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Volunteer in Portugal

Portugal is the hidden gem of Mediterranean Europe. Its stunning beaches and quaint fisherman-like towns captivate tourists from all over the world who travel to Portugal in attempts to find true, historic authenticity. It is a unique place where modernity blossoms amongst a city of the past - much more than in the rest of Europe. Many of the cities are small towns, complete with a relaxed atmosphere and friendly natured people. For the more calm spirited, there are vineyards that specialize in fine red wine, and castles throughout the countryside that are a direct portal into the past. For those who crave adventure, there is surfing, wind-surfing, biking, and hiking galore. Volunteer in Portugal and you will experience equal parts fun, relaxation and meaningful work. The beauty of this country is found in taking time to get to know the land, the sea and the people.

The main option for volunteering in Portugal is in the hospitality industry. There are opportunities to volunteer or intern in everything from five star hotels to hostels, depending on your direction and/or previous experience. The hospitality industry, across the world, seeks driven, friendly and communicative individuals who can face challenges head-on. If this sounds like you, or if you are already planning on pursuing hospitality as a career, then working in a hostel or hotel in Portugal is a clever decision. By doing so, you will gain invaluable knowledge; experience that will impress future employers, and create a network of industry connections that you will have forever.  

Gaining international work experience is very important in the hospitality industry. Learning about how to work abroad is a priceless experience and proves that you are adaptable and invested in becoming familiarized with the cultures, mannerisms, and customs of all kinds of people, an important quality to have in the service industry. 

Interning or volunteering abroad is about more than simply gaining work experience. It is about traveling the world and having fun. Luckily, in Portugal there are no shortage of activities to participate in, from enjoying the city nightlife and exploring the windy streets, to enjoying beach views and exploring castles from long ago. Volunteering or interning in Portugal is more than worthy of your time; it will provide you with invaluable experience, lasting connections and fun!
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