VOLUNTEERING IN BILBAO

Volunteer Programmes in Bilbao

Volunteering in Bilbao means having a great immersion in the Spanish culture, therefore, the south of Europe offers you incredible moments where you can improve your English and support different causes, that’s why, in this volunteering programme you will be able to.

Volunteering in Bilbao means having a great immersion in the Spanish culture, therefore, the south of Europe offers you incredible moments where you can improve your English and support different causes, that’s why, in this volunteering programme you will be able to.

WHAT WILL I DO AS A VOLUNTEER?

Teaching English to underprivileged children while volunteering in Bilbao will not only help you and make you feel great, but you will also have the opportunity to practice your Spanish with them. It is very important that these young people generate learning in order to have better opportunities in the future.

You will be able to generate with them activities of all kinds to make teaching and empowerment more enjoyable, if you have a special skill, how could it be:

  • The sporting sphere,
  • Artistic actions,
  • Basic education
  • Specialised English
  • Hygiene and nutrition talks
  • Any skill

Every initiative will be more than welcome during your volunteering in Bilbao and will help them to understand the English language much better through examples that they enjoy.

These classes are completely free of charge for the children, offering them quality teaching along with the rest of your fellow volunteers who are volunteering in Southern Europe.

Another of the projects consists of dealing with animals. If you are an animal lover and you think animal abuse is very unfair, this programme in the north of Bilbao will give you the opportunity to help them and offer them a better life.

The volunteer project in the north is located on the north coast of Bilbao, you will have plenty of scenery in Bilbao and you will be able to help in all kinds of tasks.

  • Take them for a walk and generate love
  • Animal awareness
  • distribute food to abandoned animals,
  • Supporting with spay and neutering days
  • Helping with fundraising and the centre’s website
  • Cleaning their rooms

Furthermore, its location will allow you, depending on the morning or afternoon shift you choose, to enjoy activities related to nature, trekking, horse riding, hiking or simply relaxing on the beaches of Bilbao.

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Another programme is environmental. Although they are considered one of the best beaches in Bilbao, unfortunately they also generate rubbish, as do the mountains.

Thousands of animal species of both marine and terrestrial life are threatened by these actions of human beings, that’s why your help is great.

Thanks to your help, by volunteering in Bilbao we will be able to raise awareness among the population to prevent littering and help with the cleaning of the beaches to improve the quality of the air and water.

  • Beach clean-ups
  • Conservation of the mountains
  • Environmental awareness
  • All ecological volunteers use special bags for recycling and preserving natural sites.

What are the requirements for volunteering in Bilbao?

  • You must pass an interview to go to volunteer projects in Bilbao.
  • You must present a criminal record certificate for social work.
  • Volunteers must be tolerant, enthusiastic and open-minded.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment.

SPANISH CLASSES DURING YOUR VOLUNTEERING IN BILBAO

You will have two weeks of Spanish course included, 20 hours per week with the volunteer programme in Bilbao, it is very important to know not only the Spanish language, but also the culture and the reason of things, a course accredited by the Cervantes Institute that will validate you wherever you go.

If when you finish your Spanish course, you need more hours of learning, you can create an extension of the course, we also offer courses via Skype.

You can choose from a wide variety of courses, according to your needs, where Spanish classes are held from Monday to Friday between 9:30 and 1:30 pm.

  • Business Spanish Course
  • General level
  • Individuals or groups
  • For teachers

Courses start every Monday, and we guarantee 6 levels from A1 to C2. If you would like to continue you can include the afternoons where we guarantee four levels from A1 to B2.

We also offer free leisure activities so that you can practise your Spanish with your fellow students and local staff in Bilbao:

  • Festivals
  • Gastronomy
  • Films and sport
  • Cultural visits

You will also have the opportunity to hang out with native Spanish speakers from the volunteer staff and the Spanish Institute.


Where will I be during my volunteering in Bilbao?

All volunteer projects in Bilbao take place in the city itself. Depending on where you are staying, you can walk or take the metro.


When can I volunteer in Bilbao?

You can participate all year round in the volunteer programmes in Bilbao:

  • Teaching disadvantaged children
  • Animal rescue centre
  • Environmental conservation

We collaborate from Monday to Friday, divided into two shifts, from 10:30 to 1:30 or from 17:30 to 19:30.

Projects remain closed for:

  • Holy Week
  • The whole month of August
  • July in the afternoons
  • National holidays, using the latter to get to know the neighbourhoods and villages of the North better.