Animal Protection

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Coordinator | Sara
Coordinator | Sara
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High­lights

Contribute to Animal Protection cause in Barcelona
Discover and explore a vibrant city full of new experiences
Learn Spanish and practice with locals
Meet people from all over the world and understand more about their cultures
Create memories you will never forget!
This project supports the welfare and protection of animals at local shelters. Support local shelters play an important role in managing colonies of stray cats! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
This project supports the welfare and protection of cats at local shelters. 
As the law in Barcelona protects every abandoned animal, local shelters play an important role in managing colonies of stray cats, in promoting their adoption as well as raising awareness for animal abandonment. In the long-term, these shelters aim to reintegrate and re-educate the cats and to find a suitable family for them as well as to reduce future abandonment rates. Due to the law and a large number of animals that need shelter, these spaces are crowded and the volunteer work is crucial to support their mission and improve animals conditions. 

As a volunteer, your tasks will vary and can include: cleaning the spaces, assisting with feeding, providing companionship by playing and socializing with the cats. Walking and playing with the cats are very important activities as it allows them to leave the tiny cage in which they have to live most part of the day.
Depending on your skills and length of stay, you may have the opportunity to assist with minor medical treatment, as well as on building fences, campaigns to raise awareness, social media and photography to help promote the shelters.

Typical day

After the initial orientation day, 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 project that you are participating on. 

A typical schedule is as follows:
  • 7 – 10 am | Breakfast at the volunteer accommodation 
  • 10 am | Travel to project to join local placement staff and begin work on your project or Explore the city, relax, attend Spanish language lessons or enroll other activities if you have a morning project
  • 13.30 pm | Lunch is served at the accommodation. In the morning you can grab a “packed lunch” to have in the city or at your placement
  • 2 – 7 pm | Travel to project to join local placement staff and begin work on your project or Explore the city, relax, attend Spanish language lessons or enroll other activities if you have a morning project
  • 8 – 10 pm | Dinner at the accommodation. After dinner you will have the remainder of the evening free to relax and use as you wish. 
Note: Monday’s welcome session and city tour online happen in the first week. The following weeks it’s a regular day of volunteering.  

Free-time activities

Barcelona is an enchanting seaside city with boundless culture, fabled architecture, sun-drenched beaches and picturesque neighborhoods. In this guide you’ll find practical information and some tips to make the most out of your stay.

Every month there's a different celebration or main event in the city. If you happen to be around, check the festivities calendar for that month! Most likely there will be vibrant happenings.

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Riding
Winter Sports
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by ImpacTrip

What’s included?

- Pick up at the international airport in Barcelona (when arrival is on the weekend) & public transportation transfer to the accommodation

- Accommodation at a dormitory at a social hostel, female dormitory or mixed dormitory with private bathroom; bed sheets are provided

- Three meals a day everyday: Breakfast, lunch and dinner (Local style. Vegetarian, gluten-free and meals for lactose-intolerant are also available upon request)

- Shared use of common room, outdoor area, and free WIFI

- Orientation event on arrival (including introduction to Spain and Spanish culture, volunteer experience, overview of programmes, practical information, safety guidelines)

- Responsible guided city tour

- The best tips to discover the city!

- Allocation and coordination of a work placement in a impactful non-profit project

- Introduction on the first day of volunteering

- Ongoing support throughout the stay

- 24h/7 emergency support

Airport Pickup at Barcelona-El Prat Airport

We will pick you up at the airport at any time on the weekend before your arrival. Our team will be there waiting for you and we will take you by metro and a bus to the accommodation. It takes about 50 minutes from the airport to the accommodation.

The airport pickup is only included during the weekend. 

We will reach out to you by WhatsApp a few days before your start date to connect :)

Accommodation

You will stay accommodated in a social hostel with a meaningful social mission in Barcelona city.  The Hostel has the capacity to accommodate up to 320 conscious travelers who want to visit Barcelona in a responsible way.  

There are various common areas such as dining room, living room, room balconies and outside areas.  

The hostel is in a neighborhood where you can find everything you need: a mall, local coffee shops, supermarkets, ATMs, hospital, police and most utilities you will need just around the corner. The Hostel is 5 minutes walking from the metro stop and has many buses and a tranvia running by that can bring you to the city center in 10 minutes.

But what is really unique about it is its social concept. The hostel is actually a social business for a non-profit ran in the same building. The non-profit develops a wide range of programs, campaigns and activities for children and youth, their families and third sector organizations

Bedroom (Double) Bedroom (Single) Dorm Room Youth Hostel
Food & Beverages

We will provide breakfast, lunch and dinner at the hostel everyday. The hostel restaurant offers meals with fresh local ingredients everyday for all volunteers in a very Spanish style and they are prepared to accommodate most diet restrictions such as vegan and vegetarians, gluten-free and lactose intolerant. 

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) in Barcelona. We assist you to find cheap flights to Spain.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Spain provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Spain you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Spain.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Every second and fourth Sundays of each month.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
1 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
$999
2 weeks
$1,549
3 weeks
$2,099
4 weeks
$2,649
5 weeks
$3,199
6 weeks
$3,749
7 weeks
$4,299
8 weeks
$4,849
9 weeks
$5,399
10 weeks
$5,949
11 weeks
$6,499
12 weeks (max. stay)
$7,049
Average fees
$793 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. ImpacTrip will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with ImpacTrip during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Animal Protection

This project supports the welfare and protection of animals at local shelters. Support local shelters play an important role in managing colonies of stray cats!

$793/week

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