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Coordinator | Megan
Coordinator | Megan
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High­lights

Get to work on a variety of projects connected to ecotourism, fair trade and education, with a focus on encouraging Global Citizenship and ethical living throughout.
Be able to tackle issues on a local, national and global scale, particularly looking at social enterprises and creative ideas for new ventures.
Develop business plans for local ecotourism providers or regional/national authorities.
Take advantage of our resource centre with the latest business books and journals for you to explore.
Get involved in our research on the whale watching boats and an array of heavily discounted activities on the island.
Tackling issues on local, national and global scales particularly looking at social enterprises and creative ideas for new ventures and business plans for local providers This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 16+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

We are thrilled to announce that we are now offering a new volunteer programme for young individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit and business mindset. We are currently working on a variety of projects connected to ecotourism, fair trade and education, with a focus on encouraging Global Citizenship and ethical living throughout.

These projects are tackling issues on a local, national and global scale and the programme will be particularly looking at social enterprises and creative ideas for new ventures.
 
We are interested in developing business plans for local ecotourism providers or regional/national authorities 

(boutique hotels, scuba diving schools, vegan restaurants, stargazing activities, trekking holidays, etc.)
 
These projects will involve real clients and the required business plan will need to look at local and international opportunities for the business in question. It will be necessary to analyse commercial strengths and weaknesses, both locally and internationally, as well as business opportunities in both spheres and the identification of routes to market and appropriate marketing strategies. It will also be expected to make appropriate financial forecasts including cash flow and capital requirements and to identify sources of funding.
 
It would also be acceptable to look at developing a robust business plan for the business idea of the volunteer.
 
What we are offering?

  • Support from our programme leaders throughout the programme to ensure that you produce the best work possible.
  • Space to develop your personality and skill set through various activities and role-plays (writing business plan, pitching to the investor, team building, evaluation of your leadership style.)
  • A resource centre with the latest business books and journals for you to explore.
  • A tremendous organisational culture with like-minded people that are too, contributing to the common goal - trying to save the world!
  • Involvement in our research on the whale watching boats and an array of heavily discounted activities on the island.
  • Development of your professional network through us and our connections from all around the world.
  • If of interest, we can assign you to clients in south and southeast Asia and West Africa through our fair trade networks. The work would be carried out in Tenerife with client relations conducted via web based conference platforms.

Typical day

8:00am: Breakfast
9:00am: On site cleaning
10:00am: Start of work (workshops, research, business plans, idea sessions)
12:00pm: Lunch
13:00pm: Work on individual project work and help with our current enterprise projects
Trips around the island to speak to local business owners.
19:00pm: Dinner

Free-time activities

After work we have a selection of games on site for volunteers to play with one another. Volunteers can also enjoy watching films in our new research room on an evening. All of our weekend activities are provided by local ecotourism providers, that we have worked with for over 30 years. We provide 'familiarisation trips' around the island on a weekend for volunteers to explore and experience the delights of the authentic Tenerife. Activities include the following:

  • Sea Kayaking
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Surfing (and Kite Surfing)
  • Diving
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Hiking
  • Climbing
  • Horse Riding
  • Paragliding
  • Cycling
  • Dog Walking

Water Sports
Swimming
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Riding
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 16 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate 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 Fair Earth Foundation

Breakfast and dinner

Accommodation

Transport

Equipment and training

Airport Pickup at Tenerife South Airport

We will be waiting outside the airport arrivals with the project vehicle to pick up the volunteer and drive them back to the base (30 minute drive). All volunteers have a call with the project manager before departure.

Accommodation

Bedrooms of 6 people, with bunkbeds.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

Breakfast and dinner is provided for all preferences.

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 Tenerife South Airport (TFS) in Tenerife. 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

Volunteers can join our program throughout the year on a rolling basis. There are no specific start times.

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)
$360
2 weeks
$720
3 weeks
$1,080
4 weeks
$1,152
6 weeks
$1,296
8 weeks
$1,728
12 weeks (max. stay)
$2,592
Average fees
$288 /week

The organization charges its fees in GBP. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. Fair Earth Foundation 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 Fair Earth Foundation during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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