Volunteer Experience | Community Development

Barcelona: Empowering Immigrants and Refugees by Teach English and Culinary Skills

Barcelona, Spain


Location: Barcelona, Spain

Duration: Minimum 1 week

Start Dates: Project is on-going, and you can join at any time, depending upon availability. Placements start each Monday

Cost: €1120 Euros for first week – see Costs section for more details

Includes: All food, accommodation, airport pickup, orientation 24/7 support and all project related activities

Does not Include: flights, travel insurance, visas and vaccinations

Costs Explained


Join our impactful international volunteer program in Barcelona, Spain, designed for passionate individuals who want to support and connect with immigrants and refugees through the universal languages of food and English. Our program collaborates with local organizations dedicated to fostering the integration, autonomy, and well-being of newcomers to the city.
Spain has witnessed a significant influx of immigrants seeking protection from war or poverty. These vulnerable individuals face challenges adapting to their new environment and often lack the necessary skills for integration. In response, Barcelona has established various initiatives to help immigrants build social networks, learn languages, and access essential resources.

Daily Life

As a volunteer, you’ll engage with 18 to 25-year-old refugees and immigrants at the local host center in an informal, supportive environment. Your role will be focused on promoting socialization through shared interests in cooking, eating, and English language learning.
Your daily tasks will include:
  • Preparing, cooking, and distributing meals for the guests at the host center.
  • Teaching English in an informal, conversational manner to equip immigrants with valuable language skills for their future.
Don’t miss this opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of immigrants and refugees, while experiencing the vibrant culture of Barcelona!
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Travel and Accom.

Upon your arrival at the airport, you will be greeted and transported to our project.

Volunteers will be accommodated in dormitories at a centrally located youth hostel. The dormitories are available in female-only or mixed-gender options and feature private bathrooms shared with other occupants in the room.

The hostel provides various amenities, including a bar area, a comfortable sitting area, and a communal kitchen for those who prefer to cook their meals. Additionally, some rooms offer balconies for relaxation, and the rooftop boasts stunning views of the Acropolis, providing a serene environment to unwind after a day of volunteering.

You will enjoy three meals a day—breakfast, lunch, and dinner—provided at the hostel. The menu features local cuisine prepared in Greek style, offering a delightful mix of meat, fish, and fresh vegetables.

Upon arrival, volunteers will attend an orientation event that includes an introduction to Spanish culture, an overview of the volunteer experience and program details, practical information, and safety guidelines.

Additionally, you will have the opportunity to participate in a guided city tour, receiving insider tips to help them discover the best of what the city has to offer.

Fundraising Help


  • Minimum age 18
  • Passion and enthusiasm for conservation and fashion
  • Not afraid to get involved!
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Minimum 1 week commitment
  • Good English skills
  • Necessary vaccinations
  • Necessary flight & visas
  • Full travel & medical insurance. Full assistance will be provided in getting everything you will need ready if you choose our Placement Support Package.
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€1120 Euros for first week. €465 for each week thereafter.

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** All payments incur a 5% bank transfer fee
*** Placements are confirmed with a 1 week deposit, minimum 2 weeks booking

What’s Included:

Project Fee includes;

  • All food,
  • Accommodation,
  • Airport pickup,
  • Orientation,
  • Sim card
  • Guided tour of city
  • 24/7 in-country support and
  • All project related activities.
What’s not included:
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Airport drop-off
  • Personal expenses
  • Visas (if applicable) and vaccinations. Full assistance will be provided in getting all these arranged if you choose our Premium Support.
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We understand there’s a great deal to plan and organise for your trip. When booking a Placement, many of our participants choose to purchase our Premium Support Upgrade to benefit from the expertise, knowledge and experience of our Project Coordinators.

We can provide the personal advice you need to ensure your trip is organised with excellence and planned with efficiency; ensuring the very best experience possible. Read more about how we can help you.

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