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Animal Welfare Helper

location
2 - 50 weken  ·  Leeftijd 14 - 50+

rating  Fantastisch 4.5  · 
  Geverifieerd door Volunteer World
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Highlights

  • Join us in the mission to rescue and protect animals that have suffered from cruelty and neglect, and be their voice for a better future
  • Discover the undeniable benefits of being around animals – scientifically proven to make you happier and healthier
  • Make a meaningful contribution to a cause that aligns with your values and passion
  • Experience the joy of selfless giving, where the reward lies in knowing you're making a difference in the lives of innocent creatures
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant Spanish culture, learn or improve your Spanish skills, and embrace the enriching Spanish way of life

Vooral geschikt voor

Leeftijd 14+
Alleenstaanden
Koppels
Families
Groepen
50+

Over het programma

Volunteer at animal shelters and give your love and care to animals that have been abandoned or abused by their owners and are looking for a new home 🐕.

The Issue 

Running an animal shelter or sanctuary is a monumental task, one that requires unwavering dedication, resources, and, most importantly, a loving heart for animals. The sheer amount of work involved in maintaining these programs is nothing short of heroic, and this is where the altruism ...

Over het programma

The Issue 

Running an animal shelter or sanctuary is a monumental task, one that requires unwavering dedication, resources, and, most importantly, a loving heart for animals. The sheer amount of work involved in maintaining these programs is nothing short of heroic, and this is where the altruism and dedication of volunteers shine. The beauty of volunteering in animal shelters is that it's inclusive and accessible to people of all ages. It's a profound opportunity for young and old alike to channel their passion for animals into meaningful action. Whether you're a compassionate teenager looking for your first volunteer experience or a retiree seeking a fulfilling way to spend your golden years, we welcome your enthusiasm!

We don't just offer volunteering opportunities. We empower you to make a difference and learning Spanish at the same time. Engage in hands-on volunteer projects, from community development to environmental conservation, and see the immediate impact of your efforts while improving your language skills.

The sanctuary has been in operation since 2019, and houses around 25 animals in their shelter but each season is different with ups and downs in the number of animals and adoptions. This site is located within the outskirts of Bilbao, housing abandoned animals and giving them a chance to be looked after and loved. Furthermore it gives them the chance to be adopted or pass away peacefully of natural causes, without the need for an abrupt end


What you'll be doing 

Volunteering at animal shelters on the beautiful Atlantic coast of Bilbao offers a rich and rewarding experience that goes beyond cuddling furry friends (though there's plenty of that too!). The tasks and responsibilities for volunteers are as diverse as the animals they care for:

  • cleaning shelters
  • feeding animals
  • walking dogs and cats and assisting in the rehabilitation of traumatized animals
  • administer medications if needed and provide support for sterilization procedures and adoption processes
  • helping with public relations and educational work with the community

The help of our volunteers in the first site is important for the cleaning, looking after, exercise and playing with the animals found there. However what they really need are volunteers willing to spend quality time and show affection to the animals to help them feel loved after the neglect they have experienced with previous owners.


Spanish Classes
Our intensive Bilbao Spanish courses 20 hours per week from 9.30 to 1.30 Monday to Friday  focus on the core elements of language acquisition: oral comprehension and communication, reading, and writing. You'll gain well-rounded proficiency. Forget dry textbooks! Our lessons come alive with lively discussions, engaging projects, role-playing, and stimulating homework. Learning Spanish in Bilbao has never been this dynamic and fun! Our seasoned teachers are your dedicated mentors, here to support you every step of the way on your Spanish learning journey. With their expertise, you'll fully embrace Bilbao and all it has to offer.



Dagelijkse activiteiten

Volunteer tasks may include: Caring for stray dogs and cats (grooming, taking dogs for walks), cleaning cages, , distributing food for animals on the streets , PR,  help raise funds, etc. Before starting your volunteer project, you will receive an orientation from our local staff. Staff who run ...

Dagelijkse activiteiten

Volunteer tasks may include: Caring for stray dogs and cats (grooming, taking dogs for walks), cleaning cages, , distributing food for animals on the streets , PR,  help raise funds, etc. Before starting your volunteer project, you will receive an orientation from our local staff. Staff who run this kind of organizations are very happy to welcome volunteers from all over the world. Usually you will be in the program with other volunteers. There are morning and afternoon schedules Be flexible. So you will have time to enjoy your afternoon on the beach. This program allows you to rescue and work with abandoned dogs and cats and pets in general while helping them find a new home.

Daily tasks can include: 

Cleaning animals' rooms, washing and brushing of animals, giving animals exercise, caring for animals, feeding animals and if necessary administering medicines to sick animals as well as being alert to anything that might be wrong with them.

Clothes must be casual and comfortable.

 Comfortable (preferably old) clothing and a water bottle are considered essential for the project. Commitment to the project, hardiness, and energy/enthusiasm when undertaking tasks related to the programme.

 

 Work at a shelter and get to know both the creatures along with the lovely people of the local community.

A typical day during Spanish class might look like this

In our program we include 2 weeks of Intensive Spanish courses upon arrival during the mornings. In the afternoons you go to work as a volunteer max. 20 hours per week.

  • 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM - Spanish classes during the first 2 weeks. 
  • 2 PM - Team meeting and leave for the animal shelter. 
  • 3 PM - 6 PM - Performing tasks with the animals. 
  • 6:30 PM: End of tasks. Free time.

The main objectives are learning the values and positive attitude necessary to look after the animals and to appreciate the work entailed in the care of these animals, as well as a sense of team rapport/cohesion and commitment


Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

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.

Volunteers have the weekends free. At weekends students can also enjoy their passions such as ...

Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

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.

Volunteers have the weekends free. 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.


Voorwaarden

Voorwaarden

Minimum leeftijd: 14 jaar

Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je ten minste 14 jaar te zijn op de startdatum van het programma.

Taalkennis

Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (gemiddeld niveau) ou Spaans (basis niveau)

Nationaliteitsbeperkingen

Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.

Andere vaardigheden

Passion for animals and a need to help others

Tijdsinzet

Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag van 14:00 - 18:00

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Instituto Hemingway

Program fees include:
  • 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 dorm room, city centre walking distance  to the school (Wifi, weekly cleaning, electricity, water and kitchen).
  • 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

Afhaal aan de luchthaven op Bilbao Airport

Airport pick up from Bilbao airport included. From there we will take you to your accommodation.

Accomodatie

We offer dorm room walking distance to school, city centre, all amenities including wifi and cleaner once per week. There are kitchen and bathroom facilities too. In case you want a single room please ask for a price difference.

Internet toegang

Makkelijke toegang op de project site

Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?

Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?

Eten & Drank

Eten, tussendoortjes en drankjes zijn bijkomende kosten.

Vlucht tickets

De dichtste luchthaven is Bilbao Airport (BIO) in Bilbao. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Spanje. VIND GOEDKOPE VLUCHTEN

Reisverzekering

Naar het buitenland reizen is een avontuur en het is best om goed voorbereid te zijn. Plots ziek worden of gewond raken, annulaties of diefstal - een reisverzekering voor Spanje biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde. KRIJG EEN OFFERTE

Vaccinaties

Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Spanje dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Spanje. VACCINATIE CHECKER

Gegevens over jouw aankomst

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. 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 morning, afternoon or evening shift at your placement and will work for max 4 hours per day. 


Beschikbaarheid
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei. jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.

Programmakosten

2 weken (min. verblijf) 1.150€
3 weken 1.450€
4 weken 1.680€
5 weken 1.800€
6 weken 2.050€
9 weken 2.655€
17 weken 5.500€
49 weken 14.689€
50 weken (max. verblijf) 14.690€
Gemiddelde kosten 434€/week

Programmakosten

434€ per week 2 - 50 weken Leeftijd 14 - 50+

Betaalmethodes

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Duurtijd

2 - 50 weken

Waarborg

De waarborg dient om je plek als vrijwilliger te verzekeren. Betalingen worden door PayPal behandeld, onze betrouwbare betalingsprovider. Indien je niet over een PayPal account beschikt, kan je ook met een credit kaart betalen.


Finale betaling

Uw finale betaling zal worden goedgekeurd door Instituto Hemingway gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.


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Instituto Hemingway

Fantastisch 4.5 rating (85 beoordelingen)

Agentschap - opgericht in 1999

Geverifieerd door Volunteer World

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Jose

Gesproken talen: Engels

Over de organisatie

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

Ontmoet je organisatie


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.



85 beoordelingen · rating4.5

Sandra Rubio rating5

2023 at Animal Welfare Helper

A friend and I spent some time volunteering with Victor and the team at the animal Shelter and had an absolutely amazing experience! While we were travelling in Spain we searched for a worthwhile volunteering project and I'm so glad we discovered this place. The animals are rescued and rehabilitated ...
Jana Krueger rating5

2023 at Animal Welfare Helper

What an incredible experience! Jose from Instituto Hemingway, perfectly planned every detail of this trip. We were connected with an outstanding host in the local community and an inspiring organization . Jose was available before the trip and answered all of my questions. He also communicated with ...
Suzanne Wittingen-Poot rating1.6

2023 at Animal Welfare Helper

De beschrijving van het vrijwilligerswerk kwam voor slechts 20% overeen met de werkelijkheid. De Spaanse lessen zijn wel een aanrader. De dierenopvang is in Urduna, mooi gelegen in de bergen dus niet aan de kust of in Bilbao zelf. Vanaf centrum Bilbao precies 1 uur reistijd (enkele reis) en ...
Anthony Peters rating5

2023 at Animal Welfare Helper

Reading about everyones enthusiasm here drew me to the shelter and I was not let down. Interacting with the different animale species and fantastic volunteers at the shelter was an incredibly unique and rewarding experience that I will never forget. Very glad I took the trip.If you’re an animal ...
Cora Charlie Grosch rating2.4

2023 at Animal Welfare Helper

I spent the last three weeks with Instituto Hemingway in Bilbao and at the animal shelter. In this review, I will provide some details about the program that are not mentioned on the website, just so that others know what to expect when signing up for this project. Overall, my experience was ...
Anna Huntington rating5

2023 at Animal Welfare Helper

I love animals and getting to work at an animal shelter as a volunteer was an experience I'll never forget but always appreciate. Though it was only a few months it'll mean something to me forever. I had the impression that I did a meaningful impact on these animals and this is very rewarding to me. ..

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