Fight Food Waste

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Coordinator | Sara
Coordinator | Sara
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High­lights

Improve the lives of thousands in need by providing them with food
Discover Barcelona and its beautiful beaches and history
Volunteer to have a meaningful social impact that really matters
Contribute actively to fight the food waste in Portugal
Learn Spanish with the locals
Join local partners to redistribute leftover food from local supermarkets among social organizations, poor families, homeless people, and other people in need! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

In this program, you can make a difference in fighting food waste in Barcelona!

Did you know that 262.000 tonnes of food are wasted annually in Catalonia? Did you know that from all the food purchased by restaurants, shops and families each year, 7% is wasted?

In Barcelona, there are numerous initiatives to reduce food waste, however, most of these initiatives depend on volunteers. What is still lacking is solidarity, courage and a broad-based social consciousness which acknowledges that the problem is a worldwide issue affecting the entire planet.

And that’s where you can make a difference, by helping these initiatives to achieve their goals of giving a new future to surplus food and making it arrive to a true destiny in need.

In this program, the volunteer tasks are to collect, select and store food that will be distributed to different associations in Barcelona city as food baskets. Depending on the day, the products to be prepared can range from canned food to large amounts of fruit and vegetables.

Typical day

After the initial orientation day, you will have a morning, afternoon or evening shift and will work for approximately 3 to 5 hours per day. 

A typical schedule is as follows:

07:00 - 10:00 a.m. : Breakfast at the volunteer accommodation

10:00 a.m. :  

  • (1) Travel to the Fight Food Waste place to join the local staff and begin work on your project or
  • (2) Explore the city, relax, attend Spanish language lessons or enroll other activities if you have an afternoon project.

01:30 p.m. : Lunch is served at the accommodation. In the morning you can grab a “packed lunch” to have in the city or at your placement.

02:00 - 07:00 p.m. : 

  • (1) Travel to the  Fight Food Waste place to join the local staff and begin work on your project or
  • (2) Explore the city, relax, attend Spanish language lessons or enroll other activities if you have a morning project.

08:00 - 10:00 p.m. : Dinner at the accommodation. After dinner you will have the remainder of the evening free to relax and use as you wish.

Free-time activities

Barcelona is an enchanting seaside city with boundless culture, fabled architecture, sun-drenched beaches and picturesque neighborhoods. The local team will give you 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! 

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 & 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 public transportation to the accommodation. It takes about 45 minutes from the airport to the accommodation.

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 that belongs to a Foundation with a social and environmental mission. The Hostel is located in the city center. The hostel has a wonderful terrace where volunteers can rest and spend some quiet time with friends after touring around Barcelona. There is free WIFI internet connection.

There are various common areas such as dining room, living room, room balconies, outside areas and a laundry. The facilities of the hostel are modern and comfortable all rooms have their own bathrooms. The rooms are spacious and with natural light and there are 32 adapted beds in a building without architectural barriers.

The Hostel is a building located in a commercial and very safe area, near the FC Barcelona stadium. A very well connected hostel (near 2 metro lines, 14 regular bus lines, tram and 2 night bus lines).

Dorm Room Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
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.

This program is paused due to COVID-19

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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Fight Food Waste

Join local partners to redistribute leftover food from local supermarkets among social organizations, poor families, homeless people, and other people in need!

$793/week

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