Street Animals Care

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founded in 2015
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Coordinator | Sara
Coordinator | Sara
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High­lights

Contribute to animal welfare
Meet people from all over the world who are also involved in animal protection
Spend time with adorable cats
Learn Portuguese and develop your language skills
Discover Lisbon and its surroundings
You will support non-profits that rescue and protect cats that have been lost or abandoned. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 16+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
You will support non-profits that rescue and protect cats that have been lost or abandoned. Animal shelters play an important role in Lisbon due to the high number of cats and dogs that are abandoned by their families for a number of reasons. These shelters are often overcrowded, and volunteers play an important role in giving time and love to animals, promoting their health and well-being, and giving them the best chance of being adopted. 
This program supports the welfare and protection of cats in a local protected garden that has the vision to provide an environment in which cats can be free and protected and aims at making sure that they are happy, healthy, and can be adopted by a loving family. The shelters also aim to raise awareness around animal abandonment and reduce future abandonment rates by organizing adoption events in which you can take part too.


Typical day

After the initial orientation day, you will have a morning, afternoon or evening shift at the Animal Care placement and will work for approximately 3 to 5 hours per day.
Your tasks will vary day-to-day but can include assisting with playing and socializing with the cats, feeding them, cleaning the cat wooden house, assisting with some veterinary tasks, supporting the adoption events, maintaining the garden, and taking photos and videos of the cats to help promote their adoption. Playing with the cats each day is very important as it enables them to be more social with people and it makes it easier for them to be adopted later.

Free-time activities

Lisbon is near the beach, near the mountain and is a great starting point get to travel the rest of the country.

Enjoy climbing in Arrábida, festivals all summer, diving in Peniche, hiking in Monsanto Park, visit some of the best museums in Europe, join for a horse ride at the beach (like in the movies!), visit the fantastic zoo, join a great variety of sports at your choice, enjoy swimming and water sports at the pool or at the beach (warning: the water is cold) or participate in yoga classes in relaxing places.

We can help you to discover anything you might want to do in your free time. We take volunteers on local trips every week! :)
Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Riding
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 16 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by ImpacTrip

What’s included?

- Pick up at the international airport in Lisbon & transfer to the accommodation

- Accommodation at a dormitory at an impactful hostel, female dormitory, or mixed dormitory

- Three meals a day everyday: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner (Local style. Vegetarian, gluten-free, and meals for lactose-intolerant are also available upon request)

- Shared use of a common room, outdoor area, garden, and free WIFI

- Orientation event on arrival (including an introduction to Portugal and culture, volunteer experience, an overview of programs, practical information, safety guidelines)

- SIM card

- Guided city tour

- The best tips to discover the city!

- Allocation and coordination of a work placement in an impactful non-profit project

- Introduction on the first day of volunteering

- Ongoing support throughout the stay

- 24h/7 emergency support

- Limited coverage civil liability insurance.

Airport Pickup at Lisbon Portela Airport
Our coordinators will personally pick you up at any time! :)

Accommodation
Impact House has the capacity to accommodate up to 44 conscious travelers who want to visit Lisbon in a different way. With both dormitories and private rooms, any traveler can choose to have a more responsible stay in Portugal.

There are various common areas such as dining room, living room, fully-equipped kitchen, a big terrace and garden to relax and participate in our interesting events calendar, as well as a swimming pool and coffee/bar. We have free Yoga classes three times a week!

Located in the Restelo neighborhood, Impact House is just 20 minutes away from the Tejo river, and 30min by bus from the city center. You can easily visit some historical and emblematic places of Lisbon, the stunning Torre de Belém and its garden, Cultural Center (CCB) with amazing art, expositions and concerts, Mosteiro Dos Jerónimos, as well as local shops, traditional restaurants, supermarkets, ATMs and most utilities you will need very close. The Hostel is surrounded by several connecting options to the city center, such as buses (30 minutes away from the center), and the Belém train station that leads you to Lisbon or Cascais (25 walking distance from the hostel). The airport is just 13 km away.

But what is really unique about us is our sustainability concept.

We developed innovative projects based on circular economy and in partnership with local non-profit partners. These projects are integrated into the very basis of the way the hostel works. Some examples are the compensation of 100% of its CO2 emissions; the upcycling and wooden waste usage as furniture of the room; the social and sustainable shop; the ecologic and biodegradable cleaning projects; the art gallery for disabled and changemaker artists; the vegetables garden; the buying in bulk policy or the almost closed food and waste cycles.

And you can also be part of it! Donate something, volunteer your time, learn new skills on our zero waste workshops, compensate your flight emissions, bike to transform plastic into new products among many other opportunities!
Dorm Room Guest Family Guesthouse Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double) Youth Hostel
Food & Beverages

All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are included on the program fees. The meals are prepared daily by a Portuguese cook lady (Impact mum) who uses fresh local ingredients to offer volunteers the best of typical Portuguese dishes.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) in Lisbon. We assist you to find cheap flights to Portugal.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Portugal provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Portugal you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Portugal.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

We accept volunteers every time of the year. Our program generally start on Mondays or Tuesdays of each week.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
1 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
$949
2 weeks
$1,329
3 weeks
$1,709
4 weeks
$2,089
5 weeks
$2,469
6 weeks
$2,849
7 weeks
$3,229
8 weeks
$3,609
9 weeks
$3,989
10 weeks
$4,369
11 weeks
$4,749
12 weeks (max. stay)
$5,129
Average fees
$688 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. ImpacTrip will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with ImpacTrip during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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