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Volunteer in Spain with United Planet: 6 - 12 months

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ORGANIZATION: United Planet

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With its origins in the ancient Roman period and its terrain littered with castles, Spain invites you to submerge yourself in its exquisite landscape. Once the most powerful empire in the world following the discovery of the Americas, Spain became a democracy as recently as 1978. Spain encompasses the majority of the Iberian Peninsula, facing Africa to the south and France to the east. This central placement, and its turbulent history, resulted in a country with unique African and European characteristics. Volunteers often note with surprise that Spain is not a tropical country. The climate differs greatly by region. Dancing, tapas, rich folklore, close-knit family life, historic traditions and plenty of outdoor activities are just a few of the things you can look forward to enjoying during your stay here.

United Planet is the US and Canadian partner of the International Cultural Youth Exchange, or ICYE. As a volunteer in Spain, you will be hosted by AFAIJ, ICYE’s partner organization. AFAIJ was created in response to needs all over Europe and, thanks to volunteers, fulfills its vision for providing training and international participation in community projects.

Possible volunteer projects include:

Education and English Teaching - Volunteers have the opportunity to work in children’s homes and schools of all levels. Responsibilities include aiding in the teaching of English, organizing activities, participating in daily school functions, and becoming a member of the school community.

Healthcare - Work in homes for the disabled or for those affected by certain medical conditions, such as HIV/AIDS. Volunteer tasks include daily organizational support, caring for residents, and participation in workshops, such as carpentry, gardening, or painting.

Please visit our website for more information!

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About United Planet

Location:

361 Newbury Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02115, US

Mission Statement

United Planet is a non-profit organization with a mission to create a global community, one relationship at a time. We connect volunteers who want to make a difference with communities in over 30 countries, where they learn, teach, work, engage, and immerse themselves in a culture outside their comfort zone. For many, it’s the most fulfilling experience of their lives.

Description

Established in 2001, United Planet offers personalized, immersive, international experiential learning, service-learning, volunteer, and internship experiences to an extensive network of partners in more than 30 countries. Volunteers and interns have helped address important global issues while broadening cross-cultural understanding, developing leadership and other 21st century skills, building bridges across divides, and forging cohesive and productive cross-border relationships.A United Planet Quest is truly the ultimate educational adventure combining all elements of cultural learning, exploration, and humanitarian service. By working closely with the local people, United Planet volunteers make a positive difference in a range of areas, such as community development, healthcare, education, healthcare, environmental conservation, and more.

United Planet Quests enable volunteers to broaden global perspectives and cross-cultural understanding, improve foreign language skills, work in international teams, develop leadership skills, and most importantly, build lifelong friendships

Please visit United Planet at unitedplanet.org, email: quest@unitedplanet.org, or call 1-617-874-8041 to learn more.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Health & Medicine
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

361 Newbury StreetBoston, MA 02115

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Psychology
  • Healthcare
  • Mentoring
  • Special Needs
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 or 12 months

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