from 1,585€

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Fight Food Waste

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2 - 12 weeks  ·  Age 18 - 50+

rating  Good 4.2  · 
  Verified by Volunteer World
  Very high response rate

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

Especially suitable

Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

About the program

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

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 ...

About the program

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 ...

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 ...

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! 


Requirements

Requirements

Minimum Age: 18 years

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

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 - Sunday 

On Sunday, the ImpacTrip team will be at the airport waiting for you with a big sign and a smile on their face! :)

If you arrive prior to Sunday, you will still be able to receive an airport pickup and our team can transport you to the accommodation, but you will need to pay an extra fee for this service.

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

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

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

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

- Responsible guided city tour

- The best tips to discover the city!

- Allocation and coordination of a work placement in an 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

On Sunday, the ImpacTrip team will be at the airport waiting for you with a big sign and a smile on their face! :)

If you arrive prior to Sunday, you will still be able to receive an airport pickup and our team can transport you to the accommodation, but you will need to pay an extra fee for this service.

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).

Food & Beverages

We will provide breakfast and lunch 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.

For dinner, you can either explore the city or use the kitchen at the accommodation :)

Internet Access

Good access at the project site

What's NOT included?

What's NOT included?

Flight Tickets

The nearest airport is Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) in Barcelona. We assist you to find cheap flights to Spain. FIND CHEAP FLIGHTS

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. GET A QUOTE

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. VACCINE CHECKER

Details on arrival

Our Barcelona programs start on the Sunday before the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month AND every Sunday from May to the end of August.
Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Program fees

2 weeks (min. stay) 1,585€
3 weeks 2,050€
4 weeks 2,515€
5 weeks 2,980€
6 weeks 3,445€
7 weeks 3,910€
8 weeks 4,375€
9 weeks 4,840€
10 weeks 5,305€
11 weeks 5,770€
12 weeks (max. stay) 6,235€
Average fees 656€/week

Program fees

656€ per week 2 - 12 weeks Age 18 - 50+

Payment methods

Visa Master Card Maestro American Express PayPal

NO CREDIT CARD FEES


Duration

2 - 12 weeks

Deposit

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

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.


Meet your organization

ImpacTrip

Good 4.2 rating (65 reviews)

Agency - founded in 2015

Verified by Volunteer World

  Very high response rate

Coordinated by

Cristiana

Spoken languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish

About the project

ImpacTrip is a social enterprise that promotes Responsible Travel Experiences in Portugal, Spain and Croatia.

Meet your organization

ImpacTrip is a social business internationally certified as B-Corp that promotes Responsible Travel Experiences in Portugal, Spain and Croatia.

Founded in 2015 by two dedicated social entrepreneurs that want to change the way people travel, ImpacTrip aims at combining the best of travel with a positive social and environmental impact.

We really want travelers to have the most unique and meaningful travel experiences.

We offer short-term Travel Experiences across our country that allow you and other Responsible Travelers to connect with the locals, experience the culture and contribute in a positive way to the local communities.

We also offer long-term volunteer programs in which you can dedicate 1 to 12 weeks volunteering for local non-profits for a specific cause while meeting people from all over the world.

Since 2015 we've received people from over 50+ different nationalities that contributed with over 30.000 hours of volunteer work to support over 300 non-profits.

65 reviews · rating4.2

Will Slocum rating4.6

2023 at Fight Food Waste

I had an amazing 2 weeks volunteering at a food waste redistribution kitchen in Barcelona and am very grateful to have had this experience! The ImpactTrip supervisors, Clara and Elly, were super welcoming from the train station pickup and at orientation, where they set me up with everything I needed ...
Thomas Payne rating3.2

2024 at Animal Care and Protection

Honestly, I was surprised, when on the website it shows photos of so many dogs, animals, it turned out I was working at a cat sanctuary. It's not that I was disappointed by the cats, it was just a shock, and also, at points of the sanctuary I feel like I wasn't apart of it massively, there wasn't ...
Korbinian Schenkel rating2

2023 at Biological Park Conservation

Let me start with the positive point of this project: the hotel is really nice. Breakfast and Lunch are good and you have a good WiFi connection and access to pool and sauna. Sadly these are the only positive points, I have to say about this project. The rest is complete crap, to say it in a ...
Léa NUNES rating4

2023 at Biological Park Conservation

Calm and resourceful are the best words to describe my trip there. It's really safe and people are just adorable, you don't have the impression to travel ...
Yuqian Ma rating4.2

2023 at Biological Park Conservation

There are some inconvenience because of the language barrier. The personnel there are all quite friendly. The accommodation was really good. But personally I don’t like the food there at the park. Although the work is really meaningful, there’s not much to do. For example I only had to help with ...
jessica hogge rating4.6

2023 at Biological Park Conservation

I throughly enjoyed my volunteer program here! Everyone is friendly and welcoming! You are able to see lots of animals! I personally feel you need to like horses as you work with them mostly in the afternoons! But overall brilliant experience! ...

Location

Europe > Southern Europe > Spain > Barcelona

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