Volunteer Opportunities in Portugal

Volunteering in Portugal

About Portugal

Portugal is a European country lying on the Atlantic coast of the Iberian Peninsula. It is known for its beautiful coastline, history, colorful landscapes, and welcoming people.

Portugal has diverse geography, including mountains, plains, and a long coastline. The Douro River is one of the major rivers. Major cities are Lisbon and Porto.
It has one of the oldest empires in European history and played an important role in global exploration. Today it is a part of the European Union.

Association humanitaire au Portugal

Volunteer Opportunities in Portugal

Portugal is considered a developed country, but it doesn’t lack volunteering projects. Discover volunteer opportunities in Portugal. You can work as a volunteer on animal protection, environmental preservation programs, or you can take part in working with vulnerable communities. Here are a few examples of our project. A biodiversity project, a marine conservation project, and an Iberian wolf preservation project.

Your trip is an opportunity to get involved with volunteering in Portugal!

How to volunteer in Portugal? 

See all the requirements to volunteer in Portugal, choose a location or an area you would like to volunteer in and explore, see what programs there are. If you would like to volunteer in the urban areas, you will most likely work with vulnerable communities or in marine conservation if close to Lisbon. If, on the other hand, you prefer rural areas, you might volunteer on reconstruction or animal protection projects.


Where are volunteers in Portugal most needed? 

Most volunteer programs you can find in Portugal are environmental programs such as cleaning efforts or tree planting, humanitarian projects such as teaching English, rebuilding houses and farms in the Alentejo region, and agriculture and marine projects. 


Do volunteers need a visa to volunteer in Portugal? 

U.S. and EU citizens do not need a visa to volunteer in Portugal. US citizens can stay in Portugal with no special visa requirements for 90 Days, while EU citizens are free to stay longer,  if the country is within the Schengen Area. Other nationalities require a visa, depending on their length of stay. Check with the Portuguese Embassy in your country to learn about the process. 

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If you are a part of the EU, you do not require a visa. If you are outside of the EU, you can stay without a visa for up to 90 days.


Please check with your doctor or travel clinic in regards to the vaccinations you need for your project destination. You can also check the pasteur institute for the up-to-date health recommendation per destination at


Pour tout projet à l’international, Freepackers Care requière la souscription d’une assurance-voyage comprenant la couverture des accidents, de maladies, de rapatriement et qui inclut une responsabilité civile en cas de dommages à des tiers.

Vous pouvez la souscrire en ligne avec notre partenaire CHAPKA, qui offre 5% de réduction sur ce lien. Si vous souscrivez à une autre assurance, nous vous demanderons de nous envoyer une copie de votre attestation en anglais.

Pour une protection complète lors d'études ou d'un stage à l'étranger, vous pouvez souscrire assurance Cap Student en ligne en suivant ce lien. Cette assurance inclut également la responsabilité civile dans le cadre d'une activité à l'étranger.