Doing good not only helps the lives of the less fortunate but the helpers' lives as well.
When you were a child there was probably nothing more thrilling than receiving a gift. Unwrapping a present? Whether you guessed what was inside or had no clue, one thing you knew for certain: We wanted it! The older you get, however, the more you may realize that giving sometimes makes you happier than receiving. In this sense, volunteering can be selfless and selfish at the same time – by helping others you do ourselves a favour.
Whether I get involved out a feeling of responsibility and moral obligation towards others or want to provide for your own future thinking, if I help others now they will help me in when I'll need it; whether it's compassion with others or gratitude for something valuable that was given to me - there are many reasons to take up volunteering.
What you'll gain in return, apart from other people's 'thank you' and the immediate feeling of gratification that comes with being of use? You will most certainly meet like-minded people, boost your self-esteem and sense of purpose, and play an active role in shaping the world around you. Not a bad payoff, don't you think?
Read our ULTIMATE GUIDE Volunteering & Charity to find out where and how you can get involved on Mallorca.
Charities and Volunteering on Mallorca
See what you can do and where you are needed
Affordable Mallorca selected three organizations to advocate through our magazine: Save the Med, Baldea and Arca Patrimoni. We see the direct impact of pollution in the Med, overpopulation of cats and the graffiti on buildings which leads to a deterioration of our villages. Each of these groups offers volunteer opportunities and has active community activities that help us all support the vitality of our island.
Call to Action: Check out the list in the Directory below and let us know which organizations you support and why.
Directory of Charities on Mallorca
Choose the ones you'd like to support
Learn about the problem and the solutions for protecting the Mediterranean. Global solutions by local actions do our part to keep the beaches and seas clean for us all. And check out the short video at the end of the next link. A local lady got lucky with a barrel jellyfish.
Fragile Seas Ahead
Read how NGOs like Save the Med are mobilizing volunteers to clean up the beaches and more
Animal Rights on Mallorca
Find out about the legal situation of animals on the Balearic island
The Quiet Season – Find Meaning in Your Life
How volunteering can be part of your strategy to find a sense of purpose
Affordable Mallorca Participates in Radio One's Christmas Children's Appeal
Radio One Interviewed the Affordable Mallorca Team to discussed support for the Christmas Appeal
Our ULTIMATE GUIDES are ongoing projects. It's worth coming back and checking out what's new!
By Ulla Rahn-Huber
29 September, 2020