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.
fast Facts about Andorra
fast Facts about Andorra
Andorra la Vella
Most famous for 🏆
Tourism and tobacco
interesting fact 💡
It is only a 40km drive from one side of Andorra to the other!
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 and . 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.
Volunteering in Andorra
Teaching is a great option for those looking for voluntary work in Andorra, and volunteers will find the majority of opportunities in the capital city of Andorra la Vella. Those wanting to teach abroad in Andorra will find potential job openings at either private international or language schools and most language schools will teach in English, as well as Spanish, French or German – although it is not necessary that you know these other languages.