Volunteers in Gibraltar can make valuable contributions by working in different charities or environmental programs. Independent Charities recruit volunteers and help place them with those needing volunteers. This allows volunteers to pick programs they are interested in while charities get help in fields they most need. It is possible to work with children, teens, and the elderly in varying capacities. Most volunteer options require no special experience.
Regardless of your background, volunteering in Gibraltar is a great way to transition before starting a college education or just taking a mid-career break. It can also provide a new perspective in life if a career switch is planned or a good way to experience a holiday on a budget. By working with people in local communities you truly get to experience the local culture.
Another popular volunteer option is that of helping scientists researching whales and dolphins in the Strait of Gibraltar. Such research has been on-going for years due to its importance as the highest cetacean diversity. Volunteers in Gibraltar get to observe Killer Whales, Sperm Whales, Bottlenose Dolphins, Striped Dolphins and many others. Volunteers help by carry out sea based surveys and then entering data when back on land. Volunteers are also given basic training on the methodologies and what has been achieved thus far as well as future plans. Programs are typically of two week durations.