• Spain

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What's Included
Accommodation Airport Transfers Meals Travel Insurance
Sep 03, 2021
Mar 10, 2020
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About Program

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 1-12 weeks, 6 months to 1 year.

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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Program Highlights

  • Children and Education, Conservation and Environmental Sustainability Volunteer Projects
  • See a Bull Fight!
  • Witness the Wonders of La Sagrada Familia
  • Practice Your Spanish with Conversations with Locals!

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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.

spain environmental conservation project united planet

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.

At the conservation park, volunteer tasks may include the cleaning and maintenance of the garden and forest fire risk areas, assisting in the maintenance of fire prevention and natural park tourist routes.


United Planet Service Scholarships

Several scholarships are available for those looking to volunteer for a short or long-term period abroad with the non-profit organization United Planet, who work with communities in over 35 countries around the world.

$250 - $5,000

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Yes, I recommend this program

6 weeks volunteer in Spain.

I worked in a center for atypical adults. I participated in a music class, their free time, and helping with some of their other activities. I loved the people and clients I worked with! Everyone was very welcoming. It was very convenient that I lived in the same place I worked. Sometimes, it would have been nice to have another volunteer with me to explore the city and travel with. However, I feel like this experience made me more independent. It was nice to have a couple vacation days so that I could travel to different places too!
Overall, I really enjoyed my experience.

What would you improve about this program?
I would suggest always having two people at the same site or at least connect the volunteers at different sites.
26 people found this review helpful.

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