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Do you want to do international volunteer work?

Check out the available places and have a great experience!

Can we help you with your volunteers?

Make an appointment with the Oriol, the coordinator for International Volunteers

What is international voluntary work like?

Read the students’ experiences

Do you want to do international volunteer work?

Here at the UdG we will help you find the voluntary work best suited to your needs!

International Volunteering offers you the possibility of living a formative and enriching experience abroad, allowing you to get to know other countries, adapt to other cultures and grow at both professional and personal level. 

Check the available places

Read students’ experiences

The goal is to inspire UdG students to work together and build an more inclusive society, supporting vulnerable people and meeting social challenges, to develop solidarity and promote an active citizenship and mutual understanding among young people.

"How long does voluntary work last"?, What options are available? "Am I on my own during my voluntary work"?.

If you have such queries, it's normal! For this reason, the UdG provides tailored support to examine your personal and professional aims and propose the most suitable options and resources.

Our volunteering programmes are free and cover travel, accommodation and living expenses.
Moreover, with international volunteering you can also
get academic recognition credits!

How can I do international volunteer work?

If you want our help with the process, you can make a (virtual or face-to-face) appointment with Oriol, the coordinator for international volunteers.

Public opening hours: Mondays to Fridays, from 10 am to 4 pm

Place: Central modules - Module 23, Montilivi Campus, 17003 Girona

What do we offer?

  • Advice on international volunteer programmes.
  • Personalised guidance according to student’s interests.
  • Subsidised opportunities (accommodation, food, activities and flights covered).
  • Useful tools and resources for making the most out of subsidised international opportunities.
  • Guidance on how to find international projects of various types.
  • Support in writing CVs and cover letters.
  • Information on validated credit transfers and the RECI.

For further information, email us at

Would you like to obtain academic recognition credits with the International Volunteering Service? This is how it works!

The following academic recognised credit transfer will be awarded for taking part in international volunteering stays.

  • A stay lasting between 1 week and one month is equivalent to 2 academic recognition credits.
  • A stay of 1 to 3 months is equivalent to 4 academic recognition credits.
  • A stay of more than 3 months is equivalent to 6 academic recognition credits.

However, to give effect to the credits, you will need to submit a report detailing the activities carried out within a month after finishing the voluntary work. You will also be required to produce a certificate from the organisation, stating the project and hours carried out.

Remember that participation in an international voluntary worker projects counts as one of the three activities necessary to obtain the “International Competence Recognition” (RECI).

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