Creative Art expressions

founded in 1999
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Coordinator | Jose
Coordinator | Jose
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Experience the Spanish way of life and enjoy siestas, participate in our free leisure and cultural activities
Gain Spanish fluency by taking Spanish courses with us for the first 2 weeks (You can extend it) and sharing daily life with the communities.
Become more passionate about your hobby and propel your career with international experience
Make memories you will never forget during our excursions and tours with your fellow participants seeing our abundant natural resources and tourist attractions.
Give yourself the opportunity to experience creativity and learn art techniques
We love to express ourselves through Art and as a career. We are inviting artists like you to help us to do better and exchange ideas together This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 14+
Wheel Chairs

How you can help

We love to express themselves through Art and as a career. We are inviting artists like you to help them do better and exchange ideas together ! This volunteering opportunity is ideal for creative souls. Art & Craft: Wall/Mural/Wood/Furniture/ Patchwork-knitting and sewing/Painter/ photography/Threads. Make it your own and leave an artistic trail. - Rehabbing and painting. - Wall art, painting furniture, and just applying art & craft to decorate the place.

We work hand to hand with local communities that are more than happy to get your advice, art expressions and time contribution to help people who are in need of love and art is just a way to help them to escape from their reality. 

We are first and foremost a support service for artists. We believe fine artists are the true innovators and leaders of culture, we trust in their innate ability to turn problems into solutions. Volunteers are given a framework but encouraged to move fluidly within its structure, working closely with community participants to empower and inspire all involved. 

Volunteers can expect to;

  • Participate in a diverse range of community projects
  • Giving yourself the opportunity to experience creativity and learn art techniques
  • Design activities and learn more about art
  • Network with local artists and volunteer program staff
  • By joining this project, volunteers also contribute toward helping local communities with their own art donation.

Typical day

Volunteers on this program can expect to work for around 3 - 4 hours per day, 4 or 5 days a week, typically Monday through Friday. When not volunteering participants are free to enjoy this incredible city! 

Volunteer schedules depend on the needs at the time of placement but a typical day is likely to look something like this:

2.00 pm Meeting with the program coordinator 

2:15 pm VOLUNTEERING DUTIES START Placements will be tailored both to the volunteer's preferences, skills set and the needs of the community.

5:15 pm VOLUNTEERING DUTIES END Exact finishing times will depend on the specific project 

5:30 pm De-brief with the project coordinator Evenings, nights and weekends are free time to enjoy the sights, beaches sounds, vibes, cuisine and entertainment on offer in Bilbao.

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.



In order to join the program you need to be at least 14 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Education Requirements
Art, photography, Spanish at High School 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 from 14:00 - 17:00

What's Included

Services by Instituto Hemingway

  • Spanish course 20 hours per week for the first 2 weeks
  • 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 max

Airport Pickup at Bilbao Airport

Airport pick-up from Bilbao airport included

We provide single room when possible but if not (double, triple or 4 beds in a shared apartment with all facilities. Wifi, cleaner once per week, kitchen, bathrooms etc in a walking distance to our School

Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Dorm Room 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.
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


Details on arrival

You can join us any Monday all year round. Totally flexible. Orientation and supervison included. Better to arrive to accommodation at weekends.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
3 weeks
4 weeks
5 weeks
9 weeks
17 weeks
50 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$486 /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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Creative Art expressions

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