| Featured Articles on Volunteer Work in Spain
|Speak English? Volunteer in Spain
Nora Dunn describes her recent volunteer program in Spain, where room and board is exchanged for teaching conversational English.
|Volunteer in Spain and Make the Desert Green
Saskia Cornes describes a volunteer program which promotes sustainable living.
| Volunteer in Spain: Choose from Several Locations
Roy Barnes on a volunteer experience with a program with branches across Spain, where room and board is exchanged for teaching conversational English.
Canadian Alliance for Development Initiatives and Projects (CADIP)
Short-Term Volunteer Projects in Spain
Participating in an international short term volunteer project (so called Workcamp ) can be an exciting prospect. It is an interesting and meaningful way to travel with purpose and spend 2-3 weeks in a foreign environment. Working and living together with other young people from around the world provides an excellent opportunity to make many new friends, learn about unknown places and culture, gain new skills and experience. Your time, energy, and enthusiasm can make a difference in areas where help is really needed.
Small fruit farm in southern Spain (Costa del Sol) that offers a place to live at low cost (5, 10 or 15 euros a day) while changing to a healthy, sustainable way of life. Working visitor program (e.g. see website) where work contributed subsidizes keep; vegan diet, all raw food.
Contact: Apdo Correos 29, 29100 Coin, Malaga, Spain; 011-34-661-079-950; email@example.com, www.ecoforest.org.
Service Civil International Workcamps SCI US
SCI is an exchange organization that sends volunteers on 2-3 week international work projects and long term 3-12 month opportunities in over 50 countries, including Spain. The $250 application fee covers lodging, meals, and minimal health insurance. SCI promotes voluntary service to impact social, environmental and humanitarian issues.
Visit: www.sci-ivs.org for an application.
Sunseed Desert Technology
Volunteer in Andalucia, Southern Spain
Sunseed Desert Technology aims to develop, demonstrate and communicate accessible, low-tech methods of living sustainably in a semi-arid environment. They are based in the province of Almeria in the eastern part of Andalucia, Southern Spain.
Every year up to three hundred international volunteers come to work at Sunseed Desert Technology staying for between a week and several months. Volunteers can work in all of our departments which include: Appropriate Technology, Organic Gardening, Dryland Management and Construction and Maintenance. All volunteers and staff also share the communal cooking and cleaning duties. Volunteers pay a weekly donation towards food and accommodation, this money almost entirely funds the work of the project.
Contact: Sunseed Desert Technology, Apdo 9, 04270 Sorbas, Almeria, Spain, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. + 34 950 525 770, www.sunseed.org.uk
Volunteers for Peace
VFP offers over 3000 projects in more than 100 countries every year, including Spain! Project cost starts at $500, which includes food and accommodation. Types of project include construction, environmental, agricultural, social, work with kids, renovation, art & culture and more! Since 1982, VFP has exchanged over 30,000 volunteers worldwide and organized more than 850 volunteer projects in North America. Start planning your volunteer adventure or learn how to get involved at VFP.org!