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Community Development Project in Barcelona
Community Development Project in Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

Community Development Project in Barcelona

Trip Highlights

  • Opportunity to work for local NGO and help in community building initiatives
  • Gain first-hand international work experience while volunteering with a bunch of enthusiasts
  • Meet some amazing people from different parts of the world 
  • Get involved with a wide variety of tasks while volunteering in the project
  • Improve your Spanish language skills by participating in the Spanish classes
  • Work on weekdays for the project, weekends are free to explore the beautiful city of Barcelona

Overview

Overview

Volunteers in the Community Development Program in Barcelona work with an NGO which is dedicated to community building, so we are looking for people who share the same values, who want to create solidarity networks of people and we want the participants to commit to carry out the program, who are interested in learning new tasks that in the future promote their social and labor insertion and/or or that of their peers. Proactivity and interest in the project is an  extremely important characteristic to participate in the project. The beneficiaries must be responsible for the tasks they carry out and must comply with the times stipulated in the contract.

There are different circles of interest in which the project works: administration, marketing, human resources, maintenance, workshops, work with children, art and customer service, all of which are made up of volunteers. Participating in each of them allows volunteers to develop new
competencies and acquire skills that prepare them to enter the labor field with a base of experience in each of the trainings related to their volunteering.


Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Volunteers must be 16 years or older at the time of joining the project. Participants should have an open mind and flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment.You should also be proactive and have the ability to take initiative  All volunteers must provide a clean criminal background check report prior to joining the program. Participants are also required to pass an interview with the board member of the project. For participants under the age of 18 years, parental authorization also needs to be provided.


Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities

Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities

The main responsability is to complete the daily tasks of the work schedule, be punctual and follow the rules of co-living. 

  • Attend to and guide the local volunteers by assigning tasks to them and involving them in the activities.
  • Participate in the food bank, different workshops and partnerships.
  • Participate in all of the necessary training.
  • To organize and give classes and workshops to fellow volunteers and people from the local
  • neighborhood.

Volunteer Work Schedule

Volunteer Work Schedule

Between June 26th and September 1st the activities revolve around the summer school (called Casal de Verano) which we run in the center. The majority of the work during this time involves working with the kids so some of the workshops and training may be affected. 

The volunteers will work 35 hours/week, this includes cleaning and maintenance of the living space. The working hours are Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm. The day starts with Morning Glory: a 30’ routine including 15’ of physical activity, this can be yoga, stretchings, exercise, etc; 8’ of meditation and 7’ of positive writing.

Every day is planned around the necessary activities of the center:

Monday is food bank day! Every monday is the same: the first thing in the morning is prepare the area and disinfect the floor, tables and fridges which will come in contact with the food; inventory control and separate the food that expires soon. The logistics are very important and
everybody needs to work together in this! We distribute the food to the local families and once finished we disinfect everything a second time.

Tuesday and Wednesday are days in which the volunteers work in the center on different on going projects, for example: communication, administration, arts, maintenance and improvements, cleaning, marketing, etc. There is also six hours of training per week: cross
cultural of volunteership, human resources, food regulation, NGO’s finance, etc.

Thursday and Friday: every week either Thursday or Friday we have a partnership with other Foundations in Barcelona. Every second Thursday we go to Can Masdeu an organic farm in the mountains close to the center to share community life and work together on the farm before
sharing lunch together. Every second Friday we go to the city center of Barcelona with Foundation Iuraa and to hand out food to the homeless in the area. 

From Monday to Thursday the days end with an hour long workshop of either climbing, martial arts or yoga and meditation.

Friday afternoon we have a weekly meeting in order to plan the next week and also do some team building activities.

Weekends are off to enjoy Barcelona!


Living

Living

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Airport Transfer

The project site is in Barcelona, Spain. When you land in Barcelona, a local representative will be waiting for you at the airport with a sign that says your name and will take you directly to your accommodation. Airport pickup is provided between 9am – 8pm on the program arrival date.

Orientation

Participants are given an induction on arrival and welcome interview in the next few days to be able to plan the volunteering and the program.

Accommodation and Meals

Volunteers are provided comfortable housing in the program. At the project there are 2 shared bedrooms, one with 2 beds and one with 4 beds. Participants also stay in an apartment with 3 shared bedrooms (female only) within 15 minutes walking from the centre. There is also one apartment with 1 shared bedroom and 1 solo bedroom (male only) within 25’ walking from the project center.

There is possibility to have private bedroom for an extra price as well.

There are shared kitchens and bathrooms in all the accommodations. All food is  included. The food is vegetarian. Lunch is communitary and cooked by the volunteers. Breakfast, Dinner and Snack times are the responsibilities of each volunteer with the food provided by the project. 

During your Free Time

Barcelona is one of the most visited places from tourists and travellers around the world. There is plenty to see and do. The local team offers the services of a tourist guide with recommendations of local places to eat and to visit. They also organize outdoors trips and activities so the volunteers can enjoy Barcelona and other nearby areas.


Dates

Dates

2024

2025

January

07

14

21

28

February

04

11

18

25

March

03

10

17

24

31

April

07

14

21

28

May

05

12

19

26

June

02

09

16

23

30

July

07

14

21

28

August

04

11

18

25

September

01

08

15

22

29

October

06

13

20

27

November

03

10

17

24

December

01

08

January

05

12

19

26

February

02

09

16

23

March

02

09

16

23

30

April

06

13

20

27

May

04

11

18

25

June

01

08

15

22

29

July

06

13

20

27

August

03

10

17

24

31

September

07

14

21

28

October

05

12

19

26

November

02

09

16

23

30

December

07

14

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Costs

Costs

2 Weeks $889
3 Weeks $1107
4 Weeks $1325
5 Weeks $1543
6 Weeks $1771
7 Weeks $1989
8 Weeks $2197
Extra Week $330

Please Note: -An application fee of $229 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment. (A 5% international banking fee is charged at the time of payment)

What are you Paying for?

  • Pre departure Information and Support
  • Airport pickup in Barcelona during scheduled hours
  • Orientation/Induction on arrival
  • Training in Community Building
  • Complete pedagogical material
  • Spanish classes
  • Workshop
  • NGO internal exam and certification process
  • Accommodation in the community
  • Food (3 meals per day)
  • Full induction and orientation on arrival
  • In-country support 
  • Project equipment and resources
  • Personal Coaching & Mentoring
    • Certificate Of Completion (Upon Request)

What's NOT included?

  • Airfare
  • Local Transportation in the city
  • Touristic visits 
  • Personal Expenses and items
  • Return Airport Drop

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