Portugal – EVS

One or two volunteers are welcomed each year under the EVS scheme: if you live in the EU, Iceland, Switzerland or Norway, are under 30 and are willing to spend six to 12 months working at Cruzinha, you could apply to be the next EVS volunteer.

This opportunity would ideally suit a gap year student or graduate looking for conservation experience, though it is open to anyone who fulfils the above criteria. EVS volunteers receive free flights to and from their country of origin (within the EU), free board and lodging, free language classes and about 95 Euros a month.

Successful EVS applicants would be based at Cruzinha, our bird observatory and field study centre set in the Alvor marshes in the Algarve. Cruzinha has a capacity to accommodate up to 16 people; volunteers are normally accommodated in male and female dormitories. It is surrounded by an environmentally friendly garden, an orchard and three small biological gardens, making it a desirable place for wildlife and pleasant for visitors searching for a rest.

The EVS application process is separate from our general volunteer application process; please contact A Rocha Portugal directly for information at [email protected]

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