• Volunteer in a cultural centre in Barcelona •
A real insight into the Spanish culture
Live with local people
Learn new skills!
The Enriquez Arte Cultural Center is a non-profit organization which aims to educate and include a local family audience. The place is also open to the entire population of Barcelona and to international projects wishing to reside in Barcelona.
A team of volunteers alternates to offer free cultural workshops in sports, artistic, well-being and personal development fields. Thus, through participatory diversity and proximity, innovative teaching methods are offered including emotional intelligence in all workshops.
Volunteers from all over the world come to discover new skills thanks to this operational work.
The association took up residence in a 1000m2 industrial warehouse that had been abandoned for years. After contacting the owner, the association legally occupied the space and obtained the license for cultural activities in the neighborhood of Nou Barris / Horta-Guinardo. Thus, with the help of other neighbors, an active team of volunteers has gradually established itself by offering the opening of this space every day of the week.
It is therefore a participatory community that makes this cultural centre a reality.
All the people who stay at the centre are invited to participate in a process of sociocratic development, where collective intelligence is a fundamental factor for the success of this project.
Through this process and the collaboration of all those involved in the life of the center, an international community is created with a sense of local belonging.
Two types of volunteering are possible: committed volunteering (full-time) and supportive volunteering (part-time).
What's more, the association has recently developed its volunteering programme into a hybrid of volunteering and practical training in community building. You'll work on community projects, with the theoretical support of thematic courses structured around three themes:
- Community development
- Sustainable development
- Personal development
This programme of courses alongside volunteering includes 35 hours of committed volunteering, broken down as follows:
- 7 hours of lectures
- 16 hours of thematically guided volunteer practice.
- 7 hours of community building (co-existence tasks + meetings).
- 5 hours of communal living (cleaning and maintenance of community spaces).
Part-time solidarity volunteering gives you the chance to take part in community action while enjoying the city of Barcelona.
This programme is available all year round
The cultural centre is located in the Nou Barris district in the north of Barcelona.
Vilapicina, the nearest metro station is just a half minute walk away and you will be in Barcelona's main tourist area in just 20 minutes.
There are two possibilities for volunteering :
- Committed Volunteering: full time, 35h/week
- Solidarity Volunteering: part time commitment
- To be 18 and more
Volunteers are accommodated, fed and laundered. The centre has two bedrooms with 2 to 4 beds, an equipped kitchen, two bathrooms, a shower, an office, a huge backyard with an inflatable swimming pool for hot days, the garden and a climbing wall.
Meals are vegetarian. Volunteers take care of their daily life, they cook their own food, and clean the common areas.
Free access to the workshops of the moment, to morning yoga and meditation workshops.
Role of the Volunteer:
You will take an active part in the daily life of the centre. Depending on your aspirations and skills, you may suggest activities in accordance with the current team.
You will have the opportunity to learn many things in different fields, but above all, you will learn a lot about yourself!
You will learn how to run this organisation and you will receive a certificate of competences afterward.
Volunteers have the opportunity to get involved in the association in accordance with the value it promotes, namely: DIVERSITY.
Each volunteer is encouraged to participate with their innovative ideas and individual skills.
There are a number of possible volunteering themes that can vary throughout the year. From working with children during school holidays, to practising permaculture on land belonging to the association, to providing food aid to homeless people (usually on Fridays), there are many projects to choose from.
per week for the committed volunteering. Decreasing price from the 3rd week onwards.
450€ per week for solidarity volunteering.
Good to know
This program is accessible to people with reduced mobility