Salamanca

Salamanca, Spain

Community Library

Spanish (Intermediate)

This public library is part of the cultural heart of Salamanca. Participants in this organization may contribute to this dynamic Spanish institution by helping to plan, organize, and publicize weekly workshops and cultural activities for kids and adults, engage with the community, and assist with a variety of workshops involving art, literature, reading, English classes, and/or theatrical activities for children. PLEASE NOTE: The library is closed during the month of August.

Bilingual School

Spanish (Intermediate)

These primary and secondary educational institutions provide high quality, bilingual education. Participants in one of these schools may serve as a teacher’s aid and gain classroom experience by working with local students. Additionally, participants are needed to help with English conversation classes, teaching pronunciation, assisting teachers in daily classroom duties, helping with homework, and designing creative activities for classes. PLEASE NOTE: Schools are closed from end of June through mid-September for summer vacation.

University Environmental Office

Spanish (Intermediate)

The University of Salamanca has initiated programs and campaigns to make the city greener and to improve the lives of its residents. Service-learning projects may include administrative office duties, city and river clean-up, workshops on recycling, and public campaigns on sustainability issues. Participants may also have opportunities to assist with outdoor activities related to environmental education and raise awareness about creative ecological practices that favor sustainability. PLEASE NOTE: The university office is closed from the end of June through mid-September.

Support Center for Women and Children

Spanish (Advanced)

This center offers support to abused women and children by building their self-esteem through activities and workshops that equip them to reach their utmost potential. Participants in this organization may have opportunities to work side-by-side with social workers and psychologists in Salamanca to improve the daily lives of the economically disadvantaged. In addition, there may be opportunities to help women find employment, assist in leading awareness workshops for the community at local schools, take part in counseling activities, or teach yoga or dance classes for children ages 5-18. PLEASE NOTE: This organization is closed from the end of June through September for summer vacation.

Family Support Center for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Spanish (Intermediate)

This non-profit organization was started by parents and guardians of people with cerebral palsy and/or related encephalopathies with the mission to defend the rights and improve the quality of life of people with these disabilities. The organization also aims to increase inclusion and participation in the community and carries out educational, extracurricular, sports and cultural development activities for people affected by these types of intellectual disabilities. Participants in this organization will collaborate with staff to create and carry out playful activities, such as board games, storytelling, walks, excursions, and sports.

Cancer Prevention and Support Center

Spanish (High Intermediate)

This non-profit organization was formed by patients, relatives, volunteers, collaborators and professionals with the main objective of reducing the impact caused by cancer and improving the lives of patients and their families. The organization works to provide health education, support, and company to people affected by cancer and finance research projects that will allow for better diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Service-Learning participants may help by talking to patients, providing entertainment and emotional support, and collaborating on fundraising and cancer prevention campaigns.

Senior Citizen's Home

Spanish (High Beginning)

This gerontological center provides permanent and temporary care to elderly people living in a situation of dependency or requiring comprehensive social health care. Its main objective is to provide services to achieve maximum quality of life and well-being for residents. Service-Learning participants will help coordinate activities aimed to improve residents' personal autonomy and well-being such as playing games with them, taking walks, talking, and reading.