My volunteer experience in SPAIN

When I decided that I’m gonna move to Spain I was sure that my time I want to spend in some volunteer work. I tried it in Croatia and since then, I’m in love with volunteering.

If you missed it, all about my volunteer experience in Croatia, click here – My volunteer experience in Croatia.

 

This time, this kind of volunteering was different, something that I never did before and in that kind of jobs my experience was completely and one big ZERO.

Ok, I was working with people, to work with people and to communicate with them it’s not something that I was doing for the first time, but in one way it was because it was mostly in Spanish language.ย Before I moved to Spain I was learning Spanish for some short time, but I improved it during my life there. This was a double challenge for me.

I was searching for the options where I can volunteer. I was living at the north of Spain. To be exact in Galician capital town – Santiago de Compostela.

 

Santiago de Compostela is famous because of “El camino” or English version – The way.

There are a lot of options, but the most famous is 800 km long and it starts in Frenchย Pyrenees – in little place called Sanย Jean Pied de Port. The “last” stop is exactly Santiago. This way is well-known from the movie called “The way” with Martin Sheen. When you walk that way you have a nickname – Pilgrim.

I was that there is an opportunity that you can volunteer in their Pilgrim’s Office. I wrote an e-mail to them that I would like to join their team if there is a place. I started in March 2018 and I stayed there almost 5 months.

I had an amazing experience and the best colleges in the whole world! ๐Ÿ™‚

There are all like a one big family there and I had my best time with them, I would repeat it hundred times!

 

You’re supposed to volunteer for 4 hours at least per day. Your job consists to welcome Pilgrims, to give them their last stamp in their “passport” – called credencial and to write a document which is a prove that they walked all the way – called Compostela.

The best part of it that I liked the most was the smile back that you get from the people who came to you. There is no better thing to start your day with.

 

I won’t forget my months and days there for sure, it’s a lifetime experience.

If you want to be part of it also, you can write an e-mail and deal about everything.

 

Contact e-mail:ย info@acogidacristianaenelcamino.es

 

Who knows, maybe I’ll come back one day there! ๐Ÿ™‚

Even better would be if this post inspires you to try it – you never know maybe we meet there one day, for sure the world is so small, so why not.

 

 

70 thoughts on “My volunteer experience in SPAIN

  1. Soumya Gayatri says:

    Volunteering is a great way to see the world. And it takes great courage to do something that you have no experience in, that too in a country other than your own. Cheers! I would love to volunteer my way around the world some day.

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