Become a volunteer for firmm Spain

You are interested in whales, dolphins, the sea and environmental issues and would like to spend a few weeks in the Strait of Gibraltar? Every year, from April to October, we are looking for dedicated volunteers to support our team.


  • firmm location in Tarifa (Southern Spain), Strait of Gibraltar
  • Every year from late March/early April to late October/early November for at least 8 weeks (ideally 3 months)
  • Tourist support, information about our foundation and the whale/dolphins in the Strait of Gibraltar

What are the volunteers' duties?

  • You will be in charge of international tourist groups before and during the boat trips.
  • You will give short lectures in several languages.
  • You will help in the office with information for tourists as well as with administrative/practical work.
  • You will take over the cleaning duties in the firmm offices alternately with other volunteers.

Note: The working time depends on the season and the wind and is 6 days per week with 6-8 hours per day (between 36-48 hours per week). Weather-dependent changes in the program require great flexibility from all our employees.

Are there any requirements to become a firmm volunteer?

  • Minimum age: 24 years
  • Completed professional training
  • At least 3 languages, of which German and English fluently, Spanish and/or French well, and possibly Italian
  • Particular liking of dolphins and whales and interest in the underwater world
  • Enthusiasm, ability to work in a team
  • Flexibility with regard to area of placement and working hours
  • Assertiveness and joy in dealing with People
  • Joy of sharing information with adults and children
  • Practical experience on the water and/or experience in dealing with tourists are of advantage

What will I get in return?

In return for your support, we offer you:

  • Free accommodation during the stay in our volunteer apartment
  • Interesting insights into the world of marine mammals and into environmental issues.

How can I apply to become a volunteer at firmm?

Does that sound interesting to you? Then send us your application with your CV and photo to you still have questions, you can also contact us by e-mail.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Your firmm-team