THE FOREST IS OUR HOME 2024 | One Month Volunteering in Portugal (Fully Funded)

Open call for volunteers for 15 volunteers from across Europe to join a one month summer volunteering "THE FOREST IS OUR HOME 2024" in Arrouquelas, Portugal. This project is organised and hosted by "H2O" - Associação de Jovens de Arrouquelas and funded by the European Solidarity Corps programme of the European Union.

THE FOREST IS OUR HOME 2024 | One Month Volunteering in Portugal (Fully Funded)

About the Volunteering

This project is a summer team volunteering project in Arrouquelas, a small rural village in countryside in central Portugal. 15 volunteers from different European countries will help the host organisation in different activities of work, creation, responsibility and fellowship with the locals of Arrouquelas. The project aims to help in the conservation of the forests around the village and prevent fires. 

The project will leave an impact by fostering environmental awareness and practical skills among young individuals. Through a blend of intercultural engagement, hands-on tasks like cleaning and painting, forest monitoring, educational sessions, and cultural excursions, we seek to improve the stewardship of our forests. Additionally, the project  promotes inclusivity by encouraging collaboration among participants, including refugees, fostering intercultural understanding, and strengthening ties between participants and the local community.

Eligibility | Who can apply?

Aged between 18 - 30 years old.

A citizen or a resident for one of the following countries (Armenia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Belarus, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Georgia, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Iceland, Italy, Jordan, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Moldova (Republic of), Slovenia, Slovakia, Sweden, Ukraine, Kosovo)

- Demonstrate an environmental and social attitude

- Ready to do outdoor activities and learn about rural development issues

- Ready to actively participate in all the activities during the project 

- Have a good command of English is preferable but not mandatory 

Expenses and Benefits 

- Participants will be accommodated in tents or in one big house in the village

- The breakfast and lunch will be provided by the host organisation during the whole project but the dinner will be prepared by each night by a different group of participants. the ingredients will be provided by the host host organisation

- Each participant is entitled to receive a pocket money of 5-6 euros per day according to the rules of the European Solidarity Corps program

Besides the European Health insurance card you are going to be offered a private insurance from HENNER too.

Your travel expenses will be reimbursed according to the distance between your home and Portugal according to the following limits:

  • for travel distance between 100 and 499 km: 180 EUR / person, +30 EUR extra for Green travel.
  • for travel distance between 500 and 1999 km: 275 EUR / person, +45 EUR extra for Green travel.
  • for travel distance between 2000 and 2999 km: 360 EUR / person, +50 EUR extra for Green travel.
  • Calculate your budget from HERE

  • IMPORTANT: keep all your travel documents! Online boarding passes and tickets for reimbursements. No documents = No reimbursement!
  • IMPORTANT: Please send your travel proposition per e-mail to the organisers and wait for their confirmation before purchasing your tickets!
- Participants are entitled to receive a YouthPass certificate after the project where you are expected to self-assess your own learning and you can add it to your CV.

What to Bring ?

Passport or ID
- Travel tickets, boarding passes, and invoices
- European Health Insurance Card if you have it
- Comfortable indoor and outdoor clothes
- Slippers, personal toiletries, and towels 
- Personal medicine - if you're taking any please let the organisers know in advance!
- optional: speaker, instruments, games, swimsuit


Application deadline: No application deadline

Arrival day: 25th of July 2024

Departure day: 25th of August 2024

Note: The application can be close at anytime if the host organisation received enough number of the applications, so don't wait until the last minute to apply.

How to apply?

Step 1: sign-in to your account on the European Youth Portal, if you don't have an account create an account  as a YOUNG PERSON from HERE

Step 2: visit the opportunity page on the portal and click "Apply" from this page, you must write your motivation letter in English.

More Details

for more details, check the opportunity on European Youth Portal from HERE

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By applying to this volunteering program, you take responsibility and risks. Inform yourself about the regulation and potential risks. "Opportunity 4U" cannot be held liable for any of the potential risks, and this post is only for informative and popularising purposes.

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