Volunteer in Portugal
Volunteer in Portugal

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Volunteer in Portugal with Volunteering Solutions to get a range of volunteer abroad projects from 1-12 weeks, including Youth Support, Wildlife and Animal Care and Food Waste Management. Projects are located in Porto and Miranda de Corvo.



Portugal - Quick Facts

Start Dates : All Year Round

Duration : 1-12 Weeks

Program Location : Porto

Minimum Age : 18 years+

Certificate : Offered after Program completion


At a Glance

Currency Used : Euro

Language : Portuguese

Travel on Weekends to: explore Torre de Belém, walk down the streets of Alfama District or conquer the bulwarks of St George’s Castle

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Volunteer in Portugal

Volunteer in Portugal with Volunteering Solutions and choose from affordable volunteer abroad programs including Food Waste Management, Youth Support Program, Hedgehogs Conservation, Horse Patrolling and Environmental Conservation Project. Volunteer work in Portugal is located in Porto, the second largest city in Portugal. No matter whether you are a high school/ college student or a gap year traveler looking for a meaningful work experience abroad, the volunteer opportunities in Portugal would surely help you to learn new things and you can actively contribute to making a difference. VolSol is one of the best volunteering organizations in Portugal & trusted by thousands of past volunteers for the last 17 years.


  • Projects based in and around Porto, the second largest city in Portugal
  • Meaningful volunteering opportunities all year round from 1 to 12 weeks
  • Low-cost volunteer projects including meals and accommodation
  • Live in a centrally located hostel in Porto with private room upgrade option
  • Head off to Lisbon or explore many different parts of Portugal on weekend


Best Volunteer Opportunities in Portugal

Tracey - Volunteer in Youth Support Program in Porto, Portugal
"I have had an amazing time here in Porto! I have worked with the after school kids group and a youth group to help make chocolate for an affiliate charitable foundation.I am getting so much out of it, and I think the staff there are also happy with me and my enthusiasm ! I couldn’t have picked a volunteer trip more perfectly suited to my skill set."

Tracey - Volunteer in Youth Support Program in Porto, Portugal View

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Weekend Travel Options

There's so much to do in Portugal, that you might just fall short of time during your volunteering journey! Well, you can surely make your own checklist and plan what all you wish to explore. If you are in Lisbon, wonder at the Torre de Belém and go for a Tram 28 ride crossing the hair-pin alleys of Escolas Gerais. You can head off to the little Alfama District and explore the tile-fronted chapels. And not to miss out, packed with al fresco cafes and international restaurants, the Bairro Alto is also the Lisbon's top nightlife spot.

If you are in Porto, you must go for a wine tour and savor your taste-buds. Visit the museums or just chill on the beachside for a relaxing weekend.

SintraSintraIf you want to explore around, then pick the fairytale town of Sintra first because it feels full of mystery with its castles, palaces, and mighty estates among the trees and a quick 45-minute train ride away from Lisbon. The glistening Pena Palace is atop the hill while the old wall of another Moorish castle is a great spot to look at the valley that will be below you and the Quinta da Regaleira gardens are a remarkable place to explore. 

Cascais – This place has the laid-back vibe of a soothing seaside town which is only 45 minutes from Lisbon and the perfect escape on a hot summer day. Its old city center is embellished with patterned black and white stones like in Lisbon, and its streets are lined with boutiques and restaurants. You can go further from here by renting bikes to Boca do Inferno and Casa de Santa Maria.

Braga – It is an old chap of a city near Porto, brimming with modernity and spiritual and historical surroundings. Overall, it is a youthful center with students from nearby universities to meet, socialize and share ideas, while you can enjoy seeing the famous Bom Jesus Sanctuary and the country’s oldest from a distance.

AveiroAveiro Nicknamed as the ‘Venice of Portugal’, Aveiro is actually a lot quieter than Venice and even more colorful. Some of Aveiro’s signature features are the painted boats and the vibrant buildings. It’s actually very easy to reach Aveiro from Porto, either via a drive, train or even a bus.

Guimarães – It is where Portugal’s origins began. Guimarães castle is was home to Portugal’s first king, and home to many more medieval structures. Because of the colorful streets, ancient churches and various natural landmarks, you will feel like you’re taking a walk from the history of Portugal to its present.

If you have anything else in your bucket list or planning to go & explore any of the above-mentioned places, you can simply get in touch with our Travel Experts, who can guide you better in planning your weekend tours. Drop us a mail at mentioning your choice of weekend adventures, and we shall cater your needs.

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