ImpacTrip - Volunteer Experiences in Portugal
Discover Porto and Lisbon in Portugal through this incredible volunteer program offered by ImpacTrip. Volunteers will be placed in a project based on their profile, preferences,...
ImpacTrip is a socially driven travel promoter that fights social inequality through tourism in Portugal. ImpacTrip offers an adventure travel program in Portugal where participants...
First volunteer experience
Submitted by Meera - UAEU | October 26, 2016
I have never traveled without my family before this experience so I was quite scared even though I was bursting with excitement. When the IMPACT team met me at the airport all my fear evaporated. They were just so friendly and welcoming! They were there to help every step of the way. All the other volunteers were extremely nice and it was easy to make friends. I had a blast and I wish I could have stayed longer. It is an amazing feeling to be working with a group of people to help others and to try to make a change.
Lisbon is a gorgeous city full of culture and history. It is a perfect choice for volunteering abroad. I can't wait for the opportunity to visit again!
My ImpacTrip in Portugal!!
Submitted by Sarah Erceg - Kwantlen Polytechnic University | October 23, 2016
I volunteered in Portugal for a week last summer with my sisters working on the food rescue project in Lisbon. This was such an eye opening experience for me and I loved being a part of the amazing project that the local community has committed themselves to. The tasks that you assist with during your volunteer hours include organizing bags of food for families in need, handing out the bags to the families, washing dishes, and sometimes making trips to the grocery store to pick up food that would otherwise be thrown away (Which by the way was an unbelievable amount of food! SO grateful for all of the people who dedicate their time to this!). The organizer coordinators, Rita and Diogo were very accommodating and are so much fun to be around. You two are doing an amazing job and my sisters and I are so thankful for everything that you continually do for the volunteers! Anybody looking into volunteering in Lisbon with ImpacTrip do not forget to check out the day trip/tour adventures that Rita and Diogo offer (Beaches, Wineries, Castles)! Portugal is so beautiful and they provide ways for you to see much more of it than you normally would on your own time. We will definitely be seeing you two back in Portugal! Thank you ImpacTrip for the entire experience.
Submitted by Sara Ruzicka - New York City United States | October 21, 2016
I spent two weeks with Impactrip and Cascais Dive volunteering in Portugal. To say that I had a wonderful time would be an understatement! Impactrip was extremely organized and thorough. They were not only a wonderful and approachable team of amazing people, but went out of their way to make the stay as cultured and fun as possible. From organizing cultural and sightseeing tours to assisting with travel to throwing a full out BBQ for the volunteers, they certainly made their volunteers their priority. My awareness and marine conservation volunteer work was extremely stimulating and it was an absolute joy to show up at Cascais Dive everyday. The shop team and instructors were not only focused on safety and helping shape me to be the best aware diver possible, but they became my friends; lovely people that I shared many meals, stories and laughs with throughout my time there. I cleaned up a huge amount of marine rubbish, both in the marina and off the ocean floor out in the Atlantic. Having the opportunity to dive with a wide range of divers, ranging from professional marine biologists to folks on holiday from other counties, was a wonderful way to spread Awareness about the volunteer program and the issue with rubbish in our seas. It was rewarding to have these conversations on board the dive boat and then see non-volunteers proudly bringing foreign objects from the water to the boat after their dives. Cascais dive is the perfect shop for the volunteer project; organized, emphasis on skills and safety, top of the line equipment and a group of the finest divers I have met. Overall, this experience was absolutely amazing and I would absolutely return in a heartbeat!! Congrats to Impactrip for organizing such a wonderful program.
Excellent experience in Lisbon
Submitted by Cassie - University of Western Ontario | October 20, 2016
I did food rescue project with my boyfriend. We did job in the morning, and explored the city in the afternoon. The job is not hard, but you need to be more patient. People there are really nice, and they gave us a lot advice about travelling Lisbon. Rita and Diogo provided volunteers with some interesting activities, which helped us know more about the city. That is really a good experience!
Submitted by Claire Schelske - New Orleans United States | October 20, 2016
Great experience, incredible life changing impact working with special needs clients!! The people I met were amazing both in the program and working at the client. Rita and Diogo did a great job organizing it and providing activities!