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.

March 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 available through the website, or the Camp Altiplano Facebook).

May 2019 – Building

WE ARE FULL for this building period. We plan to finish off our beautiful roundhouse!

June 2019

In June it is too hot and dry for restoration work, so we’ll be finishing off some infrastructure ready for events in the summer We are looking for people with experience in: carpentry; plumbing; irrigation; plastering; fabric/stitching/furnishings.

July – August 2019

During July and August we are closed to regular restoration campers, as we’ll be hosting some exciting events! (Course & Event Timetable coming soon).

September 2019 onwards

Applications are CLOSED until June for any restoration campers. Restoration work should begin in September when the weather allows us to work with the earth. Please get in contact in June 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 June, unless you would like to share your building skills and good spirit with us in June itself.

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 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!

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!