Living and Working in Spain

Information & guidance about seasonal jobs in Spain

Spain, a country famous for its small plates with big flavors (tapas), an incredibly fruity punch (sangria) and one of the greatest hikes (the Camino de Santiago), is it no surprise that Spain is a top destination for those interested in meaningful travel. Although behind the beauty of the country, there are various opportunities to work in Spain.

Seasonal jobs in Spain

Sales Agent Valencia

Become an Outbound Sales Agent in vibrant Valencia!


TUI Hotel Reps & BLUE Guides needed for winter 23/24 on various locations!

Spain offers many jobs in it’s summer tourist industry. The Canary Islands of Tenerife, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria, The Balaric Islands Of Menorca, Majorca and Ibiza as well as the the Costa del Sol, and the Costa Blanca are all good places to looking for hospitality work. Opportunities range from chefs, bar staff, kitchen assistants, holiday reps, DJs and ticket sellers and promotional staff.

Several British and European camping companies operate throughout France and jobs can be found in the summer working in campsites.

Au Pairs usually need some childcare experience but won’t always need to be able to speak fluent Spanish. Au pairs live with host families, looking after the children and perform basic domestic duties such as cleaning. Wages are often low but food and accommodation is usually included.

Spain’s agricultural produce includes oranges, olives, grapes and strawberries. Andalucia is a large region with opportunities for fruit picking. Some farmers may pay you depending on how much fruit you can collect, how much it is worth at market or how long it takes you so the wages won’t always be decent.

Smaller Earth Live and work abroad in Spain. Becoming an Au Pair in Spain is the perfect way to make new friends, learn or improve your Spanish language skills and experience the culture as a local.

Voluntary Job Opportunities In Spain Include immigration issues, the environment, poverty and women’s rights.

Traveltowork Can Assist With Setting Up A Bank Account In Spain Before You Leave Home.

Spain Visa Information: If you intend to visit Spain, 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 Ministry Of Foreign Affairs Spain.

For up to date information on visa requirements, you can also check with the Embassy or Consulate of Spain before you travel.

Voluntary work in Spain

Most Spanish cities offer voluntary work that can and will make a difference to Spanish communities. Each city, small or big, has a unique landscape and cultural identity, making it even more interesting to explore and chat to the locals with the aim to uncover what the cities unique characteristics are. A few of the most popular locations are Valencia and Barcelona. Valencia is surrounded by the Meditteranean Sea as well as incredibly protected forests. The forests intrigue many volunteers year round, especially revolving around interests in conservation and ecology. These projects allow volunteers to explore on their time off, such as hiking or even enjoying the famous Valencian paella! Barcelona – “the city that never sleeps”… means there are plenty of activities to take advantage of when the volunteering ends! During the day, you can explore Gaudi’s architecture speckled throughout the streets and up to the hills of Park Guell and visit the many beaches to soak up the sun. Then staying at the beach until night time to watch the beach light up with dance clubs on the sand, with the best musicians playing and flocks of people visiting for Barcelona’s summer music festivals, with all music genres.

Volunteering projects in Spain

Voluntary work in Spain is popular due to the countries affordability, diverse landscape and of course the famous food and drink. Many education voluntary placements can be found in every Spanish city while volunteers looking for work related to conservation should look in the more coastal areas of the country. Education: Teaching English in Spain is very popular with volunteers, with opportunities to teach children or adults available in every city. Other education related voluntary work opportunities include tutoring programs for disadvantaged children, working within childcare professions or working with the community in general public health issues. Conservation: Spain has large amounts of protected natural areas, both on land and in the sea. Popular conservation voluntary work in Spain include helping restoring habitats through maintaining forests and planting trees, or collecting behavioural and environmental data about sea creatures.