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Inclusive Agriculture Project in portugal

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Strengths

  • Live an immersion experience in the Portuguese culture
  • Work in an association that offers an employment opportunity to people with disabilities
  • Contribute to a system that increases production capacity in a sustainable manner and guarantees the food supply for future generations.

Program description

Inclusive Agriculture: In Portugal, as all around the world, the importance of producing and consuming local products is growing, and it has become an important tool for fighting climate change  and social inequalities. At the same time, there’s a low and difficult access to the labor market by people with intellectual or physical disabilities which makes it more difficult for these individuals to organize their future and to have a decent life with fair opportunities.

This program aims to insert people with disabilities into the labor market through training and developing personal and socio-professional skills, in the context of the Agri-food sector.

In this program, volunteers will join a non-profit and will help and support the local host center in their daily tasks. The tasks are built around agriculture activities, such as planting and sowing, weeding, ground covering, assembly of vegetable baskets and other general agriculture tasks. 

Volunteers Tasks

The tasks in this program, may vary according to the needs at the time and the time of the year. The work is supervised by the staff, but after receiving instructions the volunteer can be working as an independent member of the team.

  • Weeding
  • Ground covering
  • Planting
  • Assembly of vegetable baskets
  • Cleaning
  • Sowing
  • Labeling
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Where is your project

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Included in the price

  • Airport pick-up
  • Accommodation in mixed dormitory
  • 3 meals per day
  • Orientation: presentation of Portugal, practical information, safety instructions, guided tour, SIM card and city guides
  • Sustainable project with supervision and equipment
  • 24/7 assistance

Not included in the price

  • Single room in Lisbon (optional)
  • Additional nights in Lisbon (optional)
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Local transports

Your accommodation

Accommodation is provided in the volunteers' house, in shared rooms for a maximum of 8 people. Volunteers will have access to the common room, the outdoor spaces including the garden and the pool to relax. WIFI is available throughout the house and is free. 

Meals are prepared every day, they are local cuisine but it is possible to adapt to specific diets on request (vegetarian, vegan, lactose free, gulten free, etc).

Activities

Additional information

SCHEDULE Volunteers

work up to 5 hours daily: the schedule depends on the organization needs at the moment. Volunteers have 2 days off (weekends usually).

Conditions

Documents required to reserve a place on the program: 

  • Registration form with your contact information and travel dates (which we will send via email).
  •  Flight tickets. 
  • Diet/Allergies.
  • Passport copy. 
Payment
A deposit of 300 € must be paid 7 days after sending your reservation and then the balance must be sent to us no more than 12 weeks before the start of your project.
For stays in less than 12 weeks: the full amount must be paid to confirm the reservation. 

Cancellation

A 50% deposit is required for booking. Balance payment is due 4 weeks prior to departure. In case of cancellation before start date, all fees will be refunded, except the deposit. In case of cancellation after start date, there will be no refund.

Other

The organization intends to give an opportunity and integrate everyone that has some kind of disability in the portuguese community.

This happens throught trainning and continued development of capacities that will allow them to find and get a job that they are capable to do.

Agriculture is still one of the biggest trades in Portugal, so bringing these people back to the most traditional way of doing it is also giving it a new life. In Semear all work done in the field is 100% organic, almost no machinery is used and they are constantely trying to find new (old) ways of taking care of the crops.

Besides the field work they also have a grocery store where some of the products are sold, this store has special prices for those in need, as do the vegetable baskets that are distribuited to families that sometimes rely on supports like this to live their day-to-day.

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Inclusive Agriculture Project in portugal
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