What you can do

Share Skills and Knowledge
The "+ Life" project that supports the gerontomotricity programme, aimed at all users of the Private Social Solidarity Institutions of the Abrantes Municipality who develop their work in the area of 3rd age.
Help during
25 hours per week, 5 hours per day
The minimum required period is 15 days and the maximum is 1 month (4 weeks), limited to 2 participants per period.
Rotary shift schedule, Monday through Friday.
1st week: 9am to 12pm - 2pm to 4pm
2nd week: 9am to 12pm - 2pm to 4pm
3rd week: 9am to 12pm - 2pm to 4pm
4th week: 9am to 12pm - 2pm to 4pm
Available during
What we offer

Weekly rest days
To know the region

Accommodation in a shared room (multiple room)


Hostel kitchen
Free access to the hostel kitchen where you can cook your own meals.

Laundry facilities
Free laundry (the washing and drying of your clothes is on us and if you need to we will lend you the board and the iron)

Shuttle Service
The pick up service between the train and/or bus station in the city of Abrantes is provided by us.

At the end you get a certificate of participation in the program
Mandatory requirements
Languages: Portuguese (preferred) and English (optional)
Age: > 18 years old
What's not included
All personal expenses related to travel and subsistence, including travel insurance, visa, medical assistance, other non-mentioned expenses.
The experience

Through this project you have the perfect opportunity to get to know the Centre of Portugal and enjoy the nature that surrounds the Pousada de Juventude in Abrantes. We are looking for dynamic and responsible people, with knowledge and skills to deal with senior people and support the team of the "+ Life" project of the municipality of Abrantes, including support for the performance of physical activities performed by the elderly (gerontomotricity).

About the host

If you don’t know where Abrantes is, just look at a map of Portugal and you’ll see it’s in the centre of the country.

The Abrantes Youth Hostel is on a hill, between the town and the Tagus River. It offers you a wide variety of choices. 

During your stay, we suggest three trips for you – to Tomar, Constância and Sardoal.

If you want to get closer to nature, go to the Castelo de Bode dam and cool down in this lake on the Zêzere River, while you breathe in the healthy, fresh, and pure forest air of these serene parts.

If you stay at this hostel, savour the regional gastronomy, such as “Palha de Abrantes” (directly translated as Abrantes Straw), a heavenly mix of eggs, almonds, lemon zest, and sugar, or the “tigeladas”, a deliciously, creamy, eggy dessert made from, yes! eggs, flour, milk, sugar, and cinnamon, deriving its name from the “tigelas”, the individual clay dishes it’s baked in. Just don’t tell anyone, ... or you’ll have to share! 


See more here
  Av. Engº Adelino Amaro da Costa 2200-195 Abrantes Portugal |   (+351) 241 377 169 / 925 664 987 |  abrantes@movijovem.pt
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