Portugal: Forest Conservation Volunteer

Lisbon, Portugal


Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Duration: Minimum 2 weeks

Start Dates: Project is on-going, and you can join at any time, depending upon availability. Placements start each Monday

Cost: €1040 Euros for the first 2 weeks – see Costs section for more details

Includes: All food, accommodation, airport pickup, orientation 24/7 support and all project related activities

Does not Include: flights, travel insurance, visas and vaccinations

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The Forest Conservation program is dedicated to developing and implementing projects and initiatives aimed at promoting the ecological recovery of degraded areas. Central to its mission is the restoration of native forests and the reintroduction of native species into these ecosystems. An integral aspect of the program is the active involvement of the local community, ensuring that community members are engaged and participate in the conservation efforts. By working together with the community, the program strives to achieve its overarching goal of enhancing ecological sustainability and fostering the recovery of degraded landscapes.

Daily Life

Forests and natural parks play a crucial role in preserving ecosystem functions, including acclimatization, resource conservation, erosion control, water regulation, and carbon sequestration. The Forest Conservation program is committed to restoring degraded areas through native forest and species restoration, with active community involvement. These initiatives aim to enhance natural heritage, promote biodiversity, and restore ecological functions, primarily through native forest restoration.

You will work alongside the field team to study and learn about each area, undertaking various tasks based on the season. These tasks include controlling invasive species, planting diverse species, maintaining planted areas, protecting biodiversity, and managing pedestrian trails. Most activities are located in a natural park near Lisbon, with travel time of about an hour using public transport.

Additionally, volunteers participate in monthly field trips lasting 2 to 5 days, visiting different parts of Portugal. These trips offer opportunities to explore other areas and contribute to larger-scale reforestation efforts in degraded regions. Volunteers collaborate with local volunteers, coordinators, and community members to create visible impacts and raise awareness about the importance of networking. Get ready for this adventure!

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Travel and Accom.

Upon your arrival at the airport, you will be greeted and transported to our project.

Your accommodation will be in a charming house conveniently located near the center of Estoril. The house offers dorm-style lodging with amenities such as free Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, and access to common areas. Situated just a 5-minute walk from the beach, it is also close to Estoril and S. João do Estoril train stations, providing easy access to Lisbon city center within a 20-minute train ride.

The house features 10 rooms, including 7 dormitories (gender-separated) and 3 private rooms. Each bunk bed is equipped with curtains for added privacy, as well as individual lighting, chargers, and lockable storage space. Guests can also enjoy the outdoor terrace, garden, and fully equipped kitchen.

All meals are provided in the common area, prepared using fresh local ingredients. Breakfast is served buffet-style, while lunch and dinner offer two options—one vegetarian and another. Wi-Fi is accessible throughout the house.

With a focus on Climate Action, Circular Economy, and Ocean Protection, the house encourages volunteers to engage with these topics and expand their knowledge during their stay.

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  • Minimum age 18
  • Passion and enthusiasm for environmental conservation
  • Not afraid to get your hands dirty!
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Minimum 2 weeks commitment
  • Good English skills
  • Necessary vaccinations
  • Necessary flight & visas
  • Full travel & medical insurance. Full assistance will be provided in getting everything you will need ready if you choose our Placement Support Package.
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€1040 Euros for the first week

2 weeks: €1415
3 weeks: €1790
4 weeks: €2165

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** All payments incur a 5% bank transfer fee
*** Placements are confirmed with a 1 week deposit, minimum 2 weeks booking

What’s Included:

Project Fee includes;

  • All food,
  • Accommodation,
  • Airport pickup,
  • Orientation,
  • Sim card
  • Guided tour of city
  • 24/7 in-country support and
  • All project related activities.
What’s not included:
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Airport drop-off
  • Personal expenses
  • Visas (if applicable) and vaccinations. Full assistance will be provided in getting all these arranged if you choose our Premium Support.
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We understand there’s a great deal to plan and organise for your trip. When booking a Placement, many of our participants choose to purchase our Premium Support Upgrade to benefit from the expertise, knowledge and experience of our Project Coordinators.

We can provide the personal advice you need to ensure your trip is organised with excellence and planned with efficiency; ensuring the very best experience possible. Read more about how we can help you.

Note: Map coordinates are approximate