ImpacTrip

Build the Future in Lisbon

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Agency | ImpacTrip

Contribute to build decent homes to underprivileged families in Portugal. Become a volunteer in construction!

Volunteers on this ImpacTrip's program will have the opportunity to help families transforming their lives by giving them a safe, healthier and happier home. This program allows international volunteers to participate in the renovation and repair of local families. Volunteers will work alongside local Portuguese volunteers and other volunteers from all over the world with one common social mission!

The common daily tasks are painting doors, repairing the floor or ceiling, fixing the bathroom, among many other. And the best part is that you don't need any experience because there will always be a supervisor who will help you and teach you and to ensure the quality of all volunteers work and the safety at all times. You will also receive a briefing at the beginning of the project and throughout the program. 

What is incredible to see is that the results of your volunteer program are tangible and truly meaningful from the first day, and the smiles on the family's faces when moving in again are priceless.

Program Highlights 
Renovate and Repair local poor families houses;
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.

Typical day

A Typical day would be:

After the initial orientation, you will have an afternoon or evening shift at your placement and will work for approximately 3 to 5 hours a 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 begins at Impact House - available until 10 am.

9:00 | Travel to placement to join local staff and begin working on your project (if morning shift).

13:00 |  Lunch is served at the accommodation, or you can take-away if you want to eat with the local volunteers at the project site.

14:30 | Enjoy your free afternoon as you wish or to attend Portuguese languages lessons. You can also do a double shift and volunteer during the afternoon.

19:00 | Dinner at Impact House 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. There are a morning and an afternoon shift that you can choose from.

Details on Arrival

This program starts every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month, but we can be flexible.
During the summer there are special dates in rural villages.

Free-time activities

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

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

We can help you to discover 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

Program 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.
Other Skills
No construction experience is needed! :)
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 13:00

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Included Services

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We refund your fees if ImpacTrip cancels your trip
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Our services are free of charge!
All program fees are charged directly by ImpacTrip.

Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
ImpacTrip (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
Online preparation course (optional, from $49)
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On-site services

Services by ImpacTrip

Includes:

  • Accommodation at a dormitory at a sustainable hostel in Lisbon city center (Private rooms with shared bathroom are also available)
  • Three meals a day, every day: breakfast, 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)
  • Placement coordination with each non-profit
  • Construction materials for the volunteer activities
  • Technical supervision at the construction site
  • Donation to the non-profit renovating houses
  • Impact measurement
  • SIM card
  • Support 24/7 365 days a year at anytime
  • Insurance Limited coverage

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 the face! :)

Accommodation

Impact House has the capacity to accommodate up to 41 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, two balconies with sofas and hammocks and a big terrace to relax or participate in our super interesting events calendar. We have free Yoga classes three times a week!

Located in a typical Lisbon neighborhood, Estrela, Impact House is just 20 minutes away from the downtown. You can find local shops, traditional restaurants, the stunning Estrela garden, supermarkets, ATMs and most utilities you will need just around the corner. The Hostel is surrounded by several connecting options to the city center, such as the historical 28-Tram (20 minutes away from the center), buses (20 minutes away from the center), and the Alcântara train station that leads you to Lisbon or Cascais (25 walking distance from the hostel). The airport is just 8,2 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 vertical 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 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 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.
Costs (Prices in USD)
1 week (min. stay)
$1,095.00
2 weeks
$1,345.00
3 weeks
$1,595.00
4 weeks
$1,845.00
5 weeks
$2,095.00
6 weeks
$2,345.00
7 weeks
$2,595.00
8 weeks
$2,845.00
9 weeks
$3,095.00
10 weeks
$3,345.00
11 weeks
$3,595.00
12 weeks (max. stay)
$3,845.00
Average fees
$708.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Lisbon/Portugal between 1 week and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. ImpacTrip will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Portugal.
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 cash at arrival at the project site.
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