You always dreamed about living and breathing surf in Portugal? You love to work with dedicated people and you are willing to offer a helping hand with a sincere smile? Great, so let’s get started! During your one month volunteer you will make sure that things in the camp will stay neat and tidy. Moreover, you will prepare breakfast and our weekly BBQ together with other team members and make sure that our guests will not only enjoy surfing but also good food. We know it’s a big job but if you are the right person, it will feel more fun and less work.

Main duties

  • Look after the camp and maintain a clean as well as comfortable environment
  • General cleaning activities in public areas and guest rooms
  • Make guests feel welcome and share great memories together
  • Enjoy the best waves in Europe and have fun while doing everything above

Detailed description

  • Daily cleaning activities in public areas (kitchen, dining/living room, terrace, pool, garden)
  • Daily cleaning activities in guest rooms
  • Clean and prepare guest rooms for new arrivals
  • Prepare breakfast with other team members
  • Prepare weekly BBQ with other team members
  • Help with certain guest activities if requested (check-in, shuttles, entertainment activities)


  • Experience in tourism, housekeeping and/or customer service
  • Basic knowledge of cleaning and cooking methods
  • Detail-oriented and happy personality with high energy level
  • Excellent communication skills in German and/or English
  • Great team player who helps to build positive relationships
  • Minimum age of 21 and valid driving license required

Remuneration: Free accommodation in a team dorm and use of our facilities including surf boards and wetsuits. Participation in surf and yoga lessons upon availability. Free breakfast and some free dinners. Work hours: We generally work about 4 hours a day and 6 days a week. Hours and workload can change depending on the season but will not exceed 30 hours per week. That gives you plenty of time to surf and enjoy other activities. Contract: 1 month contract only. Please make sure you outline what timeframe you’re interested in working for.

1 month contract only

Free accommodation in a team dorm.

Free breakfast and some free dinners.

Your surftrip starts right here


Located on a lush hillside next to the charming seaside town of Ericeira, PortugalSurfCamp takes you away from the hustle and bustle to a traditional styled Portuguese villa situated just a few steps away from São Julião beach. The camp provides not only great accommodation that suits all budgets but also endless memorable moments to share with people from all parts of the world.

Weather you are catching your first waves or you’ve been ripping for decades, the PortugalSurfCamp team will make sure that you’re in for a surf adventure of a lifetime. Expert coaches offer step-by-step introductions for beginners as well as surf guiding for experienced surfers who’d like to explore new areas or improve their technique. All of this of course at the best surf spots of Ericeira - suited to you and the current surf conditions, ranging from beach breaks to point breaks and reef lefts and rights.

And if quality surfing isn’t quite enough, you can join yoga classes to strengthen your core, enjoy a soothing massage, jump into the refreshing pool in the beautiful backyard of the camp or just relax post surf with a chilled beer during the popular BBQ night. In addition, you can easily explore the stunning surrounding area between Ericeira and Lisbon, dive into the vibrant Portuguese nightlife and enjoy the local cuisine which is famous for amazing fish and seafood dishes.