English teacher Assistant in Spain

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Punti Salienti

Experience the Spanish way of life and it's laid back, friendly atmosphere.
Gain a new family, living in shared volunteer housing gives you the perfect chance to make life long friends across the globe.
Assist children in learning English to help them be able to study and pass their exams
Make unforgettable memories travelling with your fellow volunteers at weekends to places such as Pamplona (running of the bulls), San Sebastian, Rioja wineries or the island fortress of “Dragonstone
Help out in schools to assist with the teaching and understanding of the English language
Teach English to our disadvantaged kids and children in a wonderful project in Northern Spain This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 16+
Sedie a Rotelle

This wonderful project was created with the goal of helping to improve the English speaking abilities of disadvantaged  children in Bilbao (Northern Spain)  Volunteers will work as Teacher’s Assistants and will generally work Monday - Friday,  max 20 hours per week, depending on the needs of the project. Classes have small numbers of students and generally lack adequate resources so volunteers are needed to help with planning creative lessons and running games and activities, especially with the younger children. With English language skills, these children will have a greater chance of employment, especially in the tourism sector. English language skills will also greatly aid youth into higher education.

Goals of the project

Provide free English language classes to the children of the community.

 Improve the future prospects of children in Spain

Expose non-English speakers to native English speakers in order to improve pronunciation and conversational skills

Enable inter-cultural exchange which benefits both students and international volunteers alike.

How you can help

Volunteers spend their time assisting the local teacher with daily activities, and will spend time teaching and playing with the children. They will contribute in a number of ways and can expect to undertake the following tasks:

Help the teacher with the planned classroom activities

Assist with the delivery of a range of academic subjects

Converse in and teach basic English to children and teens

Play games and read to the children in English

Teach children good  life skills

Help the children and teens complete projects

Who Will I Be Working With?
If the number permits we aim to group volunteers together at a particular school or project. You will work closely with a teacher and report to the Head teacher should you have any issues. A member of our team will also spend a portion of their day at the project to assist in anyway and offer any guidance should it be needed. Most volunteers strike up a strong bond with the teachers and are treat as another member of staff as if you were always there.

What Do We Expect From The Volunteers?
A teaching qualification or experience is not compulsory for this placement, your level of experience and confidence will gauge what level of students would best suit and will be discussed between the team and yourself on your first day introduction. The greatest traits of a volunteer are enthusiasm, empathetic and the ability to adjust to alternative cultures. You will get the most of our your trip by opening your mind to new experiences and beliefs whilst also bringing your own to the table.

What Should I Bring?

Regarding your placement we advise bringing  school materials, arts & crafts items and some ideas from teaching resource websites.

Typical day

A volunteer’s work day on this project will generally last between 2 and 4 hours and while we ask all volunteers to be flexible in this regard, a typical daily schedule is likely to go something like this:


4:30 pm Walk  to your project site

4:45 p.m Pre-start meeting with project supervisor



7:15pm Debrief with project supervisor

Free-time activities

We include Free cultural activities Mon-Fri such as climbing, hiking, excursions, day tours, wine tasting etc. They are for free.

Volunteers have the weekends free. Spain is universally recognised for its history, art, culture, cuisine and natural beauty, so there is absolutely no shortage of things to see and do while in Bilbao or further afield in Spain!

Evenings Free time to relax and have dinner or go out and explore the sights and sounds of Bilbao – a cool and vibrant surf town!

After school and evenings offer these local opportunities around the local area:

  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Swimming
  • Sightseeing (Waterfalls and breathtaking scenery)
  • After school & Homework Clubs
  • Sports facilities
  • Live Music
  • Plenty of Nightlife
  • Restaurants & Hotels providing top cuisine

Weekend Free Time

Most volunteers will travel at weekends, across Bilbao we have many amazing experiences which you can discover. Here are just a few ideas:

  • Museums
  • Wineries
  • Hiking
  • Waterfalls
  • Malls and Cinemas
  • Beautiful Beaches
  • Surfing
  • Bowling

Water Sports


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 (fluently) or Spanish (basic level)
Education Requirements
at High School level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
CV or resume related to education is highly appreciated as well as hobbies related to entertainment.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on lunedì, martedì, mercoledì and giovedì from 16:30 - 19:00

Servizi inclusi

Services by Instituto Hemingway
  • Two weeks of Spanish course, 20 hours per week for the first two weeks (Placement test before arrival) 
  • Pick up at the airport and transfer to your accommodation 
  • Cultural activities from Monday to Friday 
  • Accommodation in a shared flat (4 beds per room separated by gender ) next to the school (Wifi, weekly cleaning, electricity, water and kitchen facilities). In case you want single room please ask for price difference.
  • 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 max. 20 hours per week
Airport Pickup at Bilbao Airport

We provide free airport pick-up from Bilbao airport

We offer shared rooms separated by gender, walking distance to school,  city centre, all amenities including wifi and cleaner once per week. There are kitchen facilities too. In case you want single room please 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 Spagna.
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 Spagna provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in Spagna you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Spagna.

Date e Prezzi


Details on arrival

You can join us any Monday and arrival at weekends. This program is open all year round.

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1 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
2 weeks
3 weeks
4 weeks
50 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$570 /week

L'organizzazione fa pagare i suoi compensi in EUR. La tabella dei prezzi in USD è soggetta a fluttuazioni valutarie. Instituto Hemingway vi informerà sul prezzo finale durante il processo di candidatura.
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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