everything you need to know about

being a volunteer

at just a change

become an international volunteer at just a change

Are you from a different country, but still interested in volunteering with us in Portugal?

We have the perfect idea for you.

Scroll down for further  information and don’t hesitate to get in touch with our ambassadors!

We've had volunteers from all over the world, who spend time with us, sharing values and cultural experiences.

 

175 volunteers

24 countries

*from 2016 to 2019

Australia

Bahrain

Canada

China

Colombia

Egypt

France

Germany

Hungary

India

Israel

Italy

Japan

Lebanon

Mexico

Netherlands

New Zealand

Saudi Arabia

South Africa

Spain

Sweden

United Kingdom

Uruguai

USA

If you are planning to visit Portugal, you can join us and volunteer in the home we're currently rebuilding. You can stay as long as you would like and volunteer in one of our programs depending on the time you visit!

TURN UP

In the cities of Lisbon and Porto from February to June and from September to December, the volunteers work 4 hours every two weeks. You can work as many shifts as you would like!

CAMP IN

From June to September, Just a Change camps (13 days intensive programs), take place in the countryside of Portugal, generating social impact in the local communities.

KEEP UP

The work never stops at Just a Change! Even during the academic holidays (Months of February, July and September) we organize one-week-long bootcamps in the cities of Lisbon and Porto.

MEET OUR AMBASSADORS

They are here to help you decide which Just programme suits you. Before writing them, please check our FAQ section below!

Pénélope Fléchet

France

Ombline Heili

Switzerland

Laura Jóföldi

Hungary

Frequently Asked Questions

What does the price include?


The price includes the program organization price, accommodation, a mattress, 3 meals a day and insurance. It doesn’t include the transportation - nor the flight or the in-country tickets.




How much does it cost to take part in the camp?


The summer camps cost 375 EUR per person.




How are the rural locations approachable from the international airports?


Usually every location is approchable from Lisbon or Porto by bus or train. However, Just a Change can connect the international volunteers with fellow local volunteers to get a ride with them.




When and where are the Camp In programmes held?


The Camp In programs are held all over rural Portugal. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, thare are no locations or dates as of yet. For more information, please get in touch with our ambassadors.




Is there a minimum or maximum age to visit the programmes?


The minimum age is 18. The Portuguese attendees are usually university students but we already had volunteers with 50+ ;)




Is construction experience required from the volunteers?


No :) There is a technical supervisor on every construction, they teach the volunteers everything they need.




How the application process looks like?


A potencial volunteer should contact our ambassadors, sending them an introductory e-mail to international@justachange.com. The email should contain the following informations: name, age, home country, which programme he/she would like to join, the dates when he/she is available. The ambassadors answer the volunteer-to-be in 1 or 2 days, sending the informations about the possibilities. The process is finalized by paying 50% of the programme fee to Just a Change and booking the volunteer's place.




Does the programme fee must be paid upfront?


No. 50% of the fee should be paid to complete registrations and book the place. The rest will be paid two weeks before the program starts.




What happens if a booking has to be cancelled after the payment(s)?


We guarantee our clients a 100% refund if they cancel their booking 1 month before the programme starts. If the cancellation happens less than 15 days prior the event starts a partial 50% refund is warranted, and if we have a waiting list we refund 100%.