EVS in Spain working with Visually Impaired

Volunteer Abroad Project in Spain working with the visually impaired and promoting European Opportunities during 9 months.

EVS Spain June 2016

ONCE is a Public Law Corporation, based on association and of a social character, founded in 1938, in order to channel social services and all other actions generating new jobs for visually impaired people in Spain. One of the fundamental aims of ONCE is to help people, who are blind or visually impaired, to achieve enough self-autonomy and to be fully integrated in a society. In order to reinforce these aims la ONCE promotes voluntary work.


1. Daily Activities at ONCE:

Accompaniment to visually impaired people in order to help them in administrative tasks, like going to a bank, visiting a doctor, running errands and so on as well as helping them to participate in the activities organized by the ONCE organization (accompaniment from their houses to ONCE headquarters and viceversa and support in ONCE workshops: ceramics, theatre, book reading…, accompaniment during sightseeing excursions or hiking, accompaniment en to events, shows and celebrations…) 

 2. Occasional Activities at ASOCIACIÓN SER JOVEN:

Different activities in the field of organizing free time educative activities for youth and information and promotion of ” Youth in Action” Programme: workshops, alternative educative night  activities (“La Noche es Joven” in Santander), summer camps, work camps, awareness raising  campaigns and other educative activities , talks and seminars disseminating European Voluntary Service, european activities, blog SVE writing and promotion.

Volunteers will have a chance to participate in planification, carying out and evaluation of some of the activities or (in some cases) support in the preparation and practical arrangements of the place where different activities and workshops take place.

More information here.

When do the project start? 1st September 2016 – 28th February 2017

Who can apply? Anyone aged 18-30 (preference male) – Spanish not needed, language lessons provided.

How can I apply? Please send the attached application and your CV and cover letter to Katarzyna Bialkowska:  sve@ser-joven.orguse the Subject Line: APPLICATION_ONCE_YOUR NAME_UK, for example: APPLICATION_ONCE_JOHN SMITH_UK