Volunteer in Spain

4 volunteering Projects in spain

Volunteer in Spain in the middle of Europe with GapXperience! We have 4 Volunteer Projects available in Spain including conservation, marine conservation, working with children and community development projects.

Fast Facts

Location: Valencia, Spain

Arrival: Valencia Airport

Duration: 2-12 weeks

Accommodation: Volunteer apartment

Age: Join from 18-45 years

Start Dates 2019: 13/27 januari, 10/24 februari, 10/24 maart, 7 april, mei 5/19, juni 2/16/30, 14 juli, september 1/15/29, 13/27 oktober, 10/24 november

Spanish start dates for absolute beginners:
07/01, 21/01, 04/02, 18/02, 04/03, 18/03, 01/04, 15/04, 06/05, 20/05, 03/06, 17/06, 24/06, 01/07, 08/07, 15/07, 22/07, 29/07, 05/08, 12/08, 19/08, 02/09, 16/09, 30/09, 07/10, 21/10, 04/11, 18/11, 02/12, 16/12

about the program in Spain

Doing a volunteer program in Spain provides a unique and worthwhile experience. You can join the program from 1 to 12 weeks.

You need to arrive on the Sunday before the start date of the program at Valencia Airport (VLC) between 6 am and 4 pm. You will be picked up from the airport and taken to your accommodation.

This project is closed during the month of August.

There are two project locations in Spain, Valencia, and Denia. Volunteers joining the project in Valencia (Childcare and Conservation) are picked from Valencia Airport (VLC). Volunteers joining the Marine and Conservation Project in Denia are picked up from the Alicante Airport (ALC). Volunteers should arrive a day prior to the starting date of their chosen program.

You need to be a good swimmer swimming to join the Marine Conservation Project.

Most nationalities require a Tourist Visa to travel to Spain.

There is lot to do during your free time and on weekends such as travel by train or bus to Barcelona or go to the beautiful relaxing beaches in Valencia.

Spanish Classes

You can join Spanish language courses before your volunteer project for a minimum of 2 weeks. Knowing the language will make you enjoy much more your experience here in Valencia. You will have 20 Spanish lessons per week.

Participants who have basics knowledge of Spanish can join a 2-week course before they start the program.

For the Conservation Program in Valencia and the Coast and Marine Conservation in Denia no level of Spanish is required. For the Children and Soup Kitchen program in Valencia an intermediate level of Spanish is required.

Accommodation

Volunteers stay together in a shared apartment. If you want a single room then contact us for extra costs. Meals are not included.

Requirements

  • Participants need to be 18 years or over to join
  • Participants need to be in good physical and mental health
  • You need to have your own travel insurance
  • Participants must have a clean criminal background check, click here for details

 

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projects in spain

Conservation Project in Valencia
This program offers volunteers who enjoy the outdoors the chance to take part in projects undertaken in the Valencia region aimed at the protection of biodiversity and ecosystems.

Coast and Marine Conservation in Denia
Volunteers participating on this project will learn new skills and contribute to minimize the environmental impact of their travel and get involved in important conservation and research programs. (only available in June/July/August)

Working With Children in Valencia
This social project in Valencia is designed to help children from disadvantaged backgrounds , giving them tutoring in after-school programs. (not available in September, minimum 3 weeks)

Community Development Project
Volunteers get involved in a social integration project in a suburb in Valencia, aimed at the promotion of equal opportunities and local development in disadvantaged communities.

* The project & accommodation details are subject to change according to local circumstances, also the projects are not available on local holidays

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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find an overview of the frequently asked questions about our programs. If you have a question please feel free to contact us.

Are the program fees subject to change?

When you apply, we will email you your acceptance to the program together with a price quotation. When you confirm your booking paying your deposit within one month from the date you applied then your program fee will remain unchanged, even if the fees might change on the website during this time.

What is the average age of participants?

We have participants of different ages. Most are between 18 and 35 years. But we also have participants who are older (up to 55 years). The programs are suitable for both younger volunteers and older volunteers.

What is the support like overseas?

We believe our support at our destinations is excellent, just check our testimonials and reviews to see what our customers said. We have full-time staff in each destination. It is their job to set up and coordinate your placement, check out your accommodation, meet you at the airport and provide you with any support you need.

Can I also join my friend or family member?

Yes, you can book any of our programs together with one or more people. We will then organize your program together. Just let us know when you sign up and you will each receive a discount of £35/US$45/AU$60/€40.

Can I participate for a short period?

Yes you can participate from one week (from 2 weeks for some programs). You have a choice of different projects where you can gain a fantastic experience.

How well should my English be?

Anyone who can understand and speak reasonable English and express themselves in English can participate in the program. The level of English of the children you will teach is usually low.

Is travel insurance mandatory?

Yes this is mandatory. You are responsible for yourself if something happens to you abroad. That is why you have to take out travel insurance yourself before you leave.

Will I be picked up from the airport?

Yes, you will be picked up from the airport by the local coordinator. Let us know your flight details and we will arrange this for you.

Can I choose what type of project I want to work at?

Yes you can certainly do that. During your registration you can let us know which project (s) you want to join. You work about 4-5 hours a day, from Monday to Friday. At the weekend you are free to travel or to discover the surroundings.

Are your programs suitable for an internship?

yes that is possible for some projects. In the past we have had several participants who have done our program as an internship. Contact us if you have specific requirements for your internship.

Can I combine different countries?

Yes you can combine different countries. That is a great way for a unique experience of different cultures in one journey.

Can I still travel around after the program?

Yes, you can do this, we have several volunteers who travel around after their program has been done or before their program starts.

Will other volunteers be present on the project?

The number of volunteers can vary depending on the period, the country and the project. We can not guarantee the presence of other volunteers on the project.

Do I have to reserve my flight myself?

Yes you book yourself for your flight. Once you book we will let you know the details of your arrival and then you can book your flight. Let us know your flight details and we will arrange your pickup on arrival.

What to do in case of difficulties on the spot?

In the event of difficulties on the spot, you should first contact the person in charge of the project on site to inform that person about your situation. If the problems persist, contact us so that we can help if needed.

When can I register?

The earlier, the better it is to be certain of your place on a project on the dates of your choice. You can still register up to 4 weeks before departure, we will let you know within 24 hours if the program is still available.

prices of the program in Spain

Prices in Pounds

2 weeks :  1045 Pounds
Per Extra Week : 215 Pounds

Prices in US$

2 weeks :  1295 US$
Per Extra Week : 295 US$

Prices in Euro

2 weeks :  1095 Euro
Per Extra Week : 245 Euro

* The Denia conservation costs an extra 145 Euro/195 US$/115 Pounds per week
** The Spanish course costs 345 Euro/445 US$/315 Pounds per week

What’s included : Volunteer Program • Airport pickup • Accommodation • Support • Pre-departure information

Not included : flight, meals, insurance, visa, criminal background check, vaccinations, local transport, transport back to the airport at end of the program, personal expenses, 4% international banking fee

* The project & accommodation details are subject to change according to local circumstances, also the projects are not available on local holidays

Why book with GapXperience

Lowest and Affordable Prices

Our prices are some of the lowest of similar programs without reducing the quality, support and services.

Book Together with Friend

Book together with one or more persons and you all get a discount of £35/US$45/€40.

Combine Different Countries

Combine programs in different locations/countries and get 5% discount from the second location/country.

Returning Customers

Many of our customers join us again and they get a discount on their program of £35/US$45/€40.

How to Book your Program

Participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible as places on the program are limited. You can apply up to 1 month before your start date. Apply today and get ready for one of the most amazing experiences of your life!

Application Form
Fill out the Application Form. We will process your application and let you know if your application was successful within 24 hours.

Deposit
Pay your deposit to reserve you place in the program. You can pay the deposit in these currencies: £145, US$175 or €150.

Remaining Fees
Pay the remaining fees, minus the deposit which you already paid, six weeks before your start date of your program.