We do not want to sound lame, but we truly are like a family.
For most of us it started as it does for every ESN volunteer through Europe: the will to keep alive that unique feeling of being an International Student.
Being part of that is something that grows on you - first you get stunned by the rhythm, then you understand it and you let yourself get involved in it and then you see how big a difference you can make.
Being a volunteer in ESN is a rewarding, fulfilling, and fun experience. You are constantly learning with others and it brings you the knowledge of how big and diverse the world is, and at the same time how we share the same problems and concerns. You’ll find connections that you’ve never imagined were possible.
But it will not be just your soft skills that will grow. All your talents will be put to use as so many different tasks are necessary to make the most welcoming and extraordinary Erasmus experience for the International Students. ESN Porto is structured in ten departments: Activities (Innovation and Sports), Projects (Grants, Mobility Promotion, Social Engineering and Podcast), Trips (Promotion and Innovation), HR, Marketing (Strategic Marketing, Merchandising and Digital Marketing), IT (Website), Communication (Audiovisual, Social Media and Graphics), Partnerships (Commercial, Housing and Communication), Night Events (Partners Strategy and Parties) and Buddy Program (Papaya).
You can help at anything, be it planning trips, managing IT platforms, work on social projects or planning a party. There is no need to be an expert at anything, just the will to learn and work, and always have in mind that we are Students Helping Students.
In the end you get addicted - Erasmus Addicted for Life - that's what we are.
Every semester you also have the chance to become part of this movement and you have the possibility of becoming a volunteer with us. Check our social media or write to firstname.lastname@example.org to know more about the recruitment process.