Immigrants and refugees support
In this program, volunteers will join and support the local host center in its daily tasks, mainly preparing, cooking and distributing meals for immigrants and refugees. At the same time, you will teach them English skills in an informal way as it that can undoubtedly be an important skill for their future.
In the last years, Spain has received thousands of immigrants seeking protection from situations of way or poverty. These newcomers, whether they are refugees or humanitarian immigrants, have a high level of vulnerability and lack different skills to be able to integrate into the local community. In the city of Barcelona, there are some organizations focused on the process of integrating these immigrants into Catalan society through different projects that offer opportunities to create a social network, language classes, weekly leisure or training activities. The goal is to foster their empowerment, autonomy, and well-being.
In this program, you will go to the local host center of the immigrants and refugees and engage with them in an informal way. The goal is to welcome 18 to 25 years old boys and provide them with the opportunity to access academic training, to help them to integrate into Barcelona society and of course, empower them to become independent.
This specific program seeks the socialization of this group of people through a common interest with the volunteers: cooking, eating, and the English language! Volunteers will join and support the local host center in its daily tasks in the afternoon, mainly preparing, cooking, and distributing meals for the guests. At the same time, you will teach them English skills in an informal way as that can undoubtedly be an important skill for their future.
first two weeks: 1419€
following weeks: 490€ per week
– Pick up at the international airport in Barcelona & public transportation transfer to the accommodation – Sunday
On Sunday, the ImpacTrip team will be at the airport waiting for you with a big sign and a smile on their face! 🙂
bathroom; bed sheets are provided
– We will provide breakfast and lunch at the hostel everyday. The hostel restaurant offers meals with fresh local ingredients everyday for all volunteers in a very Spanish style and they are prepared to accommodate most diet restrictions such as vegan and vegetarians, gluten-free and lactose intolerant.
For dinner, you can either explore the city or use the kitchen at the accommodation 🙂
– Shared use of common room, outdoor area, and free WIFI
– Orientation event on arrival (including an introduction to Spain and Spanish culture, volunteer experience,
overview of programs, practical information, safety guidelines)
– Responsible guided city tour
– The best tips to discover the city!
– Allocation and coordination of a work placement in an impactful non-profit project
– Introduction on the first day of volunteering
– Ongoing support throughout the stay
– 24h/7 emergency support
- Pick-up at the airport on other dates
- Drop-off at the airport
- Transport between accommodation and volunteer project location
- Personal expenses
- Personal insurance (health or accidents)
Do I have to pay money for volunteering?
You are not paying for your volunteer work itself but for your stay with us overall! The costs for your program further include various elements that are part of your stay here! Respective to your program, those elements can, for example, include your accommodation, food, transportation from and to the airport, insurance, guided tours, professional guides, supervisors or instructors, placement coordination and 24/7 support!
Please have a look at the pricing details of your program to find an accurate overview of all aspects included in each program and location.
Do I need to speak the local language?
No, you don't need to have any previous skills in the local language! All of our programs are run entirely in English and our guides and staff are all comfortable speaking English as well! But we always encourage our participants to get acquainted with some of the most basic terms and expressions, as even just a simple "Good morning!" in the local language can be a great icebreaker to start interacting with the locals!
There are also language lessons available for volunteers. The language lessons can be booked before or on the arrival. Lessons are taught by a professional teacher and tailored to each volunteer’s current language level.
Does this program require a high level of physical fitness?
No! All activities within this program only require a medium or low level of physical fitness!
How and when do I need to pay for my volunteer program with ImpacTrip?
You can pay us through Paypal or bank transfer. We will kindly ask you to pay 50% of your bill at the time of your booking to secure your spot! The other 50% will be due at least one month before your arrival!
Is accommodation also included in this experience fee?
No, accommodation is not included in this trip. You'll need to organize your own accommodation, but we are happy to assist you in finding a suitable one if you like! Feel free to get in touch with us!
What do I need to pack for my trip?
Are you already excited about your stay with us? We prepared a little list of essentials which can assist you with your packing:
- Basics (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner…)
- Medication contact lenses, glasses
- Clothes according to the local weather and the project you applied for
- Plug adapters and power converters
- Unlocked mobile phone – we will give you a Portuguese SIM card that you can charge according to your needs
- Laptop, tablet or smartphone so you have access to Wi-Fi almost everywhere
- Camera (if you want to capture all the unforgettable moments.)
What is the minimum age to participate in this program? 18
The minimum age to participate in this program is 18 years!
Will I have time for some sight-seeing as well?
Of course! We want you to really get to know your natural and cultural surroundings and will provide you with useful tips and tricks that will help you discover the location of your stay like a local!
Your shifts will generally last between 3 and 5 hours per day and will take place either in the morning, in the afternoon or in the evening, which will leave you with plenty of free time to go explore, take a stroll around your surroundings, catch the most important sites, interact with the locals or simply go and relax! And of course, you will have your weekends off as well!