Horse Patrols and Environmental Protection

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founded in 2015
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Coordinator | Sara
Coordinator | Sara
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Punti Salienti

Double impact: social inclusion and environmental protection
The project is by a forest so volunteers can patrol it during the summer to prevent fires
The volunteers will also help on the project farm
Volunteers will help the project staff with the hippotherapy classes for disabled people
The accommodation is in Porto city center
Volunteer in the countryside to protect the forest riding a horse and contribute to foster social inclusion supporting hippotherapy classes for disabled people. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singoli
Coppie
Famiglie
Gruppi
50+
In this program volunteers will be immersed in an authentic farming and forest experience, surrounded by nature and farm animals with horses as your buddies.

As a volunteer, you will be placed on a non-profit focused on supporting the local community through environmental education projects, rehabilitation of disabled people, and social inclusion.

You will be working side by side with the organization’s staff as well as with the local youth community. You will support the hippotherapy classes, give a hand on the vegetable garden, patrol the forest on a horse to prevent fires, supervise kids on their educational summer camps, reforest the wild areas with autotunes trees, collect seeds, and even herd a small flock of goats and sheep.

If you are a horses’ lover this project is for you! At the majority of the activities, horses will be your companion for the environmental protection and social inclusion activities and your transportation mode, so you can be able to help on the maintenance of the 3 hectares wild area, as well as support the horse school. This is also the best opportunity to learn how to ride, if you didn’t yet. The school is ready to welcome beginners and give them week classes at an affordable price that you can include on your program fee.

Excited about becoming a real farmer? We are ready to welcome you!

Typical day

The daily tasks vary depending on the season and particular needs of the project during your volunteering period.


After the initial orientation, you will have a morning or afternoon shift at your placement and will work for approximately 5 hours per day. Please note that start times and daily workload depends on the center that you are in. 

A typical daily schedule is as follows:

Go to your project by public transportation and join the local staff to volunteer at one of the food rescue centers.

Morning | Morning shift

13:00 | Have lunch at the project.

Afternoon | Afternoon shift

20:00 | Dinner with other international volunteers at the accommodation.

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

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.

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

Requisiti

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 (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
No technical skills needed.
No horse-riding skills required.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on lunedì, martedì, mercoledì, giovedì and venerdì from 10:00 - 16:30

Servizi inclusi

Services by ImpacTrip

These fees include:

  • Arrivals every first and third Sunday of each month
  • Pick up at the international airport in Porto & transfer to the accommodation
  • Accommodation at a dormitory at a center-located hostel, max. 4-bed 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 common spaces and free WIFI
  • Orientation event on arrival (including an introduction to Portugal and culture, volunteer experience, an overview of programs, practical information, safety guidelines)
  • Guided city tour and the best tips to discover the city!
  • Allocation and coordination of a work placement in a sustainable project and contact person in the project
  • Introduction on the first day of volunteering
  • Ongoing support throughout the stay
  • 24h/7 emergency support by phone or personally
  • Limited coverage of civil liability insurance.

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. The bathrooms are shared. There is free wi-fi in all the hostel area.
Dorm Room Guesthouse Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double) 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 Portogallo.
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 Portogallo provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Portogallo you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Portogallo.

Date e Prezzi

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Every month on the first and third Monday of the month. You should arrive the Sunday before.

Availability
gen feb mar apr maggio giu lug ago set ott nov dic
Duration
1 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
$990
2 weeks
$1.315
3 weeks
$1.640
4 weeks
$1.965
6 weeks
$2.615
8 weeks
$3.265
12 weeks (max. stay)
$4.565
Average fees
$685 /week

Si prega di notare che le tariffe sopra indicate sono stimate. ImpacTrip vi informerà sul prezzo finale durante il processo di candidatura.
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.

Perché prenotare con Volunteer World

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Opzione Flex
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Supporto & Mediazione
Ti copriamo le spalle, qualunque cosa accada
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Tutti i costi del programma sono addebitati direttamente da ImpacTrip.

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Horse Patrols and Environmental Protection

Volunteer in the countryside to protect the forest riding a horse and contribute to foster social inclusion supporting hippotherapy classes for disabled people.

$685/week

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