COVID-19 Program Updates
Due to global health & safety concerns and travel restrictions related to the coronavirus, International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ has decided to offer flexible booking options for some of their upcoming programs. Learn more about COVID-19 updates to stay tuned regarding program information.
Trusted by 110,000+ volunteers, IVHQ offers the most popular volunteer programs in Portugal and 50+ other destinations around the world.
In Portugal, you can volunteer for periods ranging from 1 week to 12 weeks and choose from 5 volunteer project options in Portugal:
- Youth Support
- Homeless Support
- Wolf Conservation
- Food Rescue
Your Program Fee includes airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support. You’ll be accommodated in a hostel, with other like-minded, impact-focused travelers from around the world.
IVHQ is trusted to support the meaningful adventures of thousands of volunteers every year, so before you even depart for Portugal, you’ll receive outstanding personalized service from your expert Volunteer Program Manager and exclusive access to superior pre-departure volunteer training.
With IVHQ, you can expect to establish real connections within the local community while supporting projects that make a genuine difference.
- IVHQ’s Portugal program is available year-round, starting on the first and third Monday of every month
- Highly affordable program fees starting from $375 - IVHQ provides the most affordable and top-rated programs
- You’ll be joining between 5 and 20 other IVHQ volunteers who start in Portugal each month
- You’ll be traveling with IVHQ, the volunteer travel experts, and joining a network of 110,000+ volunteers. Our outstanding safety systems and track record set us apart, we are the world’s safest organization
- Your efforts will have a positive impact because our programs are community-driven with a focus on supporting long-term local needs
Book With Confidence: Added Flexibility & Free Changes
The Construction and Renovation project aims to directly assist people living in poverty by repairing houses and community associations. Volunteer tasks include stripping and preparing walls prior to repairing, painting and decorating, installing bathrooms, water and electricity, as well as fixing roofs, floors and ceilings. Volunteers are encouraged to get to know and build relationships with the individuals benefiting from the work as many of them also contribute and assist in the work.
Reducing marine pollution and conserving marine life is an overlooked issue in Portugal. Volunteers on this project have the opportunity to help with underwater clean-up efforts focused on the protection of the marine ecosystem in Cascais. Volunteer tasks can include cleaning rubbish on the sea floor and logging information on items collected, learning more about the marine ecosystem and how to protect it, observing and identifying fish, collecting data on fish numbers, and more.
Homeless people in Portugal face inequality and poverty every day. This project aims to reduce these inequalities and support people to a place where they are proud of their situation and their place in society. Volunteers work in a homeless center with people from different backgrounds, though there is a specific focus on those with addictions who don’t have any social or family support.
There are many underfunded organizations within Lisbon that aim to provide youth with a safe place to go after school, where they can come together, interact and take part in various activities. Many of the youth in this project come from underprivileged backgrounds and a key role for volunteers is to simply spend time with them, being a positive role model and having an interest in them and their future as this is something that many of them have never experienced before.