5 Reasons Why Ibiza is an Amazing Place to Volunteer Abroad
Many people only know Ibiza for it’s famous nightlife, but Greenheart Travel’s environmental volunteer program allows participants to see a totally different part of the island that they might not explore as a simple tourist. In additional to a meaningful volunteer abroad opportunity, Ibiza has a lot to offer volunteers and visitors. Here are the top 5 reason why Ibiza is an amazing destination to volunteer abroad:
- The Beaches: This obviously had to be the first on the list, considering Ibiza is an island and all! It is home to over 50 gorgeous beaches with miles and miles of bright white sand and sparkling turquoise water. The natural beauty in Ibiza is amazing, and surprisingly, each beach has its own unique qualities. Throughout the volunteer project, participants visit different beaches around the island for beach clean-ups as well as relaxation on the weekend. Get a tan while you volunteer!
- The Food: Being an island, Ibiza has access to a ton of fresh seafood, cooked up in modern Spanish style. Many famous chefs are opening up new restaurants in the downtown area, which are fun to explore on the weekends with fellow volunteers. But at Greenheart’s volunteer project, our volunteers will also learn how to cook for themselves! You’ll be trained on how to cook up Spanish inspired vegetarian cuisine, like fresh vegetable quiche, barley stuffed peppers or roasted tomato gazpacho. The food is regularly our alumni’s favorite parts about their stay in Ibiza.
- The Vibe: Ibiza, characterized by its laid-back Spanish meets island-life culture, has a long history of attracting artists and hippies drawn to the slower pace of life. You’ll be met with a “chill out and enjoy the moment” vibe, surrounded by yoga retreat studios, juice bars and beach-front hangouts. With the sun beating down on you during volunteer work in the middle of the day, siestas (a midday rest) are commonplace and relaxing is a way of life.
- The Weather: It seems as though Ibiza can’t have a bad day of weather! Sunny nearly all year round (a reported average of 320 days of sunshine!), the island is graced with a comfortable Mediterranean climate. The summer rarely sees a cloud in the sky, and in winter, temperatures don’t get below 55 Fahrenheit. You’re sure to get your vitamin D intake each and every day.
- The Project: Volunteering at Casita Verde is the whole impetus of a visit to Ibiza, but it is often the most memorable and favorite experience of our volunteer alumni. Just look at what Ryan Blum, our alumni from summer 2015, said about his time volunteering: “The experience was everything I could have asked for and more! The people I met and the relationships I made will absolutely last forever, as well as the experience I gained through work and my volunteer efforts. I am enrolled in three intense environmental studies courses, and even in my first week of class I have so much to relate my studies to because of the things I learned while in Ibiza.”
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