Every year, over 640,000 tonnes of fishing gear is lost in our oceans. As a consequence, more than 130,000 seals, whales and dolphins are being killed annually by this debris. This volunteer project involves diving in the ocean near Lisbon, removing fishing gear and other rubbish from the ocean bed and reefs.
Each day, 2000kg of food is wasted in Portugal. Meanwhile, thousands of people are living below the poverty line, unable to afford substantial and healthy meals each day. Volunteers on this project travel around the city of Lisbon collecting unwanted food from retailers, and distribute it to those in need.
Over 50,000 people in Portugal do not have access to basic amenities in their homes such as running water or heating. People living below the poverty line are unable to maintain their homes, so volunteers are needed to help them do so. Volunteers work to help renovate houses, allowing people to live in comfort and have pride in their homes.
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.