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

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).

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

Playa Patrol – Beach Clean Up

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 monthly beach cleanup? Bring the family and get involved in keeping our sea plastic free.

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.

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.

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


Looking for more things to do Almuñécar?

Please review our full list of Things To Do in Almuñécar, including 1/2 day and full day trips from Almuñécar.
Things to do in Almunecar Spain. From Almunecar Beaches, to castles there is so much to see and do. Including local activities, day trips, outdoors, Almunecar beaches and more. Read more on www.AlmunecarInfo.com

Organized Tours

Here are some local tour options for you, as well as more around Spain.

Things to do in Almunecar Spain. All of these activities and tours for Almuñécar & La Herradura are great for the entire family. So come have some fun! Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

If you are heading to the bigger cities of Granada or Málaga check out these great tours.  There are also many for you to enjoy from being active on walking or biking tour, to enjoying a food or wine tour.  There is so much to do and many great offers for you.

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Well that should keep you busy for a little while.  If you discover new activities you feel we should add to the list, please comment below with detailed information.  We will research and if it is a good fit, we will do our best to include it in the list.


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Heidi is passionate about travel (50+ countries) and loves experiencing the world with hubby Alan and their 2 kids. 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 their family travel blog, Wagoners Abroad, at https://wagonersabroad.com

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