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Fight Against Food Waste

Agency | ImpacTrip

Discover Portugal while traveling like a local and volunteer at the same time.

About the Program

In this project you will be volunteering  in one of Re-Food centers. You will be actively contribute to food waist and hunger in a structured system that feeds over 3000 people every day.You will help the local teams collecting, organizing and distributing the food excess from restaurants and cafés to fight food waste in the city. Volunteers will support a network of centers, which recover food, in good conditions, from local restaurants, supermarkets and café and re-distribute it among families, elderly and homeless in need.Volunteers can be working across the centers in Lisbon and their tasks will include collecting the food from local providers, assisting with packaging it, assisting with sorting and storage of any food left for the next day, distributing it to families and clean up at the end of the shift.

Discover Lisbon beyond its touristic sites

This is an experience aiming to show travelers the true spirit of the Portuguese capital. Walk around the narrow streets of the old centre, visit authentic handicraft shops and taste the typical dishes which our grandmothers used to prepare. You also get the opportunity to see the hidden side of the city by volunteering in local social associations. Understand how people live by participating in volunteering activities and you will go back home with a totally unforgettable experience.

Impact

1 million tons of food are wasted every year in Portugal. This means over 2000 kgs of perfectly good food per day go to waste, basically 30% of all the food we consume. This is a shocking figure as it would be enough to feed the 500 homeless of Lisbon everyday, the 9000 institutionalised children around the country or the 28 thousand isolated elders of the countryside.

We have partnered with several institutions which aim at breaking this cycle and recover food from restaurants, supermarkets and our houses, and distribute it among families who need it.

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
Wheel Chairs

Typical day

A Typical day would be:

After the initial orientation, you will have 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 on. A typical morning schedule is as follows:

08:00 | Breakfast begins at the volunteer apartment, available until 9 AM

09:30 | Travel to placement to join local placement staff and begin work on your project                                                                                                     

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

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

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


Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 16 years old on the program start date. Of course, there is an exception for children that are accompanied by their 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 from 09:30 - 14:30

Any questions? Just ask. We at ImpacTrip are happy to help you.

Contact Project Coordinator

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 to discover anything you might want to do in your free time.

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/Music
Diving/Snorkling
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports
Riding
Yoga/Meditation
Contact & Reservation
$403
/week
$403
/week
1 - 12
weeks
1 - 12
weeks
16+
age
16+
age
Airport Pickup
Housing
Food
Internet
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Included Services

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We refund your fees if ImpacTrip cancels your trip
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Services by ImpacTrip
Lunch, the best touristic local guides and volunteer activities accordingly with your profile are included in the fee.
Airport Pickup at Lisbon Portela

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

Accommodation

You can choose the type of accommodation you prefer!

Dorm Room Guest Family Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double) Youth Hostel
Food & Beverages

Discover the most typical food at local restaurants and taste the home-made 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.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Costs (Prices in USD)
1 week (min. stay)
$399.00
2 weeks
$897.00
3 weeks
$1,295.00
4 weeks
$1,693.00
8 weeks
$3,285.00
12 weeks (max. stay)
$4,877.00
Average fees
$403.00/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.
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 must be made up to 30 days before to the volunteer program starts. This payment is also securely handled by PayPal or credit card.

Get ready to volunteer in Portugal

Check out first

Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Portugal. Please check the visa regulations for Portugal.
Budgeting
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Portugal.

What's next?

Airport
The nearest airport is Lisbon Portela (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.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Portugal you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Portugal.
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