Volunteer in Spain

Contribute to community development initiatives in Spain.

Welcome to Barcelona, Spain, the vibrant capital of Catalonia, where the busy streets and historic neighbourhoods are alive with energy. As a volunteer, you’ll have the chance to immerse yourself in the city’s dynamic atmosphere while making a positive impact on the local community. Join us for an enriching experience, where you’ll grow personally and professionally while contributing to something truly meaningful.

Overview

Spain is like a traveller’s dream come true, blending history, culture and natural wonders into one epic adventure. You’ve got the majestic Pyrenees Mountains providing breathtaking backdrops, along with iconic landmarks like the Alhambra and the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route.

But let’s talk about Barcelona – it’s a whole vibe on its own! Picture stunning architecture everywhere you look, thanks to visionaries like Antoni Gaudi. From the awe-inspiring Sagrada Familia to the mosaic-adorned Park Guell, Barcelona is filled with stunning sights. And let’s not forget about the food scene – tapas, paella, churros… need we say more?

Imagine being part of this vibrant city while making a difference as a volunteer. Experience Barcelona’s culture firsthand, working on impactful community projects. Join us for an adventure that’s both rewarding and fun.

Our programs

Volunteering
Volunteer with Children in Spain
Volunteering
Food Security and Community Outreach in Spain
Location

Spain sits on the southwestern edge of Europe, offering diverse landscapes and a rich history. Whether you’re relaxing on Mediterranean beaches or exploring the Pyrenees Mountains, there’s something for everyone. Up north, you’ll find stunning coastal views at the Bay of Biscay, while inland areas boast charming cities and picturesque villages.

Barcelona, nestled on the northeast coast, is a vibrant destination. With its iconic buildings, lively streets and renowned food scene, Barcelona has plenty to offer. From the bustling La Boqueria market to the tranquil Park Guell, there are endless opportunities for exploration.

Programs

We offer two volunteer programs in Barcelona, Spain. 

Our food security and community outreach program is committed to supporting vulnerable communities by providing nutritious meals to those experiencing homelessness. Additionally, we offer resources, education and social inclusion opportunities to empower individuals. This includes operating a food bank, distributing food and hygiene products through weekly food baskets. We also engage in urban permaculture, cultivating a sustainable urban farm and raising environmental awareness through workshops.

Our volunteer with children program allows you to contribute to recreational and learning activities for children from the local community who face challenges in accessing essential resources and educational opportunities. Daily activities including crafts, dance, games and workshops, library days and other excursions. You’ll also help prepare meal packs to ensure the children have nutritious lunches to support their development.

FAQs

Which languages are spoken in Barcelona?

Commonly spoken languages include English and Spanish.

How can I prioritise health and safety?

Check in with your doctor or travel clinic before you head out. Stay aware and mindful of your surroundings, and keep an eye on your belongings. Opt for public transport, licensed taxis or reputable ride-sharing services for safe travel. Minimise cash and keep valuables secure in front pockets or secure compartments. Be cautious of common tourist scams, like distraction tactics or unsolicited offers for help with directions.

What is the weather like?

In Barcelona, winters (November–April) are usually sunny and warm if you’re in the sun, but it can feel cooler in the shade. Summers (May–September) are very hot and often accompanied by rain.

How can I stay in touch with people back home?

You can access WhatsApp, Instagram, and other apps by connecting to the Wi-Fi at the community centre or by getting a local SIM card and adding credit to your phone.

What activities can I do in my free time? 

In your free time, you have plenty of options. Explore the city, go for a hike or unwind at the beach. There’s something for everyone!