Indivíduo distribui jornais do evento Serralves em Festa no Jardim

Since the Foundation was first established, integration within the local chas been assumed as one of the institution’s intrinsic characteristics. This has led to an emphasis on volunteering as a privileged means of involving the local community. Implemented in 2002, the Volunteering Programme represents an open attitude by the Foundation in relation to society, based on the principles of participation, solidarity and cooperation, complementarity and free provision of services, among others. There has been significant adhesion to this initiative from the outset, demonstrating that members of civil society are extremely keen to participate in implementation of the Serralves project.

The Foundation organises two kinds of volunteering:
- The General Volunteering Programme: that takes place throughout the year.
- One-off Volunteering: For specific one-off events such as: Serralves em Festa, the Autumn Festival, BioBlitz.

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Voluntariado Serralves em Festa 2019
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Voluntariado Serralves em Festa 2019


Este momento único de atração e diversificação de visitantes, promovendo de modo ímpar Serralves, a cidade do Porto e o próprio País, tem sido possível com o contributo de todos os voluntários nas mais diversas áreas.

Junte-se a nós e participe como voluntário!


Registration Form
Registration and clarifications

Complete the online form to make your application in the Serralves volunteer programme.

To learn more about this initiative, we suggest that you read the FAQ (portuguese) and the Volunteer Welcome Manual (portuguese)

If you have any question or inquiry, please send an email to We will try to respond to as quickly as possible!

The Volunteer Programme in Portugal is governed by: Law no. 71/98 of 3 November, Decree-Law no. 389/99 of September 30 and Decree Law no. 176/2005 of 25 October.

Areas of volunteering at Serralves

Ranging from reception of the general public, reception of school groups, support in gardening practices and in the library or collaboration in celebrations: the volunteer can choose his area of volunteering, according to his skills, availability and areas of interest.


Availability, taste for culture, willingness to give one’s time and knowledge, motivation and confidence, team spirit, belief that everyone’s collaboration makes a difference ... these are the qualities that are required to be a Volunteer at Serralves and join of the most well successful and consolidated cultural projects in Portugal, that has unique international projection and recognition.