We are a self managed COMMUNITY, founded 25 years ago, situated 10km from the centre of Granada, that hosts and helps people coming from a situation of social exclusion, mainly mothers with children in emergency situations or young immigrants, refugees, people with disabilities without family, teenagers in risk situations or people needing a home. Nowadays we are almost 100 people. There is not hired people as it is a voluntary based project.
The AIM of the foundation is to provide our people with a feeling of family and a healthy environment and to give them the opportunity to learn through occupation in different fields, recovering themselves and look for a job or stay and improve the community according to which is their dream.
In this period we are looking volunteers for 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 and construction: plastering, paining, fixing furnitures, constructing...
*️️️ Agriculture: 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...
*️️️ Fundraising and manager of projects (Spanish language): 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;
* Art in general: all kind of project invlving performative art for social support. Thetre, Music, Circus... we look for someone to lead our Stilt project with experience...
*️️️ Emotional support (Spanish language) with women, adults and kids
*️️️ Volunteers to stay in our Store (Spanish language) in the Centre of Granada morning and afternoon.
Volunteers will be involved in different ways also in:
*️️️️ MANDATORY: respect schedule and rules of the community, mantain your room and the house you live in very clean and organize cleaning 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 in order to help. The sense of the community starts with the respect of the place you live in and the people you live with.
*️️️️ General maintenance.
*️️️️ Agriculture and gardening.
*️️️️ Children daycare and afterschool activities with children.
*️️️️ 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 GOOD 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 hope that volunteers take initiative at work and that they like working with people from different cultures, children and mental health users. It is reauired a good level of leadership in order to manage small grup of people...
We are SITUATED in Sierra Elvira, less than 10 km from Granada (reachable in 30 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:
Concerning the life in the Fundacion there are some important things to know.
Firstly, 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 and you will share the room 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.
* Monday to Saturday we have communal meeting at 9:00 (this is obligatory, since we live in a community and we ask the volunteers to respect our way of living) and then start to work at 9.30 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!)
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.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
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!
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
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 volunteers have the chanche to stay in 2 special houses dedicated only to them. 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, internet, washing machine.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
This host can provide space for campervans.
More than two
5 hours per day (5 days a week)
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