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Animal Rescue Volunteer Project, Portugal

2 Weeks+ from

minimum age

  • Help to support an animal rescue centre and learn about local Portuguese animals
  • Work alongside a team of dedicated conservationists and meet new people
  • Experience the beautiful natural surroundings and get close to nature
  • Explore Portugal's amazing tourist and cultural sights during your time off

Project Costs

rescue_dog_portugaThe cost to join this project for 2 weeks (12 nights) is £447 pp and for 4 weeks (26 nights) is £740 pp in the shared 4 person room.  In the single room it is £480 pp for 2 weeks or £815 pp for 4 weeks.  For the double room, it is £515 pp for 2 weeks or £888 pp for 4 weeks, or £756 for 2 weeks or £1184 for 4 weeks if a couple share (in which case the cost would be split in two).

The project costs cover your accommodation, weekly house cleaning, bed and bath linen, orientation, training and supervision.

What is not included are your flights and travel to and from the sanctuary, visa costs (if required), meals, personal expenses, and your own health and travel insurance. Personal sightseeing during your free time is also not included, but our staff are happy to advise you on the best things to see, transportation options and so on.

Payment Terms

To secure a placement volunteering in an ethical sanctuary with animals in Portugal, please complete and submit the online application form including your application payment of £195 (included in the total project costs listed above). If for some reason, your application is not accepted, we will reimburse this payment fully. However, for those who are accepted, the remaining balance needs to be paid two months before arrival. Once you are confirmed on the project, you will receive pre-departure information with further details on your project, when to arrive, contact details, suggested items to bring, programme information and lots more.

Project Dates

The volunteer programme runs all year round, and the minimum stay is 12 nights onwards, which will allow you to integrate fully into the work and needs of the animals.  Arrivals and departures are fixed and on set days as listed below.

October 4th 2023 October 16th 2023
October 18th 2023 October 30th 2023
November 1st 2023 November 13th 2023
November 15th 2023 November 27th 2023
November 29th 2023 December 11th 2023
December 13th 2023 December 25th 2023
December 27th 2023 January 8th 2024
Animal Rescue Volunteer Project, Portugal

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