We welcome volunteers with all skill sets, but especially with any sorting of building or gardening skills and people looking to live a more natural, true and conscious life. You can stay from 2 weeks to 2 months at a time.
We ask for 5hrs of your day, Mon – Fri and have weekends off to explore Portugal, unless there is an event being hosted that weekend, in which case you will be given 2 days off during the week instead. All food and accommodation is included, but you do have to find your own way to Roots. We are aiming to growing most of our own food, in an organic and sustainable way and our kitchens will be mostly vegan, apart from locally sourced eggs and honey.
We are currently looking for volunteers with building, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, water management, and Eco and sustainability skills. Once we have more infrustructure here we will be able to accommodate other volunteers with other skills. At this point we’d be very interested in volunteers who have permaculture, gardening, bee-keeping, painting and decorating, electrical, office/admin, marketing, and photographic/video skills also, but we welcome anyone willing to help the project flourish in any way they can.
We serve the most delicious, highly nutritious and healing foods, so if you are looking to heal your gut, improve your mood, balance your hormones or increase your energy whilst volunteering, then you are coming to the right place!
If you are interested in volunteering please fill out our contact form here, with as many details as possible about your skills and interests and also the rough dates you are available. We are only accepting volunteers in Oct, Nov, April & May each year. Please DO NOT turn-up without a confirmtation email from us.
You can check out our other offerings here.
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Andorinha, Travanca de Lagos
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The easiest way to reach us it by flying into Lisbon airport and getting the metro to Lisboa Oriente train station, where you can get a direct, 2.5hr train ride across country to Carregal do Sal, we are then 20 mins drive/taxi ride from there. Or you can drive down from Porto airport which only takes 1.40hrs.
It’s advised to book your train journey in advance and you can do this here).
Please, do not just turn up, prior agreement is essential as we can only accommodate a few volunteers at a time and are not open all year round!