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Volunteer Program for Spanish Animal Care

  • Europe, Spain, Bilbao
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  • Duration : 2 to 24 Weeks

Program Highlights

  • Traveling to a new country and experiencing its culture.
  • Exploring different regions of Spain while contributing to animal welfare.
  • Engaging in meaningful work that positively impacts the lives of animals.
  • Assisting with controlling stray animal populations, administering medications, and supporting sterilization and adoption processes.
  • Participating in diverse tasks such as shelter maintenance, feeding, and rehabilitation.
  • Educating communities about animal well-being and responsible pet ownership.
  • Developing empathy, patience, and compassion through hands-on animal care.
  • Building connections and friendships with like-minded volunteers from around the world.

UN’s Sustainable Development Goals:

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This program is ideal for

Compassionate individuals who have a deep love for animals and a desire to make a positive impact. Volunteers who are patient, empathetic, and dedicated to animal welfare will find great fulfillment in this program. They should possess a genuine interest in learning from animals, embracing the value of selfless giving, and being open to experiencing the Spanish lifestyle.

Experience Spain while volunteering in our Spanish animal care program. Build international connections, immerse yourself in Spanish culture, and make a difference in animal welfare. Join us now!

Are you passionate about animals and eager to explore the beauty of Spain? Join our Volunteer Program for Spanish Animal Care at Instituto Hemingway. This exceptional chance enables you to create a profound effect while immersing yourself in the richness of Spanish culture and broadening your horizons.

Our volunteer program offers a wide spectrum of experiences, encompassing tasks within animal shelters and engagement with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Our program extends its invitation to all who are looking for novel experiences and cross-cultural encounters, regardless of whether you are a student, graduate, retiree, or professional with a broad outlook.

What you can expect when you volunteer with us:

  • Experience Spanish Culture: Discover Spanish culture up close and personal, from local traditions to delectable cuisine.
  • Language Improvement: Improve your Spanish language skills while working with locals and fellow volunteers. Knowledge of English and basic Spanish is recommended.
  • Professional and Personal Growth: Enhance your professional and personal capacities by building a global network of friends and like-minded individuals.
  • Animal Welfare: Make a real difference in the lives of animals. Volunteers perform various tasks, including shelter maintenance, feeding, walking, and assisting in animal rehabilitation.
  • Community Involvement: Contribute to controlling stray animal populations, administer medications, and support sterilization and adoption procedures.
  • Public Education: Play a role in educating the community about responsible pet ownership and animal well-being.

At Instituto Hemingway, we believe in responsible pet adoption. Animals should only become part of a family when they can be adequately cared for. Help us spread awareness and make a positive impact in the lives of animals in Spain.

Join our Volunteer Program for Spanish Animal Care and be a part of something meaningful. Your contribution matters. Apply now and embark on a rewarding journey in Spain.

You will have the opportunity to enjoy various activities during your free time. Here are some suggestions:

  • During the week, we organize free leisure and cultural activities, such as sports, wine tourism, wine tastings, excursions, visits to tapas bars or to museums. All are free for our volunteers.
  • On the weekends, students can also enjoy their hobbies, such as hiking, surfing or winery tours. The area is perfect to enjoy outdoor activities.
  • Explore the Guggenheim Museum: Visit this iconic museum known for its contemporary art exhibits and striking architecture.
  • Wander through Casco Viejo: Take a stroll through the charming old town, with its narrow streets, historic buildings, and lively atmosphere.
  • Indulge in pintxos: Experience the local culinary tradition of pintxos, Basque-style tapas, by hopping from one bar to another and trying different delicious bites.
  • Visit the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum: Immerse yourself in the world of art by exploring the impressive collection of Spanish and international artworks.
  • Take a walk along the Nervion River: Enjoy the scenic beauty and tranquility of the river as you walk along its banks, admiring the architecture and bridges.
  • Explore San Juan de Gaztelugatxe: Take a day trip to this stunning coastal spot with its iconic hermitage perched on a rocky island, offering breathtaking views.
  • Attend local festivals: Experience the vibrant cultural celebrations and festivities that take place throughout the year, such as Aste Nagusia or Semana Grande.
  • Enjoy outdoor activities: Take advantage of the surrounding natural beauty by going hiking in nearby mountains, cycling along the trails, or even trying water sports like surfing.
  • Relax at the beaches: Bilbao is located close to beautiful beaches, such as Playa de la Concha, where you can sunbathe, swim, or simply unwind.

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