Street Animals Care

founded in 2015
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Coordinator | Cristiana
Coordinator | Cristiana
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Contribute to animal welfare
Meet people from all over the world who are also involved in animal protection
Help our four legged firends!
Learn Portuguese and develop your language skills
Discover Lisbon and its surroundings
You will support non-profits that rescue and protect cats and dogs that have been lost or abandoned. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
The Animal Care project gives volunteers the opportunity to support the welfare and protection of abandoned dogs and cats in local animal shelters. The main goals of the nonprofit organizations are to protect animals and provide them with medical treatment, and companionship, while raising awareness regarding animal abandonment in the hopes that they will be adopted into new, loving families.
Volunteers in the Animal Care project assist shelters in supporting the welfare and protection of abandoned dogs and cats in local shelters.
Such shelters have the important mission of not only meeting the basic needs of the animals but also improving their quality of life, always with the ultimate goal of being adopted.
The volunteers can volunteer with either cats or dogs, depending on the needs of the associations. You do not require any experience to join this project, but patience and a love for animals are essential. As a final note, all of the animals housed in the shelters are fully vaccinated.

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.
Daily tasks can include but are not limited to, feeding the animals, playing and socializing with them, cleaning cages and kennels, general maintenance of the outside spaces, assisting with basic medical treatments, supporting adoption events, and contributing to communications campaigns in support of the shelters.

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


In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
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 - Sunday

On Sunday, the ImpacTrip team will be at the airport waiting for you with a big sign and a smile on their face! :)

If you arrive prior to Sunday, you will still be able to receive an airport pickup and our team can transport you to the accommodation, but you will need to pay an extra fee for this service.

- 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

On Sunday, the ImpacTrip team will be at the airport waiting for you with a big sign and a smile on their face! :)

If you arrive prior to Sunday, you will still be able to receive an airport pickup and our team can transport you to the accommodation, but you will need to pay an extra fee for this service.

We will reach out to you by WhatsApp a few days before your start date to connect

Volunteers will stay accommodated in a in a dormitory-style sustainable hostel in Estoril.

Estoril is a beach town, a 30 min train ride from Lisbon city centre!

And the hostel is a 5 min walk from the train station

This sustainable hotel has dormitory-style rooms accommodating from 6-14 participants (single gender) and private rooms (available for upgrades upon request. Bathrooms are shared).

Wi-fi is freely available in the hostel, and of course in many cafe's and restaurants.

Around the house there are big common areas to relax and meet other people from all over the world.

We are extremely dedicated to its sustainable concept, making it an integrated part of how this hostel works and the experience that you will have.

Feel free to ask us about our environmental measures and to give us new ideas!

Food & Beverages

All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are included on the program fees. 

Portuguese food is delicious and during your time, you will be sure to receive some incredible treats.

The meals are prepared daily by local cooks who use fresh local ingredients to offer volunteers the best of typical Portuguese dishes.

Volunteers are provided with three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner).

Volunteers will have access to a shared kitchen that they can use to cook!

Lunch and Dinner will include local staples such as fish and chicken, as well as rice, pasta, vegetables and salad.

Breakfast is self-served at the accommodation and generally includes tea, coffee, bread, cheese, ham, spreads, cereal, yogurt and fruit

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.
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


Details on arrival

This program starts every Sunday!

You should arrive on Sunday (or before) to attend the orientation session on Monday morning.

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

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
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11 weeks
12 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$749 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. 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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Street Animals Care

You will support non-profits that rescue and protect cats and dogs that have been lost or abandoned.


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