What you can do

Community work
Help with the activities of the Java Project Association, a non-profit institution that fights for the welfare of abandoned dogs.
Help during
25 hours per week, 5 hours per day
The minimum required period is 15 days, maximum of 1 month
09:00 - 14:00 from Monday to Friday (the schedules may change, according to the needs of the partner "Java Project Association")
Available during
june july august september october november december
What we offer

Weekly rest days
To know the region

Accommodation in a shared multiple room


Hostel kitchen
Microwave and refrigerator available.

Laundry facilities
Washing tank for manual laundry or self-service laundry in the vicinity of the Pousada

At the end you get a certificate of participation in the program
Mandatory requirements
Age: > 18 years old.
Language: Intermediate command of Portuguese and/or English.
Optional requirements
Dynamic, fun, extrovert person with the skills to interact with the Pousada's staff and clients.
What's not included
All personal expenses related to the stay, which are not addressed in the project offer, travel, including travel insurance, visa, medical assistance are not included.
The experience

The volunteer is encouraged to participate in the activities of the Java Project Association, helping to energize and organize a "dog-walk", as a way to raise awareness of the society for the abandonment and mistreatment of animals, and help in cleaning the kennel and walking animals. In exchange, you can get to know a municipality where the green and the sea predominate, with a coast of fantastic beaches, much history and Jurassic to the mix, from the French invasions, sweets and regional drinks! A solidary project with four-footed friends, but also with humanity!


About the host

This is the best Youth Hostel there is! You’re right on the beach, you have the countryside, and plenty of dinosaurs in the mix, in other words, the best waves for Surfing and Bodyboarding, great spots for fishing and diving, and an infinite number of activities for all tastes and ages!

If the weather doesn’t cooperate, which may happen from time to time, you can always pop over to the Museu da Lourinhã (Lourinhã Museum) and see the largest dinosaur fossil collection in the Iberian Peninsula.

It’s just a hop, skip, and a jump from the Hostel to the beaches of Santa Cruz, Baleal and Peniche. Your nights promise to be fun-filled and entertaining, there’s no shortage of fantastic bars and clubs. Start planning your holidays/vacation!



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  Praia da Areia Branca - Largo João Soldado 2530-217 Lourinhã Portugal |   (+351) 261 471 126 / 92 566 49 88 |  areiabranca@movijovem.pt
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