ImpacTrip - Volunteer Experiences in Portugal
ImpacTrip - Volunteer Experiences in Portugal Programs
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...
ImpacTrip - Volunteer Experiences in Portugal Reviews
Iberian wolf conservation
Submitted by Aaronn Spiewak - 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!
Great trip with Impact Travel
Submitted by Linda T - Los Angeles United States | December 11, 2016
My 15 year old son and I signed up for a week to work at the Food Bank in Lisbon. RIta and Diogo were excellent hosts. Friendly, knowledgeable, and spoke perfect English. The two locations both in Cascais and Lisbon were terrific. It was great meeting and socializing with people from different parts of the world. They both went out of their way to make sure we were taken care of and enjoying ourselves. It was terrific to be able to enjoy the city while at the same time doing something for the community. Also, it was a great way for my son to get community credit for school.
Thank you Rita and Diogo!
Linda and Ian
Los Angeles, CA
Voluntourism in Portugal
Submitted by Emily-Marie - Wilfrid Laurier University | December 06, 2016
This was an amazing experience. In terms of the volunteering, ReFood is such a well-oiled volunteer machine, its revolutionary concept and administration will have you wondering why this program hasn't been implemented globally. In terms of the tourism, Impactrip is the best! The Impactrip leaders were so down-to-earth, and very helpful. They are always there to answer any questions, and help you see and experience the best of Portugal. The accommodations are wonderful, right in the heart of Estrela - and the food is always fresh and available. Overall, I would recommend this trip with this organization to anyone and everyone! The people, the food, the culture,
Submitted by Jennifer | November 28, 2016
I had an incredible time with ImpactTrip! It was wonderful working with the children at the program and getting to know the other volunteers. Rita and Diogo are very welcoming and created such a lovely and warm atmosphere. If you are thinking about volunteering, just do it! You won’t be disappointed!
Youth support volunteering in Lisbon
Submitted by Aimee Reid - Newcastle University | November 27, 2016
I spent 4 weeks volunteering with Impactrip and my time flew by!
I was volunteering in the youth support programme where I was allowed to help volunteer with the children throughout the week from the morning till after lunch time leaving my afternoons free to go to the beach or go exploring.
The city of Lisbon is very easy to travel around using the trains which do not cost a lot when you purchase the travel card!
I stayed in a volunteer house with up to 11 other volunteers and I was able to share a room with other volunteers of the same gender who were luckily around a similar age.
Most of the volunteers were between 18-24 years old so it's great for young people to make some friends from all around the world!
Compared to other volunteer programmes the Impactrip team are very friendly and helpful with all your needs!
I would recommend this organisation as they do their very best to make you feel welcome in their country and will help you in any way they can!
I loved my time there and hopefully others will go and see how fulfilling this experience truly is!