United Planet's Quest Volunteer Abroad program offers you or your group a life-changing opportunity to interact with local communities through customized work experiences, cultural activities, and homestays. United Planet Quests are offered in more than 25 countries from 1-52 weeks.
Volunteers in Spain are hosted by AFAIJ, ICYE’s partner organization. AFAIJ is a Spanish non-profit organization that aims to promote the development of young people through non-formal education.
Volunteer opportunities include working with children from difficult backgrounds, assisting individuals with disabilities or chronic illnesses, and volunteering in local environmental programs.
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Volunteers can work at a center for children who come from difficult backgrounds and need a familiar and supportive environment. Volunteer tasks include helping manage daily activities for the children, developing advocacy and life improvement plans, and helping mobilize the center’s resources. Volunteers can also work at center for children and individuals with physical and mental disabilities as well as chronic illnesses such as AIDS and addiction.
Volunteer tasks may include supporting staff during educational workshops, assisting maintenance staff with tending to animals and cleaning and monitoring breeding areas, and collaborating on various conservation projects as identified by the staff.
Volunteers have the opportunity to work on the maintenance and recovery of tourist sites in the village of Monsagro including a local botanical garden and natural park. Volunteer tasks may include the cleaning and maintenance of the garden and forest fire risk areas, providing English translations of the floral heritage throughout the garden, and assisting in the maintenance of fire prevention and natural park tourist routes.