Your trip at a glance


  • Gain hands-on conser­va­tion experi­ence in Spain’s city of Denia
  • Gain valuable knowledge and know-how
  • Meet volun­teers from all over the world
  • Experi­ence Spain’s rich culture and natural beauty



Conservation volunteering in Spain

As a volunteer in Spain you get the chance to contribute to protecting and conserving the biodiversity and beauty of the coastal areas and the portion of the Mediterranean that surrounds the stunning coastal city of Denia.


Arrival and orien­ta­tion in Denia

You either arrive at Valencia or Alicante Airport which are both not far from the project locations. A team member of our partner will pick you up and take you to your accommodation. All project-related transfers will be arranged by one of the project’s employees. However, transport in your leisure time is up to you – but the solid public transport links make it easy to get around the region by yourself.


Volunteer activ­i­ties during the conser­va­tion project

During your time as a volunteer in Spain you will be working in the surroundings of Denia – on Spain’s Mediterranean coast. Protecting and conserving the marine ecosystems is what you focus on.

In Denia you dedicate yourself to monitoring whales, dolphins and seabirds, studying and collecting data about the wildlife and plant life of the coastal and marine ecosystems, safeguarding turtles, maintaining and restoring the coastal and marine ecosystems as well as reforestation and forest fire prevention.


Accom­mo­da­tion during the volunteer project

Together with other volunteers you will stay in a fully equipped shared apartment in the city of Denia. If you are alone, you need to take a single room. If you are joining the project with a partner, you can take a shared room. As the houses are well connected to public transport it is quite easy to get around in the city or to visit other places.


Leisure time as a volunteer in Spain

Usually volunteer working hours are Mondays to Fridays, from approx. 8 am to 1 pm. You can use the rest of the day for your own activities: go to the beach, visit the cities and explore their culture, play some sports or get to know other people. Sometimes you may be required to work on the weekends, but normally Saturdays and Sundays are free and can be used for excursions to other regions or cities like Barcelona, Madrid or Granada.

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Learn what others say about their Natucate adventure.

Review Volunteering Spain Valencia – Christine

“All in all, I look back on a wonderful time as a conservation volunteer in Spain.”

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Review Volunteering Spain Valencia – Fernanda

“It was a fun and interactive experience which I do not regret.”

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Review Volunteering Spain Valencia – Vicky

“The project definitely exceeded my expectations; it was such an enjoyable experience and the work we did was so varied.”

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Review Volunteering Spain València – Aleyna

“Our team leaders in the projects were so friendly and nice. They picked us up every day, were very understanding and always helped us with questions or problems.”

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    1. Dénia

    The city of Dénia is the heart of the Valencian Community, located on the east coast of Spain between the cities of València and Alicante, surrounded by a beautiful landscape.

    Museums and buildings inspire Dénia's visitors as much as the 20 km long sandy beach, which changes into rocky coast at the Las Rotas district. Nature lovers and hikers will also find the Montgó Nature Reserve a wonderful destination for excursions. A visit to the charming coastal town is definitely worthwhile.

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Purpose of the conser­va­tion project in Spain

The Spanish provinces of Valencia, Alicante and Castelló are considered the country’s most beautiful and sunny coastal regions. Vast beaches, beautiful bays and a warm climate attract lots of tourists who love the region’s rich wildlife and wide array of cultural attractions. Inevitably, the economic and environmental impact of tourism makes it essential to protect the region’s environmental resources from tourism’s negative effects and develop strategies for avoiding future problems.

The Valencia region is best known for its vast coastline. However, the inland is home to a real natural treasure: numerous ecosystems make up a unique environment – the only one of its kind in the entire Mediterranean area. The Albufera Nature Reserve is one of Spain’s most important wetland areas, located only 15 km from Valencia. Due to its extraordinary biodiversity, it is a habitat of immense ecological importance for the region.

The European Union declared it a Special Protection Area as countless wild animals live here, including seabirds, waders and migratory birds, and many species threatened with extinction. However, tourism, agriculture and industry pose a danger to some sites in the area, and will also impact on the whole region’s future development – therefore, the implementation of protective measures are necessary.


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