What you can do

Nature Care
Carry out small cleaning, maintenance works and arrangements of the protected areas of the Northern Littoral Natural Park, in the vicinity of the Pousada de Juventude.

Carry out small maintenance and DIY tasks at the Pousada.

Community work
Carry out small tasks and maintenance works, DIY and repair of anomalies in homes of needy families in the village of Fão.

Does small gardening tasks in the enclosure of the Pousada.
Help during
20 hours per week, 4 hours per day
The minimum required period is 15 days and a maximum of 1 month.
09:00 - 13:00, unless otherwise agreed, from Monday to Friday.
Available during
february march april may june july august september october november december
What we offer

Weekly rest days
To know the region

Multiple room shared with other volunteers or guests.


Hostel kitchen
Free access to the hostel's kitchen.

Laundry facilities
Free access to the hostel's laundry.

At the end you get a certificate of participation in the program
Other offers
Free use of bicycles, swimming pool and playing field.
Mandatory requirements
> 18 years old.
Knowledge of maintenance, do-it-yourself and gardening.
Intermediate command of Portuguese and English.
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

This project is aimed at volunteers interested in the area of maintenance, DIY and gardening, people with a spirit of mutual help and a fondness for the environment.

 Through this project, you will gain experience in the exchange and sharing of knowledge, helping to carry out maintenance, do-it-yourself and gardening tasks in the inner and outer spaces of the Pousada de Juventude, but also in the homes of needy families in the village of Fão, as well as small cleaning, maintenance and repair activities in the protected areas of the Northern Littoral Natural Park, one of the most beautiful and tourist areas in northern Portugal, where you can do river and nature-adventure activities.

All the remaining free time, you can dedicate to explore the beautiful localities of the northern region of Portugal. 



About the host

The perfect Hostel for everyone!

Beach or countryside, pool or sea, tranquility or excitement, here you have everything! If you love freshwater swimming, we have the pool and the Cávado river.

If you are a hiking or walking fan, we have over 18 km of beaches, with excellent conditions for water sports, where you can freely stride at your pleasure.

And if that’s not enough, you still have the Ofir pine forests, which are also great places for good hiking!

When it comes to good things, it goes without saying, the emphasis is here is on fish and seafood, not forgetting the famous sweets on offer, such as, Clarinhas de Fão, (pastries filled with Malabar Gourd jam, egg yolks, and sprinkled with fine powdered sugar), the folhadinhos (puff pastry delights), and cavacas (egg and sugar based melt-in-your-mouth pastries), as well as appetizing " Nélias " ( a scrumptious local pastry), everything to make your mouth water

Make the most of it in the evening, entertainment is plentiful in this town! You have the bars, cafés,  and nightclubs in Esposende ,Ofir, and Fao, before returning for a deserved rest at the Hostel.

Closed from 12/15/2019 to 12/26/2019


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  Alameda Bom Jesus - Fão 4740-322 Esposende Portugal |   (+351) 253 982 045 / 925 665 090 |  ofir@movijovem.pt
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