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Content Creator For Impact Volunteer Program in Spain - Barcelona

Content Creator For Impact Volunteer Program in Spain - Barcelona

Inspired to be a Content Creator For Impact volunteer in Spain - Barcelona? International Volunteer HQ’s Content Creator For Impact project is an exciting way for volunteers to put their existing web, graphic, photography or videography skills to good use helping local NGOs develop their online presence and boost their charity initiatives. Volunteers gain experience in their field while providing expertise that would be otherwise out of reach and unaffordable for NGOs that run initiatives helping vulnerable people in the community.

Highlights:
  • Programs start every second and fourth Monday of the month
  • Affordable fees from AU$1228 for 1 week
  • Includes accommodation, breakfast and lunch, airport pick up, orientation and 24/7 support
  • Help local NGOs get their messages out there

  • Enjoy the scenic beauty of Spain

  • Stay in a modern, socially driven hostel in Barcelona

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Key information

Support the community through NGO initiatives
Based with local NGOs
Dormitory-style hostel accommodation
Volunteers aged 18+
Fully hosted experience from AU$1228 for 1 week
Durations from 1 - 12 weeks
Spanish language lessons available
Up to 5 hours volunteering a day

This program is ideal for:

Volunteers with training and experience in professional digital skills including but not limited to website development, graphic design, marketing, social media, videography and photography and an interest in the operations and promotion of NGOs. You’ll need to be able to bring your own laptop, design software or camera.
Who is this program suited to?

What to expect and how you'll make an impact

Use your creative and digital skills to help Barcelona’s NGOs develop their online presence and boost their charity initiatives. Volunteers with a range of technical skills and expertise can make a significant difference in helping important local causes gain much needed reach and exposure. These kinds of professional skills are often unaffordable for non-profit NGOs, but can make a significant difference for them.

As a Content Creator For Impact volunteer in Barcelona, you will be able to support NGOs with different social and environmental focuses, such as:

  • Social inclusion programs for people with cerebral palsy or other motor and mental disabilities
  • Artistic and/or cultural sharing projects for lonely elderly people
  • Further education courses for children of migrants and other ethnic minorities
  • Environmental awareness projects in urban contexts
  • Programs for migrants who are in Barcelona temporarily

Volunteers with a range of skills can assist on the Content Creator For Impact project, for example:

  • Experienced website developers can help build or update websites incorporating relevant content and media to support charitable initiatives.
  • Graphic designers can help to create a range of marketing materials, which could include flyers, print advertisements, website content, social media posts or logos.
  • Volunteers with experience in videography or film can create promotional videos, and those with photography skills can help NGOs document their activities and provide images for social media and marketing material.

NGOs generally won’t have the necessary resources available, so you’ll need to bring your own laptop, design software (Adobe Creative Suite or equivalent) and/or camera equipment.

Please ensure you include all relevant qualifications and experience in your application for the project.

Contributes to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal #10: Reduced Inequalities

Contributes to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal #10: Reduced Inequalities

Covid-19 has deepened existing inequalities, hitting disadvantaged and minority communities the hardest. To reduce inequalities, we must provide better services and support to refugees, migrants, indigenous peoples and people with disabilities.

Why do Content Creator For Impact volunteering in Barcelona with IVHQ?

When you volunteer with NGOs in Spain - Barcelona you’ll be adding value to the local community, while also developing personally and professionally by:

  • Improving the reach and impact of NGOs
  • Using your digital skills to help local communities
  • Developing your communication skills
  • Gaining experience in your field
  • Practicing your Spanish
  • Immersing yourself in the Spanish way of life
  • Exploring Spain’s amazing beaches

Volunteer requirements

  • To join the Content Creator For Impact project in Spain volunteers are required to have training and/or professional experience in videography or photography. Training and/or professional experience in website development and graphic design is also beneficial.

  • Volunteers need to be 18 years or over to participate in this program. If you are under the age of 18, IVHQ offers alternative volunteer opportunities for teens. Visit our High School Volunteer Abroad page to learn more.

  • All volunteers are required to speak fluent English, have adequate volunteer travel insurance and provide a criminal background check to IVHQ before departure.

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What recent volunteers said about their IVHQ experience

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Yunzhu Wang
03 May 2024

The local team is very nice and helped to organize everything. The coaches in the diving club were very nice to work with as well, and the work was so meaningful. I'll definitely take part in more volunteer work like this in the future. Barcelona is a beautiful and historical city, it's definitely worth a visit.

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Melissa Myers
08 Jan 2024

I gained invaluable insight into the problems and issues that Barcelona faces and the wonderful NGOs that are helping others. I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone looking for a trip of a lifetime that helps facilitate positive change in a community. IVHQ does a fabulous job and the volunteer coordinators were absolutely wonderful and a pleasure to work alongside.

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Sanskriti Kumar
05 Sep 2023

I loved the local support team, they were super helpful and fun which made the experience really enjoyable. I worked on a project in Youth Support where I actually felt needed by the kids and the staff who worked there and I got to practice my Spanish too! It really is such a life-changing experience because not only are you exposed to a different culture and learn so much about the place you live, you get to meet and make so many friends through the volunteer program. It's a great experience to go alone to learn more about yourself and see how you can push yourself outside of your comfort zone to make the most of this experience.

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Yaser Deeb
22 Dec 2022

The pre-departure support was very extensive. It was a life changing experience, in a positive way and I got to meet people from a diverse range of countries and backgrounds. It changed my life perspectives to entertain new ideas and appreciate everything life can give me.

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Rhea Patel
19 Aug 2022

Just do it! You'll have an amazing experience and meet some of the most incredible people along the way!

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Kaitlyn Harvie
19 Aug 2022

Just do it! You won't regret it! Even if volunteering isn't your thing, it will become your thing. The biggest impact my volunteering trip had on me was exploring the world sustainably and being able to immerse myself in cultures more than I ever thought I could without a volunteer experience.

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Volunteer Abroad in Barcelona, Spain with IVHQ

Location

Catalonia is a region in northern Spain with its own distinct culture. Barcelona is its capital and melds millennia of history with modern life in a way that creates a vivid, stylish city with a vibrant atmosphere. It’s rich with the art and architecture of Gaudi and Picasso; home to FC Barcelona - one of the world’s best football teams; loaded with remnants of its ancient Roman past; stacked with beautiful beaches and parks and known for its mouth-watering cuisine. The IVHQ Spain volunteer program in Barcelona hosts a popular range of meaningful volunteer work. The dedicated local team supports volunteers 24/7 as they’re immersed in local life, helping you to develop an authentic understanding of this iconic destination. Volunteer placements are located throughout the wider city area of Barcelona. Some placements are up to a 90-minute commute, which can be on different means of public transport.

Arrival and orientation

The program orientation begins on the second and fourth Monday of every month, and volunteers need to arrive in Barcelona on the Sunday before orientation.

After you have registered for the program, please book your flights to arrive at Barcelona–El Prat Airport (BCN). Your airport pick-up is included in your program fee.

When you arrive, you will be greeted at the airport by a member of the local team and transported via Metro and bus to the volunteer accommodation. Your accommodation is covered by your program fee and includes the night before your program orientation.

If you are travelling in Spain prior to your volunteer program and arriving overland, we will provide you with a time and place to meet the local team in Barcelona on the day before your program orientation.

Orientation is hosted by our Spain team in Barcelona. It begins the morning of your chosen start date and lasts for a full day. The orientation covers everything you need to know for your volunteer program in Spain – an introduction to Spain and Barcelona, culture and customs, rules and expectations, safety, travel opportunities, an introduction to project and placement as well as a tour of the local area and a basic Spanish language lesson. The orientation will also give you a chance to sign up for additional Spanish language lessons and to meet other volunteers with whom you can swap contact details for weekend travel and socialising .

Volunteer schedule example

Weekdays:

After the initial orientation, you will have a morning, afternoon or evening shift at your placement and will work for approximately 3 to 5 hours per day. Please note that start times and daily workload depends on the specific project that you are participating on.

A typical daily schedule is as follows:

7:00 - 10:00 AM Breakfast at the volunteer accommodation.
8:00 AM Volunteers with a morning shift travel to placement to join local placement staff and begin work on their project.
1:00 - 3:00 PM Lunch at the volunteer accommodation.
2:30 PM Volunteers with an afternoon or evening shift travel to placement to join local placement staff and begin work on their project.
8:00 - 10:00 PM Volunteers usually have dinner around this time. Please remember that you will need to purchase your own dinner from a local restaurant or supermarket.

Weekends:

On your free weekends in Spain, visit Gaudi’s unfinished yet still iconic La Sagrada Familia church, catch a football match, try a local paella, sunbathe on an incredible beach or wander the streets of Les Ramblas to Barcelona’s city centre.

Volunteers staying for longer durations, or who wish to travel before or after their program, can visit areas further afield in Spain including; Granada, Valencia, Madrid and many other places. Volunteers can make travel arrangements once in Barcelona, with the advice and guidance of our local team.

Accommodation and WiFi

Prepare for an exciting stay just a short distance from Barcelona’s bustling city centre! Volunteers will be accommodated in a vibrant dormitory-style hostel, offering a lively atmosphere and the chance to meet other volunteers and travelers. Each room accommodates up to eight individuals of the same gender, providing a comfortable and sociable environment.

Expect modern conveniences like shared ensuite bathrooms with hot showers, cozy bedding, reading lamps and individual sockets next to each bed, and air conditioning. Each volunteer will have their own, complete with a provided lock. While towels are not provided, they can be rented from the hostel reception for a small fee, approximately US$3 (approximately AU$4) - US$4 (approximately AU$6), or you’re welcome to bring your own towel from home.

The hostel features communal spaces including a welcoming living room, dining area, fully-equipped kitchen, and a spacious outdoor terrace, perfect for socializing and enjoying meals together.

WiFi is available in the hostel, free of charge, and can also be accessed from many cafes and restaurants in the area. If you would like to keep connected during your stay, it’s recommended to bring an unlocked mobile phone and purchase a local SIM card once you arrive in Spain.

Private room upgrades with shared or private bathrooms can be arranged upon request for an additional cost, subject to availability.

Meals

Volunteers are provided with breakfast and lunch everyday.

Breakfast is self-serve at the volunteer accommodation and typically consists of fruit, bread, jam, cereal, milk, tea, and coffee.

Lunch is provided at the volunteer accommodation’s restaurant, according to a fixed menu. Meals typically include pasta, rice, meat, seafood, vegetable and salad dishes.

Dinner is not included in the program and you will need to purchase this yourself. You can expect to budget around US$13 (approximately AU$20) - US$23 (approximately AU$36) for dinner, however; prices will vary depending on what type of establishment you choose to purchase your dinner from.

Tap water is safe to drink in Barcelona but if you would prefer to drink bottled water, it is readily available and volunteers should budget approximately US$5 (approximately AU$7)- US$8 (approximately AU$12) per week for two liters of water per day.

If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know when submitting your application so we can make arrangements for you. As you will be living and volunteering abroad, you should not expect to eat as you normally do at home; however, the local team will do their best to ensure you are well taken care of.

Pricing

  • USD
Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
  • USD
1 week $780 Equivalent to $111/day
2 weeks $1,240 Equivalent to $89/day
3 weeks $1,700 Equivalent to $81/day
4 weeks $2,160 Equivalent to $77/day
5 weeks $2,620 Equivalent to $75/day
6 weeks $3,080 Equivalent to $73/day
8 weeks $4,000 Equivalent to $71/day
10 weeks $4,920 Equivalent to $70/day
12 weeks $5,840 Equivalent to $70/day
  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of US$329 (approximately AU$518) in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Spain generally find US$100 to be sufficient for weekly expenses including lunches, transportation and miscellaneous spending.
  • Any changes or cancellations within 14 days of your start date are subject to a US$200 late change/cancellation fee.
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Airport pick-up
  • Accommodation
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Personalised preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Discounts on language lessons
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • Transport to and from your placement each day
  • Return to the airport when your program finishes
  • Lunch
  • US$10 per night for the Barcelona City Tax, paid directly to the accommodation upon arrival.
  • Flights
  • Visa (if required), travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check.
  • Personal spending money for snacks, laundry, public transportation, drinks and leisure activities during your free time.

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Spanish Language Lessons - Ten Hour Intensive Class
Spanish Language Lessons - Ten Hour Intensive Class

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From AU$513

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Safety and support with IVHQ

Safety and support

IVHQ follows best practice and industry-leading health and safety procedures, which are regularly reviewed and optimized as part of the B Corporation recertification.

  • All volunteers encouraged to complete our interactive pre-departure training.
  • All local teams trained on best practice volunteer management & First Aid.
  • All IVHQ programs are required to adhere to IVHQ's Risk Management Policy.
  • All volunteers have access to 24/7 in-country support from our local team.
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Essential country information

Capital Madrid
Population 46.9 million
Languages Spanish
Currency Euro (EUR)
Time zone UTC+01:00

Weather and climate: Being such a large country, the climate of Spain is very varied. Barcelona and its metropolitan area has a Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and hot summers. Its average annual temperature is 21.2 °C (70.2 °F) during the day and 15.1 °C (59.2 °F) at night. In the coldest month, January, the temperature ranges from 12 to 18 °C (54 to 64 °F) during the day and 6 to 12 °C (43 to 54 °F) at night. In the warmest month – August, the temperature ranges from 28 to 32 °C (82 to 90 °F) during the day and about from 20 to 24 °C (68 to 75 °F) at night. Large fluctuations in temperature are very rare.

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