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Become a volunteer in Barcelona, Spain with International Volunteer HQ

Volunteer in Spain

Volunteer in Spain with International Volunteer HQ and join a wide range of volunteer work in Barcelona, including Animal Care, Youth Support, Marine Conservation, Forest Conservation, Creative Technologies and Special Needs Support. Volunteers are based in Spain’s iconic and captivating beachside city, Barcelona. IVHQ is the world’s most affordable volunteer travel organization and is proud to be the trusted choice for volunteer programs in Spain.

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Volunteering in Spain: At a glance

  • Volunteer work in Spain is available year-round with programs starting every month
  • 5 meaningful project options
  • Volunteer opportunities in Spain are based in Barcelona, home to architectural treasures and tapas
  • Accommodation in a dormitory-style hostel in Barcelona
  • Affordable program fees from $625 for 1 week
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 support in Barcelona
  • Low-cost Spanish language lessons are available
  • Between 5 and 15 volunteers start in Spain each month

Volunteer opportunities in Spain

Protects animals

3-4 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $1030

  • Duration: 2 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every second and fourth Monday of the month

Assist a local animal shelter for cats and dogs, keeping the animals fed, clean and active so they have the best chance of being successfully re-homed.

Supports community development

4-6 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $1840

  • Duration: 4 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every second and fourth Monday of the month

Volunteer with a range of good community initiatives, using your experience to provide valuable assistance in web development, marketing material, film and photography.

Conserves the environment

4-6 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $625

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every second and fourth Monday of the month

Regenerate native forests and preserve precious ecosystems as a Forest Conservation volunteer on the beautiful Catalonia coast of Spain.

Conserves the environment

4-6 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $950

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every second and fourth Monday of the month

Learn and improve your scuba diving skills to clean and research the marine environment off the coast of Barcelona, helping to remove rubbish and preserve the ecosystem for marine life.

Improves health & wellbeing

3-4 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $1030

  • Duration: 2 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every second and fourth Monday of the month

Volunteer in centers for the disabled, assisting with activities, care, therapy, exercise and operational tasks.

Supports community development

3-4 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $1030

  • Duration: 2 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every second and fourth Monday of the month

Volunteer in after school programs for underprivileged young people, enabling a safe environment for productive spare time, extra curricular activities and supplementary learning.

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  • Most affordable fees - as the world leader in affordable volunteer travel, we’re able to keep our fees low by partnering with a local organization in Spain to support meaningful community projects and local employment.
  • Superior support - your experienced IVHQ Program Manager, teamed with our local team in Spain will ensure you feel supported every step of the way - from planning to volunteering.
  • Responsible projects - we’re dedicated to ensuring that our projects are responsibly run and have sustainable positive impacts that are supporting local needs.
  • Online training - as soon as you register on an IVHQ program, you will gain access to our interactive volunteer training to ensure you’re well prepared for your program.
  • Safety-first - volunteer safety is a top priority for IVHQ and we have clear standards for risk management on each program. You can feel confident that you are placed with trustworthy institutions, organizations and families that have been screened by our local teams.
  • New friendships - as an IVHQer, you’ll always be in the company of friendly locals and like-minded volunteer travelers who will quickly become your life-long friends.
  • Epic weekend adventures - you’ll have your weekends free to explore Spain with your new-found friends.

How to get started

Pick a destination + project and apply for free
Meet your personal volunteer travel expert
Pay the Registration Fee to secure your place and upgrade your MyIVHQ account
Get ready to volunteer abroad, we’ll support you every step of the way!