International Solidarity Holidays
Holidays devoted to help people in need
International Solidarity Holidays is an initiative that allows Telefónica Group employees, early-retirees and retirees to take part over two weeks in a project related to Fundación Telefónica’s social actions in Latin America, cooperating with organisations carrying out local social actions.
Through this project, participants can contribute their time and skills and enjoy an outstanding experience in which they can develop and discover new skills.
More than 800 volunteers have already taken part in International Solidarity Holidays since 2005 and every one of them has lived a life-changing experience. As volunteer Marivi Briz said, “there are no words to describe the experience”. This is how our volunteer reporter Jordi Eslava summed up his holidays in Pujilí (Ecuador) in 2014: “Seeing the happiness on the faces of the children when we arrived filled us with the energy to give it our all”.
There are among 100 places available on the International Solidarity Holidays programme. Those selected spend two weeks of their holidays between July and September together with people who need their experience and knowledge. They´re also be supported by the NGOs which Fundación Telefónica works with in South America.
Where possible and where the nature of the project requires it the selected volunteers will be able to participate in defining the activities to carry out with the non-profit organisations that collaborate with Fundación Telefónica projects.