Become a volunteer in Portugal with International Volunteer HQ

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Volunteer in Portugal

Volunteer in Portugal with International Volunteer HQ, the world's most affordable and trusted volunteer organization. IVHQ has a wide range of volunteer abroad projects available in Portugal, including Construction and Renovation, Environmental Scuba Diving, Food Rescue Project, Wolf Conservation and Youth Support.

At a glance...

  • Available year-round
  • 5 meaningful project options
  • Projects based in Lisbon and Mafra
  • Accommodation in dormitory style hostels​ or ​homes on-site
  • Between 5 and 20 volunteers start in Portugal each month
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals (depending on your project) and 24/7 in-country support
  • Program fees from $375 for 1 week
  • Affordable Portuguese language lessons available

My week in Portugal was amazing. It was challenging and rewarding at the same time. Having worked with IVHQ before, I knew I would not be disappointed and I was right. The local host team and accommodation staff went an extra mile to make sure we felt at home and were comfortable.

IVHQ Volunteer - Meher Mehtab
Meher Mehtab
Why volunteer with IVHQ?
  • Most affordable fees - as the world leader in affordable volunteer travel, we're able to keep our fees low by partnering with a local organization in Portugal to support meaningful community projects and local employment.
  • Superior support - your experienced IVHQ Program Manager, teamed with our local team in Portugal will ensure you feel supported every step of the way - from planning to volunteering.
  • Responsible projects - we're dedicated to ensuring that our projects are responsibly-run and have sustainable positive impacts that are supporting local needs.
  • Online training - as soon as you register on an IVHQ program, you will gain access to our interactive volunteer training to ensure you're well prepared for your program.
  • Safety-first - volunteer safety is a top priority for IVHQ and we have clear standards for risk management on each program. You can feel confident that you are placed with trustworthy institutions, organizations and families that have been screened by our local teams.
  • New friendships - as an IVHQer, you'll always be in the company of friendly locals and like-minded volunteer travelers who will quickly become your life-long friends.
  • Epic weekend adventures - you'll have your weekends free to explore Portugal with your new-found friends.

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