Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain)

The Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) is a Spanish public university established in 1968. It is one of the top universities in Spain with a strong reputation as a research institution. Its main campus is in Cantoblanco, north of Madrid, and it has facilities in Madrid itself. UAM is divided into eight faculties and superior schools with 59 departments and eight research institutes, and has a total enrollment of over 30,000 students. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid’s website>>

The Office for Solidarity and Cooperation

 The Office for Solidarity and Cooperation was founded in 2002 to provide the tools and mechanisms needed to channel the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid’s commitment to social responsibility. It runs volunteer programs focusing on several areas, including disadvantaged youth, the elderly, the disabled, health care, and the environment. Some of these projects are profiled below. In addition to coordinating these volunteer efforts, the Office also undertakes and disseminates research in the fields of solidarity, justice, and cooperation and seeks to raise the profile of these issues. Learn more>>

School Support and Integration Program

 UAM student volunteers work in collaboration with schools to strengthen school support for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. The aim is to improve academic performance and prevent social exclusion. The Autonomous University of Madrid, through the Office for Development and Cooperation Action collaborates with the Instituto San Fernando, located near the campus. Volunteers:

  • support students with their homework ESO
  • assist in planning tasks and study skills
  • promote student learning of concepts, processes and values
  • maintain continued contact with teachers and teachers of the school

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Local Senior Support Program

 UAM collaborates with the Senior Citizens Residence of Our Lady of Carmen, located near the Cantoblanco campus.  The objective of this program is to make the evening more enjoyable for the elderly residents, performing various activities and events, entertainment for adults (festivals, music, etc.)  These activities are undertaken in collaboration with professionals in the residence. Learn more>>