Who can participate?

The program is open to any applicant who sincerely wishes to have new experiences and meet people from different cultures: students, graduates, retirees, professionals. Everyone is welcome!


Areas of Volunteer Work

Participants can choose their area of volunteer work from social work, tourism, cultural work, monument restoration..


How long does it last?

You can choose where you want to stay during the program: students´ residence or family accommodation.

For stays of over three months, we recommend a student visa if you come from outside the European Union.

We recommend you to attend a course of Spanish before starting your staying. It will help you to communicate better and enjoy your staying in Spain. If you wish, we can help you choosing a course of Spanish. You can also attend an online Spanish course through Skype, if you prefer doing it from home before moving to Spain.


The program includes:

  • Accommodation arrangements
  • Airport pickup service upon your arrival
  • Arrangement of contacts, interviews, and reports
  • Orientation and information
  • Participation in social and cultural activities organized by INSTITUTO HEMINGWAY
  • Interview with the Co-coordinator of INSTITUTO HEMINGWAY Volunteer Program
  • Certificate of Participation awarded by INSTITUTO HEMINGWAY upon program completion.


Application and participation

You are requested to choose in order of preference up to three types of volunteer experience when you register. You are also required to send your Curriculum Vitae with a letter in English explaining your motives for wanting to participate in the program. Our co-coordinator then takes into consideration your personal goals, your level of fluency in the language, your work experience, as well as the length of time you wish to participate.

You will quickly receive a reply to your application with full details of the program.