The local volunteer project is a traditional first-day activity at the World Youth and Student Travel Conference and is an opportunity for the WYSE Travel Confederation team and youth industry leaders to contribute to the conference’s host city. Through this project we reiterate our commitment to support local communities in a sustainable way.

Volunteer project for WYSTC 2023

The project for WYSTC 2023 will take place at the Banco Alimentar contra a Fome (Food Bank Against Hunger).

The Food Bank collects and distributes several thousand tons of products throughout the year. In turn, they distribute cooked meals and food baskets to people proven to be in need, already covering the total distribution of more than 390,000 people.

The volunteer project runs from 9:00 – 12:00 on Tuesday, 12 September.

Lisbon food bank

It will be organised in 3 sections:

1. Welcome: arrival of volunteers and brief presentation about the Food Bank and contextualisation of the importance of employee participation in volunteer work.

2. Activity: preparation of baskets of perishable and non-perishable goods to deliver to the beneficiary institutions, service to institutions, separation and organisation of food.

3. Conclusion: thanks, questions and group photo.

We advise volunteers to bring comfortable clothes and shoes to work in the warehouse.

Previous volunteer projects

WYSTC 2018: volunteer project in Edinburgh, Scotland.

WYSTC 2017: volunteer project in Montréal, Canada.

WYSTC 2016: volunteer project in Belgrade, Serbia.