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PT-OND 13.1 PORTUGAL Guarda District. Agriculture / Construction / Social 08/05/2020 18/05/2020

Constructing houses for refugee's families

Camp code:

PT-OND 13.1



Start Date:

08 May 2020

End Date:

18 May 2020


13: Community life

Work Types:

Agriculture / Construction / Social

Number of volunteers:


International age:

18 - 31

National age:

18 - 99

Required Language:


Spoken Language:

English, French, Spanish

Motivation letter:

This camp requires an additional motivation letter to explain in more detail why you would like to attend.


Description: LAR project is a solution for families of refugee’s and migrants who have finished government funded integration programs, and are left without sufficient financial support and still haven’t found stable jobs or homes. We wish to ensure that we provide work, training and housing for every member of the family - conditions for them to want to stay long-term or permanently in Portugal. At this moment we are finishing the rebuilding works at the houses, to make sure these families will have a proper place to call home. The project is developed in a small village near Guarda, called IMA.

Type of Work: The tasks planned for the volunteers are:

Study Theme: Social inclusion; environmental responsibility; entrepreneurship; social business and projects; refugee and migrant’s support; community work; support of elderly people.

Accommodation: The group will stay together in a house fully equipped with access to kitchen and bathroom. Volunteers prepare their own meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) on site. 

Language: Portuguese is the speaking language in the project. The language used in the workcamp will be English. Spanish and French are both spoken by the volunteer’s coordinator. 

Requirements: The village is in the highest mountain of Portugal, so bring warm clothes! We don’t make difference between boys or girls - despite gender volunteers should be physically strong. As we’ll be in touch with different cultures and specific populations (elderly and refugee’s /migrants) volunteers should be sensitive, empathic, with an open-minded attitude and the desire to help others and learn.

Approximate Location: The project will take place in a small rural villge called IMA, in Guarda District.

Notes: You should be aware that the workcamp will be in a small village, so you should be passionate by nature and the tranquillity of rural areas. Volunteers will have 2 days off duty so they can explore the surroundings and relax!

Organization Description: Para Onde is a Lisbon-based organization that is mainly focused on promoting social inclusion through volunteering. It was born in 2014 as an informative website and, at the end of 2016, it became an active NGO. Para Onde will allow everyone to have the experience to volunteer abroad despite age, budget and professional background/experience. Suitable training will be guaranteed to all those departing on an experience with SCI International.