Thousands of people in Lisbon are living below the poverty line or living on the streets. This project involves ensuring that these people receive at least one decent meal per day.
Every day, volunteers travel around areas of Lisbon to collect unwanted food from supermarkets, cafes, bars, restaurants and schools. This food, generally just about to pass its best before date, is then prepared and redistributed to those in need. Not only does this fight the critical problem of food waste, it also allows people who are most in need to be nourished and provided for.
This project now feeds over 500 people in Lisbon per day, from individuals to families. It is an inspiring mission, and one which volunteers love to become part of.
You can volunteer here throughout the year for 1 – 12 weeks.
Accommodation and food
You will be living in an eco guest house in the lovely city of Lisbon. You will be sharing a room with up to 8 other people in spacious airy dorms. Bathrooms are shared with other volunteers. Three delicious meals are provided each day.
You will have free time at weekends to relax and explore. There are lots of trips that you can take to beaches, cities, cultural sites and vineyards, or you can just choose to explore the vibrant city of Lisbon.
How much does it cost?
£899 for one week; extra weeks £179 per week
Volunteers must be 18+ to participate. The summer is very popular, so you are encouraged to book early to guarantee your space.
How do I get involved?
If you would like to take part in this programme then you can find more information on our website https://www.oysterworldwide.com/gap-year/expired-food-donation-volunteering-portugal/
Alternatively, please contact Destination Manager, Anne, at [email protected] or on +44 (0) 1892 770771.