This volunteer trip was one of my favorites. It was a lot of work intensive labor, but definitely well worth it. The work that was being done varied from working in a field to clear overgrown... Aaronn Spiewak
Health and Safety
Iberian wolf conservation
Submitted by Aaronn Spiewak - Daytona Beach United States Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University | December 21, 2016
This volunteer trip was one of my favorites. It was a lot of work intensive labor, but definitely well worth it. The work that was being done varied from working in a field to clear overgrown vegetation, cutting up meat and feeding the wolves, and even just watching the wolves to make sure nothing out of the ordinary was happening.
I would recommend bringing clothes for both hot and cold weather, as the day and night had varying temperatures. Work gloves that will not get punctured by thorns are a must. Work boots are recommended.
On the weekends, you have the opportunity to travel around the country. Lisbon and Porto are great cities to see, but there is enough that I would recommend getting to Portugal a few days early, staying in a hostel, and exploring one of the cities of your choice. I went about three days early and I wish I went even earlier.
Overall, it was an amazing program, a lot of work, but well worth it!