Testimony from Vanessa Indama

Hello! My name is Vanessa Indama, I’m 22 years old and I’m from Porto. Through the Plantar Uma Árvore Association, I was able to do volunteer work for two months in Serra do Alvão, in Vila Real. I started my volunteering during the plantation period, which allowed me to acquire new skills (like using a…

Testimony Sonali Ghoorahoo

“Hello, my name is Sonali, I’m French and I’m 22 years old. I studied History and Political science at the University and after my final exam, I decided to take a gap year for travel and voluntary work in contact with nature. I joined the association Plantar Uma Árvore during the winter season from October…

LIFE VOLUNTEER ESCAPES until June 2021

The extension request for the project LIFE VOLUNTEER ESCAPES was recently approved for more six months. It is with joy that we announce that we will continue to work with the support of long-term volunteers until June 2021 in nature conservation in Portugal. With most of the biodiversity and conservation indicators achieved, we decided to…

Testimony Tobias Lemke

“Hey, my name is Tobi and I’m 19 years old. I am from Germany and I just spent my last three months in Portugal with the association “Plantar uma Árvore”, starting in the beginning of September. There I lived in the northern location, in the area of “Serra do Alvão”. I was lucky to experience…

I can remember…

One of the most remarkable experiences in these 10 months was the stay at Farilhão Grande for 4 nights. Much of the work was done during the night, when the roques-de-castro (Hydrobates castro) return to the nest. The nets were opened after the sun went down and closed before the sun came up. During that…

The day of the Native Forest in Serra do Alvão

The day of the native forest begun with the sun, the students of the gardening class of the school of Vila Pouca de Aguiar were invited to join the volunteers of Plantar uma Árvore of the Serra do Alvão in Baldios de Afonsim for a plantation of native species such as Black-Oak, White-Oak, Strawberry Tree, Scots-Pine, Mountain-Maple,…

Activities in the slopes of Minhéu

In the last few weeks, volunteers from Plantar uma Árvore from Serra do Alvão participated in various activities in the area of the Grouping of Baldios Encostas do Minhéu, namely in natural engineering works, collecting and propagating seeds, building mounds, placing nest boxes, actions raising awareness of the importance of nature conservation with students from…

Blanche Danede Testimony

“Olá guys! My name is Blanche, I’m a 21 years old French girl. During this two months (September-November) I have been part of a great volunteering with the NGO Plantar uma Árvore. Further to the obtaining of my degree in Geography and Planning I decided to do a gap year, although the current context with…

Recovery and maintenance interventions on the Seteais Pedestrian Trail

The team of volunteers from Plantar Uma Árvore, Sintra, has been carrying out recovery and maintenance interventions on the Seteais Pedestrian Trail, this time with container control on a water line, continuing the recovery of the riparian and acacial gallery in other plots , as well as promoting natural regeneration with biodiverse plantations.