Sustainable Fashion

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founded in 2015
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Coordinator | Ana
Coordinator | Ana
Book with Flex Option! Choose new departure dates or change to a different volunteer program at no extra costs.

High­lights

Minimize social isolation and exclusion as well as increase female employability in women over 50;
Meet other like-minded volunteers from all over the world;
Learn Portuguese and improve your language skills;
Have fun in charming Porto city;
Discover the wonders of the 2nd biggest city of Portugal.
Volunteer in Porto and promote the circular design and the reduction of textile waste, selling exclusive clothes with the collaboration of different designers! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
50+

The fashion sector is nowadays one of the most polluters sectors in the world. Tons of clothes are thrown away in good conditions every day, so why not give them a new life? In parallel, in Portugal, and around all Europe the employability of women over 50 is highly reduced. Women who are perfectly capable and motivated to continue contributing to the labor market but whose age becomes an impediment to finding a job. Why not join both and create an amazing impactful project?

In this program, volunteers will join a non-profit and will help and support the local host center in their daily tasks. The tasks are built around designing and modeling clothes models, giving support on their production and facilitation of workshops always in English. The goal is always transforming used clothing, obtained by the staff or donated by third parties, into “vintage” inspired clothing. All these activities are developed under the supervision of the organization’s staff and the woman workers, integrated into the schedule of the project. 

Typical day

After the initial orientation, you will have an afternoon or evening shift at your placement and will work for approximately 3 to 5 hours per day. Please note that start times and daily workload depends on the project that you are participating in. A typical morning schedule is as follows:

08:00 | Breakfast at volunteers accommodation, available until 10 am

10:15 | Travel to placement to join local placement staff and begin work on your project (if morning shift)                                                                     

13:00 |  Lunch in the volunteer's accommodation or somewhere else                              

14:30 | Enjoy your free afternoon as you wish or to attend Portuguese languages lessons 

19:00 | Dinner at the volunteers' accommodation or somewhere else with the other volunteers. After dinner, you will have the remainder of the evening free to relax and use as you wish

Please note that the actual schedule can change according to the shifts volunteers participate in. 

Free-time activities

In your free time, you can explore the city, have Portuguese language classes, surf, or anything you wish!

Porto is the second biggest city in Portugal and one of the most authentic cities to visit in the country. Stroll through its sinuous and picturesque streets and feel the pulse of the city, or take the tram to the mouth of the river Douro and get to know the excellent beaches and the outdoor cafés. The historic center of Porto was declared UNESCO World Heritage but is the hospitality and forceful character of the locals that will delight you. Porto is a vibrant and young city with countless cafés, bars, and clubs to have a really good time at night, or relaxed rooftops to have a drink and enjoy the warm Portuguese climate.

Porto, the gate to the North of the country, is definitely worth the visit!
Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

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

Accommodation at a dormitory at an hostel in the city center

(Private rooms with shared bathroom are also available)

Three meals a day, everyday: breakast, lunch, dinner cooked by a Portuguese cook

(Vegetarian, gluten-free and meals for lactose-intolerant are also available upon request.)

Pick-up at the airport and transfer to the accommodation

(At any time)

 

Guided city tour (2 hours)

 

Free maps and the best tips to discover the city!

 

Support 24/7

365 days a year at anytime

Insurance

Limited coverage

Airport Pickup at Porto Airport
Our team will personally pick you up at the airport! :)
Accommodation

The accommodation is an hostel located right at the city center of Porto city, with a wide range of rooms, from dormitories to private rooms, a spacious and friendly lounge area where volunteers can hang out, chill, listen to music, enjoy the atmosphere, play some games, and get to know  other fellow travelers. All rooms have shared bathroom. Besides all the meals are provided there is a fully equipped kitchen for use of all the guests where volunteers can store and prepare food as they wish. There is free wi-fi in all the hostel area.

Dorm Room Hotel Youth Hostel
Food & Beverages

We will provide breakfast, lunch and dinner at the accommodation everyday. We will cook with fresh local ingredients everyday for all volunteers and they are prepared to accommodate most diet restrictions such as vegan and vegetarians, gluten-free and lactose intolerant. Also take some time out to explore the city and its incredible cuisine!

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 Porto Airport (OPO) in Porto. 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

This program starts every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month.
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)
$1,018
2 weeks
$1,342
3 weeks
$1,666
4 weeks
$1,990
5 weeks
$2,314
6 weeks
$2,638
7 weeks
$2,962
8 weeks
$3,286
9 weeks
$3,610
12 weeks (max. stay)
$4,642
Average fees
$702 /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.

Why book with Volunteer World

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