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Volunteer with horses in Portugal

Pays d’action: Portugal, Europe
Type d’activité: Missions avec animaux et vétérinaires, Ecovolontariat
Join a charity that aims to care for people and the environment with the help of horses. Work with horses each day to help provide education and therapy to people who have faced challenges in life, and head out into the forest to rejuvenate the natural environment. Get your fix of city life too living in the UNESCO heritage city of Porto.

Description du projet et du rôle des volontaires

This volunteer project was created to maximise on the bond between humans and horses as a force for good. Based in the hills outside of Porto, the programme is located in a deprived community to help locals to gain more life experiences. To date, it has helped those with emotional and physical wounds, as well as those who have been disadvantaged in life. Its work focuses on providing education and therapy to help people.

The horses are also used to help improve the local environment. Volunteers ride into the forest to help with reforestation work, clearing litter and alien vegetation and monitoring for forest fires. All of these important tasks are made more appealing with your equine companions!

Additional volunteer tasks can include:

  • help in the horse therapy and education classes
  • muck out the horses and help to groom them
  • lead the horses in the lessons
  • look after the farm animals on site including goats and pigs
  • tend the vegetable garden located on site
  • supervise children on their summer camps

Typical day
From Monday - Friday you will spend your mornings volunteering at the horse centre, located approximately 30 minutes from Porto. In the afternoons you will have free time to explore, relax or even take riding lessons.

Free time
You will be able to enjoy afternoons and weekends in the local area. Why not take a wine tour up the famous Douro Valley, taste port in Porto, explore the city or watch the sunset from the enormous bridge overlooking the spires of the old town?

Accommodation and food
You will be based in the centre of historic Porto, with amazing bars, restaurants and cafes on your doorstep. You will receive three meals per day at the accommodation, including a packed lunch to take to the project site with you. Don't worry though, you will have plenty of opportunities to try the local delights!

You will share a dorm room with up to 5 others. Wifi is provided.

L’organisation de volontariat se présente

This organisation specialises in arranging hand-picked ethical volunteering projects in 18 countries around the world. Projects mainly focus on animal welfare, conservation, and sustainability, with strong focus also on humanitarian and social care programmes. Their passionate and experienced team of travellers have been sending volunteers around the world since 2006.

We are able to accept bookings for all projects currently, however the situation is still evolving regarding when and where participants can travel. We are offering free trip changes, free date changes and also free unspecified date changes. This gives travellers maximum flexibility, whilst also giving them something to look forward to.

If participants cannot travel, their money is financially protected by ATOL or IPP. The money paid can be used towards any of our other trips within 18 months.

En savoir plus sur nos critères de sélection pour choisir nos organisations partenaires.

Fiche technique de la mission

Pays d’action :
Portugal, Europe
Type d'activité :
Missions avec animaux et vétérinaires,Ecovolontariat
Durée de la mission :
Minimum: 2 semaines
Maximum: 3 mois
Frais de participation à la mission :
(contacter l’organisation pour une liste de prix complète)
2 semaines : 1634 €
4 semaines/1 mois : 2384 €
8 semaines/2 mois : 3784 €
3 mois : 5184 €
Pourquoi payer pour faire du volontariat ?

* Toutes les indications de prix sont fournies par l’organisation de volontariat sans garantie. Si l’organisation ne facture pas en Euros, les prix réels peuvent varier en fonction du cours de change.
Disponibilité de la mission :
A tout moment
Age minimum :
80 ans
Age maximum :
18 ans
Placement individuelle ou en groupe ?
Maîtrise de langues :
English is essential. A willingness to learn Portuguese is also important.
Qualifications particulières :
Pas nécessaire
Hébergement & repas :
Pas de précisions

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  • Recevez gratuitement notre guide avec une check-list à imprimer
  • Un guide de conversation en cadeau, si vous vous inscrivez plus tard
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