Volunteer Programs in Bilbao
Volunteering in Bilbao means having a great immersion in Spanish culture. Southern Europe offers you incredible moments where you can improve your English and support different causes. In this volunteer program in Bilbao you will live with other volunteers in the volunteer’s house.
You will be able to cooperate in any of the following 3 projects in the volunteering in Bilbao while meeting people and practicing your Spanish.
TEACHING ENGLISH TO CHILDREN IN BILBAO
Teaching English to underprivileged children while volunteering in Bilbao will not only help you and make you feel great, but also give you the opportunity to practice your Spanish. It is very important that these young people generate an education to have better opportunities in the future.
You will be able to generate all kinds of activities with them to make teaching and empowerment more enjoyable, especially if you have a special ability, whether it be:
- Artistic actions
- Basic education
- Specialized English
- Talks about hygiene and nutrition
- Any skill
Any initiative ideas will be more than welcome during your volunteer in Bilbao. You will be helping the children to understand English, using the different methods and examples that you like.
These classes are totally free for children, offering them quality teaching along with the rest of your fellow volunteers who are doing volunteering in southern Europe.
DOG AND CAT RESCUE CENTER IN BILBAO
If you are an animal lover and animal abuse seems very unfair to you, this program gives you the opportunity to help dogs and cats and hopefully give them a better life.
This volunteer project is located on the northern coast of Bilbao. Here, you will have plenty of scenery in Bilbao while you can help with all kinds of tasks.
- Take them out for a walk and generate love
- Animal awareness
- Distribute food to abandoned animals
- Support with the sterilization days
- Help with the collection of funds and the center’s website
- Cleaning their rooms
In addition, due to their situation, it will allow you depending on the shift you choose morning or afternoon to be able enjoy activities related to nature, trekking, horseback riding, hiking or simply relaxing on the beaches of Bilbao.
CONSERVATION OF BEACHES AND MOUNTAINS IN BILBAO
Although they are considered one of the best beaches in Bilbao, unfortunately they also collect garbage and the same happens in the mountains.
Thousands of species of animals, both marine and terrestrial life are threatened by these actions of human beings. Because of this, your help is greatly needed.
Thanks to your help and volunteering in Bilbao, we will be able to raise awareness among the population and prevent the generation of excessive garbage. In turn, this will help to improve the quality of the air and water.
- Beach cleanups
- Environmental awareness
- Conservation of the mountains
All the ecological works will be done with special bags for recycling and preserving natura places.
REQUIREMENTS FOR YOUR VOLUNTEERING IN BILBAO?
- You must pass an interview in order to volunteering in Bilbao.
- Present a certificate of criminal record for social work.
- Volunteers must be tolerant, enthusiastic and have an open mind.
- Ability to work in a multicultural environment.
HOW TO BE A VOLUNTEER IN BILBAO?
Included in your volunteer program are two weeks of Spanish courses, 20 hours per week. It is very important to know not only the Spanish language, but also the culture and why things are done the way they are. A course accredited by the Cervantes Institute 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 courses that are held via Skype.
You will be able to choose a wide variety of courses, according to your needs, where the Spanish classes take place from Monday to Friday between 9:30am and 1:30pm
- Business Spanish course
- General Spanish course
- Individual or group courses
- Course for teachers
The courses start every Monday and we guarantee courses of 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 practice your Spanish level with the rest of your classmates and local staff in Bilbao:
- Movies and sports
- Cultural visits
You will also have the opportunity to go out with native Spanish people, both part of 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 same city. Depending on where you stay, you can walk or take the metro.
WHEN CAN I COLLABORATE IN THE VOLUNTEERING IN BILBAO?
You can participate all year round in the programs volunteering in Bilbao:
- Teaching underprivileged children
- Animal rescue center
- Conservation of the environment
Collaboration from Monday to Friday divided into two shifts 10:30am to 1:30pm or from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
The projects are closed for:
- Holy Week (Easter)
- The whole month of August
- Afternoons in July
- National holiday, using the latter to get to know better the neighborhoods and towns of Bilbao.
See specifications of schedules and arrival dates in prepare
ARRIVAL TO BILBAO
When you arrive at Bilbao Airport for your volunteering in northern Spain, the local coordinator will welcome you and take you to the volunteers’ accommodation.
You must arrive on a Monday, and depending on what time you arrive, the orientation will be carried out. You will be told in a general way the activities and basic rules of the project. Additionally, you will be oriented about places that you can visit in your free time.
We suggest that you consult with your medical advisor about the recommended vaccines for this region, also in most European countries vaccines are not mandatory .
REQUIREMENTS FOR COVID-19
- A negative PCR test
- A filled in Health Declaration Form. It must be filled out before the trip or in the SpTH app. When filling out the form, you will be provided with a QR code that you must present upon arrival in the country. It is only submitted online.
- Depending on the country of origin, a visa is not necessary for stays of between 30 and 90 days.
- Passport in order and valid for at least six months.
- Not required for EU
- Economic solvency (depending on the country of origin).
SECURITY IN BILBAO
Bilbao is a very safe place, yet the organization does everything possible to ensure that our volunteers remain safe during their stay in Bilbao.
You should behave as you would if you were moving to a new city anywhere:
- Be cautious
- Check your things
- Ask us questions if you have doubts about something
- Become familiar with your surroundings
- You should know where the riskiest places are
- Use common sense and be aware
Volunteers participating in volunteer programs in Bilbao will live in a volunteer house.
We will also be modifying updates in the homes and other types such as residences, hostels and host families, so we will ask you to get in touch to see what situation the accommodation is in at this time.
Important note: Volunteering and accommodation will only be allowed with a B2 knowledge demonstration of the Spanish language and culture.
Registration fee: €150 + weeks according to the table
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HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN VOLUNTEERING IN BILBAO?
Steps to sign up for volunteering in Bilbao.