Sadly, many people who are living below the poverty line in Portugal are financially unable to maintain their homes. Issues such as unemployment, disability and old age mean that for many, they are simply not able to create the basic living conditions that they need for a healthy and safe lifestyle. Join a charity that helps people to have a clean, safe and warm home, achieved through basic DIY and renovations.
Volunteers join the charity team, lead by an experienced builder, going into people's houses to give them the helping hand that they need. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet local people, and see their joy as their house becomes a home.
Volunteer tasks can include, but are not limited to:
Full instruction is given throughout, so you do not need any prior experience. You will learn on the job. You will volunteer for about 4 hours per day, 5 days per week.
You will be working on the project Monday - Friday, either on a morning or afternoon shift. This working pattern means that you have plenty of time to improve your Portuguese, explore the local area and get to know your fellow volunteers. You will have weekends free to explore the local area including the beaches, Lisbon, Porto, Sintra and more.
Accommodation and food
You will be living in possibly the most eco-friendly guest house in Lisbon. The accommodation is just 30 minutes from the city centre, in a quiet residential area. You will be sharing accommodation with other volunteers. There is a large patio, wifi, games, lounge area and yoga classes at the accommodation.
Important things to know about the accommodation are:
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