Help at a community foundation close to Granada



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    Our school foundation, is a self managed COMMUNITY, founded 25 years ago, situated 10km from the centre of Granada, that hosts and helps people leaving in a situation of social exclusion, mainly mothers with children in emergency situations or abused, young immigrants, refugees, people with disabilities without family, teenagers in risk situations or people needing a home. Nowadays we are almost 100 people.

    The AIM of the school foundation is provide our people with family feelings and healthy environment and give them the opportunity to learn through occupation in different fields, recovering themselves and look for a job or stray and improve the community according to which is their dream.

    In this period we are looking for long term volunteers (minimum 1 month) with a good level of knowledge in:
    Electricity: lot of maintenance is requiring as fix lamps or cables, or create new circuits in our eco.constructions or new buildings;

    *️️️ Plumber: fixing washing machine, maintenance of hydraulic system and bathroom and improve hating systems;

    *️️️ Maintenance: plastering, paining, fixing furnitures, constructing...

    *️️️ Agricultura: we have a 4.000sqm to improve with a ecological work and we are looking for someone to take care of this project together with us. Possibility to live on the place in a small house. At least engagement for 6month.

    *️️️ School Activities with children and adults: every day is required some experience and Spanish speaking volunteers to help children with home works and literacy with adults;

    *️️️ Communication and media development (Both Spanish and English language): developing web site in different languages, create posts, articles, photo gallery, campaigns, advertisements, video...

    *️️️ Fund raising and manager of projects: looking for members, create new projects, seeking for organizations that can provide sponsorship or work camp groups...

    *️ Kitchen Master: persons with experience in cooking for big groups of persons, with fantasy and creativity!

    *️️️ Workshop Responsables: people with handcraft abilities mainly in: SEWING, MARMALADES, LITTLE CARPENTRY, that can run a workshop, teach hosted people and create new products to sell;

    *️️️ Psycological support (Spanish language) with adults and kids

    *️️️ Volunteers to stay in our Store in the Centre of Granada morning and afternoon.

    Volunteers will be involved in different ways also in:
    *️️️️ MANDATORY: help with after-school activities (1hr 30 min after lunch) rotating with other volunteers; share breakfast and lunch with us in the common dinning room, respect schedule and rules of the community, mantein your room and the house you live in very clean and organize cleanning time daily together with other volunteers in your spare time. Take care of the house is very important for us and for people that every day arrives to our place kn order to help. The sens of the community start with the respect of the place you live in and the people you live with.
    *️️️️ General maintenance.
    *️️️️ Bio-construction.
    *️️️️ Agriculture and gardening.
    *️️️️ Children daycare and after-school support.
    *️️️️ Daily cooking for the community kitchen.
    *️️️️ Cleaning common spaces.
    *️️️️ Entertainment projects (e.g. theatre, movie club, reading club, kids library).
    *️️️️ Social media: communication, advertisement, video, photography, graphic design.
    *️️️️ Giving a hand in our handcraft workshops (candles, textile, natural soap, marmalade, flowers, pottery, sewing).
    *️️️️ Helping with the preparation of seminars for the practice and dissemination of cultural activities, awareness.
    *️️️️ Helping with the food / found raising
    *️️️️ *️️️️ Teaching skills and passions you have (e.g. art, english, computer, yoga, swimming, etc.).

    A BASIC LEVEL OF SPANISH IS REQUIRED because we only have a few English speakers in our community and they are not able to follow volunteers all the time.
    We also expect you to be SELF-MANAGED, since we have no time to lead the volunteers all the time.

    We are SITUATED in Sierra Elvira, less than 10 km from Granada (reachable in 15 minutes by bus).

    NEARBY you can enjoy hot springs in the nature for free, explore andalusian culture in Cordoba, Sevilla, Granada, do sport in the mountain, go on excursions, go to the Alhambra, go to Sierra Nevada.

    Some rules to be welcome in our Community:
    Staying longer than 1 month, means that it might happen that we sometimes ask you to work a bit longer than the people who only stay for a shorter time. For instance helping with the "afterschools activities with children" in the afternoon, or if there's work on the weekend also help there (just incase... And not often and saturday morning with the community.

    Concerning the life in the Fundacion there are some important things to know.
    Firstly, we will provide you with a breakfast and lunch. In the evening the volunteers are supposed to cook for themselves, but we give you the food to do so.
    Also, we provide you with sheets and towels, but if you want to bring towels yourself, you're welcome to!
    The volunteers who come to the Fundación will live together in the house(s) which are meant for them. Depending on how many volunteers there are, you will either have a room for yourself or share it with someone else during your stay. All in all, it is like living in a big family; you'll be able to do things together, cook together and just generally spend time together.

    On to the working timetable. Like already mentioned before, the work each day is approximately 5 hours. After the breakfast which is obligatory for everyone ( we live in a community and we ask the volunteers to respect our way of living) you have a little bit of time to relax, and then start to work at 9.00 until 2.00p.m. when lunch starts.
    There's not one domain of work, but many. Depending on what is needed, there's work in the kitchen, in the kindergarten, in the garden, creative work and more.
    We ask the volunteers to be flexible ( we are too!) and after a mandatory quick meeting with the whole group of resident and volunteers at 8:50 in the morning, we start our job.

    When living in a community like this, it is obviously important that there are some rules to maintain an organized co-living.
    This means no alcohol and no drugs for anyone. In addition to that, you will have to establish rules in the house you live in, like cleaning, washing the dishes, respecting when someone wants to sleep and so on. We really ask to clean the house whee you live during your spare time. Everyday we receive visits and new volunteers, and we like them to feel comfortable when they arrive.

    Last but not least, it might be interesting to know that there is good-working Wifi in the houses of the Fundación;) and that you can use our bikes to move.

    If you have questions of any type, you're more than welcome to ask me whatever's on your mind. In order to make the procedure easy, please send me a message with the EXACT date and time of arrival and departure you are proposing us.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Elderly Companion
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    In our community, more than 15 nationalities are represented. We host people in social exclusion and volunteers from all over the world. All volunteers could know a lot of people form different country and through the experience to live together, learn a lot about different cultures. We always suggest to volunteers to profit of this great possibility and make an immersion in the community in order to have the best experience they can have!

  • Help


    We offer volunteers the opportunity of living a solidary experience, learning useful skills and sharing with people from different cultures.
    We receive a lot of volunteers from all over the world.
    At the moment we have 20 nationalities hosted in the Foundation.
    The volunteers are also free to find their own way to cooperate with us and lead their personal project in the Foundation.
    The ideal length of stay for us is between 1 week and 1 month.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Spanish, English, French, Italian, Arabic

  • Accommodation


    The volunteers have the chanche to stay in 2 special houses dedicated only to them.
    One inside the Community, the other at 200mt from it.
    In both houses they can keep privacy and a certain distance from the hosted people if they want.
    The houses have their own kitchen, living room, tv, internet, washing machine.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your spare time you can enjoy Andalusia and Spain thanks to our wide contact network all around Spain!
    Transportation by bus in Spain is very cheap and in a few hours you can reach Seville, Cordoba, Málaga, Alpujarras, Madrid. In some of these cities we can help you with accommodation.
    We have many cars and we can facilitate you transfers.
    Granada has a National Airport reachable from Madrid, Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca. If you arrive at Málaga you can come to Granada by bus directly from the Airport as well as from Madrid and we could pick you up.

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    A little more information

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day (5 days a week)

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