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Football Assistant and Community Supporter

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1 - 50 weeks  ·  Age 14 - 50+

rating  Fantastic 4.5  · 
  Verified by Volunteer World
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Highlights

  • In Spain, football is life, and you can be part of it. As a volunteer, join local coaches in training future stars and fostering community integration.
  • Gain Spanish fluency by sharing daily life with locals!
  • Discover a city that effortlessly blends tradition and innovation. Bilbao's stunning architecture, from the iconic Guggenheim Museum to historic old town, is a testament to its vibrant spirit.
  • Experience the Spanish way of life and it's laid back, friendly atmosphere.
  • Gain experience by sharing your time and work with the immigrant community.

Especially suitable

Age 14+
Singles
Couples
Groups

About the program

Support training sessions with kids and young people in in underprivileged area and make something rewarding to community ⚽.

Step into the heart of Spain, where football is more than just a sport; it's a way of life. As a Football Assistant Volunteer, you'll be the spark that fuels local passion for the game and paves the way for a brighter future for young talents. Work as a Football assistant in Spain and help create ...

About the program

Step into the heart of Spain, where football is more than just a sport; it's a way of life. As a Football Assistant Volunteer, you'll be the spark that fuels local passion for the game and paves the way for a brighter future for young talents. Work as a Football assistant in Spain and help create the local passion for the game create a better future for the young ones!

In Spain, football isn't a hobby - it's an obsession. Feel the electric energy of this nation's love for the beautiful game, where some of the world's finest teams call home.
Your Role

We are committed to helping local sports coaches in their daily training with up and coming players, and that is not where we draw the line! We go beyond sports as well to impact other elements of the community, such as students and the immigrant population. Our focus runs far and wide, and we aim to improve and enrich lives through sports, music, IT and many other areas. You can be a part of this amazing team, working together to make a real difference in the lives of people around us. During your volunteering, you'll play a crucial role in nurturing the football skills of young athletes. Beyond the pitch, you're welcome to participate in our Community Development Program, where you can combine your passions and create a holistic impact.

The Location 
Bilbao is a city of harmonious contradictions. From sleek modern architecture, exemplified by the iconic Guggenheim Museum, to the timeless charm of its historic old town, every corner tells a unique story. Nestled along the Bay of Biscay, Bilbao boasts beautiful beaches and seafront promenades that beckon you to unwind and soak in the coastal beauty. The warm and welcoming nature of the Basque people ensures you'll feel at home, no matter where you go.
Usually training will be at the local soccer field or gym. Sometimes you will make training at the beach.
The Tasks
Be prepared to do a little bit of everything! One of our core values is that everything is important. Some days we will be marking the field for the big game, teaching English to our players, preparing trainings, performing personalized training, leading physical training sessions, working with the emigrant community in different fields where you can enjoy and do something for the others etc. The key to keep in mind is that EVERY thing we do is of great importance. You will work alongside and under the leadership of our coaching staff. One key to your success will be to develop proactive leadership skills. We will schedule out a lot of things with you, but we welcome new ideas!




Typical day

  • After the initial orientation, you will have an afternoon shift at your placement and will work for approximately 3-5  hours from Monday to Friday if you would volunteer as an assistant 
  • Training sessions are on Monday to Wed from 3.30 - 8.30 pm with different timetables for every team: During the ...

Typical day

  • After the initial orientation, you will have an afternoon shift at your placement and will work for approximately 3-5  hours from Monday to Friday if you would volunteer as an assistant 
  • Training sessions are on Monday to Wed from 3.30 - 8.30 pm with different timetables for every team: During the mornings you could take Spanish lessons (included during the first 2 weeks and with the option to extend it for a small fee)  support Administrative tasks, in particular communication and fundraising. 
  • You may therefore plan daily activities which could include sightseeing, shopping or cultural activities we program during weekdays such as excursions and attendance to festivals and dinners together

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 the above are free of charge for our volunteers. 

At weekends students can also enjoy their passions such as hiking, surfing or going to a winery. ..

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 the above 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.

We are located in downtown and 5 min walking distance to restaurants, bowling and shops and so there is always something to do!


Requirements

Requirements

Minimum Age: 14 years

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 (basic level) or Spanish (basic level)

Criminal Background Check

required

Nationality Restrictions

No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.

Other Skills

The volunteer should bring energy and enthusiasm to make a difference and should have a keen interest in sports and football. Participants must be healthy at the time of joining the program. Our goal is to have our alumni contributing to their families, local community, and those in need around them.

Time Commitment

Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 15:30 - 19:30

What's Included

What's Included

Services by Instituto Hemingway

Program fees include: 

  • Spanish course 20 hours per week during first 2 weeks
  • Accommodation dorm room
  • 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 
  • Airport pick up is included

Airport Pickup at Bilbao Airport

Airport pick-up from Bilbao airport is incl in the program.

Accommodation

We provide dorm rooms in shared apartment with all facilities. 
  • Wifi, cleaner once per week, kitchen, bathrooms etc are included. 
  • The apartment is in walking distance to our school.
In case you want single room ask for a price difference.

Internet Access

Good access at the project site

What's NOT included?

What's NOT included?

Food & Beverages

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. 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

At Instituto Hemmingway, the doors to meaningful experiences are wide open, and your journey can begin on any given Monday, every week of the year with an arrival preferable on the weekend. We understand that life has its own rhythm, and flexibility is key to ensuring everyone can embark on this transformative adventure.


After the initial orientation, you will have a afternoon shift at your placement and will work for max 3-5 hours per day.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Program fees

1 week (min. stay) 800€
2 weeks 1,600€
3 weeks 2,300€
4 weeks 3,100€
8 weeks 6,000€
16 weeks 12,400€
50 weeks (max. stay) 40,000€
Average fees 800€/week

Program fees

800€ per week 1 - 50 weeks Age 14 - 50+

Payment methods

Visa Master Card Maestro American Express PayPal

NO CREDIT CARD FEES


Duration

1 - 50 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 Instituto Hemingway during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.


Meet your organization

Instituto Hemingway

Fantastic 4.5 rating (88 reviews)

Agency - founded in 1999

Verified by Volunteer World

  Good response rate

Coordinated by

Jose

Spoken languages: Spanish, English

About the project

Instituto Hemingway is a worker-run service cooperative that works the local network of NGOs, associations and social enterprises with international volunteers.

Meet your organization


Our vision is to promote international volunteerism, local associations and social enterprises by strategically matching international volunteer with local talents and creative thinking. Our goal is to function as a hub of innovative ideas and projects that can have a positive impact on Bilbao and the surrounding region. To that purpose we are constructing a community of social innovators - an international network that combines the energy and passion of volunteers from all over the world with the knowledge and skills of local NGOs, associations and social enterprises.

Volunteers work with the International Bilbao Network to support the causes of many Bilbao associations, NGOs, and public schools. Our local partners are committed to fostering social inclusion – in particular with regard to children at risk and migrants – as well as promoting local cultural heritage, English language,  animal care and environmental protection. The different organisations are committed to fostering social inclusion – in particular with regard to children at risk, migrants and homeless – as well as promoting local cultural heritage, English language, and environmental protection.

We are located in downtown Bilbao, just a few meters from  Gran Via in the historical centre. Instituto Hemingway is hosted in a 19th-century building across two floors and a rooftop terrace with a panoramic view.



88 reviews · rating4.5

Personally, volunteering was the highlight of my stay. The children were eager to meet volunteers from all over the globe and the classrooms benefited from having extra hands on ...
This program was beyond amazing! I had the time of my life working with kids at football campus in Bilbao. I really felt like I was making a difference in there ...
I met friends from all over the world and getting to work with the children was really special. The project wasn't exactly as I imagined, but still very ...
I've made so many good friends by doing this program, I would 100% recommend anyone to consider volunteering abroad with Instituto Hemingway. ...

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