One of the most beautiful countries in the world, Spain is popular among travelers for its great architecture, graceful flamenco dance, delicious food and gorgeous beaches. Volunteering Solutions offers conservation and community social welfare projects in Valencia and Bilbao where volunteers can help in Marine and Coast Conservation, Beach Cleaning Work or work with children from disadvantaged backgrounds. While volunteering in Spain, you will find welcoming people who are happy to meet international volunteers and learn more about the culture & history of the place. It will be a fun and challenging experience where you can get immersed in the Mediterranean culture, gain first hand work experience, learn new skills and meet new people. Volunteering in Spain is an ideal option for high school/ college students as well as for backpackers and gap year travelers.
So, what's stopping you from setting out for a Spanish holiday like never before?
- Start Dates : All Year Round
- Duration : 2-16 Weeks
- Program Locations : Bilbao & Valencia Region
- Minimum Age : 17 years+
- Certificate - Offered after Program completion
Spain - Quick Facts
Program: Working with Children
I was fortunate enough to travel abroad to Spain with my mother and sister. We spent 3 weeks in Valencia, Spain where we volunteered with children at risk of social exclusion. We spent our first week helping to coordinate a summer camp, plan activities and excursions, and organized our schedule for each day.During the next two weeks, we helped the kiddos with their homework, assisted with English-speaking skills, played games, and even made a trip to the local pool.Because our volunteering hours were Monday-Friday, we were able to travel to different parts of Spain on the weekends and afternoons. Overall I would highly recommend this program to anyone looking to make an impact on children’s lives, while traveling abroad. The relationships we built there will be cherished for a lifetime. I cannot wait for our next trip!
Projects available in Spain
Participate in Marine Conservation Volunteering in Spain to take up conservation activities such as monitoring, reforestation and observing marine...
Being a volunteer for this program, you'll get to make a significant contribution towards preserving the beach ecosystem and saving marine lives. ...
The social project in downtown Valencia is designed to assist children from disadvantaged backgrounds, tutoring them in after school programs in a...
Weekends are free for the volunteers and you can go for short weekend trips. In Spain, you’ll see a magnitude of interesting sights. Visit the artistic Barcelona, the grandiose Royal Palace in Madrid, the imposing Catedral de la Almudena, the golden triangle of museums, Mezquita of Cordoba Ancient streets and many Renaissance, Baroque, Gothic and Romanesque monuments. Trust us, you will not get enough of the Spanish cities! You must also go to a football match which is a must when in Spain. While in Valencia itself there is a lot to do on the weekends or just relax on the beautiful beaches and get tanned!
L’Albufera – If you love food and nature then the Albufera Natural Park will be like heaven for you. The best news is that it is just a ten-kilometer ride from the city. It is famous for having the largest lake in Spain that is separated from the sea by a thin coastline. You can take a boat trip onto this lake and enjoy the beautiful sunset. L’Albufera is also the home of the Valencian paella and is surrounded by a diverse wildlife.
Sanguto – Sanguto is just 30 kilometers away from Valencia with its hilltop fortress and a history that stretches back approximately two thousand years. Its two main attractions are the Roman ruins and the Castle free and they both are free and involve a considerable amount of walking. You can easily reach Sanguto by car, bus or a train from Valencia.
Xàtiva – Want to visit a full-blown castle? Well, Xátiva happens to be just famous for it and steep slopes! It is actually less than an hour of a car/train ride from Valencia having its own personality and heritage. Apart from the castle, don’t miss the black cave of the marvelous Jardin del Beso gardens. Try to visit this place in the cooler months to spare yourself this town’s scorching temperatures.
Morella – Crowned by a hilltop castle, this medieval town is located in Castellon to the north of Valencia. Morella is known for being one of Spain’s most beautiful towns. Near to it are the caves of María La Vella which is also a world heritage site, where you can explore some prehistoric paintings. You can drive here directly for two hours, or take an indirect train or bus connection till here from Valencia.
Requena – Welcome to the center of cava and local wine! Drive through the countryside to get lost among vines or even stop for a quick tasting at the local wineries. Utiel Requena is this place’s local specialty and this red wine is made from Bobal grapes. And of course, don’t miss the town itself for its Fiesta de Vendimia in August because this is when they celebrate the end of their harvest and pray to God for plenty of rainfall next year.
If you have anything else in your bucket list or planning to go & explore any of the above-mentioned places, you can simply get in touch with our Travel Experts, who can guide you better in planning your weekend tours. Drop us a mail at [email protected] mentioning your choice of weekend adventures, and we shall cater your needs.
Volunteer in Spain - Faq's
FAQ's - Spain
FAQ's Application and Program Details
Volunteers must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the program.
Intermediate level of Spanish for projects with children.
Mandatory swimming knowledge for Marine Conservation Project.
Volunteers need to have an open mind and flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment.
The volunteer should bring energy and enthusiasm to make a difference.
The participant must be in good health.
Valencia has one of the most beautiful and sunny coasts of Spain, with several kilometers of beaches to enjoy the sea in a warm climate and practice water sports, and that’s why it is also an important tourist destination.
Denia is at the heart of the Valencia Community, between the cities of Valencia and Alicante and less than 100 km from both international airports. Denia is very well communicated with other Spanish cities by bus and is also the closest city to Ibiza. It only takes a couple of hours to arrive at the amazing island by boat!
Flights and Visa
Health and Safety
If you already have a valid Travel and Medical insurance, you can email us a copy of the same. It is also advised to bring along the Insurance documents during your trip.
Connect with Past Volunteers
To read alumni interviews from past participants, visit the Meet a Volunteer page on our website.
Accommodation and Living
Also, go for a football match which is a must when in Spain.