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Volunteer in Spain

Spain is truly a European treasure. It occupies most of the Iberian Peninsula, has classic mediterranean climate and beauty and is the third largest country in Europe. Although the country’s terrain is vastly varied - from rocky mountains to green pastures to sandy beaches - the Spaniards all share the same vibrancy for life. Spain is unique in that the country is made up of seventeen different regions, each with its own dialect (some have an entirely different language), culture, tradition and food. This means that when in Spain, it is highly recommended that you travel everywhere. Volunteering in Spain is nothing short of eye- opening because there are all types of work options available. Additionally, there are so many places to choose from, all of which will offer you the experience of a lifetime. 

Spain was hit hard by the economic crisis of the millennium. The current unemployment rate is a soaring 20%. Because of this, there is a vast amount of work available in the categories of education, health care and human rights. Teaching English in Spain actually goes a long way - many Spaniards seek to elevate their English skills in order to improve their chances of of employment. Volunteers in these categories usually stay for a few months time, or more, so that they have time to develop relationships with those whom they are helping. It is common to find these opportunities available in big cities as well as smaller, rural towns. 

Volunteer work in environmental conservation is also very common in Spain. The country has many protected natural areas such as forests and beaches. Volunteers who are of the nature-loving type would benefit and learn a lot from this kind of experience. Popular projects include restoring natural habitats by planting trees, preserving trails, and gathering data on whales, turtles and other sea animals. The massive coast and ample forested areas provide great opportunity to work the land and help preserve the country’s future. 

Another great volunteer option in Spain is to work at a hostel. If you are looking to meet a lot of people from all over the world, this option is perfect. There are thousands of hostels located all over the country, which means you get your pick! Want to be in a city that never sleeps? Then Barcelona is for you. Want to enjoy the quaint feeling of an older, more traditional Spanish town? Then take a look a Salamanca and Seville. In Spain, you really can’t go wrong. 

Volunteer in Spain and learn about its diversity in culture through festivals, bullfights, art, dance and music! Spain is a lively place for people who know how to enjoy life’s pleasures. It’s a place for those who truly want to make a difference while having the time of their lives. 

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