Volunteer Camp Experience in Altiplano, Spain

Do you want to make a difference and have fun at the same time? Join us The Altiplano Camp.  You’ll be joining a movement of people who are committed to restoring the planet from a barren land to a lush paradise teeming with insects, birds, mammals, fish, and food. Camp activities include tasks such as tree planting, composting, seed collecting, earthworks, cooking, listening to music, campfires, making new friends, and much more.

Please read the following information carefully, as it specifies what help we’re currently looking for and when it’s needed.

January 2019 – April 2019

WE ARE FULL for this period, so please don’t send regular applications for these months, we will only be accepting applications for members of staff (advertisements forthcoming).

May 2019 – Building

We are looking for a NATURAL BUILDING COORDINATOR, and a small team of NATURAL BUILDING HELPERS. We plan to finish off our beautiful roundhouse in this month, with the final layers of cob, earthen plaster, custom-made bottle windows, and earthen hot-bench.

Do you have experience and passion in building with earth? Do you want to dedicate your skill towards providing a space for land-restorers? Could you lead a small team of helpers? Please contact us with details of your experience, and we’ll talk about the coordinator roles.

Do you have an interest in learning some natural building? Do you like practical group work? We can match you up for the month of May with others who share your interest, and coordinators to help guide you through some practical learning. There’s nothing like getting your hands dirty!

May 2019 Onwards – Regular Campers

Applications are CLOSED until March for any restoration campers. Please get in contact in March if you’re interested in coming to join our team later in the year, we look forward to meeting you!

 

Types of Help We Need

The following text is for information only – please refrain from applying until March, unless you wish to be part of the natural building team.

The camps offer a diverse set of learning opportunities and cultural exchange with the local community. We welcome a mixture of people both with the skills we need to set up the camp, and those who would like to learn about ecosystem restoration and planet positive living even if this is your first time. We are always looking for people with the skills detailed below:

  • Ecosystem Restoration
  • Gardening & Farming
  • Building & Construction
  • Water & Energy maintenance
  • General Maintenance
  • Cooking/shopping
  • Animal Care
  • Digital Content Creation (Film, Photography and Social Media)
  • Educational/Course Programming
  • Business Development
  • Hospitality

 

Cost and Hours Expected

Due to the necessity of covering the costs of food, fuel, and rent at the camp, we ask short term campers to contribute some money to this maintenance fund.

Please direct any questions about money to the volunteer coordinator. There will always be places reserved for campers who cannot afford to contribute, so just talk to us.

We recommend that a camper puts in around 5 hours a day of help, for 5 days a week.

 

Accommodation 

Some people live at camp in yurts, and some in a 400 year of farmhouse nearby.  There are two bedrooms, one for men and one for women, with a maximum of 4 people per room. The meals will be predominantly vegetarian and communal cooking and eating is the norm. The house is equipped with cooking and washing facilities, a log fire and a wifi connection.

Yurts are shared by up to four people. In addition, there will sometimes be use of bell tents.

Insurance

We ask that volunteers have appropriate personal liability, travel and medical insurance. Please get in contact with us if you need more information.

Please note: Campers must pay for their own flights and transportation to the campsite.

Volunteer Camper Application

Please fill out the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.  Thank you for your support!