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Volunteer in Marine Conservation Project in Spain

Marine Conservation Volunteer Work in SpainValencia's coast is one of the most beautiful parts of Spain. It is lined with many kilometers of beaches where tourists from around the world enjoy the sunny weather and practice water sports. However, the increase in tourism also has its effects on the environment.

The Conservation Project is located in Denia, a traditional fishing town 100 kms south of Valencia and home of the Marine Reserve in the Cape of San Antonio.Volunteers participating in these projects will learn new skills and contribute  to minimize the environmental impact of their travel and get involved in important conservation and research programs.

Volunteer tasks include underwater cleaning, learn to accurately identify the targeted species, survey and data collection  of underwater habitats in danger and helping with the logistical operations.

The major highlights of the program for volunteers is to work and live in a charming coastal town whilst helping protect the Mediterranean marine biodiversity .Volunteers can also learn to scuba dive and practice other sports like snorkelling  and sailing.

Marine Conservation Program Description

Program Requirements

Volunteers must be 18 years or older , dynamic, active, open minded and have at least a basic level of Spanish.
Volunteer should be fit and physically prepared to work in the open environment. 
 

Project Location

The Marin conservation project is located in Denia, which is a traditional fishing town 100 kms south of Valencia.
 

During your Free Time

There is lot to do during your free time and on weekends.On the weekends, volunteers can travel by train or bus to Barcelona or go to main Valencia town as well. While in Valencia, you can explore the beautiful relaxing beaches, the futuristic city of Arts and Science and the old maritime quarter of El Cabanyal. Valencia is rich in culture and heritage and has more than 15 kms of beaches. In Denia, volunteers can relax in the the quite town and get immersed in the local culture and life.
 

What we provide

Airport Pickup: Volunteers are provided pickup from the Valencia Airport. The airport is served by some major airlines such as Iberia, Lufthansa, Ryan Air, Air France, Air Berlin and Transavia. 
 
Orientation: All volunteers will be provided with an orientation session by the local coordinator. Areas like safety, locations, transportation, things to see etc will be  covered in the Orientation. After your orientation is over, you will be introduced to your project.
 
Lodging: Volunteer Accommodation is provided in a single room in a shared apartment. Accommodation would be very comfortable with good facilities available.
 
Insurance: Volunteers have the option to purchase Travel and Medical Insurance at a nominal extra cost from Volunteering Solutions. To buy insurance from Volunteering Solutions, please click here
 
Pre-departure information: After we receive full and final payment all participants are provided by a pre-departure information booklet by e-mail which will have all vital information about your program. The Pre Departure Information Booklet provides the complete details of the country, project locations, Visas, immunizations, Things to Pack list, Accommodations, Contact Information etc.
 
In-country support: 24 hours support provided by our local staff. You will be provided with the contact details of the local coordinator and staff who will be contactable 24 hrs once you are in country.

Start Date

Volunteers can begin their project placement on any Monday of the month. Volunteers need to arrive one day prior to their program start date. This program is available from July to September only.
 

Program Costs

Volunteering Solutions strives hard to keep costs low and offers one of the most affordable volunteer abroad program options in Spain. Compare our prices and services to other organizations and you would be surprised to see the difference.
 

Program Costs

2 Weeks3 Weeks4 Weeks5 Weeks6 Weeks7 Weeks8 WeeksExtra Weeks
$1080$1330$1580$1830$2080$2330$2580$250
Please Note: -An application fee of $200 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment.
2 Weeks3 Weeks4 Weeks5 Weeks6 Weeks7 Weeks8 WeeksExtra Weeks
£756£931£1106£1281£1456£1631£1806£175
Please Note: -An application fee of £140 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment.
2 Weeks3 Weeks4 Weeks5 Weeks6 Weeks7 Weeks8 WeeksExtra Weeks
€897€1104€1312€1519€1727€1934€2142€208
Please Note: -An application fee of €170 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment.

What are you Paying For ?

    •  24 hrs Assistance and support from Staff
    •  Comprehensive Pre- Departure Information
    •  Airport Pickup at Valencia
    •  Orientation
    •  Accommodation in an apartment
    •  Travel & Medical Insurance (Available at an extra cost)

What's NOT Included ?

    • Airfare
    • Visa Fee 
    • Return Airport Drop 
    • Local Transportation
    • Transfer from Airport to Denia
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What are the Program locations in Spain?

Volunteering Solutions offers programs in Valencia.

Does Volunteering Solutions help with Visa?

Receiving a tourist visa for tourism purpose is the volunteer's responsibility. Volunteering Solutions strongly recommends all volunteers to apply and get a tourist visa before departing for Spain. If needed, Volunteering Solutions do provide with written document which would help volunteers in getting the Visa.

When should I apply for the volunteer programs in Spain?

We are able to offer placements from any Monday of each month year round. Because of the increasing volume of applications, participants are requested to apply in advance to secure their spots.

How long does it take to process my application?

Once you have applied, we will send you details of your placement usually within 4-7 working days.

When do I need to arrive in Spain for my program? What will happen once I arrive in Spain?

All volunteers need to arrive one day before their program start date. Our local coordinator or representative will pick volunteers from the respective Airport/Railway Station/Bus Station depending upon the arrival details provided by the volunteers. Those volunteers who are arriving overland or are already in Spain will be picked up from the bus station or at a meeting point decided beforehand.

How do I get to the program location?

Your country coordinator will take you to your placement and introduce you to everyone after giving you a basic orientation about the program/city/culture etc.

I want to know more about accommodation arrangements?

We provide you with accommodation from your start date to the end of the program. Accommodation will be provided in a shared apartment. 

Are there any necessary requirements to participate in the Spain-based volunteer programs?

The only qualifications are: -
 
  1. Volunteers must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the program
  2. Volunteers need to have an open mind and flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment.
  3. The volunteer should bring energy and enthusiasm to make a difference.
  4. Be in good health.

Are there more expenses once I arrive in Spain?

Your program fee covers you for accommodation, airport pick up, Orientation, local coordinators support. You will need to cover yourself for your personal expenses, such as traveling, telephone, internet, shopping, sightseeing etc. However you should carry around Euro 70 – Euro 80 per week for your basic personal expenses, such as water, local transport, phone etc.

What hours will I volunteer every day?

Volunteers usually work for 5 to 6 hours a day depending on their program. You will have weekend off so you can go to travel on weekends. 

Where can I change my money in Spain?

You can change money in any bank or at the airport by showing your passport. 

Can couples or families join the volunteer program?

Yes, couples and families are welcome to join our programs. We make special provisions for families joining our volunteering programs; we will be able to provide them with program placements and accommodations together.

Do I need to buy health insurance?

Volunteers have the option to purchase Travel and Medical Insurance at a nominal extra cost from Volunteering Solutions. To buy insurance from Volunteering Solutions, please click here

Do you recommend any Cheap Airline’s?

We would recommend you to visit, http://www.kayak.com, http://www.orbitz.com to have more details on cheap airlines to Spain.

What should I do in case of an emergency during my trip?

You’ll be provided with a pre-departure manual after you’ve signed up with us for our program. It’ll have the entire phone no’s and addresses of our country coordinators whom you may contact in case of any emergency.