Homeless Support

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Coordinator | Sara
Coordinator | Sara
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Puntos Salientes

Contribute to very important social cause and make a positive impact on the life of this unprivileged people
Meet other like-minded volunteers from all over the world
Learn Portuguese and improve your language skills
Have fun in beautiful Lisbon
Discover the wonders of the Portuguese Capital
Help reducing social inequalities in Lisbon by supporting a local non-profit in providing food, clothes, shelter and medical care to people in need! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Solteros y solteras
Parejas
Familias
Grupos
50+
Sillas de Ruedas

In Portugal, inequalities and poverty are very visible, especially in big urban centers. The access to social basic services, economic resources, housing, and, in the end, a job, is even more limited to people in vulnerable situations and at risk.
This program aims to reduce these inequalities by helping these people to live their lives in dignity and contributing to the important mission of the non-profit organization offering free accommodation, food, clothes, medical care, and all the basic support.

In this program, you will join and support the local host center in its daily tasks.
Your tasks may include preparing, cooking and distributing meals for the homeless people, developing sportive and recreational activities, maintaining the center or sorting clothing donations. There is also the possibility to participate and help in other activities related to their education and therapies by sharing your skills and culture.
This host center is directed to people with drug addiction who don’t have any social or family support, so it helps to minimize the social and individual risks caused by the addiction.
Get involved in providing them with a “safe harbor” and create both value and meaning for them, leaving a positive impact on their lives and yours alike!

Typical day

A Typical day would be:

After the initial orientation, you will have a morning or afternoon 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 day schedule is as follows:

08:00 | Breakfast begins at Impact House, available until 10 am

10:15 | Enjoy your free morning as you wish or attend Portuguese languages lessons                                                                

13:00 |  Lunch is served at the accommodation or take-away if you want to go somewhere else                                

14:30 | Travel to placement to join local placement staff and begin work on your project (if afternoon shift)    

19:00 | Dinner at the volunteers' accommodation 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

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

Enjoy climbing in Arrábida, festivals all around the summer, diving in Peniche, Hiking in Monsanto, visit some of the best museums in Europe in Lisbon and Porto, join for a Horse ride at the beach (like in the movies!), visit the fantastic zoo in the Capital, 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) and participate in yoga classes in relaxing places.

We can help you with anything you might want to do in your free time.

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Riding
Yoga/
Meditation

Requi­sitos

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)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School 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

Servicios incluidos

Services by ImpacTrip

What’s included? 

Accommodation at a dormitory at a sustainable hostel in the city center (Private rooms with shared bathroom are also available for upgrade) 
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. Except for the Wolf program) 
Pick-up at the airport and transfer to the accommodation (At any time) 
 
Guided city tour (2 hours) 
 
Placement coordination with each non-profit 
 
Free SIM card, maps and the best tips to discover the city! 
 
Materials for the volunteer activities (Including the construction materials for the Building the future in Portugal program) 
 
Support 24/7 365 days a year at anytime 
Insurance 

Airport Pickup at Lisbon Portela Airport

The ImpacTrip team will be at the airport waiting for you with a big sign and a smile on our face! :)

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.

Dorm Room Hotel Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
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.

Fechas y Costos

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)
$795
2 weeks
$1.045
3 weeks
$1.295
4 weeks
$1.545
6 weeks
$2.045
8 weeks
$2.545
12 weeks (max. stay)
$3.545
Average fees
$545 /week

Tenga en cuenta que los honorarios arriba indicados son estimados. ImpacTrip le hará saber el precio final durante el proceso de solicitud.
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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Homeless Support

Help reducing social inequalities in Lisbon by supporting a local non-profit in providing food, clothes, shelter and medical care to people in need!

$545/week

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