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Volunteer with wolves in Portugal

Pays d’action: Portugal, Europe
Type d’activité: Missions avec animaux et vétérinaires, Ecovolontariat
Wolves are in severe danger of excinction in Portugal. Their main threat is us - they have been hunted drastically and kept in zoos in awful conditions. Join a wolf sanctuary located in a National Park just outside Lisbon, where you will work with rescued wolves to give them a life as close to the wild as possible.

Description du projet et du rôle des volontaires

Project description

The wolf sanctuary is currently home to a 15 or so Iberian wolves, rescued mainly from cruel captivity in zoos. The wolves now roam freely in their large enclosures, but your help is needed to care for this endangered species.

Volunteer tasks

  • Work closely with these shy and elusive creatures
  • Monitor the wolf behaviour to enable the best care possible
  • Help to remove alien vegetation from around the sanctuary
  • Plant native species within the sanctuary
  • Prepare food for the wolves
  • Feed and water the wolves - an amazing opportunity to see them!

Accommodation and food

You will be living on site at the wolf sanctuary, about 40 minutes from Lisbon. You will be sharing accommodation with other volunteers in a charming log cabin. There is a fully equipped kitchen, a lovely living cum dining room and two bedrooms. You will be taken into town every week to purchase food.

Arrival and orientation

You will arrive into Lisbon on a Sunday. Your first two nights in Portugal will be spent in a guest house in Lisbon for an orientation and city tour. On Tuesday you will be taken up to the sanctuary, introduced to the staff and given a project induction. The volunteer project then starts for real!

Free time
You will be working at the sanctuary Monday - Friday. You will have weekends free to explore the local area including the beaches, Lisbon, Porto, Sintra and more.

Project highlights

  • Work closely with the elusive wolf - and help to promote the survival of this keystone species
  • Live in a beautiful wooded sanctuary on a hill, just 45 minutes from Lisbon
  • Explore the fascinating and beautiful surrounding area at the weekend
  • Meet volunteers from around the world

Useful extra information about the organisation of this project

  • You will be with other international volunteers from around the world
  • There is 24/7 emergency support
  • Speak to someone who has done this project - our experienced team have volunteered on all of our projects and know them intimately
  • You will need travel insurance to be able to join this project - we can offer advice of what to look for in a travel insurance policy

L’organisation de volontariat se présente

This organisation specialises in arranging hand-picked ethical volunteering projects in more than 24 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.

Oyster Worldwide also offer work programmes for those wanting jobs in Canada or Australia. Have a look at their website for more options!
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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: 4 semaines / 1 Mois
Frais de participation à la mission :
(contacter l’organisation pour une liste de prix complète)
2 semaines : 1840 €
4 semaines/1 mois : 2350 €
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 :
This project runs all year with arrivals every 2 weeks.
Age minimum :
18 ans
Age maximum :
pas d'âge maximum
Placement individuelle ou en groupe ?
Individuelle / Groupe
Maîtrise de langues :
English must be spoken and understood
Qualifications particulières :
No previous diving experience is required
Hébergement & repas :
You will be living in a volunteer cabin at the wolf sanctuary, sharing a room with up to 3 other volunteers. The house has a lovely patio, living room, dining area and kitchen facilities.

Obtenir plus d’informations gratuitement

  • Recevez immédiatement un e-mail avec le site web et le n° de téléphone de l’organisation de volontariat
  • 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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