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Wolf Conservation Volunteer Program in Portugal
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Wolf Conservation Volunteer Program in Portugal

Overall Rating

8/ 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    6

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Engagement

    7

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Day to Day Life

    8

Iberian wolf conservation

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!