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.
June & July 2019 – Campers with building experience needed!
In June and July it is too hot and dry for restoration work, so we’ll be finishing off some of our infrastructure to get ready for events later in summer. These infrastructures include finishing cobbing and 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!
July & August 2019 – Events
During July and August we are CLOSED to regular restoration campers, as we’ll be hosting some exciting events! More information on our courses and events and their timetables are coming soon.
September 2019 onwards – Restoration
Applications are CLOSED UNTIL MID 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 MID JUNE, UNLESS YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE YOUR BUILDING SKILLS AND GOOD SPIRIT WITH US IN JUNE/JULY ITSELF.
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!