Summer Volunteer Camp in Portugal

Deadline: 6 June 2016
Open to: six volunteers aged 18 and over
Venue: 30 June – 7 July in Bordeiro, Góis, Portugal

About the Camp

The RAIZVANGUARDA (RV) – Cultural Association is a cultural organisation, based in an Old Primary School in Bordeiro is lloking for enthusiastic volunteers who are interested in connecting with a wide range of people, and who can contribute their time to the restoration and renovation inside primary school in Bordeiro, Góis, Portugal.

The village of Bordeiro is located 4 km from the town of Góis, Coimbra district, in the central part of continental Portugal. This was an ancient pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. The mountains of the Penedo de Góis (1,043 metres) are an invitation to those who love adventure and exploring emotions with nature.

Góis is the ideal place for moving forward with this project, not only because of its history, beautiful landscapes or infrastructure, but also because creating an organisation like RV in the rural and isolated context, is challenging.


  • Volunteer camp is open for everyone willing to help in fields restoration of music room, renovation of workshop and dance studios, polishing and painting the walls and ceiling, cleaning of the storage room with the possibility to recycle some old pieces of furniture;
  • Volunteers must be motivated to participate in all activities included in the work camp.


  • Non-refundable participation Fee (EUR 30) should be paid on arrival day;
  • Participants are responsible for covering their daily expenses, visa, travel costs to and from the volunteer camp venue.


  • During the week a wide range of leisure activities will also be planned including: welcome party, outdoor activities (hiking, cycling, kayaking), barbecue, Open Air Cinema, ping pong, swimming in the river;
  • Food and drink is provided, participants will be able to cook their meals together, also special diets can be accommodated;
  • Gender neutral shared living quarters: shared dorm, bathroom, shared kitchen and dining/living area;
  • Residents also have access to outdoor space, balcony, laundry service, Wi-Fi connection, bike.

How to apply?

If you are interested in participation, apply online HERE. In case of further information visit the FAQ.

For more official information, please visit the official website.

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