Volunteer Opportunities Almuñecar, La Herradura, Motril

Why volunteer?  It is a great chance to give something back to the community and make a difference to the people around you.  It can also be an opportunity to develop new skills, create new relationships.  Choose to volunteer with schools, environment, animals and more.  Here are some volunteer opportunities in La Herradura, Almuñecar & Costa Tropical.  It is also a fun way to interact with the locals and meet new people.

Choose to volunteer with schools, environment, animals and more. Here are some volunteer opportunities in La Herradura, Almuñecar & Costa Tropical. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

Asociacion Connect volunteer in Motril children with autism

Support Children With Autism in Motril

NPO Asociación Conecta is looking for committed people, eager to share their time and knowledge.  To develop support tasks for children with autism spectrum disorders during
dynamic activities (excursions, cooking workshops, crafts, sports, etc.). It is not necessary to speak Spanish.  We offer training, tutoring, and guidance during activities.  As well as insurance for volunteering, transportation, certification of the work carried out and skills acquired.  With access to the job bank, as well as an unforgettable experience!  Contact:  psicologo@conecta.org.es   858 999 634  or  673 969 835

Fostering dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies!  Read more about the non profit association APAMA (Asociación protectora de animales y medio ambiente), which helps to protect animals, rescue animals, spay, neuter, pet adoption and also pet fostering.  

Fostering dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies! 

Fostering dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies!  Read more about the non profit association APAMA (Asociación protectora de animales y medio ambiente), which helps to protect animals, rescue animals, spay, neuter, pet adoption and also pet fostering.  Donations and volunteer help is also appreciated.

wetlands and wildlife

Wetlands of Motril – Charca de Suárez

Enjoy a day ou bird watching at Charca de Suárez in Motril.  This is the most important wetland on the coast of Granada, with over 160 species of birds, as well as wildlife and numerous plants and vegetation.  This 15.6 hectares environmental site has plans to double in the future, which is critical for the endangered bird species in the area and their survival.  This is the ideal refuge for many species in addition to a strategic location for migration.

Amigos Del Mar Association (Friends of the sea) La Herradura Spain Festival del Mar / Festival of the sea

Amigos Del Mar

Amigos Del Mar Association is a non-profit marine conservation organization founded in the Costa Tropical.  Their main objective is to promote marine awareness through edu-tainment and work with the authorities to achieve real protection of the protected coastline areas.  They also organize and run the Sea Festival in La Herradura.  This is an annual event to celebrate the sea and show our gratitude towards the marine environment.  Volunteers are appreciated year-round and for the festival, so please make contact if you would like to get involved.

Pueblo Ingles – Volunteer with your native English-speaking skills

The program represents a great opportunity for all native English-speakers who want to spend a week enjoying culture, conversation, and connecting with people. You will have the chance to get to know a group of diverse individuals from all walks of life and to form long-lasting friendships.

Volunteers can enjoy a free week at one of our English-speaking villages. Our volunteers do not have to teach English in a traditional format, they just have to bring a positive attitude, a passion for conversation and an interest in learning about people from different countries and cultures. A fun and rewarding experience is offered in exchange for your English conversation.

Speak English At Local Schools

Some of the local schools appreciate volunteers who speak English to assist teachers for certain class periods.  These opportunities are during the school year from September through June and can be 1 hour a week or as often as you like. 

Day of Languages at IES Al-Ándalus

In addition, each spring there is a “Day of Languages” at IES AlÁndalus.  This includes activities in different languages, especially in English.  They also include Braille and Sign Language, to show the students diversity and bridge communication.  Each year they need as many volunteers as possible for this event and are looking for any languages (English and French are most desired).  You may talk about whatever you think is interesting for teens.  It could be a talk, a workshop, a powerpoint presentation or any activity, as long as it is in English/French. More info from IES AlÁndalus secondary school contact here.

All volunteers working with minors are required to obtain a Certificate of Sexual Offences (Certificado de delito sexual).

Valle Verde Animal Rescue

Valle Verde Animal Rescue

It is understood everyone can’t make regular financial donations or offer a home for foster or adoption.  That said you can volunteer, please don’t underestimate the power of just a little help.

Local beach cleanup days are a great way to give back to the community and make our La Herradura & Almuñécar beaches nicer!  

Various Beach Clean Up Days

Living on the sea means that we are even more aware of the harm that single-use plastic (drinking straws, water bottles, snack bags, juice boxes), cigarette butts, and lost fishing gear have on our little slice of paradise.  Why not join us at a beach cleanup? Bring the family and get involved in keeping our sea plastic free.  Be on the look out for announcements throughout the year on Facebook.

If you have more suggestions, just send us a message and we will determine if it should be added to the list.


s.o.s vecinos Almuñecar –  Almuñecar neighbors network to help each other Facebook group

You may take clothing to the Green Ropa bins, near the recycle bins. Read more here.

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Heidi in Spain

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Heidi is passionate about travel (50+ countries) and has experienced the world with her family. In Aug 2012, they left the “perfect American life”, quit their jobs, sold their belongings and moved to Almuñécar. She likes to share all of her favorites things about the area, as well as practical information too. You may also view her travel blog, Wagoners Abroad, at https://wagonersabroad.com

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