Build a school and learn essential eco skills with trained professionals on a community focused project in Trinta, Portugal



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  • Description


    ***UPDATE ---> At this moment everything is obviously quite unclear if we can start end of April/May, but we'll keep you up to date***
    We are a NGO based in The Netherlands working with youngsters who struggle a lot in society. We are currently expanding towards a second location in Portugal in order to give local youngsters a place to develop themselves and re-enter society as an individual full of self esteem.

    The help we need will be focused on the project in Portugal.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    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

    We make a lot of time for artistic expression so everyone with any kind of skill is free to express theirs. People from different cultures will join in and we are in close contact with the locals of the nearby village. During the helping hours you'll be working closely with trained professionals there is a lot to learn in eco building and agricultural practices by just doing and by participating in workshops.

  • Help


    For the upcoming season starting in April with the duration of 6 weeks. The project consists of eco building, maintaining the vegetable garden and artwork. Anyone with affinity regarding these jobs are obviously welcome. Building will be a big chunk of the help where multiple people will be working on simultaneously.

    Because we work with quite some people our preference is anyone who is willing to stay the whole six weeks. There are a lot of things going on and it takes some time to get used to the rhythm of this place.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    Spanish: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    As we're hosting multiple people, we have some tents with mattresses and bedding available. We're also working on a solid accommodation witch can provide a nice and comfy sleeping quarter. That will be ready before the workshop starts.

    Food will be provided 7 days a week. Three times a day. Workawayers will be expected to work 5 days 4~5 hours a day.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your spare time you can enjoy so many different tracks up and around the hills. There are beautiful hikes to different villages. We live next to a beautiful river which leads to a quaint village in another valley. The first village you encounter is on a 30 minute walk away and there are several bars and two small supermarkets, a bus connection to Guarda.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 614931661854