Living and Working in Andorra
Information & guidance about seasonal jobs in Andorra
Andorra is a tiny dot on the map; an independent Principality dwarfed by France and Spain with a population of around 77,000 but still packed full of voluntary work opportunities.
A popular tourist destination peppered with summer and winter resorts, Andorra is the sixth smallest nation in Europe, only occupying 181 square miles of lands which is scenically covered with mountains (the tallest being the Coma Pedrosa at 2,942 metres!), forests and three major rivers.
The country boasts several major ski resorts, including Grandvalira and VallNord, which cater for all abilities, making it an incredibly popular winter destination for tourists as Andorra has a high average of 10.2 million visitors annually! This high rate of tourism is the principal economic activity, making up 80% of the country’s gross domestic product.
Seasonal jobs in Andorra
The official language of Andorra is Catalan, but many Andorrans also speak Spanish and/or French.
Andorra offers temporary and seasonal jobs in it’s tourist industry, particularly during the winter ski season which runs from December until April. Soldeu is the largest resort others include Arcalis, Arinsal and Pas de la Casa.
Jobs teaching English can be found but as there aren’t many language schools in Andorra however due to the size of the country, job vacancies are limited.
If you intend to visit Andorra, on holiday, a business trip, to study, work, volunteer or as an emigrant you should get up to date and accurate information from the official website of the Principality Of Andorra.
For up to date information on visa requirements, you can also check with the Embassy or Consulate of Andorra before you travel.
Voluntary work in Andorra
Andorra’s principle and most populated town is Andorra la Vella, with a population of 22,256, and features several museums and monuments to explore, including a Miniature Museum, a perfume museum and an Ethnographic museum that demonstrates Andorra’s amazing culture and history. Approximately 43% of the population is of Spanish descent and 33% is ethnic Catalan – Catalan is the official language here, but French, Spanish, and Portuguese can also be heard given the significant immigrant presence, making teaching English a possibility for those looking for voluntary work in Andorra.
The Parish of Escaldes-Engordany is the second largest area in Andorra, and is comprised of 5 areas; les Escaldes, Engordany, Els Vilars d’ Engordany, Engolasters, and El Fener. These areas have a combined population size of 14,395. The two oldest urban areas in this parish are les Escaldes and Engordany, hence the province name and is an amazing place to pursue voluntary work in Andorra to immerse yourself in the culture,
The third largest city is Encamp, which is located in the Encamp Parish along the Valira d’Orient River and sits at 4,270 feet above sea level, with a population of 13,521. The surrounding mountains reach altitudes of over 9,000 feet. As with Andorra la Vella, tourism is the biggest economic contributor here as tourists flock to take advantage of the skiing and hiking opportunities.