Get involved

Open Cultural Center is mainly powered by an amazing volunteer community, including trainees, interns and ESC (European Solidarity Corps) participants. On this page you can discover the different opportunities and how to apply for any open positions we may have.

Internship possibilities

At OCC we work with interns from many different universities from all over the world. Interns can carry out different tasks and if needed, will also be given the possibility to carry out research that is required for their studies.

The minimum stay for an internship at OCC Spain is 6 months, and in Greece 3 months. We regurarly need interns in the following departments:

  • Early age development
  • Primary education
  • Youth and adult education
  • Language teaching
  • Translation and interpretation
  • Communication & Social Media
  • Finance & Fundraising
  • Project Management

Important: we only receive Erasmus+ sponsored internships at the moment. You can find more information about that here – please note you need to apply for this grant yourself, and we recommend to apply for the grant before applying to our organisation.

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ESC (European Solidarity Corps) possibilities

The European Solidarity Corps is the new European Union initiative which creates opportunities for young people to volunteer or work in projects in their own country or abroad that benefit communities and people around Europe.

Open Cultural Center offers a wide range of opportunities for people to join our European Solidarity Corps projects, both in Spain and Greece. Some of the ESC projects we offer are:

  • ESC Volunteering
    We offer many volunteering positions within our organisation through ESC, both in Spain as well as in Greece, and all opportunities include housing and a volunteering compensation.
  • ESC Jobs & Traineeships
    You can often find great opportunities with us through ESC, either to work with us as an employee or do a traineeship at our organisation.
  • Youth Entrepreneurship
    If you have a great idea to improve the lives of people in your community, we can support and coach you with your project.

Language teaching possibilities

One of the larger projects in Open Cultural Center Barcelona is teaching languages by and to migrants and locals. The main aim is to bring different communities together through the power of language learning and a great volunteer community.

We regurarly need teachers for the following language who can teach at least one class a week for a period of 3 months:

  • Catalan (Beginner & Intermediate)
  • Spanish (Beginner & Intermediate)
  • English (Beginner & Intermediate)
  • Arabic (Beginner & Intermediate)

MigraCode volunteering possibilities

Do you have specific coding knowledge, or do you work in HR or Recruitment, and do you want to help our MigraCode students with their journey to become web developers?

Very often, we need new volunteers for MigraCode Barcelona, a tech academy for refugees and migrants, one of OCC’s largest projects in Barcelona.

Through the official website of the project, you can find more information about the volunteering possibilities and how to apply to the program!