Countryside House in Alentejo Coast 7km from Melides Village

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The Exchange

This is a good place to slow down, to be in touch with nature, to read, to walk, to relax, far from busy crowded places, parties and bars. We need help: - Preparing breakfast: replenish food, and get things off breakfast, clean the dishes, the breakfast and the kitchen. - Organizing and cleaning indoor and outdoor area (House, swimming pool and the garden), prepare and serve light meals and snacks . To make small arrangements (if needed).


32 hours of help per week

Kitchen Hand: Help prepare, finish and serve meals.

Cleaning: Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.

Housekeeping: Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.

Reception: Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.

What you get

2 days off per week

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.

Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Bikes at your disposal: You can use our bikes any time you want.

Pick Up: We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.


Intermediate English or Beginner Spanish

Over 25 years old

Be from outside Portugal

Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

We need help to:
-prepare breakfast: replenish food, clean the dishes, kitchen and breakfast room.
-help in the outdoor area, in the garden and pool;
-make small arrangements;
-welcome new guests;
-prepare and serve snacks.
-guiding tours (high seasson if needeed)
-Prepare rooms (if needeed)

Activities & Shift

There are 2 shifts:
-Morning shift (2 or 3 times a week) from 8.30 am to 2.30pm breakfast prepartion, kitchen and living room (cleaning). Suport rooms preparation (if needeed).
-Afternoon shift (2 or times a week): from 3pm to 10pm (sptop 1h to eat). Cooking and cleaning the space including outside areas.
Welcome guests.
Helping to prepare and serve guest`s snacks.


All meals are included except drinks. Alcoholic beverages should be taken after helping hours. Each volunteer prepares 1 or 2 team meals per week , we have a weekly menu with directions to help.
Lunch and dinner time are not included in the working hours .

Feel free to join us at all the meals even if you are in your day off.
The bicycles are available, except during the schedule tours
There are 2 toilets for the staff. it is importante to Keep them clean.
Swimming pool, use it in your free time.
The shifts hours must be respected.