Volunteer at Herdade do Freixo do Meio, eco-farm in Portugal

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Agroecology, Food Soveranity and Permaculture!

herdade logo

They are the ethical base of our Cooperativa de Usuários do Freixo do Meio, Crl.

We have 4 openings to volunteers or internship (curricular) during this winter season. These are placement each on

  • library;
  • animal production sector;
  • vegetables production sector;
  • food processing sector.

Come to see our agroecological practices and learn how we grow sustainable and healthy food in one of the biggest organic farms in Portugal!

We provide meals and accommodation.

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How many volunteers do you usually need?

2-3

When do you usually need volunteers? For how long?

All year. At least one month of volunteering commitment

How many hours are the volunteers expected to help?

6-8

How many days of help per week?

5 days

Are accommodation and food included?

Yes

What type of accommodation can you provide?

farmstay rooms

What are the volunteers’ benefits?
  • Organic vegetable and animal farming insight;
  • agroforestry production system skills;
  • portuguese/alentejo cultural exchange;
  • to treat food as a common good;
  • outdoor activities and great sun days in montado (oak tree forest), vitality, work capacity, positive mood and renewed energies in our agroecology community
Extra activities during the free time?

It depends of the volunteer initiative and involvement

Additional info

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Do you charge fees?

No

Visa

I CANNOT provide Visa and I don’t have any information about it

 

Which language will be spoken?

Portuguese, spanish or english

Information about the place

Situated in Alentejo, Herdade do Freixo do Meio is inspired by montado and agroecology, started to produce food in a way more adapted to the natural local conditions and more efficient in terms of environmental costs.

Attentive to the social reality, it is, nowadays, a cooperative with more than three dozen employees, most of them from the village of Foros de Vale de Figueira, Montemor-o-Novo, and some young graduates who today are also part of the local population.

The farm has its own vegetable and animal production, transformation and distribution. It has 7 micro-factories that produces more than 200 certificated organic products.

How to get there? (Costs and Transportation)

Flight to Portugal, our organic farm is one hour from Lisbon (Foros de Vale Figueira, Montemor-o-Novo) by car or bus

Is there internet access?

Yes

⇓CONTACT DETAILS⇓

Learn more about our organic farm at:

www.herdadedofreixodomeio.pt

or see our daily activities on instagram: @freixodomeio
Send your CV and a brief motivational text outlining sharing why you want this exchange experience with us:

visitas@herdadedofreixodomeio.pt

For more info about our volunteer program call:

+351965755849

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