Bona Fides Association and Fundacion Escuela de Solidaridad are looking for Polish volunteers (18-30 years old) to join an amazing ESC project in Granada, Spain and support activities in the hosting community involving art, gardening and workshops!

Place: Granada, Spain
Starting date: 02.04.2024
Duration: 12 months

The work of the volunteer is essential and has a lot of value, in addition to the specific contribution to our foundation, due to the impact that their presence and work has on society in general.

Foundation objectives related to your volunteering experience:

– Comprehensive care, reception, protection and development of minors and young people at risk or helplessness, through the establishment of family homes.

– To promote and develop projects related to the care, training and social integration of unprotected children and youth.

– To develop the concept of Solidarity School by creating spaces for meeting and participation between young people and minors that enhance mutual knowledge, the development of solidarity and intergenerational coexistence.

– The promotion, development and consolidation of environmental projects and those linked to international cooperation and aid to the development of children and youth.

– The creation of infrastructures that generate resources so that these young people can train, providing them with the training, responsibility and preparation necessary for their integration into the workplace and self-employment.

Specific areas of intervention:

  • – General maintenance of community spaces
  • – Kitchen
  • – Kindergarten
  • – School support
  • – Vegetable patch
  • – Flower garden
  • – Workshops (Candles, Jams, Bakery, Leather, Glass, Wood etc.)
  • – Office
  • – If you have a personal project that we want to develop here, you are welcome! (Cinema forum, dance, music, therapy etc.)

House rules

  • – Approximately 100 people live permanently in the Foundation. Such a large number of people makes it especially important to maintain rules of coexistence and for volunteers to commit to them.
  • – Communication is very important living in a community. Communicate responsibly: without arguing, without insulting, being sincere, clearly expressing what you think, what you need or what your preferences are. If you have a problem with someone, talk to that person. If you need something, talk to the corresponding people in charge.
  • – When something is brought to your attention, don’t take it personally. Likewise, when you do it, ask with respect.
  • – In the Foundation there are different places, such as warehouses and pantries, that are locked. If you need anything, contact the person responsible for the key. If he lends it to you, return it after using it.
  • – The consumption of alcohol and drugs is prohibited within the foundation.
  • – You cannot return to the Foundation under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • – Tobacco consumption is permitted within the Foundation only in designated sites.

Cleaning will also be a priority in the community. Leave the common areas (living room, bathroom, kitchen, the African house) clean and tidy after using them. Wash the dishes after each meal and do not leave them for another time, maintain your personal hygiene and participate when possible in the general cleaning that is normally done on Saturday mornings. Respectfully ask your colleagues to do the same and talk to those responsible if the situation continues.

Even if you come as a volunteer, it is important for coexistence that you adapt to the common schedule of the Foundation. All of us who live here have to attend to the following:
Breakfast: Monday to Friday at 8:00; Saturday at 9:00
Work: 9:00 – 14:15
Lunch: 2:30 p.m.
Training or coexistence: 16:00 – 18:00
Silence: 24:00 – 7:30

The dinners are free and volunteers can cook their own food or ask for food from those in charge of the warehouse or kitchen to make it two days a week (Tuesday and Saturday mornings for the food distribution). Sometimes there are also communal dinners or you can meet with both the residents and the volunteers to do so, thus creating coexistence in the Foundation.

There are no paid staff at the Foundation. We all lead the community together and are responsible for it. Some people, due to their specialization, coordinate certain fields of work. Contact them if you need anything or think of any activity in that field.

If you are going to spend more than two weeks at the Foundation, you have to attend the gatherings or assemblies that are held at least once a week.


These rules try to help make the atmosphere of the space we inhabit pleasant, simple and fraternal. If you want to live there you must accept these rules and sign their compliance.

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If you are interested in joining this project please send your CV and a motivation letter (in English) to: and with a title “ESC in Granada, Spain“.