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Teach English in Portugal to Youth & Adults

Be the Change. Be a Global Volunteer in Portugal.

Teaching English in Portugal is an outstanding volunteer vacation.

Work with teens and adults with varying English abilities in classrooms, offices, and community centers.  You’re a valued resource here! The picturesque town of Beja – off the tourist trail – has hosted us since 2007.  Help students improve their educational and career opportunities through easy lessons, instructional games and your own creativity.  Review a standard volunteer work schedule.

Get Started in Portugal

Volunteer on the Iberian Penninsula

Volunteer in Beja, Portugal

“Each day has been a bit like unwrapping a surprising package. After lunch, before we knew it, we were surrounded by students eager to talk, listen and help us with our visitor’s map. We let them circle anything of interest as long as they talked to us. Needless to say, we now have a map with lots of museums, churches and parks circled.”

“We all arrived in Portugal with our dreams of helping to wage peace with another culture through mutual communication, interaction, and respect. I truly believe our dreams came true during our two weeks in Beja.”

“I especially enjoyed seeing the growth in the students’ confidence throughout the two weeks. We had the freedom to do what we thought was best, within the conversational English guidelines. It was the perfect opportunity to use my skills as a teacher!”

“How quickly I became attached to our students. I don’t remember their names but I do remember who plays the piano, who likes to read Harry Potter and who is the mother of a 2-year-old son. What will they remember about us? Perhaps they’ll remember the storytelling, the performances, silly games and dances, or a photo of a cake-baking granddaughter, because they, too, bake cakes.”

Volunteer Voices: Read and Hear What Volunteers Say About Serving in Portugal