Beach/mountain cleaning supporter

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High­lights

improve the coastal and ocean ecosystem by making sure that none of the trash kills marine life or is toxic enough to disrupt the marine life cycle.
Do good for the environment
Be concerned about the environmental impact of our actions
Learn or improve your Spanish while being involved in Spanish way of life
Contribute to the health of oceans and mountains doing something rewarding for the lives of others
Since many beaches and mountains are not yet adequately protected from an
environmental point of view, the support of volunteers is required. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
Wheel Chairs

Since many beaches and mountains are not yet adequately protected from an environmental point of view, the support of volunteers is required. With your volunteer work in this project, you make a significant contribution to the preservation of ecosystems and marine and environmental life. Information, awareness and educational work towards people to take an active role in change and to be more aware of what each of us can contribute so that the environmental impact is significant is one of the tasks of this program. The objective of this project is to improve the quality of sea water, collecting kilos/pounds of garbage from beaches and / or mountains, protect natural and marine ecosystems, preserve places for surfers, pedestrians and hikers, educate people about pollution and what each of us can do to improve and eradicate pollution with our actions and leave a clean planet for future generations. 

Typical day

Durante the first 2 weeks you take Spanish courses in the mornings from 9.30 to 13.30. In the afternoons you participate in the volunteer activity doing something significant for the environment, contributing yourself for a better world. This is usually from 2-6 p.m. We also program cultural activities during the week such as excursions, salsa lessons, tapas tours etc and you can join us for free. 

Sectors of the beach  and mountains are cleaned in specific bags for recycling. It is recommended to bring gloves and specific material including raincoats. You work 20 hours a week maximum and the metro ride is not included (around € 10 per week) 

Free-time activities

During weekdays we organize free leisure and cultural activities such as salsa lessons, wine tasting, excursions, tapas tours or visits to museums. All of them are free of charge for our volunteers. At weekends students can also enjoy their passions such as hiking, surfing or going to a winery. The area is full of potential activities to enjoy beaches and mountains.  You can also enjoy the astonishing areas where some of the chapters of  game of thrones was played. Be sure that Saint James walk is also going through Bilbao. To sum up, a place where you can not get bored.

Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports

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 (intermediate level) or Spanish (basic level)
Required Documents
CV
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Any relevant experience working with hands is appreciated.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 02:00 - 18:00

What's Included

Services by Instituto Hemingway

Spanish course 20 hours per week

Accommodation shared apartment
Equipment
Free leisure and cultural activities during weekdays
Supervisor and regular evaluation meetings during your program 
Support 24 hours and 7 days a week from our associated local staff.
Certificate of volunteering at the end as well as the Spanish course with the level achieved. 
Center Accredited by the Cervantes Institute 
Volunteering 20 hours per week 

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Airport pick-up from Bilbao airport

Accommodation

We provide single room (In high season double or triple room) in shared apartment with all facilities. Wifi, cleaner once per week, kitchen, bathrooms etc in a walking distance to our School

Bedroom (Single)
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. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Bilbao Airport (BIO) in Bilbao. 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

You can join us any Monday all year round. Totally flexible. Orientation and supervison included.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$738
3 weeks
$1,106
4 weeks
$1,475
5 weeks
$1,844
9 weeks
$3,319
17 weeks
$6,269
50 weeks (max. stay)
$18,438
Average fees
$369 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. Instituto Hemingway 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 Instituto Hemingway during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Beach/mountain cleaning supporter

Since many beaches and mountains are not yet adequately protected from an environmental point of view, the support of volunteers is required.

$295/week

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