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Portugal's Hedgehog Rescue: Embracing Conservation and Care

  • Europe, Portugal, Porto
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  • Duration : 1 to 12 Weeks

Program Highlights

  • Contribute to animal welfare by joining a non-profit rescue center that treats injured and sick hedgehogs, to release them back into nature.
  • Meet people from all over the world who are passionate about animal protection, and build meaningful connections with like-minded individuals.
  • Spend time with adorable hedgehogs and gain hands-on experience in animal care and rehabilitation.
  • Learn Portuguese and immerse yourself in the local culture. The program offers language classes and opportunities to practice your language skills with locals.
  • Discover Porto and its surroundings. This beautiful city is famous for its rich history, stunning architecture, and delicious cuisine.
  • Volunteers will have free time to explore and experience all that Porto has to offer.

UN’s Sustainable Development Goals:

Quality Education Life on Land Partnerships to achieve the Goal

This program is ideal for

Animal lovers who have a special affinity for hedgehogs and are passionate about their conservation. Volunteers should possess empathy, patience, and a gentle touch when handling and caring for injured or sick animals. They should have a strong commitment to wildlife welfare and be willing to learn and follow proper rehabilitation protocols. If you have a deep appreciation for nature's smallest creatures and a desire to make a difference in preserving hedgehog populations, this program is perfect for you.

Join our volunteer program in Portugal's only dedicated hedgehog rescue and conservation center. Help treat injured and sick hedgehogs, and contribute to the preservation of this iconic species.

Are you passionate about wildlife conservation? Join our volunteer program at Portugal's Hedgehog Rescue and make a difference in the lives of these beloved creatures. Our non-profit rescue center is committed to the conservation and care of hedgehogs, focusing on treating injured and sick individuals and releasing them back into their natural habitat whenever possible.

Hedgehogs are not only easily recognizable but also among the sweetest wild animals you can encounter. Sadly, they face numerous threats, including pollution, habitat loss, road casualties, and food scarcity. The European Hedgehog population has witnessed a significant decline in recent years, making the mission of wildlife conservation institutions crucial for their survival. By volunteering with us, you can actively contribute to increasing the hedgehog population and ensuring these fascinating creatures thrive for generations to come.

Join our 100% volunteer-based rehabilitation center and be a part of the effort to rescue and conserve hedgehogs, exclusively dedicated to this species in Portugal. Your dedication will have a lasting impact on their future. Become a volunteer today and be a part of the solution for hedgehog conservation.

Explore the city's historic landmarks:

Visit the iconic Dom Luís I Bridge, one of Porto's most recognizable landmarks, and take in the panoramic views of the Douro River.

Discover the stunning architecture of Porto's historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and admire the intricate tilework and ornate facades of buildings like the São Bento Train Station and the Church of São Francisco.

Sample local cuisine and wine:

Indulge in Portugal's delicious cuisine, including seafood dishes like grilled sardines, octopus, and bacalhau (salted cod).

Try Porto's famous port wine, produced in the Douro Valley, and explore the city's many wine cellars and tasting rooms.

Enjoy outdoor activities:

Take a stroll along the Ribeira waterfront and enjoy the lively atmosphere of Porto's cafes and restaurants.

Visit the beautiful beaches of Matosinhos or Vila Nova de Gaia, just a short drive from the city center.

Hike in the stunning natural parks and reserves surrounding Porto, such as the Parque Nacional da Peneda-Gerês.

Attend cultural events and festivals:

Enjoy live music and entertainment at one of Porto's many music festivals, such as NOS Primavera Sound or MIMO.

Celebrate traditional Portuguese festivals and events, such as São João (Saint John's Day) or the Festival of St. Anthony.

Volunteer in other projects:

Join other volunteering projects in the area, such as environmental conservation, animal welfare or social projects.

Meet other volunteers and like-minded people who are passionate about making a positive impact in the world.


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