What you can do

Nature Care
Carry out cleaning work on the banks of the Lima River

Community work
Provide support and assistance to Pilgrims on the Way to Santiago

Carry out minor maintenance work on outdoor spaces for garden areas and ground cover trees.
Help during
20 hours per week, 4 hours per day
The minimum required period is 15 days, maximum 1 month
From Tuesday to Saturday from 2pm to 6pm
Available during
june july august september october
What we offer

Weekly rest days
To know the region

Accommodation in a shared room: get to know your teammate better by staying in a shared room.


Hostel kitchen
Free access to the hostel's kitchen to cook your own meals.

Laundry facilities
Free access to the hostel's laundry

At the end you get a certificate of participation in the program
Mandatory requirements
Language: Intermediate command of Portuguese
Age: > 18 years old.
What's not included
All personal expenses related to travel and stay, including travel insurance, visa, medical assistance, other non-detailed expenses.
The experience

Viana do Castelo is one of the most beautiful cities in the country, district capital and considered by many the "princess of Lima". It is a city full of traditions and architectural heritage. A city with a river, sea and beautiful gardens, highly visited by national and international tourists, but also by pilgrims on the Way to Santiago. This project seeks to reconcile three strands of action by the volunteer: taking care of the landscaped spaces, cleaning up the banks of the Lima River, but also providing support and assistance to pilgrims on the Way to Santiago, whether in helping with the transport of luggage or providing tourist information of interest.

Come help and get to know our city and our traditions!


About the host

Viana do Castelo is one of the most beautiful cities in the country! Considered by many the "Princess of Lima ", this noble city of Minho coast is located at the foot of Monte de Santa Luzia (Mount Santa Luzia), overlooking the rio Lima (Lima River), the city easily enchants any visitor.

Viana do Castelo is also a city packed with traditions and an extensive architectural heritage, it was recently considered the " mecca of architecture."

The Viana do Castelo Youth Hostel is incorporated in this superb context, it provides magnificent views of the hill and the river, and supplies all the necessary conditions for a great stay in the heart of the Alto Minho!

It’s a starting point for a trip to the beach, a cooling swim in the sea, or the river, or even simply a visit to the monuments and the historic center of this city, you cannot miss a visit to the Santuário de Santa Luzia(Santa Luzia Sanctuary), not only for its sheer monumentalism, but also for the imposing and panoramic vistas over the city!



See more here
  Rua de Limia 4900-405 Viana do Castelo Portugal |   (+351) 258 838 458 / 925 665 071 |  vianacastelo@movijovem.pt
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