Volunteer Programme: SPAIN

Want to try something new for a couple of weeks? Why not combine your holiday in Spain with a social commitment? Go with us as a volunteer to the beautiful coastal Valencia region in Eastern Spain and take part in one of our various social projects. 

Rates

  • Registration FeeS$ 200.00 (no refundable)
  • 2-weeks Program FeeS$ 2272.00
  • 3-weeks Program FeeS$ 2888.00
  • 8-weeks Program FeeS$ 3768.00

Each of the amounts includes: Placement arrangement, orientation and training, comprehensive pre-departure information, accommodation, city tour and leisure activities, insurance, and 24/7 emergency contact and support from staff.

The amount does not include: Visa fees and related charges, meals, local transportation plus transport on departure day, personal expenses, transfer from airport to Denia, and airline charges.

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“Many small people in small places, doing small things can change the world”

                                                                                                         (Eduardo Galeano)

When in Spain, Infinite Horizons' participants will be involved in projects related to education, health, environment or social development, among other activities. Every project is different as is every volunteer, so we will do our best to find the place and the projects that best fit their expectations.

Program Goals:

Get to know the third sector;

Approach to Spanish culture and get fluent in Spanish;

Acquire professional skills helping in a solidarity project;

Build lifelong relationships.

Programs:

Social Work
 
This volunteering involves working for people with risk of social exclusion, offering the opportunity to them for a dignified life. Poor people not attended in health centers, immigrants or disable women with physical and psychical problems. Work in a non-profit organization focused on guidance, mediation and training linked with social action and volunteering promoting and spreading voluntary activities and action in society; or in an organization focused on strengthening the bonds of friendship between Muslims and the rest of the society, convinced in the enrichment that a pluralistic society based in respect and mutual understanding can bring.
The volunteer will work on projects that defend democratic values, social justice, equality and human rights for men, woman and children.
 
Cooperation for development

Volunteering in an independent non-profit institution focused on cooperation for development and culture. The main area of work is the development of the human personality, poverty and the respect for human rights and fundamental liberties in Spain and in developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America promoting values such as peace, equal rights, democracy and solidarity.
 
Education

Would you see yourself teaching through understanding and appreciating other cultures? Let’s raise ethical, responsible and independent learners to lead in the greater community. In this voluntary work the participants will be part of an organization specialized on a new style of education that offers from learning languages and new technologies to sports and cultural activities. 
 
Environmental

Work surrounded by green fields being in charge of the water treatment and purifying of a rural area, carrying out birdwatching and information routes in a natural park, strengthen reforestation projects and species recovery; and create a space of communication to bound science and society, among other activities. If you love nature and you would like to cooperate with the local environmental structures with your work, don’t hesitate!
 
Social Services

In Madrid the immigrant population is large and there are very poor neighborhoods that need all types of support, especially in Social Education (academic support and healthy leisure programs) and Social Services.We also focus on employability and training for intercultural and disadvantaged students.Our projects are based mainly in Madrid in organizations like Cruz Roja and Fundation Tomillo, and other small grass roots organizations working at a very local level. 
 
Locations:
Mainly located: Madrid, Valencia and Basque Country.

Months:
From 1 month to 6 months
  • 18 years old and above.
  • Open-minded and flexible.
  • Energetic and enthusiastic.
  • In good health.
  • Committed.
  • Have immediate level of Spanish (for projects involving children).
  • Required documents: inscription file, CV in Spanish and English, application form, cover letter
  • Skype interview

Participants will have a single room in a shared apartment, that is fully furnished and with a functional kitchen to cook your own meals or family full board.

Cancellation is only effective from the date we receive the notification.

o  Cancellation after acceptance and prior to placement confirmation – the downpayment is forfeited.
o  Cancellation after confirmation of placement – 50% of the programme fee is forfeited.
o  No-show or early departure from the programme – 100% of the programme fee is forfeited.

Application procedure (to be done at least 4 months before departure):

1)      Enquiry and submission of the application form.

2)      Pass the prerequisite interview via Skype.

3)      Make full programme payment.

4)      Volunteer placement arranged.

5)      Get a visa application (if necessary). www.spain.info/en/informacion-practica/consejos-viaje/consejos-practicos/requisitos/

6)      Book air ticket after visa approval.

7)      Purchase insurance.