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Welcome Events Coordinator

As the Lisbon Project´s Welcome Events Coordinator, you will have the exciting responsibility of welcoming new members as well as fostering a sense of community within the organization. Positioned within the Community Life Department, you will lead teams and weekly events that create a safe space for community members, team members and guests to interact together.  

We are looking for someone who is passionate about building community through positive inter-cultural communication and relationship building opportunities. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Organize and attend weekly Community Life activities (Family Friday and Community Dinner), to welcome newly registered Community Members and remain available to field queries and questions in-person. 

  • Encourage maximum Community Member engagement in LP opportunities while consistently clarifying boundaries of LP support and accurately managing Community Member expectations. 

  • Build and manage a team of volunteers that are highly motivated and equipped to fulfil wider department’s goals. 

  • Along with your team, be the first point of contact for Community Members and guests, as they navigate the LP services. 

  • Support Community Life Department in quarterly and annual reporting. 

  • Maintain accurate and regular updates of all activities and opportunities across the LP  

  • Be available to assist in the organizing and implementation of any Community Life activity that fosters relationship building. 

  • Attend and contribute to regular Community Life Team meetings in order to increase overall awareness of LP activities and processes. 

  • Respond with particular care and sensitivity to communication from people in moments of emotional distress while conveying the boundaries of LP support and managing expectations.    


  • Fluent in English. Portuguese and other community languages are highly desirable. 

  • Proven experience in social care; social work qualification highly desirable. 

  • Experience in inter-cultural communication, conveying complex information effectively across cultural differences. 

  • Detail-oriented and efficient. 

  • Commitment to diversity, inclusion and the equal participation of team members. 

  • Strong interpersonal communication including the ability to motivate others. 

  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team with enthusiasm, initiative and creativity. 


  • Take a leading and crucial role in an organisation that aims to create meaningful impact 

  • Contribution to social impact – self-fulfillment and personal growth in pursuing a valuable cause; 

  • Knowledge growth – learning about immigration related processes, contexts and realities as well as other NGO related topics in Portugal 

  • Enhance leadership skills in a dynamic setting. 

  • Free tea and coffee (like all day long) and occasional delicious meals cooked by our community members! 

  • Participation in a diverse and unique environment. 

Time Commitment: 20-25 hours per week

Desired starting date: 22nd July

Intern reports to: Community Life Manager

We can’t do it without you! Thank you for being a part of our team

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