Volunteer Camp Experience in Altiplano, Spain
**Please Note: The camp is currently undergoing a transition process to be managed by local farmers, and is not currently accepting new volunteers or visitors. Please keep an eye on this page for the next opportunities to visit.**
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.
September / October – Campers with building experience needed!
In September and October we’ll be finishing off some of our infrastructure to get ready to host larger groups of volunteers. These infrastructures include finishing cobbing & plastering the round house, plastering our new bunk house, building furnishings and building showers at camp. We are looking for people with experience in: carpentry; natural building; plumbing; irrigation; plastering; fabric/stitching/furnishings!
October 2019 onwards – Restoration season
Restoration work should begin in September/October when the weather allows us to work with the earth. We are CURRENTLY FULL for restoration campers between September and December, but we are working on some exciting projects for which we would have more space for earth restorers! Please keep an eye on our social media channels for these projects and please get in contact towards the end of the year if you’re interested in coming to join our team in the beginning of 2020. We look forward to meeting you!
Types of Help We Need
The following text is for information only – PLEASE REFRAIN FROM APPLYING, UNLESS YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE YOUR BUILDING SKILLS AND GOOD SPIRIT WITH US IN SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER.
The camp 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:
- Gardening & Farming
- Building & Construction
- Water & Energy maintenance
- General Maintenance
- Animal Care
- Digital Content Creation (Film, Photography and Social Media)
- Educational/Course Programming
- Business Development
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 an average of 6 hours a day of help, for 5 days a week. This can vary from day to day and week to week, depending on the time pressure of certain tasks we have to do. For instance, if we have a delivery of hundreds of rosemary plants, it’s very important to get them into the ground in just a few days, to keep them happy!
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.
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!