Volunteer with horses at our non-profit association in Azenhas do Mar, Portugal




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  • Description


    We only accept volunteers for long term, at least 5 monthes and longuer stay to one year. You also need to already have previous experience with horses.
    Please don´t write if you want to come for short periods like one or a few weeks or one/two monthes, thanks.

    We are a non-profit association whose mission consists in:

    the provision of Equine assisted interventions, Self-development and Complementary Psychological Therapies promoting personal well being as well as teaching and research in the mentioned areas and the Protection and dissemination of equine, as well as defending animal rights

    Our place is the 1st place to have Equine Assisted Interventions here in this country. It is an innovative and quiet space where we hold sessions of Psychotherapy, Self-development, Coaching and Learning. Our customer is the main element and he is supported by a human and equine specialist team throughout his journey.
    We also provide training on Equine Assisted Interventions. Our customers come here and join with enthusiasm the opportunity to grow and to enrich themselves with the help of this beautiful animal. In our approach, there is no need to ride, all the work is done on the ground, which allows all the public to have the privilege to benefit inner development, in interaction with the Iberian horses (Lusitanians, Garranos and Sorraias) that stand out for millennia for its unique traits, including nobility, skills and emotional intelligence. We act daily as a therapeutic space with horses and receives people individually or groups such as couple, family or corporations

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers will have the opportunity to speak Portuguese and also to visit this beautiful region of Portugal. We are located in Azenhas do Mar, inserted in the natural park of Sintra. Surrounded by extensive pine forests in which live two herds of horses and ponies that have been rescued. You´ll learn a different way to be with yourself and with horses.

  • Help


    We are looking for people that already have experience with horses.
    They need to be calm, discrete and capable of empathic behaviors.
    They will help with:
    - cleaning stales
    - look after horses
    - train horses
    They also need to be open with learning a new approach since we don´t use riding. Our work with horses is on the ground at liberty.
    We also appreciate people that like to work on themselves (self-development, therapy work etc.)
    We also need some help with gardening, cooking, help in general maintenance and farming.
    We have 7 horses, 4 ponies, 3 goats, 5 cats, 1 dog.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent
    Italian: Beginner
    Japanese: Beginner

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  • Accommodation


    Our bedrooms are build in old stales. Each bed room provides two single beds. The bedrooms are next to the stales of the horses which provides a real immersion in the life with horses. The travellers will share bedrooms.
    We have one kitchen, one bathroom and one living room for the use of everybody.
    We provide food but you will have to cook. We are vegetarian.
    We don´t accept smoking and drinking alcohol in the farm.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The natural beauty that surrounds the farm will amaze our visitors, who will want to take advantage of its exceptional geographic location visiting Sintra and its mountain, a world heritage site. Surrounded by a magnificent nature, we are 5mn away from a wild beach and only 30 minutes from Lisbon, capital of Portugal, famous for its architectural and cultural wealth. We are also 5 mn away from two villages of Azenhas do mar and Fontanelas where you can find shops and restaurants. Transport by bus is available in both villages to go to Sintra where you can take the train to Lisbonn.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 268927667216