Cuckoo’s farm – Call for Volunteers

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• Rural development and urbanisation
• Environment and climate change
• Agriculture, forestry and fisheries
This project aims to teach good environmental practices in a rural setting and a protected area

The project is developed in harmony and cooperation with the local community allowing to know the traditions and the local culture. These activities allow for interaction between the volunteers and the local community through simple tasks performed by volunteers, which develop sustainable agricultural practices and livestock production.

The volunteers will participate in the activities, being integrated in groups of youth members, with whom they will collaborate in the following tasks:

  • Composting System;
  • Production of farm products (biological);
  • Feeding the animals, take them to the pastures, maintenance of fences and stables, to milk, make cheese and bread;
  • Participate in local campaing actions of cleaning forest

The volunteers will be accommodated in Bezerra’s Ecological Residence. The food is provided to volunteers by the local service (3 daily meals) prepared by Vertigem’ cook.


The hosting organisation is looking for enthusiastic people, willing to learn from different cultures. This opportunity is addressed to young people, willing to spend 4 weeks in “the heart” of a Natural Park, with other volunteers. Therefore the volunteers are expected to have a strong interest by nature, motivated to work with an international team, should have the ability to generate empathy and creativity, an attitude of participation and team work spirit , flexible behaviour and capable treating the obstacles as challenges. Race, gender, age, religion or political ideas aren’t conditioning factors for the selection


Be aware that the project is located in a rural area, 10 kilometres away from the closest city (Porto de Mós).

Hosting organisation: Vertigem-Associação Promoção Património, Arrimal, Portugal

Number of volunteers: 10

Opportunity dates: A total of 4 week(s) during the period Oct 2015 to Nov 2015

Application deadline: 20/04/2015

Read more and apply here.

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