Construction Summer Camps - Volunteer in Rural Portugal

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Become part of a wonderful journey at the Summer Rural Bootcamp, a volunteer home rehabilitation program in Óbidos.

For 12 days, you will join a group of volunteers, from all over the world, in this Portuguese village to help create a welcoming and cozy home for those who need it the most.

More than 1000 volunteers are divided into teams, with each team placed in a home they will rehabilitate until the program ends. During these days volunteers will paint and tow walls and ceilings, build bathrooms, arrange doors and windows, repair roofs, and much more. All the tasks are going to be supervised by a specialized technician, from our partner Just a Change. The groups will join in fun activities, sharing experiences and culture at night.

Days start early and are very busy with the rehabilitation. Work ends at the end of the afternoon, and then there is time to chill and enjoy the sunset or relax before dinner.

This is a Summer Camp that you can't miss!

Program Highlights
  • Travel like a local
  • Volunteer in house renovation to create a positive REAL impact!
  • Improve your language skills!
  • Learn new skills, improve your CV and gain hands-on experience!
  • Have an unforgettable summer!

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Nuno Reis e
Yes, I recommend this program


Amazing people with high quality methodology. Helping needed persona and having fun, with persons from diferent background, countries, ages...

All the workshop, evento for a shirt time was efective. Helping and developing persons in need. Infracstrures are a very difficult area to work. Using deep knolegde and motivacional methodology to engage vollunteers and beneficiaries...
This project should bem replicated to all countries...

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3 people found this review helpful.
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Experience

I had the opportunity to enroll two of these camps and I recommend it to anyone who wants to create a huge impact in people's lives. Home is the most important place in the world, and being able to improve it for people in need is a beautiful and fulfilling thing. The group interaction is very strong and the environment is really really fun. The work is intense but it is totally worth it ! I met amazing friends and visited beautiful places. I will definitely repeat this experience !

2 people found this review helpful.
Yes, I recommend this program


Unlike most volunteer projects, Just a Change has an immediate impact on people's lives. Throughout the week you'll see the team work making the dream work.
The Summer Rural Bootcamp is both productive and enjoyable. Who would know rehabilitation programs in rural areas could be this fun!
You will realize you were born with two hands: one for helping other people, and the other for holding a beer.
It is an epic week, to say the least..

2 people found this review helpful.
Yes, I recommend this program


What an amazing experience, to participate in one of the Just a Change's bootcamp.
I would definitely recommend it, the impact you can create in someone's life by rebuilding a house is unbelievable. You will also have time to enjoy the experience with the other volunteers, that become such good friends at the end of this intense bootcamp.
If you're planning on having the best summer, just start by applying for one of the amazing bootcamps of Just a Change. You won't regret it!

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