Football Assistant and Community Supporter

founded in 1999
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Coordinator | Jose
Coordinator | Jose
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Teach underprivileged young people and kids how to play soccer and achieve a higher level of skill, discipline and leadership
Gain Spanish fluency by sharing daily life with locals
Assist the coaches of the program with everyday practices as well
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
Support training sessions with kids and young people in in underprivileged area and make something rewarding to community. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 14+
Work as a Football assistant in Spain and help create the local passion for the game create a better future for the young ones.

Spaniards are extremely passionate about football and their love for the game is evident everywhere with some of the best teams in the world.  We place
 volunteers in this program 

Volunteer's role is to assist the local coaches in their daily practice schedule with the local players. Volunteers can also help the students and emigrant community in general to a better integration through sport, music, IT, and other fields where volunteers feel themselves part of a team and with a mission to be filled. 

During your time as a volunteer, you can help in the development of the football skills of young players. Volunteers working in the Football  Volunteer project are also welcome to work in the Community Development  Program wherein you can combine two programs.

Usually training will be at the local soccer field or gym. Sometimes you will make training at the beach.

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 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 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.

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



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
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

Services by Instituto Hemingway
  • 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.

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.
Dorm Room
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 our program any Monday all year round. Volunteers ideally need to come at weekends. 
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
2 weeks
3 weeks
4 weeks
8 weeks
16 weeks
50 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$672 /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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Football Assistant and Community Supporter

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