Fight Against Food Waste

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

Discover Lisbon beyond its touristic sites

This is an experience aiming to show travellers 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.


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.

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Suitable for

Wheel Chairs

Typical day

Example of a one day

10:00 | Guided tour in Lisbon city centre

12:30 | Lunch at a traditional restaurant

15:00 | Visit a handicraft store

16:00 | Volunteering activity: Hunger and Food Waste
Volunteers will be integrated in teams and then collect food from restaurants and supermarkets (that otherwise would go to waste), prepare it and then distribute it to the people who need it. They can help underprivileged families or homeless.

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
In order to join the program you need to be at least 16 years old on the program start date.
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

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

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


What's included?
Lunch, the best touristic local guides and volunteer activities accordingly with your profile are included in the fee.
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.
Airport Pickup

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


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
Costs (Prices in USD)
1 week (min. stay)
2 weeks
3 weeks
4 weeks
8 weeks
16 weeks
50 weeks (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in Lisbon/Portugal between 1 week and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. ImpacTrip will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
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.
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?

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.
Rua da Glória, 41 Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

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