WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO?
The Frontier-Portugal Construction project aims to support the work of the local staff and is committed to improving Lisbon’s infrastructure whilst providing construction upgrades and renovations to homes and social organizations in the poorest areas of Lisbon. This project directly helps families living in poverty to have a decent home by mobilizing national and international volunteers to build and repair their houses.
The project aspires to a long term goal of remodelling 130 homes and 60 social organizations in the next 5 years. Portugal is a great place to live. Nice weather, inspiring history, healthy and delicious food and friendly people. Unfortunately, not everyone in Portugal has access to the great quality of life the country can offer. Over 2 million people are in danger of poverty, including 500 thousand children and their families.
WHAT WILL I BE DOING?
You will work alongside a dedicated and enthusiastic team of like-minded volunteers to help disadvantaged Portuguese families realise their dreams. You will help paint homes, participate in reconstruction and remodelling projects and complete landscaping and other basic construction tasks. Your manual labour assistance will be much needed and appreciated as this project works towards its ambitious goals. Maintaining and improving one’s shelter is a basic need that many in this region are unable to attain. Through your support, you will not only be assisting with diverse manual labour projects but you will also be acting as a catalyst for prosperity as you work to help disadvantaged people live fuller and happier lives. You do not need any special skills to participate in this program, just two hands and the willingness and enthusiasm to join in on some meaningful and physical work.
This project will also give you the opportunity to travel around Lisbon with your fellow volunteers and take in the sights, sounds and smells of this lively country. By working alongside local people you will be giving insider knowledge on the best spots to eat, shop and enjoy a casual day on the town doing whatever it is you please. This means you may have access to some of the most beautiful places in Portugal that are off the beaten track, providing you the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in Portuguese culture – all while making new friends from around the world and making a truly meaningful difference in the lives of many!