GoEco offers a diverse selection of wildlife, humanitarian
and environmental projects in Europe. You have
the opportunity to choose among several exciting
initiatives in Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal,
the Czech Republic and the UK! Whether you’re interested
in sea turtle conservation or a hospitality internship,
you can expect the volunteer experience of a lifetime!
||Dates: 1 week – 6 months
Costs: $350 USD – $2,800 USD
Contact: GoEco Volunteering
Tel.: US: +1 646 240 4545 AU: +61 2 8014 9393
Abroad in Europe with United Planet!
United Planet's Quests offer you or your
group the opportunity to learn, teach, work, engage
and immerse yourselves in a culture outside your
comfort zone through customized volunteer work,
enriching cultural activities, and home stays with
local families. Our programs in Western Europe
run either 6 or 12 months and welcome volunteers
ages 18 and up. Partake in educational, environmental
sustainability, global health projects, and more.
Visit our website for more information!
depart in January or August.
Cost: Varies according to country and
length of stay. Please visit our website for details.
Contact: Please give the United Planet Team a call at 617-874-8041 or email email@example.com. More information can be found at: www.unitedplanet.org. Feel free to visit us from 9 AM to 5 PM at United Planet, Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina, 256 Marginal Street, Boston, MA 02128.
We offer immersion Spanish courses
all year round at special prices, jobs
in hospitality management all around Spain, affordable internships in different
cities throughout Spain, culinary arts in top hotels,
field trips for schools and colleges, unpaid
volunteer programs, Spanish online courses,
and Dele preparation exams.
year round, any time, any program.
Cost: From US $100 per week.
Contact: Instituto Hemingway,
Bailen 5, 2 Dcha. 48003 – Bilbao,
Tel.: +34 94 416 7901. Fax:
+34 94 416 57 48
and Teach English to a Family in France
This volunteer programme is a great opportunity
to experience French lifestyle and improve your
linguistic skills at a low cost.
You live with a host family and in exchange for
your own room and meals, you share your English
language skills for around 15 hours a week. This
programme has a focus on cultural exchange, it
is designed for those of you wishing to experience
the French culture in depth. Placements are usually
in Southern France, however, positions are available
in Paris, and other areas in France.
to 3 months placements, available all year round.
Only 1 month placement in July and August.
Cost: From 390 Euros.
Contact: ALIORE, Worldwide Workshops,
23 rue Jean Giono 34080 Montpellier, France.
Tel.: 00 33 951 79 79 72.
(Language & Lifestyle programme)
ALIORE Worldwide Workshops
Volunteer in a Green Tourism Project in South of France
Take part in the development of a green tourism project
in the South of France while experiencing the French
lifestyle. You live with a host family and in exchange
for accommodation and meals, you give a hand for a minimum
of 20 hours per week (maximum 30).
This volunteering opportunity is open to anyone, individuals,
couples, families, group of friends…
The green project aims to provide a tourism that respects
the environment through activities such as donkey trekking,
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.aliore.org
API — Volunteer Abroad in Germany
API offers guaranteed volunteer placements available in the areas of: Child care, Coaching, Social Justice,
Teaching/Tutoring. These placements require a commitment of 2-4 weeks, and will be in the greater Berlin area.
Contact: Academic Programs International, 301 Camp Craft Road, Suite 100, Austin, TX, 78746; email@example.com, www.apistudyabroad.com.
the Sea Turtle Protection Society
Enthusiastic and committed volunteers are required
for demanding sea turtle conservation projects run
by ARCHELON in Greece. Zakynthos, Peloponnesus and
Crete are major nesting areas for the loggerhead (Caretta
caretta) turtle in the Mediterranean and have
been monitored by ARCHELON, a non-profit making organization,
for 20 years. In Athens, ARCHELON also runs the only
Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Centre in Greece. Volunteers
are invited to work on the island of Zakynthos where
the first National Marine Park for sea turtles in
the Mediterranean was established in 1999 and assist
the Management Body of the Park in its task to protect
the nesting beaches. In Peloponnesus, volunteers will
protect nests from foxes and other mammals, experience
the pilot project of sand dune restoration, help maintain
nature trails and the running of the newly established
Nature Information Centres. On the island of Crete,
participants will work for the implementation of a
Management Plan for the nesting areas. At the Sea
Turtle Rescue Centre, volunteers will have the opportunity
to assist our staff in daily treatment of sea turtles
that suffer from accidental and deliberate injuries.
Balkan Sunflowers (Volunteers
for Social Reconstruction in the Balkans)
Projects, many involving children, take on volunteers
in Kosovo, Macedonia, and Albania.
Canadian Alliance for Development
Initiatives and Projects (CADIP)
Short-Term Volunteer Projects in Europe
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.
Volunteer Programs in Europe
Connect-123 links you to volunteer projects
in Barcelona, Spain and Dublin, Ireland. According to interests and skills, volunteer programs include Animal Science and Wildlife, Community Service, Economic Development, Education and Teaching, Environment, Human Rights, Medical and Public Health, Social Work Volunteer, Youth Development and Sports.
What's included: Finding a volunteer project
that specifically meets your needs; arranging secure,
high-quality, centrally-located accommodation based
on your budget; assisting with local transport and
providing advice on public transport routes; airport
meet and greet service; a complete preparation and
orientation information pack; advice, assistance,
and guidance before, during, and after your stay;
group-rate discounts; and 24/7 emergency support and
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.connect-123.com/programs/volunteer/
Discover Spain in an English Conversation
Pueblo Ingles has been described as an inspiring
cultural adventure, an enriching personal journey,
and a unique, human experience. Each week twenty Native
English speakers are sponsored to stay in a beautiful,
picturesque 4-star resort in Spain so they can converse
with Spanish professionals who want to improve their
English. Accommodation, food and wine are provided
in exchange for your conversation. It's a unique and
enjoyable experience and the best way to learn about
Spain if you don't speak the local lingo.
Contact: email@example.com, www.diverbo.com/volunteer-in-spain
Volunteer Conservation Expeditions in Europe
On a fantastic 10-day boat trip help gather
vital data that is leading directly to the implementation
of conservation measures.
Whales and Dolphins of Moray Firth, Scotland
Stay in a beautiful village surrounded by majestic
cliffs and rolling farmland. Spend your days on the water
looking for Whales and Dolpins and gathering crucial
population data on these populations to improve their
Stay in a remote part of the beautiful Skaftafell
National Park and collect important data on glacial retreat
to help understand how climate change is affecting glaciers.
This is a unique opportunity to explore one of the most
geologically active areas in the world with a team of
leading earth scientists.
Global Vision International (GVI)
Turtle Conservation Volunteer Program in Greece
This volunteer program gives you the chance to live in the beautiful Bay of Lakonikos in the southern Peloponnese, while working with a team of international volunteers to conserve and protect one of the most important loggerhead turtle nesting areas in Greece.
Your team will perform surveys every morning to record nesting activity and protect turtle nests against predation by mammals and inundation by sea water. Volunteers also provide important conservation information to overseas visitors and the local community. Opportunities exist for you to explore the fascinating Greek culture and to enjoy the sights of the surrounding local area in your free time.
Contact: 888 653 6028; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Global Volunteers in Greece
Volunteer to teach English to youth and adults as well as gardening on the island of Crete in Greece.
Global Volunteers in Italy
Volunteer to teach English to students in the Puglia
region of southern Italy.
Global Volunteers in Portugal
Volunteer to teach conversational English to youth and adults.
Volunteer Programs in Europe
IVHQ offers affordable volunteer opportunities in Italy, Portugal, Romania, and Spain. IVHQ sends over 5,000 volunteer travelers worldwide annually.
Contact: email@example.com, www.volunteerhq.org
for Turtles in Kefalonia
with all the Group's activities, primarily the conservation
of Loggerhead turtle on Kefalonia's sandy beaches,
but also environmental education, promotion of sustainable
development, raising awareness and information about
wildlife Kefalonia.Volunteers have to pay for their
food and their trip. This covers administration
and accomodation costs. Accomodation is provided to all volunteers
in a basic private campsite.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.kateliosgroup.org
La Sabranenque Restoration
Volunteers needed to help preserve and restore monuments
in France (and Italy). New off-season 1-week programs, e.g. volunteering
with technical training or hiking.
Visit: Rue de la Tour de l’Oume,
30290 Saint Victor la Coste, France; 011-33-466-50-05-05. U.S. inquiries to Jacqueline
Simon, 124 Bondcroft Dr., Buffalo, NY 14226; 716-836-8698; email@example.com, www.sabranenque.com.
National Trust Working Holidays
Britain’s National Trust cares for more wildlife,
including 1,250 vulnerable species, than any other European
charity. It owns more than 240,000 hectares of land and
575 miles of coastline, making it the largest private
landowner in Britain. A virtual army of staff and volunteers
assist in managing these habitats with 450 well-organized
holidays a year in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
The catalog is online. Bookings from overseas volunteers
between 18 and 70 are welcome and very inexpensive, including
food and hostel accommodations. Most older adults choose
projects classified as Oak, Oak Plus, and Archaeological
Holidays because they are less physically rigorous.
Contact: P.O. Box 84, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 1ZP, U.K.;
011-0870 429 2429; www.nationaltrust.org.uk.
Archeaology in Romania
Work with the National Museum of History researching
Dacia and medieval Transylvania in Romania.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.projects-abroad.org
Needs volunteers to care for endangered monuments throughout
France. Low-cost workcamp.
Contact: 1 rue des Guillemites, 75004
Paris, France; 011-33-1-42-71-96-55; www.rempart.com
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, Apartado de correos 9. CP 04270, Los Molinos del Rio Aguas,
Sorbas, Almeria, Spain; Tel. +34 9511 90263; email@example.com, www.sunseed.org.uk.
Trust for Scotland
Scottish counterpart of the National Trust (as above).
Includes archaeological digs and trail building camps.
Volunteers for Peace.
VFP offers over 3000 projects in more than 90 countries/regions
every year, including Europe! Project cost starts at
$500, which includes food and accommodation. Types of
project include construction, environmental, agricultural,
social, work with kids, renovation, art and culture and
more! Since 1982, VFP has exchanged over 31,000 volunteers
worldwide. Start planning your volunteer adventure or
learn how to get involved at VFP.org!
Contact: 7 Kilburn St. STE 316, Burlington, VT 05401; tel. 1 (802) 540-3060; firstname.lastname@example.org, vfp.org
(Willing Workers on Organic Farms) provides a
list of countries worldwide, including, throughout
Europe where members may exchange volunteer farm work
for food, accommodation and opportunities to learn
about organic lifestyles.