Summer camps in spain

Summer camps 2019 in Spain, volunteering programmes from 40€.

For young people 18-30 years old. Enjoy a different summer with our volunteer positions in Spain.

 

From 40€

Board and accommodation included

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  • Accomodation

Included in the project, single or shared rooms depending on the project.

  • board

Full board for volunteers in Summer Camps in Spain.

  • Support 24/7

Support from the host organization as well as the sending, emergency contacts of coordinators at the local level.

  • Atractions

You will have the opportunity to visit places close to the international volunteer project.

  • Training

Before leaving you will receive a pre departure training from our international volunteer coordinators YesEuropa.

  • Up to 15 days or 3 months

Most places are concentrated in summer, but there are open places throughout the year.

MOre information

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How much does it cost?

Membership fee

40€ membership fee once you are accepted in one project.

Host organisation fee

Each organization charges a different fee, which can range from being free at € 200 according to destination, time and project. This fee includes accommodation, food, activities, coordinators, etc ... during the weeks of your volunteering.

Summer camp in Torremocha (near Madrid) FULLY BOOKED!

Location: Torremocha de Jarama, Madrid
Name: MADRID ECO-FARM JARAMA
Address: Torremocha de Jarama (Madrid)

Type of work: ENVI Environmental / MANU Manual / CONS Construction
Dates: 01-07-2019 /30-07- 2019
Total places: 2 for each period
Age: 18 – 30
Fee: 40.0 EUR
Languages: Spanish, English

Hosting organization is an association of producers and consumers that dedicate ourselves to self-consumption and the ecological and regenerative production of food. It is located in Torremocha de Jarama, 50 km from Madrid. We produce vegetables, fruits, eggs and meat. We are also dedicated to training and education. The project is starting, we have been operating for a little more than a year, but we already have almost 90 associated families and 2 workers. Our farm covers more than 1 hectare and we have 180 hens and 60 chickens. Volunteers will be able to collaborate and learn garden work and animal care always in an ecological way, help in workshops and training courses in agroecology, preparation and distribution of baskets to partners, composting … Accommodation will be in member families. We are managing the occupation of a hostel near the land so that soon the option of exclusive Hostel for volunteers could be available.

The three workers work from Monday to Friday and there is a team of volunteers from the Association who take care of the animals on the weekends. There are also collective work days that serve both to advance the work and to celebrate our commitment to the association and share efforts and ideas. Most of the associated families live in Torremocha de Jarama.

The village is small but has a Cultural Center with Library and computers, sports center with gym, activities and summer pool, and buses to Madrid daily every hour or hour and a half. It also has an Artisan Center (-Torrearte-) with various places with craftsmen dedicated to working with wicker, leather, carpentry, cheese, organic products, … some of them that teach very interesting courses.

Work:
Tasks: Animal care, Construction projects, eco-products delivery, egg collection, general tasks on the farm, management of crops in the field, harvesting, help with an ecological project, practicing the language, manual works and maintenance in general, making eco-products packaging , plant / sow, prune, seed bank, remove herbs.
Generic competences to be acquired: Provision for work in the field
Specific competences to be acquired: knowledge of farm works (they are not essential).

Accommodation and meals:
Accommodation: you will be staying with families. When the family arrives, they will be waiting and will present their room. The next day they will go to work in the garden.
The English we have is medium.

The accommodation is made with families. One room for each volunteer. We have a maximum of 2 volunteers per period. Right now we have not covered July and August, although there may be low and high.

We usually host volunteers with families for two weeks and then, if the volunteer and the family agree, we can extend the deadline.
Regarding meals, the family usually gives total freedom so that the volunteers are self-managed in their preparation. But we are the ones who provide the products, from the garden or the store. They do not have to pay anything, of course.

Madrid airport is the biggest airport in Spain, with international flights every day connecting all over the world. From here you can get public transport subway (“Metro”) towards “Plaza de Castilla” station.
To get to Torremocha. In Madrid’s “Plaza de Castilla” metro station, there is an interchange where a bus leaves, the 197, that takes you to Torremocha. You have to see the schedules because they do not all arrive here. They can also be found in Torrelaguna.
https://www.redtransporte.com/madrid/autobuses-interurbanos/197-madrid-torrelaguna-uceda.html

Download application

Pay membership fee

Once you deliver your documents, we will contact you by e-mail to confirm the place. Once confirmed, you would choose your sending organisation from your country and pay the fee.

Account number: 0128 0086 74 0100046144

IBANES87 0128 0086 74 0100046144

BIC SWIFT: BKBKESMMXXX

Bank name: BANKINTER, Calle de Fermín Caballero, 51, 28034 Madrid

Account holder: Asociación Building Bridges

Languages: Spanish, English

Summer camp in Torremocha (near Madrid) FULLY BOOKED!

Location: Torremocha de Jarama, Madrid
Name: MADRID ECO-FARM JARAMA
Address: Torremocha de Jarama (Madrid)

Type of work: ENVI Environmental / MANU Manual / CONS Construction
Dates: 01-07-2019 /30-07- 2019
Total places: 2 for each period
Age: 18 – 30
Fee: 40.0 EUR
Languages: Spanish, English

Hosting organization is an association of producers and consumers that dedicate ourselves to self-consumption and the ecological and regenerative production of food. It is located in Torremocha de Jarama, 50 km from Madrid. We produce vegetables, fruits, eggs and meat. We are also dedicated to training and education. The project is starting, we have been operating for a little more than a year, but we already have almost 90 associated families and 2 workers. Our farm covers more than 1 hectare and we have 180 hens and 60 chickens. Volunteers will be able to collaborate and learn garden work and animal care always in an ecological way, help in workshops and training courses in agroecology, preparation and distribution of baskets to partners, composting … Accommodation will be in member families. We are managing the occupation of a hostel near the land so that soon the option of exclusive Hostel for volunteers could be available.

The three workers work from Monday to Friday and there is a team of volunteers from the Association who take care of the animals on the weekends. There are also collective work days that serve both to advance the work and to celebrate our commitment to the association and share efforts and ideas. Most of the associated families live in Torremocha de Jarama.

The village is small but has a Cultural Center with Library and computers, sports center with gym, activities and summer pool, and buses to Madrid daily every hour or hour and a half. It also has an Artisan Center (-Torrearte-) with various places with craftsmen dedicated to working with wicker, leather, carpentry, cheese, organic products, … some of them that teach very interesting courses.

Work:
Tasks: Animal care, Construction projects, eco-products delivery, egg collection, general tasks on the farm, management of crops in the field, harvesting, help with an ecological project, practicing the language, manual works and maintenance in general, making eco-products packaging , plant / sow, prune, seed bank, remove herbs.
Generic competences to be acquired: Provision for work in the field
Specific competences to be acquired: knowledge of farm works (they are not essential).

Accommodation and meals:
Accommodation: you will be staying with families. When the family arrives, they will be waiting and will present their room. The next day they will go to work in the garden.
The English we have is medium.

The accommodation is made with families. One room for each volunteer. We have a maximum of 2 volunteers per period. Right now we have not covered July and August, although there may be low and high.

We usually host volunteers with families for two weeks and then, if the volunteer and the family agree, we can extend the deadline.
Regarding meals, the family usually gives total freedom so that the volunteers are self-managed in their preparation. But we are the ones who provide the products, from the garden or the store. They do not have to pay anything, of course.

Madrid airport is the biggest airport in Spain, with international flights every day connecting all over the world. From here you can get public transport subway (“Metro”) towards “Plaza de Castilla” station.
To get to Torremocha. In Madrid’s “Plaza de Castilla” metro station, there is an interchange where a bus leaves, the 197, that takes you to Torremocha. You have to see the schedules because they do not all arrive here. They can also be found in Torrelaguna.
https://www.redtransporte.com/madrid/autobuses-interurbanos/197-madrid-torrelaguna-uceda.html

Download application

Pay membership fee

Once you deliver your documents, we will contact you by e-mail to confirm the place. Once confirmed, you would choose your sending organisation from your country and pay the fee.

Account number: 0128 0086 74 0100046144

IBANES87 0128 0086 74 0100046144

BIC SWIFT: BKBKESMMXXX

Bank name: BANKINTER, Calle de Fermín Caballero, 51, 28034 Madrid

Account holder: Asociación Building Bridges

Languages: Spanish, English

Eco-La Rioja (Booked for 2019)

Code: ES-BRIDGES-02-NALDA
Location: Nalda, La Rioja
Name: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN NALDA
Type of work: ENVI Environmental / MANU Manual /
Dates: 

Minimum of 1 month from 15th September 2019.

Total places: 2 for each period
Age: 18 – 30
Fee: 40.0 EUR
Languages: Spanish, English

Languages: Spanish, English

Hosting organisation is working together with coordination organization, Building Bridges. Hosting organization  works on projects that activate employment in rural areas, in the Nalda area (La Rioja and its surroundings)
General objectives: Sustainable and equitable rural development
Specific objectives:
Create jobs
Cover the needs of the environment based on solidarity economy employment
Experience new sources of employment
Ten women workers are supporting the association together with 50 local volunteers.
The association counts on children libraries and game fields,, home help for old people, orchards, farms in the mountains, …

Agroecological and forest works.
Promotion of agroecology
Fight against climate change
Reforestation and redesign of objects, used garments and landscape
Cleaning of river channels manuals
Working hours between 8 and 15 hours, six hours a day
Activities (30 hours per week)
Manual cleaning of forests, seedbeds, planting, picking fruit trees, olive trees, …
Generic competences to be acquired: Willingness to learn, Inclination for agroecology and the environment

Specific competences to be acquired: Profiles linked to agriculture and the environment.
They will always be accompanied by personnel of the association that has assigned those tasks and in contact with the manager and with the tutor.

2 people, usually are hosted at the same time.
Loger periods to agree with the association.
The host house will offer accommodation and the kitchen where the volunteer will be able to cook products collected from the local association or from the house that hosts. 

We require responsable people to help with their own cooking and cleaning in order to help host organisation.

How to get there: You have to get to Logroño, the capital of La Rioja and then to Nalda in the M4, a metropolitan service that you leave in the town square. International airports near Logrono, Spain 156 km: Bilbao, Spain (BIO / LEBB) Bilbao Airport  

Download application

Pay membership fee

Once you deliver your documents, we will contact you by e-mail to confirm the place. Once confirmed, you would choose your sending organisation from your country and pay the fee.

Account number: 0128 0086 74 0100046144

IBANES87 0128 0086 74 0100046144

BIC SWIFT: BKBKESMMXXX

Bank name: BANKINTER, Calle de Fermín Caballero, 51, 28034 Madrid

Account holder: Asociación Building Bridges

Languages: Spanish, English

Summer camps in Girona (Catalonia) about Environment

Code: ES-BRIDGES-03-GIRONA

Location: Sant Feliu de Buixalleu, Girona, Catalonia, Spain
Type of work: EDU Education / YOUTH / ENVIRONMENT
Dates: From 1st March

4 places maximum at the same period

2 weeks maximum stay during summer. Other periods could be flexible.

Age: 18 – 30
Requirements: Young people willing to develop environmental activities.

Fees: 40€ membership fee

In addition, we ask for a fee of € 50 for two weeks of stay, which would be about € 3.5 per day per person.
With this quota is intended to cover part of the cost of food, but of course it includes five meals a day, sleep, use of space …

We are a non-profit association, being a family and a volunteer boy. Our goal is to offer this space to the world as personal growth, doing workshops, courses, seminars … sharing the place with volunteers and people who are appearing here, apart we live with a small horse farm with horses, goats, chickens, ocas …

OBJECTIVES
Create a better space for these activities with bioconstruction and other natural techniques

Fencing of the farm
Deforestation
Bioconstruction
Enable spaces for geriatric horses
General cleaning and home renovations

Generic competences
Deforestation
BioConstruction
House reforms
Caring for animals
Specific competences:
Forest cleaning
Construction of stables
Construction of domes

Paint spaces
Small repairs
Clean blocks

Schedule

For us the schedule is flexible but it is fine 6 hours a day for 5 days a week or 5 hours 6 days

Activities (30 hours per week)
Beginning in the morning according to the day we will be doing counting on the opinion of the volunteers and on what is best given to them.

Tutoring&Evaluation

We are a family with a basic level of English, we are open to learn the language.
There will be a volunteer of the house that will always accompany the task and Jónatan who is responsible or tutor

Food

Food is already cooked but there will be moments or days that they will have to prepare themselves.

How to get there: See our Booking Platform There is a station 6km from the house, we can go down to pick up and buses that arrive to the town two kilometers from the house. Excursions by the mountain, (castle, rivers, forest …) We have all kinds of instruments such as drums, piano, bass, guitar, flute, percussion … and different music therapy instruments. (we are Musicians.jeje). We are 30 km from the beach, 60km from Barcelona and 40km from Girona, so there are endless possibilities. Please provide information on activities in your locality, nearby cities to visit, tourist attractions, etc … We are 30 km from the beach, 60km from Barcelona and 40km from Girona, so there are endless possibilities.

Download application

Pay membership fee

Once you deliver your documents, we will contact you by e-mail to confirm the place. Once confirmed, you would choose your sending organisation from your country and pay the fee.

Account number: 0128 0086 74 0100046144

IBANES87 0128 0086 74 0100046144

BIC SWIFT: BKBKESMMXXX

Bank name: BANKINTER, Calle de Fermín Caballero, 51, 28034 Madrid

Account holder: Asociación Building Bridges

Languages: Spanish, English

Summer camps in Algatocín (Málaga) FULLY BOOKED!

Code: ES-BRIDGES-05-ALGATOCIN

Location: Algatocín, Málaga
Type of work: ENVI Environment / EDU Education
Dates:

1-30 June // 1-30 July //1-30 August // 1-30 September
Total places: 15 volunteers
Age: 18 – 30
Requirements: Young people willing to develop Bioconstruction activities

Fees:

40€ membership fee

In addition, the costs of accommodation and maintenance are t:
Accommodation (Tent brought by the volunteer)
Maintenance: Contributed by each volunteer : € 4 per day

Generic competences:

Knowledge of the process and principles of construction with natural materials

Specific competences:

Carpentry, construction techniques with earth, straw and stones, kitchen

Schedule: 8.30 1:30 // 17:00 p.m. to 19:00
Activities (30 hours per week)
Carpentry, kitchen, construction techniques with earth, straw and stone.

Volunteers will have coordinators of activities and tutors, we speak several languages.
We have 15 years of experience, we will visit the place on arrival and a training to locate the vols.We do constant evaluation and dynamics of socialization and conflict resolution.

Meals will be prepared by the vols. by rotation and with the support of a member of the association

How to get there: See our Booking Platform

How to get to this summer camps in Malaga:

Train to Cortes de la Frontera, then on foot or by finger (14km) Bus from Algeciras or Ronda to Algatocín (then on foot to the farm, 2km)

Download application

Pay membership fee

Once you deliver your documents, we will contact you by e-mail to confirm the place. Once confirmed, you would choose your sending organisation from your country and pay the fee.

Account number: 0128 0086 74 0100046144

IBANES87 0128 0086 74 0100046144

BIC SWIFT: BKBKESMMXXX

Bank name: BANKINTER, Calle de Fermín Caballero, 51, 28034 Madrid

Account holder: Asociación Building Bridges

Languages: Spanish, English

Summer camps in Murcia (Permacultura and Bioconstruction)

Code: ES-BRIDGES-07-MURCIA

Location: Puente Tocinos, Murcia, Spain
Type of work: AGRI Agriculture / Sustainability
Dates: Open all year, minimum 1 month. Only closed from 15th July to 1st September.

Total places: 2 volunteers at the same time
Age: 18 – 30
Requirements: Young people willing to develop sustainable agriculture, permaculture and bioconstruction activities.

Fees: 40€ membership fee

Conservation of Nature Association was constituted in April of 2010 with the main objective of disseminating knowledge, appreciation and
respect for the environment through the realization of projects and activities on two environmental education, volunteering, research and everything that has to do with the nature in general and our way of relating to it.

During the first years of activity, the association has dedicated itself specifically to the development of training courses on nature and ecology in cooperation with the University of Murcia, with the center of environmental education in Murcia “CEMACAM” and with other associations with related objectives, as well as wildlife and wildlife monitoring and study projects environmental volunteer activities.

Conservation of Nature started in 2017 on a new project dedicated to permaculture, the sustainability and bioconstruction in a half-hectare plot in the middle of the orchard traditional of Murcia, the project “Permaculture, Bioconstruction and Cohousing “.

OBJECTIVES

The objectives and lines of work of the project “Permaculture, Bioconstruction and Cohousing “are:
 Bioconstruction
Giving shelter to a maximum of 10 people thanks to the construction of two houses under one same green roof through the CUT construction system, based on a structure wooden carrier, with walls of straw bales and natural clay and / or lime coatings (in the initial phase of the works).

Assembly and furnishing using recycled materials from a yurt on an elevated structure of wood (finished).
Construction of an outdoor shower and sink using recycled materials (finished).
Construction of chicken coop with cane, mud and straw (in design phase).
 Food production
Design and implementation of a food forest (in process), proposed to produce the maximum diversity of fruits of traditional varieties and the maximum presence of flowers of native vegetation throughout the year in order to attract pollinators and fauna.

Production of vegetables through no-till agriculture, using elevated terraces type lasagna and drip irrigation (in process), direct seeding, mulching, production of compost, etc. (Natural Agriculture).

 Harnessing the energies
Installation of photovoltaic and solar thermal system, passive cooling systems (type “well Canadian “) and high-efficiency thermal mass stoves (” rocket stove “type) in the households.
 Responsible water use
Construction and use of dry bath (finished), reuse of treated wastewater through the installation of a biological treatment plant in homes, implementation of a drip irrigation for vegetables and maintenance of traditional irrigation in fruit trees through dwels, discarding the irrigation to blanket and irrigating selectively by grooves (finalized).

Return the structure and health to the ground
Through afforestation, avoiding tillage, applying straw mulch-free pesticide mulching and using green fertilizers (annual sowing of legumes and grasses with rotation).

 Promote the biodiversity of fauna and flora
Through afforestation, the placement of nest boxes for birds and bats and shelters for insects (in design phase) and generating spaces and shelters suitable for reptiles and amphibians (stone walls dry, naturalized pond, etc.)
 Waste treatment and reuse
Solid waste by composting in a dry bath for fecal matter and by composting of pallets for organics. Wastewater through biological treatment and naturalized pond and reuse for irrigation of fruit trees.
 Educational, cultural and leisure space
For now we have scheduled a couple of workshops on different aspects and systems of Bioconstruction while the construction of the housing lasts; in any case this line of action is still to be defined, and for this the environment we are creating is key.

Monitoring

During the development of volunteer activities there will always be between two and three people, including the tutor, working on the project. Both the tutor and another of the colleagues can communicate in English and participate in training and support for volunteers
during their stay.

TASKS

The tasks in which you can participate in the framework of our project “Permaculture, Bioconstruction and Cohousing “will be related to the maintenance of food forest, the practice of natural agriculture through the cultivation of vegetables in raised terraces and direct sowing, maintenance of the dry bath and the yurt, assembly and placement of nest boxes for birds and bats and shelters for insects, design and construction of chicken coop using natural materials, support in works of bioconstruction, etc.

Schedule
Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities (30 hours per week)
1. Maintenance of the food forest through the following tasks:
– Irrigation between days 1 and 10 of each month by ditch.
– Maintenance of portillo, gutters, grooves and alcorques
– Plantations
– Adventitious control next to the feet of planted trees and shrubs
– Mulching
– clearing and pruning if necessary
– Disease and pest control
– Care of nurseries and flower pots
– Compost maintenance
– Maintenance of elevated terraces of vegetable cultivation
2. Vegetable cultivation on elevated “lasagna” terraces and drip irrigation (agriculture without tillage) and maintenance of seedbeds.
3. Support in bio-construction works of our wood and straw house (CUT technique of construction with straw)
4. Design and construction of chicken coop with capacity for 15 chickens (approx.) With materials
natural and recycled.
5. Assembly and placement of nest boxes for beneficial insectivorous birds, nocturnal raptors and
bats and two shelters for insects.
6. Maintenance of the dry bath and the yurt.

Generic competences
Maintenance and support work.
Specific competences
1. Maintenance of the food forest.
2. Growing vegetables
3. Support in Bioconstruction work.
4. Design and construction of chicken coop with capacity for 15 chickens (approx.) With materials natural and recycled.
5. Assembly and placement of nest boxes for beneficial insectivorous birds, night raptors and bats and two insect shelters.
6. Maintenance of dry bath and Mongolian yurt.

ACCOMMODATION

The accommodation can be shared or not between the Mongolian yurt and the caravan.

Meals will be based on an ovo-lacto-vegetarian or vegan diet. The tutor will provide the Volunteers the utensils and organic food necessary for a healthy and balanced diet, according to the demands of the works and activities that will be carried out. If the volunteers wanted
add meat or fish to your diet you can purchase these products on your own at any nearby supermarket.

The preparation of the meals will be in charge of the volunteers.
The project is not funded or subsidized, so we would ask that part of the volunteers could be covered through scholarships or from the organization responsible for these volunteer programs. We consider that about € 120 per volunteer could be sufficient, with which we will acquire organic and local food through a Group of Consumption.

Our cozy little corner covers an average hectare (about 3.5) of orchard Traditional in Bacons Bridge, a bike ride from the center of the city of Murcia.

It is surrounded by other farms dedicated to the production of oranges and lemons, some of them already abandoned and others in conversion to organic production as we have informed the owners. Parallel to the eastern edge of the terrain runs a traditional armband
irrigation with some riparian vegetation. In the northeast corner we wanted to keep a small forest of these laurels of more than 6m in height with a small clear in its interior where to be cool and in the shade during the sultry summers.

In addition to the plantations of dozens of species of native shrubs and trees and fruit trees of traditional varieties for our food forest, El Bosque de Indra, also we have assembled and conditioned our beautiful Mongolian yurt with capacity for 3 people, installed a caravan with capacity for two other people, built the bathroom dry of double compostera, as well as an external shower and sink and a quarter of implements.

In addition we will make available to each volunteer a bicycle with which to be able move between our campsite and the center of the city.

How to get there: See our Booking Platform The project “Permaculture, Bioconstruction and Cohousing “is developed in a land located in the hamlet of Bacons Bridge, between the Carril de los Correas and the Carril de los Navarros. We are a 15min bike ride from the center of the city of Murcia. further Bacons Bridge is very well connected to the city by bus lines 15 and 31. The nearest airports are the International Airport of Murcia and the Airport Alicante-Elche, 50min from Murcia. Both the day of arrival and the return of the volunteers We can bring them in a van to the bus station San Andrés de Murcia, with several daily buses to both airports, or the Barrio del Carmen train station. FREE TIME The Region of Murcia offers a huge range of activities related to nature, with beautiful beaches, rivers, canyons and mountains near the city such as the Sierra de Carrascoy and Sierra Espuña, where you can practice activities such as hiking, climbing, mountain biking, canyoning, kayaking, etc. Its historical heritage is not far behind: castles, churches and cathedrals, towns such as Cartagena, Caravaca de la Cruz, Calasparra or Moratalla, museums, archaeological sites, caves with cave paintings, etc. On the other hand, the identity of the The city of Murcia is intimately linked to the traditional garden, its acequias and the river. Every weekend, volunteers can enjoy a generous offer of concerts, plays, exhibitions and other cultural activities. Besides being also university city and with large pedestrian zones Murcia also offers a wide variety of bars, restaurants, terraces and nightclubs.

Download application

Pay membership fee

Once you deliver your documents, we will contact you by e-mail to confirm the place. Once confirmed, you would choose your sending organisation from your country and pay the fee.

Account number: 0128 0086 74 0100046144

IBANES87 0128 0086 74 0100046144

BIC SWIFT: BKBKESMMXXX

Bank name: BANKINTER, Calle de Fermín Caballero, 51, 28034 Madrid

Account holder: Asociación Building Bridges

Languages: Spanish, English

Summer camps in Girona (Catalonia): FULLY BOOKED!

Code: ES-BRIDGES-06-GIRONA

Location: Girona, Catalonia, Spain
Type of work: EDU Education / YOUTH
Dates: From June 25 to September 10, with the minimum attendance of one week and a maximum of 12 weeks. The week of June maximum of 4 volunteers, July a maximum of 10. August and September a maximum of 6.

Total places: 15 volunteers
Age: 18 – 30
Requirements: Young people willing to develop education&youth activities of leisure with other young people.

Fees: 40€ membership fee

In addition, the costs of accommodation and maintenance are 25€ per week including food and accommodation.

We are a youth association created 12 years ago. Our organization has been working on a voluntary basis to educate and entertain children, teenagers and young people in extracurricular activities, leisure and free time. The function of our educational association is to promote values ​​that other institutions.
This association is based on carrying out activities such as:
– Extracurricular & non formal activities
– Workshops in institutes
– Dynamize groups of young people
– Give support in children and young people
– Prepare day trips and out of school activities for young people, children and their families
– Support children and youth activities in City Council parties
– Specialized in youth centers
– Parties and young nights
– Alternative holidays
– Alternative night entertainment
– Support for children and youth centers and activities
– We schedule children’s and youth shows
– Leisure and entertainment services: foam party, inflatables, mobile disk … with which we finance our activities.

We develop other activities with young people and children where they contribute, to adolescents, a series of values, which they know how to transport to their life, with their friends, at school and the institute, etc. These are carried out throughout the year in different spaces and schedules. Our activities are aimed at participants between 3 to 35 years in Girona.

Activities are carried out in all outdoor spaces, museums, exhibition halls and in our premises equipped with several rooms and with a capacity of 100 people in total in the various rooms.

Inside youth centres we carry out workshops, crafts, board games, dynamics, excursions, museums, exhibitions, swimming pool, amusement park, adventure, sports in natural environment ….

In these activities tend to assist children with various types of disabilities, ADD, ADHD, SEN, supervised by child centers, possible families with few resources.

We count on 2 staff coordinators for the whole summer, 4 interns and about 15 volunteers throughout the summer with an average of 3 per week.

Generic competences
To educate boys and girls under the free time of vacations.
Specific competences
Help the educational team of the association
Be a positive reference for them
Build activities of all kinds for the house
Accompany minors in activities

Schedule from Monday to Friday, usually from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm and someday it may be that some afternoon or Friday is longer. With the opportunity to do more hours always or on the weekend.
With a minimum of 35 hours per week.

Tutoring&Evaluation

Normally there is a training session where they receive training on the tasks and working system during the workcamp. In addition, volunteers have references in the area where the activity is carried out. At all times they will be accompanied by members of the association. In the activity we usually speak in Catalan and Spanish. But we do not have problems to attend some english speaking volunteer, because some member of our association speak English.

Accommodation and food

Volunteers will be hosted in several houses of members of the association or children families. In which according to the option of the moment and the season they can be alone or accompanied by the people of the house. The houses are equipped with everything necessary to live. The volunteers will have to do the housework derived from their stay in them, cleaning, meals …
There is a fee of € 25 per week for accommodation, electricity, water and food

How to get there:

See our Booking Platform

Girona-Costa Brava Airport at 5km.
Train station 1km.
Bus station 1km.
Girona urban line number 5 has two stands at 25m each.
Exit AP-7 motorway at 1km.

Free time:

They will be located in Girona capital city from where they can take buses or trains among other means for tourism on the beaches of the Costa Brava, Catalan Pyrenees. As well as very tourist towns of beach and mountain.

Mountain: Rupit, Ripoll, Besalú, Olot, Osor, Santa Pau …
Beach: Begur, Tossa de Mar, Lloret de Mar, Cadaqués, Port de la Selva, Palafurgell ..

They can take a tour of other capitals of the region such as Figueras, Banyoles .. Visit important museums such as Dalí, the cinema of Girona.

They have the possibility to see scenarios of the city and province of Girona that have been used for series or films like Game of Thrones and 8 Catalan surnames, one of the best restaurants in the world with the Roca brothers, the Bulli … The old town of Girona with its cathedral, wall, Devesa …

As well as the possibility of carrying out all kinds of adventure sports and risk in the natural environments of mountain or sea of ​​the province. Like via ferrata, climbing, trekking, river kayak, costering, ravines, scuba diving, kayak in the sea, roundabouts, ….
A part that in one hour by bus or train can go to Barcelona and all its tourist attraction.

Download application

Pay membership fee

Once you deliver your documents, we will contact you by e-mail to confirm the place. Once confirmed, you would choose your sending organisation from your country and pay the fee.

Account number: 0128 0086 74 0100046144

IBANES87 0128 0086 74 0100046144

BIC SWIFT: BKBKESMMXXX

Bank name: BANKINTER, Calle de Fermín Caballero, 51, 28034 Madrid

Account holder: Asociación Building Bridges

Languages: Spanish, English

Summer volunteering in the Way of Saint James (Galicia)

Code: ES-BRIDGES-08-GALICIA

Location: Sobrado, Galicia, Spain
Type of work: Culture / Education / Sustainability / Tourism
Dates: Open all year, minimum 15 days.

Up to 2 people. Ideally May-October.
Between the months of May and October the hostel of the Monastery receives the greatest influx of pilgrims. During this period of time in 2018, the percentage inflow by country with greater contribution of pilgrims, over 100% accounted.
Age: 18 – 30
Requirements: Young people with interest in Tourism and education activities.

Fees: 40€ membership fee

The main characteristics of this proposal are described below for the development of a European volunteer program in the Monastery of
Santa María de Sobrado.

DESCRIPTION OF THE HOSTING ORGANISATION:

Organization: Community of the Monastery of Santa María de Sobrado. The Community of monks that the monastery inhabits belongs to the Order Cistercian of the Close Observance (OCSO).
It is the first Cistercian monastery that existed in Spain. Its origins are date back to the 9th-10th centuries.
The World Heritage Committee, meeting in Bonn, approved at its meeting of 5 July 2015 the extension of the Caminos de Santiago site
Compostela: French road and roads of the North of Spain in the List of the World Heritage of UNESCO. This approval integrates some of the
monuments that are associated with the roads, among them, the Monastery.

ASSISTANCE AND SUPERVISION OF VOLUNTEERS:

Two members of the Community of monks would be responsible for carrying out follow-up / tutoring functions, supported by both members of the Association of Friends of the Monastery.
There are several people available to perform tutoring functions, in English, Portuguese, French and Italian as main languages.

Generic competences
To educate boys and girls under the free time of vacations.
Specific competences
Help the educational team of the association
Be a positive reference for them
Build activities of all kinds for the house
Accompany minors in activities

Schedule from Monday to Friday, usually from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm and someday it may be that some afternoon or Friday is longer. With the opportunity to do more hours always or on the weekend.
With a minimum of 35 hours per week.

Tutoring&Evaluation

Normally there is a training session where they receive training on the tasks and working system during the workcamp. In addition, volunteers have references in the area where the activity is carried out. At all times they will be accompanied by members of the association. In the activity we usually speak in Catalan and Spanish. But we do not have problems to attend some english speaking volunteer, because some member of our association speak English.

Accommodation and food

Volunteers will be hosted in several houses of members of the association or children families. In which according to the option of the moment and the season they can be alone or accompanied by the people of the house. The houses are equipped with everything necessary to live. The volunteers will have to do the housework derived from their stay in them, cleaning, meals …
There is a fee of € 25 per week for accommodation, electricity, water and food

How to get there:

See our Booking Platform

Girona-Costa Brava Airport at 5km.
Train station 1km.
Bus station 1km.
Girona urban line number 5 has two stands at 25m each.
Exit AP-7 motorway at 1km.

Free time:

They will be located in Girona capital city from where they can take buses or trains among other means for tourism on the beaches of the Costa Brava, Catalan Pyrenees. As well as very tourist towns of beach and mountain.

Mountain: Rupit, Ripoll, Besalú, Olot, Osor, Santa Pau …
Beach: Begur, Tossa de Mar, Lloret de Mar, Cadaqués, Port de la Selva, Palafurgell ..

They can take a tour of other capitals of the region such as Figueras, Banyoles .. Visit important museums such as Dalí, the cinema of Girona.

They have the possibility to see scenarios of the city and province of Girona that have been used for series or films like Game of Thrones and 8 Catalan surnames, one of the best restaurants in the world with the Roca brothers, the Bulli … The old town of Girona with its cathedral, wall, Devesa …

As well as the possibility of carrying out all kinds of adventure sports and risk in the natural environments of mountain or sea of ​​the province. Like via ferrata, climbing, trekking, river kayak, costering, ravines, scuba diving, kayak in the sea, roundabouts, ….
A part that in one hour by bus or train can go to Barcelona and all its tourist attraction.

Download application

Pay membership fee

Once you deliver your documents, we will contact you by e-mail to confirm the place. Once confirmed, you would choose your sending organisation from your country and pay the fee.

Account number: 0128 0086 74 0100046144

IBANES87 0128 0086 74 0100046144

BIC SWIFT: BKBKESMMXXX

Bank name: BANKINTER, Calle de Fermín Caballero, 51, 28034 Madrid

Account holder: Asociación Building Bridges

Languages: Spanish, English

Summer Camps in Spain experiences

Browse the map of experiences with the opinions of our volunteers in several countries of the world.

What are summer camps in Spain?

A work camp is a different way to enjoy your holidays, developing a volunteering project of social/cultural/educational interest at individual or group basis.

There are different types of summer camps in Spain depending on the dates you are suitable and the tasks to carry on: we offer a wide range of activities including education activities, environmental protection, community-based work, etc.

There is a minimum fee of 40€, but each project may include a small fee to cover your food and accommodation.

Participants must pay for their travel tickets, whereas the hosting entity will pay for accommodation and meals. The summer camps are usually for young people older than 18 up to 30.

Summer camps calendar

Lenght varies in each project, although the minimum of time is usually two weeks. We also develop camps the whole year, not only during summer.

What are the costs for summer camps in Spain?

If you like to come to one of our workcamps in Spain, you need to pay a fee of 40 €.

Some summer camps may include a small fee to cover your accommodation and food during activities. Fee(s) include the possibility of going to this activity with accommodation and food included.

Please bear in mind that you need to cover your transport and insurance. 

Reasons to apply to summer camps in Spain

We give you the same reasons as for European volunteering, although here with this international experience you get other different results:

  • Acquire international experience
  • Improve your curriculum
  • Learn a language
  • Develop a volunteering work in another country
  • Know other methodologies of work
  • Put your knowledge into practice in other countries
  • Know and feel a World citizen
  • Support local community activities through volunteering

How many summer camps do you offer?

Supported by CCIVS, we plan to host more than 30 participants to workcamps in Spain in 4 different regions in Spain: Madrid, La Rioja, Andalusia and Galicia. More hosting projects will be uploaded periodically on this page.

What is YesEuropa?

YesEuropa is a portal powered by Building Bridges Association (legally established in Spain since 2008). We were founded with the aim of giving advice to the demands of information on European and intercultural information Exchange.

The main goals for our association are:

• Building up bridges to promote the European social construction.

• Bridge a gap encouraging an intercultural dialogue for a better understanding and knowledge of other cultures.

• Planning bridges through projects management to foster the citizens participation, specially young people.

• Leaving a mark supporting any cultural, educational or artistic expression based on the above mentioned projects.

We are an experienced association, our personal career and experience is wide. We have thought about creating this association to give shape and to have a closer collaboration that already existed between its partners for more than 10 years.

Are reliable this summer camps in Spain?

Absolutely yes. We are part of international networks and our work has been awarded by the same European Commission and local and regional governments (see our accreditations, partnerships and legal registration).

We belong to the CCIVS, Citizens for Europe EYCA Anna Lindh Foundation and CIVICUS: networks that promote values citizens and all activities related to culture and democratic values.

Our members have had the pleasure of meeting at different moments of local members from EURODESK network and we also coordinated Eurodesk Network at national level for over 10 years. In consequence, we were able to share experiences and plan new initiatives to improve the system of youth information, at local, national and international level.

YES EUROPE is a portal for support and advice on international mobility and European projects promoted by the Building Bridges Association, based in Madrid.
Our group is composed of professionals delighted to help and advise private and public entities in order to write and manage international projects.

Until present day, thanks to several cooperation agreements with public and private institutions we actively participate in international networks such as summer camps in Spain.

We were able to carry out many projects under the old Youth in Action, Citizens Programme and Lifelong Learning Programme. Now we continue our work with Erasmus+, Europe for Citizens and Creative Europe programmes..

The main goal of our group is to promote international mobility and raise awareness among young Spanish and European people on topics such as social inclusion, integration and promotion of active citizenship, using only non- formal education.

Among the projects developed we include the European Voluntary Service, youth exchanges, international trainings, Erasmus+ traineeships and so on.

These projects have many young people able to take advantage of international mobility experience, now it’s your turn!.

Most projects are open to young people between 18 and 30 years and allow unforgettable experiences traveling and living without many expenses (in many cases projects covered the accommodation, food and much of the total trip).

Our group is also a member of several European networks of expert trainers and project managers, with the common goal of: offer young and old the opportunity to access mobility programs in educational, vocational, educational and cultural field to promote cultural exchange, improve personal skills and practice English.

Read summer camps experiences from our participants

Successful Completion of Project STAND UP TOGETHER! in Cyprus

¿Qué hace una española en Alemania hablando de racismo con otros jóvenes?

Rosa en el curso Erasmus+ sobre gestión cultural

Antonio en el intercambio en Eslovaquia sobre deportes

La experiencia de Luis en un curso en Cerdeña con beca Erasmus+

 

Preguntas frecuentes

El alojamiento suele ser básico, adaptado al país y al proyecto donde vas y siempre viene especificado en la descripción de cada voluntariado. Y varía mucho: puede ir desde tiendas de campaña, albergues juveniles, espacios comunitarios acondicionados a vivir con una familia local.  Suele ser en condiciones sencillas. No esperes ningún lujo. Alojamiento y manutención están cubiertos y eso es lo que incluye las tasas del campo.

Un campo de voluntariado es un espacio de aprendizaje no formal, intercambio y encuentro en el que jóvenes de 18-30 años de diversos orígenes y culturas, se reúnen para apoyar con su trabajo voluntario, en un  proyecto de una organización local de otro país extranjero. Los proyectos pueden ser de interés cultural, artístico, comunitario (reconstrucción), social, medioambiental, etc…

Para completar la experiencia también habrá también alguna sesión teórica sobre el tema que trates en tu voluntariado internacional. Además el tiempo libre es también parte esencial. Es el momento de disfrutar juntos, socializar con los compañeros y de abrirse a la comunidad local.

El objetivo de los campos de trabajo es:

  • Los campos son solidarios y altruistas.
  • Basado en un intercambio: alojamiento básico y comida a cambio de un trabajo determinado.
  • Tendrás que convivir con otros voluntarios/as de diferentes países y culturas, suele haber entre 8 y 15 participantes, hasta un máximo de 25.
  • Que normalmente, habrá un monitor-facilitador del país que guiará el trabajo en equipo durante todo el campo.
  • Que deberá trabajar entre 5 y 6 horas diarias como norma general, pudiendo ser algo menos en algunos casos.
  • Que disfrutará de tiempo libre y ocio, organizado por los propios voluntarios/as o por las actividades del proyecto.
  • Que normalmente hay una parte de educación no formal, desarrollada en talleres, dinámicas, etc…
  • Que la estancia y el efecto final del campo depende del voluntario/a mismo.

YesEuropa es el portal impulsado por la Asociación Building Bridges, que es una organización sin ánimo de lucro, que trabaja en educación no formal, educación formal y actividades culturales promoviendo experiencias y movilidades internacionales, con fines educativos, interculturales, solidarios o en alguno de los más de 30 países en los que estamos presentes.

Enviamos a más de 300 participantes cada año a vivir experiencias de corta y larga duración en otros países.

Estamos registrados en Registro Nacional de Asociaciones, nº590729.
Dirección: Calle de la Cruzada 3, 28013, Madrid
CIF: G85466886
Datos registrales: Inscrita en Registro Nacional de Asociaciones 590729

Somos ONG Madrid acreditada por el Programa Erasmus+ como envío, acogida y coordinación de voluntariado europeo. También tenemos una sede en Andalucía y antenas informativas en Galicia.

Podemos organizar a los participantes para realizar un Servicio Voluntario Europeo, un Intercambio de Jóvenes, un Entrenamiento para la Movilidad y Erasmus. Nuestro número PIC es 948821118 y nuestra acreditación EVS es 2014-1-ES02-KA110-004967.

Si quieres saber más de nuestras alianzas y colaboraciones con instituciones públicas y privadas, mira nuestro dossier aquí.

Nuestra experiencia internacional la construimos desde hace 10 años desde que decidimos crear esta iniciativa. Llevamos más de 200 proyectos internacionales mediante medios de cooperación formales, con acuerdos internacionales de cooperación con nuestros socios.

Por un lado, formamos parte de plataformas y redes internacionales como EYCA y Citizens for Europe, y contamos con una red propia de entidades socias expertas en programas internacionales solidarios e interculturales (EverEurope); somos miembros de la Anna Lindh Foundation, única entidad consultora de la red de gobiernos Euro-Mediterráneos formadas por organizaciones de la sociedad civil que trabajan para la integración a todos los niveles en la región; CIVICUS, World Aliance for Citizen Participation, un think tank de organizaciones sociales, locales e internacionales, que trabaja para expandir la capacidad de la sociedad civil a nivel global y cuenta entre sus miembros con organizaciones de finalidad social.

Podemos organizar movilidades para participantes para realizar un Servicio Voluntario Europeo, un Intercambio de Jóvenes, una Formación para la Movilidad y Erasmus. Nuestro número de registro de la Comisión Europea PIC es 948821118 y nuestra acreditación EVS es 2014-1-ES02-KA110-004967.

Porque los proyectos de cooperación internacional, así como cualquier programa de voluntariado de corta duración, no tienen ninguna otra fuente de financiación.

Mucha gente se sorprende y se pregunta ¿por qué pagar por ser un voluntario?. Pero para hacer estos programas sostenibles es necesario tener recursos y cobrar por cada voluntario. Varios de los costos ya han incurrido incluso antes de haber llegado al país, pero en tu pago están incluidos gastos directos como: hospedaje con la familia, comida, orientación, apoyo y ayuda en emergencias, traslados desde el aeropuerto, transporte al proyecto, uso de los recursos y recursos en la oficina. Además, es necesario cubrir otros gastos como impuestos legales, personal, renta del espacio, seguros, impuestos de vehículos, materiales de oficina, transporte en gestión de aplicaciones y asignaciones, internet, teléfono, electricidad, agua, desarrollo y diseño de programas, otras infraestructuras, mantenimiento del sitio web, material promocional y de marketing, creación de nuevas relaciones con entidades u organizaciones interesadas en trabajar con nosotros y con otros proyectos más. Pero lo más importante para nosotros es que sepas que lo que pagas está destinado a que tengas una muy buena experiencia y que todo funcione de la mejor manera posible durante su estancia en el país que ha escogido.

 

Son experiencias de educación no formal a través de programas de voluntariado internacional individual o en grupo. Se puede viajar individualmente o con un grupo de participantes liderado por un/a coordinador/a de una organización de acogida, que viaja a países del mundo en los meses de verano para participar en un proyecto, con unos objetivos y resultados previamente definidos y con una duración de entre 15-21 días. Los proyectos tienen como objetivo cubrir alguna necesidad que la organización local nos demanda para poder seguir adelante y/o mejorar los servicios prestados a la comunidad, y fomentar el intercambio y la convivencia intercultural.

Jóvenes mayores de edad. Desde 18 años, hasta los 30 años de edad. En breve prepararemos más oportunidades para mayores de 30, pero mientras tanto los mayores de 30 tienen este post de información.

La duración completa de un voluntariado internacional comprende 150 horas, que son con validables por 6 créditos ECTS. Existe la posibilidad igualmente de realizar programas más largos que cubran las prácticas profesionales de diferentes grados o masters. YesEuropa-Building Bridges emite un certificado de participación y competencias desarrolladas en entornos internacionales. Con este certificado tu universidad podrá validar la participación por el número estimado de créditos

La carta de motivación es un medio para las asociaciones de acogida y envío, de conocer más acerca de la personalidad del voluntari@, las motivaciones que mueven su participación en este tipo de proyectos y su experiencia. Debe estar redactada en inglés y no exceder más de un folio, clara y concisa para facilitar la selección a las organizaciones de acogida.

Para la mayoría de los voluntariados es suficiente con el formulario de inscripción, pero la candidatura queda muy pobre sin la carta, por ello, ésta es considerada un requisito imprescindible.

Es el documento que sirve para tramitar la inscripción al voluntariado internacional, entre la asociación de envío y acogida. Debe cumplimentarse por completo facilitando así la máxima información posible sobre el participante, su experiencia, su motivación y sus expectativas.

Especialmente importante son las preguntas relativas a las necesidades medicas y alimenticias del voluntari@ (alergias, asma, diabetes, comida vegetariana, dieta árabe, etc.) esa información es muy importante para que vuestras condiciones dentro del campo sean óptimas.

Tienes estos y otros recursos en el apartado de proceso registro voluntariado internacional.

Trabajamos principalmente en entornos considerados seguros, de la mano de organizaciones experimentadas de carácter local. Teniendo en cuenta que a día de hoy, un 100% de seguridad es difícil asegurar casi en cualquier lugar del mundo, incluída España. En estos entornos activamos el nivel máximo de nuestro protocolo de seguridad y en casos en que la situación se haya complicado en el momento de viajar, el proyecto se cancela sin ningún coste para la persona participante u ofreciendo una plaza en otro distinto (esto ya ha ocurrido y el tema se trata con máximo rigor). En estos entornos no obstante, solicita a las personas participantes, un documento de entendimiento de la situación del país y asunción de responsabilidades si se actúa de manera independiente.

Para más información veraz e independiente de estos países, lo mejor es consultar la web del Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, que informa sobre la situación para viajeros en todos los países del mundo.

Además, siempre recomendamos contratar un seguro de viajes que cubra todos los imprevistos, este es el seguro de viaje más barato que hemos encontrado.

Para esta convocatoria de 2018 contamos con proyectos de voluntariado internacional en las siguientes áreas: Formación; Desarrollo comunitario; Ocio y tiempo libre; Promoción de la salud; Empoderamiento de la mujer; Educación; Participación ciudadana; Infancia; Conservación medioambiental; etc…

Hay proyectos que son más generalistas, es decir, no se necesita un perfil específico para participar.

Claro, te haremos una formación a la salida, o presencial en Madrid o por Skype. Mira los detalles de esta formación a la salida del voluntariado internacional.

Además, te daremos un «infosheet», que es un documento creado por la organización de acogida que envía al voluntari@ aproximadamente un mes antes del voluntariado internacional. La Infosheet recoge información precisa sobre las condiciones del voluntariado, cómo llegar, meeting point, teléfonos de contacto de las asociaciones de acogida, ropa y enseres útiles para las condiciones del trabajo, tramitación de seguro médico y cualquier otra información que se considere útil.

Este documento se envía una vez el voluntario/a ha sido aceptado en el campo de trabajo y ha formalizado su inscripción por completo.

Si, por nuestra propia experiencia en proyectos de voluntariado internacional, hemos recopilado una serie de recursos y descuentos para viajar barato.

Los costes de cada voluntariado internacional están desglosados por partidas en los documentos informativos. Del coste total, 100€ se destinan a los gastos de administración y gestión (personal que gestiona, comunicación, seguimiento, evaluación, detección de nuevos proyectos, mediación con voluntari@s en terreno, cofinanciaciones, etc.) de YesEuropa-Building Bridges y 50 € se destinan a los gastos de formación (o presencial o por Skype).

El resto de costes se destinan a los gastos de administración y gestión de la organización local, coordinación local, coordinación de YesEuropa en terreno, así como todos los costes derivados del desarrollo de la actividad, tanto en España como en destino.

Por desgracia no gestionamos ni grupos ni más de dos candidaturas de amigos/as. Si quieres participar con tu amig@, debéis solicitarlo por separado y no aseguramos que os vayan a coger a los dos.  Los campos de trabajo o el voluntariado internacional van destinados a voluntari@s que quieran conocer gente de diferentes países colaborando en un proyecto de interés común, no es un viaje de placer ni una experiencia que tengas que disfrutar con un amigo/a. Normalmente , tampoco se aceptan más de dos personas de un mismo país a no ser que el total de voluntarios que se necesite sea muy grande.

En el caso de parejas o de dos amigos/as que quieren participar juntos se les puede buscar plaza, pero tienen menos posibilidades de irse al final ya que los campos no quieren que vaya gente que previamente se conoce, para ayudar más a que la gente se abra a otras personas y culturas. En nuestras plazas se intenta que haya dos personas de cada nacionalidad, por lo que si en el campo que se solicita ya hay un español, no se podrá aceptar a las dos personas que vayan juntas.

Para inscribirte , lee cada oferta que tengamos disponible, donde vienen los documentos que tienes que enviarnos.

Al recibir tu inscripción a través de la web, te citaremos a una entrevista personal –en la sede de la organización o por Skype o por teléfono si vives en otra localidad- para conocerte mejor y aclarar dudas, así como orientarte sobre qué destino parece más adecuado para tu perfil e intereses. Al finalizar la entrevista se te comentarán los pasos a seguir para inscribirte como usuari@ de la asociación (40€) y para participar en el programa que se formaliza con el pago de tu reserva de plaza (cuotas dependiendo del destino y proyecto).

Porque las organizaciones locales con las que se trabaja son asociaciones sin fines de lucro cuyos programas son financiados en la mayoría de los casos por las cuotas que pagan las personas voluntarias. Estas organizaciones no suelen tener financiaciones públicas y/o privadas y los costes que cobran en concepto de gestión suelen ir a un fondo que les ayuda a mantenerse activas durante todo el año y subvencionar los programas de acción social para los que no tienen fondos. A las organizaciones nunca se les pide que contribuyan o absorban los gastos directos asociados con la recepción de una persona voluntaria: la orientación y formación, la impresión de materiales, la búsqueda de familias de acogida, la organización del transporte local, los gastos de manutención y el seguimiento de los programas en curso (que es para lo que se destina el dinero). Además, les permite a las organizaciones mantener una infraestructura adecuada y cubrir los gastos administrativos generales incluyendo la renta, los salarios, la comunicación, los servicios de información, etc.

No es requisito imprescindible el domino de la lengua local para ir a un campo de trabajo. Pero saber idiomas ayuda , ¡y mucho!. Sobre todo el inglés. ya que el idioma más utilizado en el voluntariado internacional es el inglés, a no ser que se especifique lo contrario. No se exige ningún nivel especifico de lenguaje, pero cada voluntari@ ha de ser consciente de su nivel de comunicación en otras lenguas antes de partir al voluntariado internacional y normalmente es el inglés el idioma a hablar.

En caso contrario, siempre se especifica en la descripción del campo: se habla francés, alemán, ruso, italiano o español si el proyecto lo requiere. En los campos de América Latina se habla español, en Asia, inglés y en África, depende del idioma cooficial del país, puede ser francés, inglés o portugués. Pero en casi todas nuestras actividades de campos de trabajo y voluntariado internacional fuera de la UE, el inglés es el idioma dominante.

Salvo que se indique lo contrario no se solicita certificado de nivel del idioma. No obstante te recordamos que el idioma que se especifique en el voluntariado será la herramienta de comunicación que utilices, por lo que si no tienes un nivel muy alto, te recomendamos que te replantees tu participación o le pegues un repaso a tus conocimientos del idioma, pues te hará disfrutar mucho más de la experiencia.

¡Por supuesto!. Te motivamos para que explores el país en los fines de semana, también en los días libres o cuando tengas un espacio en el proyecto. Infórmate primero y luego conoce y viaja por estos maravillosos países que tienen mucho que ofrecerte para explorar y aprender.

Si, es requisito imprescindible para poder participar y es responsabilidad del participante.

A la hora de contratar un seguro de viaje es importante comprobar la cobertura del mismo: forma de tramitación de la ayuda, delegaciones asociadas en otros países, etc.

Es importante que fijes bien los períodos de contratación: este tipo de seguro puede contratarse por distintos períodos de tiempo, en función de la duración del viaje, y por destino. Estos dos elementos determinan el precio medio del seguro.

Anulación del seguro: las condiciones de anulación varían en función de la Compañía elegida para la contratación.

Muchas agencias de viajes ofrecen la posibilidad de contratar seguros de asistencia en viaje con diferentes compañías.

Si has ganado una Beca Erasmus, te recomendamos Seguros Erasmus.

Si vas con un voluntariado internacional entonces te recomendamos contratar este seguro por mejor opción calidad-precio: IATI Seguros.

Los voluntariados internacionales pueden estar sujetos a cambios en función de los criterios/necesidades de la organización de acogida que los promueve. De manera que pueden producirse modificaciones en las fechas, condiciones de alojamiento y manutención, programa de actividades, etc…

Los cambios se comunicarán a los/as participantes siempre que se produzcan con suficiente antelación y en la medida de lo posible, te tendremos siempre informado/a.

Se recomienda confirmar los detalles del campo de trabajo antes de iniciar el viaje.

Es fundamental que sigas las indicaciones que se establecen en cada actividad. Las premisas para lograr una buena convivencia entre todos los participantes en voluntariado internacional las establecen los responsables de la organización de acogida de cada actividad.

Nosotros siempre decimos que debe imperar el sentido común: lo misma buena actitud que muestras en España, debes mostrarla igual en otro país. Cabe destacar las normas de carácter cultural (religión, cortesía, relaciones hombre-mujer, alcohol, drogas, lenguaje, …) las cuales es importante esforzarse por conocer y respetar si se quiere tener una relación positiva con las sociedades de acogida. Ten en cuenta que vas a otro país, y hay una ley distinta a la de España. Pero ¡no te preocupes!. Si sigues las indicaciones que te daremos en el curso de preparación a la salida e impera tu buen sentido común, disfrutarás el doble de tu experiencia de voluntariado internacional.

La comida es provista por la organización de acogida, con distintos matices debido a las condiciones del país, zona, cultura… En ocasiones los propios voluntarios deben realizar equipos de cocina para realizar la comida al resto grupo, lo que enriquece el conocimiento intercultural del grupo a través de la comida. Además, debes también mostrarte dispuest@ a colaborar en limpiar y recoger las comidas, ¡en grupo se hace todo más rápido!.

Si eres estudiante, puedes acercarte a la Oficina de Cooperación, Voluntariado, Movilidad, Responsabilidad Social de tu Universidad y consultar si cuentan con becas o ayudas para la movilidad de su alumnado. Varias Universidades tienen un fondo destinado a promover este tipo de actividades y desde YesEuropa-Building Bridges colaboraremos en la firma de cualquier documento / convenio que sea necesario.

Una vez aceptado en el programa, Te enviaremos un paquete de información con detalles de tu proyecto en el programa de voluntariado, tu familia anfitriona o tu alojamiento, sobre la comunidad donde has sido asignado/a y un listado de cosas que podrías traer para tu programa.

Claro, hay reembolso de las cuotas del programa si cancelas por fuerza de causa mayor justificada y con certificado oficial (por ejemplo, hospitalización). Nos basamos en los siguientes criterios:

Si cancelas tu programa 30 días antes del inicio, puedes tener el reembolso de tu programa.

Si cancelas tu programa dentro de los 30 días antes de iniciar tu programa, se reembolsará el 60% del monto del programa.

Si un participante no llega al aeropuerto y no informa que no hará el programa por fuerza de causa mayor, no habrá reembolso.

* La tarifa de inscripción como usuari@ es reembolsable si no te cogen en ninguno de los 5 proyectos que elijas. Alternativamente, puedes disfrutarla durante 1 año y elegir otro programa.

  • Los gastos de viaje y/o cancelación, al no ser responsabilidad nuestra, tampoco son reembolsables.

En ningún caso, se hará reembolso de la cuota de usuari@ (40€) si el participante ha sido seleccionado por la entidad de envío o acogida.

Todos los programas que implican una labor voluntaria y solidaria en otro país, si tienen gastos derivados de los mismos se emite un certificado de donación. Por lo que si tu cuota a nuestra organización es de 150€ te podrás deducir 112,50€ y si tu cuota es de 120€ te podrás deducir 90€ en tu próxima declaración. Para ello debes solicitarnos un certificado de donativo una vez completado tu proceso de selección.

Existen deducciones por donativos a ONG, tanto en el Impuesto de la Renta de las Personas Físicas (IRPF) como en el Impuesto de Sociedades (IS). Para ello, el donante (particular o institución) debe contar con el certificado fiscal de la ONG. El importe de la deducción varía según el régimen fiscal al que esté sujeta la organización con la que hayas colaborado.

Además, debes tener en cuenta si tu comunidad autónoma está sujeta a un régimen foral particular o si cuenta con deducciones adicionales. Si la actividad en la que has colaborado ha sido clasificada como actividad prioritaria de mecenazgo por la Ley 49/2002, puedes tener derecho a un mayor porcentaje de deducción.

Deducciones en el IRPF:

– Fundaciones y asociaciones sujetas a la ley 49/2002 (entidades calificadas por la ley en su artículo 16 y disposiciones 5ª, 6ª, 7ª, 9ª y 10ª y los consorcios a que se refiere su artículo 27.2 segundo): deducción del 75% para los primeros 150 euros donados. A partir de ese importe, las donaciones serán deducibles al 30% o al 35% si se trata de donaciones periódicas realizadas durante al menos tres años a la misma entidad por un importe igual o superior. La deducción tiene un límite del 10% de la base liquidable del impuesto.

– Fundaciones y asociaciones declaradas de Utilidad Pública no sujetas a la ley 49/2002 (art. 69.3 R.D. Legislativo 3/2004 del texto refundido de la Ley del IRPF): deducción del 10% del importe de la donación con un límite del 10% de la base liquidable, en el caso de fundaciones.

– Asociaciones no declaradas de Utilidad Pública: no existen deducciones por los donativos a estas entidades.

Deducciones en el Impuesto de Sociedades:

Las donaciones a ONG no son gasto deducible en el Impuesto sobre Sociedades. Sin embargo, pueden dar lugar a deducciones fiscales en cuota en la medida en que la entidad receptora de la donación (fundación o asociación de utilidad pública) pueda y haya optado por el régimen fiscal especial de la Ley 49/2002 de régimen fiscal de las entidades sin fines lucrativos y de los incentivos fiscales al mecenazgo.

El porcentaje de deducción en cuota en el Impuesto sobre Sociedades es del 35% (con el límite del 10% de la base imponible). Esta deducción se incrementa al 40% para las donaciones realizadas a una misma entidad por el mismo o superior importe durante al menos tres años. Las cantidades no deducidas se pueden aplicar en los períodos impositivos que concluyan en los 10 años inmediatos y sucesivos.

Fuente: https://www.fundacionlealtad.org/consejos/deducciones-irpf/

Que se cancele un campo algo excepcional, pero no hay problema.

En caso de que un campo sea cancelado, te encontraremos en la medida de lo posible una alternativa parecida viable: otro campo en el mismo país, con fechas y temática similar. Si esto no fuera posible, te ofreceremos otros países o alternativas o bien YesEuropa te reembolsará la cuota de socio y la de campo. 

Si ya has comprado tu billete de viaje y lo quieres cancelar, YesEuropa no es responsable en ningún caso de los gastos de viaje. Somos una organización de voluntariado pequeña que no puede asumir estas circunstancias. Por ello es fundamental que estés atento al correo una vez que te inscribas para estar informado por nosotros y/o la organización de acogida.

Sí. YesEuropa, en coordinación con la organización local en destino, se encargan de organizar tu estancia en lo relativo al alojamiento y manutención, transporte local, etc…

Pero el billete aéreo, seguro de viaje y el visado (en caso requerido) y las vacunaciones necesarias son gestiones que deberás realizar por tu cuenta. Nosotros podemos ayudarte a encontrar los precios más baratos, pero no pagamos por adelantado ningún billete.

El primer día del voluntariado es el «Arrival day». Para recoger a los voluntari@s, la organización de acogida suele proponer varios puntos de encuentro, donde se recoge a los voluntarios para llevarlos al alojamiento, suelen lugares significativos y fáciles de localizar (aeropuerto, estación de tren, intercambiador de bus, oficinas de la organización, etc.). Reserva tu viaje acorde con esos puntos de encuentro, en otro caso deberás avisar a la organización de acogida previamente.

La agencia con la que trabajamos puede también buscar opciones de viaje desde tu localidad de residencia. Lo podrás arreglar con la agencia una vez que formes parte de uno de los programas de voluntariado internacional.

Si, pero lo primero que debes recordar es que estás allí porque tu compromiso es participar desde el primer hasta el último día. El hecho que te vayas altera la dinámica del campo y del grupo de voluntarios/as.  Además, no da derecho a ningún reembolso ni responsabilidad una vez que abandones, y te perderías la fiesta de despedida.

Aclaramos desde el principio que la asistencia a la formación es obligatoria. Se discutirán temas generales de voluntariado internacional, convivencia intercultural, roles de grupo, resolución de conflictos, así como sobre el país en particular y el proyecto a desarrollar. Conocerás al resto de personas integrantes del programa así como a quien lo coordine, y se acordarán las tareas que se realizarán en el país. Por todo esto es fundamental asistir a la formación.

Pero entendemos que puede pasar algún imprevisto. En caso que sea imposible asistir, por motivos justificados, se evaluará la participación en otra fecha y se enviará la documentación por email, pero en este caso habrá que evaluar los motivos por los que no puedes asistir. Podremos adaptarnos y hacer una formación online, pero te pedimos compromiso y seriedad, así que esta formación online debe ser la última opción.

Sí. Para participar en un voluntariado internacional es obligatorio participar de la formación previa a la partida. Se trata de una formación general y técnica de un día que se desarrolla en un centro de Madrid o bien por Skype, donde conocerás al resto de integrantes que participarán del voluntariado así como a la persona coordinadora. Los gastos del alojamiento no están incluidos en los costes de gestión de YesEuropa, ni tampoco los gastos del traslado hacia y desde el lugar de la formación. Todas las formaciones se organizan días/semanas antes de la salida del participante. Las fechas definitivas se harán llegar por mail a los participantes.

Porque has elegido voluntariamente participar con YesEuropa en este programa y suponemos que es porque te identificas con nuestros valores y nuestra misión; queremos que seas un embajador o una embajadora de nuestra organización en el país de acogida y así ayudar tanto a nosotros como a las organizaciones de acogida. Para asociarte sigue el siguiente enlace.

El periodo durante el que tienes que estar asociado comprende desde la formación hasta la evaluación del programa (3 meses) y un periodo posterior después de tu vuelta (9 meses), es decir, un total de 1 año.

A tu vuelta podrás acceder a otras oportunidades con becas Erasmus+ (mira condiciones becas Erasmus). Si tras este periodo no quieres/puedes seguir colaborando con la organización podrás darte de baja inmediatamente, aunque no se devolverá la cuota salvo por fuerza de causa mayor.

Tienes que completar, obligatoriamente, una ficha de evaluación. La evaluación nos sirve para mejorar nuestros programas, valorar a las organizaciones, así como detectar buenas prácticas y tu opinión es crucial para ello. Además, te invitaremos a participar de una jornada de cierre y evaluación de los proyectos para que compartas tu experiencia con otras personas voluntarias.

Luego podrás participar en nuestro programa de » YesEuropa Coordinadores«.

Sí, contamos con un programa de participación en el que hay varias posibilidades: participar en nuestro programa de YesEuropa Coordinadores, en el que puedes apoyar en las diferentes fases de los proyectos en Madrid y/u otros países, además beneficiarte de las diferentes formaciones que ofrecemos durante todo el año.

Además, estamos abiertos a propuestas e iniciativas que sumen gente a nuestra labor, asi que … ¿a qué esperas?.

¡Claro que sí!. Es totalmente compatible, ya que el voluntariado internacional no forma parte del Servicio Voluntariado Europeo ni del Cuerpo Europeo de Solidaridad.

¡Claro que sí!. YesEuropa envía cientos de voluntarios cada año en diferentes proyectos en Europa y otros países del mundo. 

Tienes que contactar con tu universidad y sondear la posibilidad que te convaliden tu periodo de voluntariado fuera como unas prácticas. Lo mejor es que contactes con el departamento encargado de tu universidad y pasarles nuestro mail (asociacionbb@gmail.com) y nosotros les informaremos cómo pueden hacer posible que te lo convaliden.

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