Volunteering is participating in a non-profit program with the purpose of being whoever or whatever. But this type of actions gives rise to a set of duties and rights to be fulfilled.
According to the promotion of data, mainly from the Seal, in particular, as its Higher Education (Instituto Nacional de Estatística) CASES (António Sérgio Cooperative for the Social Economy).
CASES is responsible for defining policies in this area. It seeks to publicize measures and instruments to promote these actions.
So that the individuals included in personal accident cases are insured by an individual, mandatory by law, as entities promoting cases of permanent inclusion in death or disability. And also diary in case of disability.
Social Security provides voluntary social insurance, which is optional. Covers volunteers over 18 years of General Security not respected by the regime.
Before starting work, you must be presented with a program of activities to the site, as well as possible transport.
Work performed on a voluntary basis must not interfere with your employment. But if summoned by the entity in case of emergencies, such as a natural catastrophe, the absence is justified and does not lose remuneration.
The volunteer is entitled to training programs, volunteer identification card, working in safety and with hygienic conditions.
But it also has functions, as is often the case in training programs, to use an identification, the private life of those who are respecting the impartial and solidary way. We must also respect and follow the organization’s guidelines.
Volunteers can always interrupt or end their participation, communicating their wish to the promoting entity. If the volunteer does not comply with the standards in the project, the entity can suspend its collaboration in a justified way.
no website Portugal Volunteer or not Now Us Program you can find many volunteering options in the different areas of social action in Portugal. You also have the possibility to register on these platforms, tracing your volunteer profile as entities that can approach, in the paragraph of integrating you in the project.