Paid volunteering at a hostel on the Camino Portugues ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น

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Volunteer Hospitalero in a Pilgrim Rural Albergue (Hostel)

The Albergue Quinta Estrada Romana is a hostel on the Camino Portugues de Santiago – Central (Portuguese Way of Saint James). You will meet many interesting international people who are walking on a beautiful way of spiritual heritage through the Portuguese countryside and nature. Everyone in their very own way and with their very own story.

What category best describes your hosting arrangement? ๐Ÿก
  • Hostel/hotel
Location – Where is your volunteer project located?๐Ÿ“
What are you looking for help with?
  • Hostel/Hotel ๐Ÿฉ
Who are the hospitaleros? ๐ŸŽฏ

They are individuals dedicated to aiding, serving, and tending to the needs of pilgrims on the Way of Saint James. Without their assistance, the journey to Santiago would be challenging. These individuals play an important role in making the pilgrimage possible and contribute significantly to the memorable experiences that pilgrims carry with them. The Hospitaleros are genuine guardian angels of the Camino.

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We are looking for individuals with Camino experience, who want to engage in this beautiful “mission”!

How many volunteers could you host? ๐ŸŽŽ
  • Only one volunteer
When do you usually need volunteers? ๐Ÿ“…
  • From March to September
How many hours of help per day? โฑ
  • 8 hours of help per day (Full Time)
How many days of help per week? ๐ŸŒ’
  • 5 days per week – 2 days off
Note about the volunteer work and other expectations ๐Ÿ“

We are looking for a kind, talkative, honest and practical person, who speaks English and preferably a Latin language (Portuguese or Spanish). The work is making beds, cleaning, washing sheets etc in the morning from about 9h to 12h check-ing pilgrims in in the afternoon and helping at the communal dinner.

If you’re a fellow pilgrim and would like to help other pilgrims on the St. James Way, please contact us.

Are accommodation and food included? ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿœ

We offer accommodation and breakfast

What type of accommodation can you provide? ๐Ÿ•
  • Dormitory/shared rooms ๐Ÿ›Œ
  • Others ๐Ÿ’โ€โ™€๏ธ

Diet – nutrition information ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅค
  • Breakfast

Lunch, Dinner, Social Security, Visa, Work permit and Insurance are your own responsibility when you come to stay with us.

Volunteers’ benefits ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…

You will be paid the national minimum wage, in addition to the accommodation and breakfast.

What are the available activities during free time? ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿฆ’

Nearby there is a waterfall (one hour walking, 10 minutes by car), Minho River, Moledo beach (15 minutes by train) for surf classes.

Language ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

English, German, Portuguese

How to get to your site โœˆ ๐Ÿ—บ

There is a direct Bus from Porto Airport to Valenรงa, and from there by tรกxi (5 minutes) or walking following the blue arrows on the Camino de Santiago, to Fatima(7 km’s).

If you never walked the Portuguese Camino we ask you to walk from Porto to our Albergue which takes 4 days (we can arrange to pickup your luggage, so you just need a small backpack). Like that, you can get to know the Way and what pilgrims are walking.

Is there internet access? ๐ŸŒ



If you are interested in this paid volunteering opportunity in Portugal, you can reach out via email. Send your message to with a brief introduction about yourself. Make sure to use “Paid volunteering at Albergue Quinta Estrada Romana” as the subject of your email to facilitate a quicker response process.

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Author: Voluntouring staff

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2 thoughts on “Paid volunteering at a hostel on the Camino Portugues ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น

    1. Dear Gemma ๐Ÿ˜Š
      This is the comment section of the host announcement. The hosts may not be able to read this section, so to get in touch with them, please use the contact information they provided in the “Contact Details” section at the end of the announcement, just above our conversation.๐Ÿ‘†

      Thank you and happy travels.๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿคž

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