Volunteering in northern Spain

volunteering in Spain

Volunteering programs in Bilbao – Spain

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 volunteering in Spain you will live with other volunteers in the volunteer’s house,

You will be able to cooperate in any of the following 3 projects while meeting people and practicing your Spanish.


TEACHING ENGLISH TO DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN

Teaching English in Spain to more disadvantaged children will not only help you and make you feel very good, but you will also have the opportunity to practice your Spanish with them. It is very important that these young people generate learning to have greater opportunities in the future.

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

  • Sports
  • Artistic actions
  • Basic education
  • Specialized English
  • Talks about hygiene and nutrition
  • Any skill

Any initiative ideas will be more than welcome during your volunteering in Spain. 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

You are an animal lover and animal abuse seems very unfair to you. If you chose this program in Northern. Spain, you will have the unique opportunity to care for dogs and cats and help them have a better life.

The project is located on the north coast of Bilbao, you will have plenty of scenarios in Spain 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 Spain.


CONSERVATION OF BEACHES AND MOUNTAINS 

Although they are considered one of the best beaches in Spain, Unfortunately garbage is also generated, the same happens in the mountains.

Thousands of species of animals, both marine life and terrestrial life are threatened by these actions of the human being.

Thanks to your help, we will be able to raise awareness in the population to prevent so much garbage from being generated and help with cleaning it to improve air and water quality.

  • Cleaning on the beaches
  • Environmental awareness
  • Cleaning on the mountains

All the ecological works will be done with special bags for recycling and preserving natura places.


REQUIREMENTS FOR YOUR VOLUNTEER IN SPAIN

  • You must pass an interview to go to projects volunteering in Spain.
  • Present the certificate of criminal record for social work.
  • Volunteers must be tolerant, enthusiastic and have an open mind.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment.

SPANISH CLASSES DURING YOUR VOLUNTEER IN BILBAO – NORTH OF SPAIN

You will have included two weeks of Spanish course, 20 hours per week with the volunteer program, it is very important to know not only the Spanish language, but also the culture and the reasons for 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 courses are also 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 9:30 and 1:30 pm

  • Business
  • Spanish course general Spanish course
  • Individual or group courses
  • Course for teachers

The incorporation to the courses is 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 four levels are guaranteed from A1 to B2.

In addition, so that you can practice your level of Spanish with the rest of your colleagues and local staff in Spain, we offer free leisure activities:

  • Parties
  • Gastronomy
  • Movies and sports
  • Cultural visits You

Will also have the opportunity to go out with native Spanish people, part of the volunteer staff and the Instituto de español


WHERE WILL I BE DURING MY VOLUNTEER IN BILBAO?

Allprojects volunteer in Bilbao, Spain take place in the same city. Depending on where you stay, you can walk or take the metro.  


WHEN CAN I COLLABORATE IN THE VOLUNTEER PROJECTS IN NORTH OF SPAIN?

You can participate all year round in the programs volunteer in Bilbao – Spain:  

  • Teaching underprivileged children
  • Animal rescue center
  • Conservation of the environment

Collaboration from Monday to Friday divided into two shifts 10:30 to 1:30 or from 17:30 to 19:30 hours.

The projects are closed for:

  • Easter
  • Day free local
  • National holidays
  • using the latter to get to know better the neighborhoods and towns of Northern Spain.

See specifications of schedules and arrival dates in prepare

ARRIBAL TO SPAIN

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.

VACCINES 

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

  • It is mandatory to present a PCR.
  • Is mandatory to fill in the Health declaration form . It must be filled out before the trip or in the SpTH app. When filling it out, they will provide you with a QR that you must present when arriving in the country. It is only presented online.

VISA TO ENTER SPAIN

  • 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.
  • No EU required
  • Economic solvency (depending on the country of origin).

SAFETY IN SPAIN

Spain is quite a country. safe, yet the organization does everything possible to ensure that our volunteers remain safe during their stay in Spain.

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

  • Be cautious
  • Check your things
  • Ask us questions if you have doubts about something
  • Learn about what you have around
  • You should know where the riskiest places are
  • Use common sense and be aware

The volunteers who participate in the volunteer programs in Bilbao (North of Spain) have a volunteer house

We will also be modifying updates in the homes and other types such as residences, hostels and family houses, so we will ask you to get in touch to see what situation the accommodation is in at this time.

Important note: Only volunteering and accommodation will only be allowed with a B2 with a demonstrating knowledge of the Spanish language and culture.


Important note: Only volunteering and accommodation will only be allowed with a B2 showing a knowledge of the Spanish language and culture.

Registration fee: € 150

PRICESVOLUNTEER + SPANISH IMMERSION COURSE 20 H / WEEK +
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HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN VOLUNTEERING IN THE NORTH OF SPAIN?

Steps to sign up for volunteering in Bilbao.

STEP 1 – Once you fill in the form to the program, we will verify everything and we will confirm you in 24 hours if everything is correct.

STEP 2 – € 150  is paid  before 7 days, then your place will be guaranteed and you will be formally part of the family.

STEP 3 – We send you the volunteer guide, course, mandatory insurance and the international volunteering agreement.

BILBAO

Bilbao is the fourth most important city, but in terms of quality of life it is one of the first in the ranking. the north of Spain is characterized by being very green, with very sincere and friendly people who will welcome you from your arrival

Bilbao is a beautiful city, it has:

  • Incredible neighborhoods full of history
  • Blue flag beaches
  • Dream scenarios for any traveler.

CLIMA

Regularly the average temperature is 15 degrees on average all year round. The north of Spain is quite rainy, but depending on the time of the year it also remains sunnier.

  • May as September can enjoy the warmth and the beach between 20 and 25 degrees.
  • August is the warmest month of the year and the coldest month of the year is February .

COIN

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

Bilbao is one of the most chosen cities for volunteering in Spain.

FLIGHTS

For your volunteering in Bilbao, the flight must have as its final destination the Bilbao airport (BIO) , where you will be transferred to the chosen accommodation.

  • Flights range between € 50 and € 500 approximately.
  • You can find good flight deals on google flights or skyscanner .

Some reference airlines for your volunteering in Spain are: Vueling, Air nostrum, Ryanair, Germanwings and other lines that you will find in your European or American city.

TOURIST PLACES

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

SUNSET FROM THE DOCK

Full of terraces, the Marzana pier will become one of your favorite places to go with the rest of the volunteers, it offers incredible views of the city and you can breathe tranquility and a lot of peace, if it gets late don’t worry because there are many places to dinner.

GUGGENHEIM

This incredible museum will fascinate you for its architecture, an incredible setting where you will enjoy both the outside and the works of art that you have inside

THE RIBERA MARKET

If what you want is to delve into Spanish gastronomy and culture, nothing where the aromas and colors of fresh products that come from the garden and the seas will invade you.

GORBEIA NATURAL PARK 

This park will leave you fascinated, you will feel that you are between a Braveheart movie and Game of Thrones of the impressive settings and the beautiful cliffs that you can find in the north of Spain, it is one of the most emblematic places in Bizkaia ,

BEACHES

The beaches of northern Spain are one of the most beautiful beaches in, you can make a way to Santiago and go from San Sebastián to Later

MAIN CITIES IN SPAIN

Through the BlaBlaCar transport, or if you prefer by train, you can get to know the main cities such as Madrid or Barcelona, ​​they are cities in Spain that are very Cosmopolitan and full of history that will make you feel like in the 17th century

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

WHAT AIRPORT SHOULD THE VOLUNTEER ARRIVE AT?

Your flight must go to Bilbao Airport.  It is ideal that you arrive on a Monday, since all the volunteer programs and courses start on Monday of each month.  

Your flight must go to Bilbao Airport.  It is ideal that you arrive on a Monday, since all the volunteer programs and courses start on Monday of each month.  

HOW DOES THE VOLUNTEER TRANSFER TO THE PROGRAM?

The local coordinator will accompany you the first day you start your volunteering in Spain , which is just 15 minutes walk from the accommodation. 

HOW LONG SHOULD I APPLY FOR MY PLACE?

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

CAN I VOLUNTEER WITH MY FRIENDS OR FAMILY?

Of course, any help and contribution is welcome. You can volunteer with friends, families, student groups, volunteer with your business colleagues or do your university internships.

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