Helping NGOs, social projects, or the local community is something for those that, beyond volunteering abroad, want to contribute to a more egalitarian society. Helping with eco-projects, teaching children or taking care of animals are some of the options for community work. On the exchange, accommodation is provided through the project in exchange for a few hours of work each day.
Portugal, although not the biggest country, still has regions that need help and that are perfect for those that want to do volunteer service. Some of the volunteer exchange projects are in Porto and Cabeceiras de Bastos, two beautiful places that are worth visiting as a volunteer with the concept that tourism and volunteering can be part of the same trip.