are in a beautiful city like Funchal, why would you take a bus? If your participation is required for an excepcional event or activity that requires transportation, we will provide either the means or we will reimburse you the cost.
PROFILE OF THE VOLUNTEER Age We donâ€™t have any special criteria regarding the age of the volunteers. Therefore, you just have to have between 18 and 30 years to apply for our project!
Skills A minimum of Intermediate (B1) English level is required, to guarantee a good adaptation both during the volunteering hours and leisure time. Other languages are not required but are valued, as are digital skills such as photography, image editing or video editing.
Personality The candidates should be proactive, communicative and motivated to take part in a project with a strong focus on investigation, interaction with the public and with a structured daily routine.
HOW TO APPLY? Required documents 1.Your Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English. 2. A personalized Motivation Letter, also in English. 3. Optional: portfolio of photography/video/image editing (can be a blog, an Instagram page, a YouTube channel, a PowerPoint fileâ€Ś).
Where to send them? You can send them directly to firstname.lastname@example.org or, if you prefer, you can send them to the Sending Organization and they will forward your application to us.
What happens next? When we receive your application, we will contact you, by e-mail, to start the selection process! Be sure to check your email regularly, including your SPAM folder, so you donâ€™t miss this opportunity because of a misplaced email.
Information pack for prospective volunteers.