Ocean Conservation

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Coordinator | Sara
Coordinator | Sara
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High­lights

Contribute to Ocean Protection in Barcelona
Discover and explore a vibrant city full of new experiences
Learn Spanish and practice with locals
Meet people from all over the world and understand more about their cultures
Create memories you will never forget!
As an ocean conservation volunteer, you’ll be using and improving your scuba diving skills while being actively involved in restoring the natural ecosystem. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Marine Conservation volunteers provide support to underwater clean-up efforts, helping to reduce ocean pollution and conserve marine life. As an ocean conservation volunteer, you’ll be using and improving your scuba diving skills while being actively involved in restoring the natural state of the marine ecosystem of the Mediterranean. 


When having no diving experience, volunteers will have to gain some before engaging in any underwater conservation activities. The Program Fee covers the cost of the required online and in-person training, full scuba equipment, and volunteer supervision from an experienced dive instructor. All volunteers are able to take internationally recognized diving certifications. It is recommended to stay at least 2 weeks to guarantee the Open Water certification as it depends on weather conditions and 1 week might not be enough. Depending on your current diving experience and the length of your stay you’ll complete a certification ranging from Open Water Diver to Rescue Diver with dozens of dives and specialties. The project works with a local diving school, therefore you are always supervised by an experienced dive instructor.

By joining this project you’ll become part of a worldwide movement of passionate people dealing with the global challenge of litter and the impact human development is having on the marine environment. All efforts on the project work towards the vision of healthier oceans, thriving ecosystems and a clean coastline. As part of this, your tasks as a volunteer can include collecting trash from the sea, logging information on items collected, learning more about the marine ecosystem and how to protect it, and observing and identifying fish. Please, note in your application when you apply for the program if you have any existing dive certifications.

Typical day

After the initial orientation day, you will have a morning or afternoon shift at your placement and will work for approximately 3 to 5 hours per day. Please note that start times and daily workload depends on the project that you are participating on. 

A typical schedule is as follows:
7 – 8 am | Breakfast at the volunteer accommodation 
8 am | Travel to the diving center to join local placement staff and get training and dive.
13.30 pm | Lunch is served at the accommodation. In the morning you can grab a “packed lunch” to have in the city or at your placement
2 – 7 pm | Explore the city, relax, attend Spanish language lessons or enroll other activities
8 – 10 pm | Dinner at the accommodation. After dinner you will have the remainder of the evening free to relax and use as you wish. 

Note: Monday’s welcome session and city tour happen in the first week. The following weeks it’s a regular day of volunteering.  

Free-time activities

Spain is a country with a long historical and cultural heritage being reflected on the food, architecture, people and language. Its second biggest city, Barcelona, is an enchanting seaside city with boundless culture, fabled architecture, sun-drenched beaches and picturesque neighbourhoods. Combine relaxing, exploring, meeting people and enjoying the weather. 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! Most like those will be vibrant happenings.

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Riding
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 from 09:00 - 13:00

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

- For Marine Conservation: all diving equipment necessary, SSI diving classes and instructors, SSI diving certifications appropriate to diving experience

- 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).

Bedroom (Double) Bedroom (Single) Dorm Room Guesthouse Youth Hostel
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.
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)
$1,449
2 weeks
$2,299
3 weeks
$3,149
4 weeks
$3,999
5 weeks
$4,849
6 weeks
$5,699
7 weeks
$6,549
8 weeks
$7,399
9 weeks
$8,249
10 weeks
$9,099
11 weeks
$9,949
12 weeks (max. stay)
$10,799
Average fees
$1,174 /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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Ocean Conservation

As an ocean conservation volunteer, you’ll be using and improving your scuba diving skills while being actively involved in restoring the natural ecosystem.

$1174/week

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