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VOLUNTEERING IN SPAIN

Before 2007, Valencia’s main economic source was construction, which was mainly affected by the lack of mortgages and creating numerous debts in thousands of families, due to the banking crisis.

Thanks to the volunteering in Spain, and more specifically in the volunteering in Valencia of which we speak, many women and children at risk of social exclusion can have hope, which is the first step in the search for a better future.

Being part of one of the volunteer projects in Spain is a great opportunity to put your knowledge and skills into practice helping children, young people and women.


CARE OF CHILDREN

It seeks the active participation of low-income children through knowledge and learning. The organization is aware of these children’s needs and works on them in order to achieve greater well-being in the children who are part of the program.


JOBS WITH IMMIGRANT WOMEN

It seeks through meaningful actions to foster self-awareness and trust. Besides working on personal aspects such as self-esteem, communication skills and personal development of women.


SCHOOL STRENGTHENING

Through the volunteer program in Valencia (Spain), we seek to work on aspects related to cognitive factors, emotional manifestations and everything related to self-knowledge, personal self-government, autonomy and personal independence of the children who attend the center.


REQUIREMENTS FOR VOLUNTEERING IN SPAIN

  • You must be of legal age to participate in some of Adventure Volunteer’s volunteer projects.
  • Present a criminal record certificate.
  • Volunteers must be tolerant, enthusiastic and open-minded.
  • Knowledge of English and Spanish for the women’s empowerment program.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment.

SPANISH CLASSES

You can improve your Spanish by attending centrally located Spanish language classes during your international volunteering in Spain.

We work with a central Spanish academy, where you can take classes from 6 to 10 hours a week.

  • In each volunteer program you can find information about the different options available for the classes.

When you finish your classes you will be able to use the means of transport, communicate with your fellow volunteers, learn main verbs, pronunciation, frequently used words, which will allow you to continue your volunteer work in our destinations in Central America.

Once you finish your classes you will be able to stay in the central bars with the rest of your classmates and enjoy the open-air terraces in the centre of Valencia.


WHERE WILL I BE DURING MY VOLUNTEER WORK IN SPAIN?

All volunteer projects in Valencia, Spain take place in Valencia. Depending on where you are staying, you can serve on foot or by metro.


WHEN CAN YOU COLLABORATE ON VOLUNTEER PROJECTS IN SPAIN?

You can participate all year round in the volunteer programmes in Valencia Spain:

  • Working with immigrant women
  • School reinforcement
  • Childcare

There is collaboration from Monday to Thursday divided into two shifts 10:30 to 1:30 and 17:30 to 19:30 hours.

Projects remain closed for:

  • Easter
  • All month of August
  • July afternoons
  • National holidays, using the latter to get to know the neighbourhoods and villages of the Valencian Community better.

See specifications of schedules and dates of arrival in each program.

ARRIVAL AT YOUR DESTINATION

Upon arrival at Valencia Manises Airport (VLC), the responsible local coordinator will be waiting for you and will take you by transport to Valencia where you will be staying.

Depending on what time you arrive, you will have the orientation day. You will be told in a general way about the activities and basic rules of the project. In addition, you will be guided about places you can visit in your free time.

VACCINE

We suggest that you consult your medical advisor about recommended vaccinations for this region, as in most European countries vaccinations are not mandatory.

VISA TO ENTER SPAIN

  • Depending on the country of origin, a visa is not required for stays of between 30 and 90 days.
  • Passport in order and valid for at least six months.
  • Economic solvency (depending on the country of origin)

SECURITY IN SPAIN

The organization does everything possible to ensure that our volunteers remain safe during their stay in Valencia.

You can behave as you would if you moved to a new city anywhere:

  • Be cautious
  • Check things out
  • Ask a question
  • Learn about your neighborhood
  • Know where the riskiest places are
  • Use common sense and be aware

Volunteers participating in programs in Valencia (Spain) have 2 accommodation options.

  • If you take the Spanish classes, you will stay in a private room in a shared flat, in the Benimaclet neighbourhood.
  • In the case that you only participate in volunteering, you stay in shared rooms in Alboraya or Carme del Bemllos.

Likewise, if your idea is to look for accommodation in a hostel or hotel, we leave you these details of possible accommodations: Urban Youth Hostel, Center Valencia Youth Hostel, Stay in Vibrant RussafaRed Nest Hostel Valencia or The River Hostel.

Normally you will find these types of accommodation in the centre of the Capital of Valencia. You will also find shops, restaurants, bars and discotheques nearby.

On the food, in Valencia you can eat from 3 euros the plate. You will be able to find many food shops near your accommodation. Valencia is a province of Spain quite cheap to eat, you will enjoy dishes such as paella, baked rice, Mediterranean salad and all kinds of pastas.

The contribution to volunteer projects in Spain for a period of 14 days is 180€and with the tax deduction you will only pay 49.50€

WEEKSALL PROJECTS
2180€
3200€
Additional20€
  • The costs shown are only if you participate in the volunteering. For costs that include the Spanish classes, please consult the costs in each program.

You will be able to deduct approximately 45% of the total economic contribution to the program by means of the tax certificate that we will give you.

WHAT ARE YOU PAYING FOR?

  • Welcome at the airport and transfer to your accommodation
  • Accommodation during your volunteering (according to the chosen modality)
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the program
  • Orientation and induction to the program
  • Certificate of weeks completed in your volunteering
  • Accident insurance during your volunteering
  • Civil liability for your activity
  • Receipt from NGO about your program fee
  • Guidance, advice and management in the choice of programme
  • Volunteer T-Shirt

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

  • Flight to the country
  • Visa, if necessary
  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Vaccines, if necessary
  • Internal transport
  • Meals
  • Return to the airport on the last day
  • Beverages or special diets or meals
  • Trips inside or outside the country

We remind you that the value of the donation can be deducted from your full income tax liability, up to a limit of 10% of the taxable base.

  • Donations up to 150 :(donation equal to or less than 150), the deduction will be 80%
  • Donations over 150 euros: (donation over 150 ?), will be 35% and 40% if made for more than 3 years in a row of the same value or more to the same association.

NOTE: There is a deduction from the IRPF for donations made to non-profit organisations under Law 49/2002, of 23 December. established in Articles 68.3, 69.1 IRPF Law and 69.2 Regulations. Royal Decree-Law 17/2020 of 5 May. (refunds are made in the year following payment). As a donation, the 150 euros initially contributed are not refundable.

HOW TO BOOK?

VALENCIA

Valencia, the third most important city in Spain, after Madrid and Barcelona. Its popular fiesta de las fallas, its historical attractions, its rice fields, its beaches and museums, put Valencia in the sights of many tourists looking for a different trip.

Valencia is a beautiful city you can count on:

  • Incredible neighbourhoods full of history
  • Blue flag beaches
  • Dream scenarios for any wedding album.

CLIMATE

Regularly the average temperature is 17 degrees all year round.

  • May to September you can enjoy the heat and the beach between 25 and 30 degrees.
  • August is the warmest month of the year and February is the coldest month of the year.

CURRENCY

The official currency is the Euro. If you don’t have euros in your country of origin, you can change them before coming to your bank or withdraw money by credit card or go to a bureau de change.

Valencia is one of the cheapest cities to volunteer in Spain.

FLIGHTS

For your volunteer in Spain Valencia, the flight must have as final destination the airport of Valencia Manises (VLC), where you will be transferred accommodation chosen.

  • Flights range from €50 to €500 approximately.
  • You can find good flight offers on google flights or skyscanner.

Some reference airlines are: Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Ryanair, German Wings and other airlines that you will find in your European or American city.

TOURIST SITES

In Valencia you will find many places that you can visit, here we tell you some that you can not miss if you travel to Spain.

LA ALBUFERA NATURAL PARK

One of the largest lakes in Spain, with great ecological and cultural importance. It is easy to get there, if you are very adventurous, you only have to take line 25 of the public buses. This line takes you from the center of Valencia to the Palmar and the Perellonet, only for 1.50 € the journey. In the place you can make boat rides on the lake. The other option to visit the Park is to take the Albufera Bus tourist.

HISTORY AND ITS NEIGHBOURHOODS

You would like to know a little more about the history of Valencia, we recommend the Old Town where you can find 4 beautiful neighborhoods with as much history as: the Pilar, the Mercat and Sant Francesc.

You can’t miss the fishing district of El Cabañal where you will arrive with the tram or bicycles for rent to tour its large white beaches of the malvarrosa.

If you’re into the night, your neighbourhood is Ruzafa, full of charming bars, making it one of the most modern neighbourhoods in Europe.

In all the districts of Valencia you will be able to access with Electric Bikes, Tram, Bus, Bicycles. In their neighbourhoods you will find tapas routes, mini theatres and places to do English Spanish tandems.

EL CARMEN

You will find an incredible gastronomic variety, cultural and leisure activities, which make this neighbourhood one of the most charming. It is one of the neighborhoods where you can go out to dinner, take a walk and why not party too. Its old streets will take you through centuries of history, from the towers of the mountain monument at the entrance to the city of Valencia to the towers of Quart.

THE CITY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

It was designed by Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela. It consists of several buildings that have become the meeting place for cultural and leisure activities to enjoy with family and friends.

Among the buildings that we can appreciate are: L’Hemisfèric, El Oceanográfico, Palacio de las Artes Reina Sofía, El Puente de l’Assut de l’Or and El Ágora.

THE BEACHES

From Castellón Valencia and Alicante, all within an hour you can see an infinite number of beautiful beaches with crystal clear waters, very close to Valencia can go by bike or bus to the beach, you can know The beaches of salt and the Albufera of Valencia, are also very famous alcocebre Beach, Jávea Calpe Altea and Benidorm, on the beach of Peñíscola Peñíscola, as well as enjoy also see the castle of Papa Luna where fragments of game of thrones.

NEAR VALENCIA

Valencia is in the east of Spain Barcelona to the north, Malaga to the south, Madrid to the east are the Balearic Islands to the west, all these cities can be reached in about three hours by car, from Alicante you can take a ferry that will take you to the island of Ibiza, where you can spend the weekend.

MAIN CITIES IN SPAIN

By means of the BlaBlaCar transport, or if you prefer it by train, you will be able to know the main cities like Madrid or Barcelona, they are very Cosmopolitan cities full of history that will make you feel like in the XVII century.

MOUNTAIN

Valencia also has multiple hiking trails large peaks for trekking around two hours, many climbing routes, and the old bed of the river Turia where since April is filled with activities of all kinds to enjoy every afternoon surrounded by nature in the heart of the city.

WHAT AIRPORT SHOULD THE VOLUNTEER ARRIVE AT?

Your flight must be to Valencia Airport (VLC). It is ideal to arrive on a Friday or Saturday, as all volunteer programs start on Mondays each month.

HOW DOES THE VOLUNTEER MOVE INTO THE PROGRAM?

The local coordinator will accompany you on the first day you start your volunteer in Spain program, which is just a 15-minute walk from your accommodation.

HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO APPLY FOR MY PLACE?

It is recommended to apply for your place in the programme as soon as possible, as places are limited. Having clear the dates of your volunteer trip, it is important that you fill out the application form and thus secure your place for the program.

CAN I VOLUNTEER WITH MY FRIENDS OR FAMILY?

Yes, all help and support is welcome. You can volunteer with friends, families, student groups, volunteer with your company colleagues or do your university internship.

MY VOLUNTEER WORK

My volunteer experience in Spain began with a tour of the city with the Adventure Volunteer team.

The best days of my volunteering in Valencia were excursions with the children of the project. For example, we went to a village that is in the interior of the Valencian Province. Also the tour we did by boat in the port of Valencia. The children were super happy, which describes perfectly the mood and joy of the group in everything.

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