Food, Lodging and Travel
Living in a single room in a shared apartment is the standard accommodation for volunteers, and gives participants the chance to live with other students and volunteers from other countries. Each apartment has three to four bedrooms and one or two bathrooms which are shared with other participants. The apartments have fully equipped kitchens, a lounge with TV, internet access, a washing machine and an iron.
The apartments in Valencia are in the same building (second and sixth floor) so it’s easy for volunteers to meet together to go out or to go to the projects. The area has many amenities close by, the underground/subway is just 3 to 4 minutes walk from the apartments.
The meeting point for Conservation project volunteers is just behind the building, and the city centre is 2 underground stops away or a 25-minute walk. The beach is also around a 25-minute walk or 10 minutes by public transport. Volunteers can also hire a bike to get around the city, Valencia is a very bike friendly city and easy to travel everywhere!
There is also the option to live in a homestay with a local family, with half board provided, or in a shared twin room rather than a single in the apartments. If you have any questions about accommodation please email us.
Volunteers joining the Conservation Projects must be 18 years or older and should be fit and physically prepared to work in open environments, and also able to swim. A basic level of Spanish is also recommended. Volunteers should also be flexible, self-motivated, and willing to work in often hot outdoor conditions. Due to the weather conditions & project schedule the activities may vary from week to week, but will be a combination of the listed activities in the Project section.
N.B. You can still join this project if you have no Spanish to begin with – we can arrange a Spanish course for you before you start your volunteering.
The airports at Valencia and Alicante handle both national and international flights. Several airlines including British Airways, Air Europa, Ryanair, Iberia Air, Air France, Spainair land here. Upon arrival volunteers will be picked up in the arrivals hall and driven directly to their accommodation. If the arrival is at the bus or train station, our driver will wait at the main entrance.
Volunteers from the European Union, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Switzerland do not require a visa to enter nor to live in Spain. An identity card or passport will be necessary. Volunteers from USA, Canada, Brazil, Israel, Japan, New Zealand and Australia do not need a visa for stays of up to 90 days although they do require a visa for longer stays.