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If you do not see the volunteer program you want, look under Worldwide for volunteer programs located in several different regions.
Contact the program directors to confirm costs, dates, and other details.

Canadian Alliance for Development Initiatives and Projects (CADIP)
Short-Term Volunteer Projects in Portugal
Participating in an international short term volunteer project (so called Workcamp ) can be an exciting prospect. It is an interesting and meaningful way to travel with purpose and spend 2-3 weeks in a foreign environment. Working and living together with other young people from around the world provides an excellent opportunity to make many new friends, learn about unknown places and culture, gain new skills and experience. Your time, energy, and enthusiasm can make a difference in areas where help is really needed.

Contact: www.cadip.org/volunteer-in-portugal.htm

Instituto da Português Juventude
Largest state-funded voluntary service organization in Portugal arranges workcamps, including archaeological digs, throughout Portugal. Applications should be sent to workcamp agency in home country.

Contact: Av. da Liberdade 194, 1269-051 Lisbon, Portugal; 011-351-21-317-9200/9283; geral@juventude.gov.pt, juventude.gov.pt (in Portuguese only).

Quinta das Abelhas
Volunteering on Organic Smallholding

Organic smallholding in Central Portugal. We welcome volunteers on working holidays and provide free camping and meals in return for your work. This is a great way to travel cheaply around Europe, ideal for back packers, gap year students, or anyone who'd like to sample an alternative way of life and/or learn more about organic farming and low-impact living.

Contact: www.portugalsmallholding.org.

Volunteers for Peace
VFP offers over 3000 projects in more than 100 countries every year, including Portugal! Project cost starts at $500, which includes food and accommodation. Types of project include construction, environmental, agricultural, social, work with kids, renovation, art & culture and more! Since 1982, VFP has exchanged over 30,000 volunteers worldwide and organized more than 850 volunteer projects in North America. Start planning your volunteer adventure or learn how to get involved at VFP.org!

Contact: www.vfp.org

WWOOF Portugal
110 Organic Farms waiting for you in Portugal
WWOOF is an exchange program. In return for volunteer help, WWOOF hosts offer food, accommodation and opportunities to learn about organic lifestyles.
Vollunteers will have the opportunity of getting first hand experiences in diverse philosophies of organic farming, permaculture, ecological building and other environment friendly techniques.

Contact: info@wwoof.pt, www.wwoof.pt