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World, Europe, Portugal, Santiago do Cacém



Travel dates

27°C, 09:38

About the workproject

We need 11 volunteers

Volunteering Jobs
Volunteer Home Visitors
To visit homes of cats,dogs and equines which have been adopted from AVV We do welcome all Volunteer home visitors, whichever area you live in.Portugal

Office Admin Volunteers

We always need help in our offices, so please do get in touch if you need work experience in this area. We can give you useful experience in customer care, marketing, accounting and other general office duties.

Fundraising Volunteers

Do you fancy organising a fundraising event or activity? This could be organising a karaoke night, sponsored walk; a bake sale; dressing up silly at work, or running a bingo night for example.

Come and help us The Sanctuary relies on the goodwill and dedication of volunteers for much of its work and there are many ways that you can help: Walk a dog Cuddle a cat - they love a good pamper Help out in our Donation cafe or farm shop Volunteer at one of our fun events Help out with the many jobs around the Farm


Come and join us living and working in nature using recycled materials,living off the land. We are looking for enthusiastic, reliable and physically fit or general people that will help in the easier tasks,couples,single people to come and help on our farm, tasks to include....

*Musicians create your own music shack.

*Cuddle the animals,walk,brush,wash the dogs.

*Cook and create.

* Veg and Fruit Tree Planting Long term growth to mouth.

* Preserving produce.

* Herb gardens and producing.

* Permaculture

* Making outsize kitchen and seating area.

* Alternative energy enthusiasts.

* Plumbers,electricians and carpenters.

* Finishing building a wooden bridge over stream.

* Making fire pit with seating.

* Making solid dog kennels out of reclaim timber.

* Making doors.

* Sign making

* Outside wall Artistic painting.

* Putting up fencing

* Making permanent animal pens for our animals

* Helping fix up our traditional Portuguese house and bread oven

* Painting and building work

* Creating a bunkhouse.

* Creating a little cottage.

* Creating bedrooms,kitchen and a bathroom.

* Digging and strimming

* Gardening and landscaping.

* Animal care

* Round pen.

* Cooking / Pizza nights / Opening Cafe

* Home educating.

* Arts and Crafts.

* Many workshops and events. And much much more !!!!!!

You bring your own tents,caravans,motor homes etc

On our Farm we have many animals including horses,barking mad dogs,cats,poultry and goat. We grow fruit and vegetables.

Spare time Singing,dancing,music bring your own instruments,walking in beautiful land ,woods and to the lakes.

About the host


Host since



Nederlands, English, French, German, Irish, Portuguese, Spanish

Last seen online

more than 6 month ago



We have a vision to set ourselves up with a Solid Working Farm, to start a center for sustainable living,natural resources,natural building,wooden materials structures,steel structures,alternative energy,living off the land,permaculture,producing organic vegetables,fruit,herbs and eventually expand into an eco-village. Our aim is to provide the public with information on how to live sustainable. Having areas and buildings for workshops,talks ,teaching English a sustainable education center. An information resource center providing help on relocation,accommodation,housing, caravans,motor homes,yurts,tepee etc,helping with papers,lawyers,doctors,hospital,utility services,merchant,builders,farriers,veterinary skill sharing, lift sharing, land share, recycling, free giving of items,clothes swaps,helping people,the poor,needy,children,elderly also to give support with animal food,educate how to keep and look after animals,full veterinary care, Animal rescue,dog,cats short term,then foster,rehoming,all other animal and equine rescue with long term care,rehabilitation,rehoming,natural horsemanship,lessons,equine,Raising Funds by animal parties,donkey days,equine cart and beach rides,petting center,children and adult weeks and weekends,market stall,cafe bar,charity shop, craft,goods,party nights,pizza nights,cultural Portuguese dance and music nights Yoga,meditation,reiki,massage,nutrition,healthy eating etc wildlife,nature preservation,including relaxation We would like to share experiences and ideas for an ideal sustainable living model, sharing food production, transport, waste management,energy use also now which so important WATER:

Project dates

Open for offers, contact us

Work to be done

  • gardening
  • construction
  • farming
  • language practice
  • help in the house
  • maintenance tasks
  • tourist support
  • eco projects
  • animal care
  • charity work
  • art projects
  • computer help
  • internet support

Expected workhours

  • 5 hours a day
  • 5 days a week

Work exchange deal

  • shared room, camper, tent, trailer / caravan, chalet

We have a tent or a camper van or yurt or a basic room.

  • shared meals

We welcome Vegetarians,Vegans,Raw Food or Meat

  • no money is involved

No money

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