A Guide to Volunteering in Tenerife

Tenerife attracts more than 10 million visitors a year, is the largest island in the Spanish archipelago. While the destination is known for its bars, beer and beaches, its landscape is arguably just as fascinating as any Far Eastern destination. We have put together a guide to volunteering opportunities in Tenerife if you would like to do something more memorable than sunbathing. 

If you are seeking a family break may be tempted by the sun and sand of Tenerife. While mainland Europe and the Mediterranean are ever-popular destinations, those wanting to visit a really unique destination often travel to the Canary Islands, and in particular, Tenerife. Tenerife has a warm climate all year round so you might want to view options and start planning a trip today.

Find local and international organisations who offer volunteer programs with wildlife which you might want to consider joining if you want a unique and memorable meaningful holiday. 



Although speaking Spanish will give you an advantage this is not something which will hold you back from working in Tenerife. This is an international tourist destination and most people will speak English and most jobs are geared towards tourism. This said, you might want to learn basic words and phrases especially if you are going to be working in a cafe or restaurant.


What to Do in Your Spare Time

Tenerife can be explored at your leisure, with the island's 350km of coast, volcanic scenery and tropical forest walks all within easy reach. One of Tenerife's most spectacular locations is Pico del Teide, Spain's tallest mountain at 3,718m. Surrounded by a moon-like landscape, it really is a sight that has to be seen to be believed. Make sure you pack your walking boots, and you can look forward to escaping the island's bustling resorts for a few hours or days. 


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