If you regularly volunteer at home, chances are you'll want to continue doing good while you're in Madrid. Lucky for you, you'll have a chance to meet the locals, see a different side of life here, practice your Spanish, and make your experience in Madrid even more unique. These are the most popular volunteer options among SUMC students, but there are many more.
"Volunteering has been one of the highlights of my time here. I met a Spanish family that has basically adopted me, I got to know a ton of nursing home residents who all light up whenever I arrive. I got to learn Spanish songs and practice my numbers with Spanish bingo! It was incredibly rewarding and overall, I highly recommend this experience to all future students."
Wendi Bacon Fundación Desarrollo y Asistencia
"Helping out at the soup kitchen was really rewarding, and Soqui, who was in charge, always kept me on my toes. It was fulfilling to help."
Blake Churchman Comedor Social San Francisco
"Volunteering in Spain has made me realize that we're all the same; we all go through hard times, but it's the support we give each another that makes all the difference. I recommend volunteering, not only because it helps broaden your perspectives on poverty, but also because it really gives you something to be proud of."
Meghan Donnelly Comedor Social San Francisco
"The kids were so much fun to be around, and the teachers and coordinator were kind and welcoming. Volunteering was such a positive experience for me. It's a great way to meet new people in a positive atmosphere and enhance your speaking skills."
Jade Vasquez Fundación Balia