EVS na Maderze – „Cultural education in Camara de Lobos”

EVS na Maderze to wspólna propozycja portugalskiej organizacji  TEATRO METAPHORA – Associação de Amigos das Artes we współpracy z Fundacją Rozwoju Społeczeństwa Przedsiębiorczego.

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Termin nadsyłania zgłoszeń: 14/12/2018.

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Organizacja przyjmująca: TEATRO METAPHORA – Associação de Amigos das Artes
Miejsce: Câmara de Lobos, Madera, Portugalia
Czas trwania: 07/01/2019 – 06/07/2019 (180 dni)

Bardzo interesujący projekt kulturalno-ekologiczny na przepięknej Maderze. Jako wolontariusze EVS w organizacji Teatro Metaphora będziecie po pierwsze promować dziedzictwo kulturowe, tradycję i sztukę. Będzie to możliwe dzięki organizowaniu z lokalną młodzieżą i organizacją sztuk teatralnych. Drugim ważnym działaniem będą aktywności ekologiczne. Wraz z organizacją realizować będziecie projekt Green Steps, w ramach którego będziecie zachęcać do aktywnego uczestnictwa młodzież i lokalnych mieszkańców w kwestii ochrony środowiska (wspólne akcje oczyszczania lasów i plaż, organizowanie kampanii ulicznych, seminaria, warsztaty, szkolenia i wystawa produktów recyklingowych). Poza tym czekają na Was też inne aktywności, szczegóły poniżej. Czy warto pojechać? Niech nasz poprzedni wolontariusz EVS, Darek, przekona Was sam:

Receiving Organization:

Teatro Metaphora – Associação de Amigos das Artes is a non- profit association whose purpose is to develop cultural activities for benefit of community’s development and education. Its objectives are to develop social and personal competences of children, youth, and adults by organising local and international projects, camps, training courses, conferences, seminars, consultations, lectures and other educational activities, based on non-formal education principles for kids, youth and adults. Teatro Metaphora strives to contribute to an artistic and cultural program aimed at enhancing the quality of life with meaning, not only entertainment.

The organization’s activities is an essential part of overall strategy for Madeira to be a creative community, and the organization itself a meeting point for innovation and change, aimed at strengthening the excellence of our island. Teatro Metaphora promotes equal opportunities, inclusion, active citizenship and participation of children, youth and adults and creation of various opportunities for them. Our main actions can be grouped in three distinctive segments: 1) producing theatre shows, promotion and participation in cultural activities around various artistic disciplines, contributing thereby to the development and dissemination of cultural heritage; 2) organizing national and international projects, seminars and trainings, under local, national and European programs (Erasmus+); 3) as a result of the past Youth Initiative, we develop a wide range of activities and workshops related to natural heritage, recycling, climate changing, environmental best practices topics.


1) Promotion cultural heritage, traditions and art:
theatre plays will involving people, specially youth with fewer opportunities.. These youngsters come from very difficult backgrounds and involving them in activities such as set construction, making costumes, and acting, will occupy their leisure times preventing them from following unheathy habits. It will also increase their participation in community and civic life. In addition to that, we are developing a space in our association to give theater classes to children and then perform theatre shows all over the island. We are also cooperating with local associations involving their youngsters and children in our theater shows.

2) Ecological Activities:
Project Green Steps is one of them. This project aims to fight social apathy and also the lack of active participation of young people and community in general, in environmental issues. We want our message to reach as many people as possible, and that about 40 youth to participate actively in the activities
a)Organizing cleaning sessions and recovering areas (reforestation, beach cleanup, cleaning forests, etc.)
b)Managing local street campaigns to raise public responsiveness on environmental problems. We will use a lot of actions to create an impact and draw attention: poi-poi, clowning, joggling, face painting, etc.
c)Visiting landfills in order to raise awareness for the overproduction of waste.
d)Doing outdoor seminars about the preservation of ecosystems and natural heritage.
e) Workshop about reuse and recycling old objects (trash) in order to give them new life.
f)An exhibition with objects done on the workshop.

3) Mobility projects:
The EVS volunteers are going to promote the Erasmus plus programme, organizing youth exchanges and training courses, giving to our local youngsters with less oportunities, the chance to have an experience abroad. This will help them grow personally and to develop some technical skills. Volunteers will help on the preparation of the participants.

The main objective of this event is to promote healthy lifestyles of youth and adults and to develop teamwork . It is a healthy competition between five teams from different districts of Madeira island. There will be eight central games which main themes are about the traditions of the venue city. Preparation will be required: all the materials that are needed, make costumes for each team, contact local partners and all other human resources, etc. s event. Involving youth and volunteers on this phase them in these activities will improve their quality of work, develop their logistic skills, increase their particpation in civic life and encourage them doing their own community projects.

5) Artistic Decoration:
For the local festivity, we were challenged by the local city hall to decorate a street of Câmara de Lobos for Saint Peter’s Day. We’ll involve local youth on the preparation and instalation of the next summer decoration and contribute for a sense of beloging on the community facilitating inclusion of people with fewer opportunities.

6) Language course:
Volunteers will be asked to conduct language courses for the local community. This will improve not only the skills of the volunteers by giving them more public speaking skills, teaching skills, communication, etc as well as improves the participants skills.


Our average living standard is nice and comfortable. Volunteers live in a house, each with a private room, and shared bathroom and kitchen which are all very well equipped. The house is in the center of Câmara de Lobos and just a 7 min walk to the office of Teatro Metaphora. The volunteers have all the bills covered, which include internet, cable TV, water and electricity of course. They receive pocket money and money for food. According to previous volunteers the money is sufficient to get enough of good food and good coffee every day. If you buy the food from the market (green market or Pingo Doce supermarkets open from 8am until 10pm) then you will have enough money to eat good healthy meals every day. And the coffee is really cheap in the bars, so you can even afford a coffee per day to mingle with the locals and enjoy the beautiful bay of Câmara de Lobos. The centre of the city is very small so you can walk everywhere, and if you need to reach another point in Câmara de Lobos, then you need to get the Rodoeste bus which are quite frequent. The volunteer will receive monthly 150 euros for pocket money and 120 euros for food.


We are searching for young artisans, with experience in manual work, ready to work in a team, responsible, and open-minded and most of all motivated to work put their hands at work. The EVS volunteers will work on the constructions during the months of March, April, May and June. Their work will consist in collecting the garbage items, cleaning them, preparing them for the decorations and finally making the constructions. In the end, there will assemble the final exhibition.

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