About the opportunity
Join our 6-month EU Solidarity Corps volunteer project for EU residents, living and working together in rural Murcia in the Southeast of Spain. Camp Altiplano is situated on La Junquera, an organic farm which is being brought back to life and transformed into a regenerative hotspot in the area. Experience living on a farm that is focused on the ecological restoration of degraded lands, as you give your time to help La Junquera become an inspiration to other farms of the region. You’ll be contributing to revitalising the local town and community, as economic activity follows the restoration of the degraded land. Experience the different projects running on the farm – such as regenerative farming and “La del Terreno”, traditional wine making – and get to know the people at Regeneration Academy who are developing these projects!
Accommodation, transport and stipend
The main accommodation is a straw bale house: one large bedroom that can sleep up to 8 people. The closest town is Caravaca, which has all the necessary services (banks, pharmacy, hospital, supermarkets, restaurants, cafeterias, etc). A bus service connects Caravaca with Murcia and Andalusia. Nearby is the Andalusian town of Topares. Travel reimbursement, tutoring, pocket money (Eur150 per month), organic food produced on the farm, a food subsidy and local transportation are all provided by the farm.
What you’ll be doing
Volunteers will be trained in new approaches and techniques for restoring agricultural land and natural ecosystems that will improve the livelihoods of farmers, landowners, and local communities. You’ll learn how to increase organic matter, carbon content and water retention capacity of the soil to stimulate large scale carbon sequestration; reforestation of natural areas and hedges of fields with native trees and bushes; and maintenance of artificial ponds to harvest rainwater, replenish aquifers and support local wildlife.
Who we’re looking for
We’re keen to receive applications from physically fit individuals who enjoy outdoor (and all-weather), manual work, don’t mind getting their hands dirty, and are keen to work in an unconventional setting. You also need to be adaptable, flexible and capable of working in a team.
How you’ll benefit from this opportunity
- Live off-grid and connect with nature
- Collaborate with an inspiring team
- Learn about ecosystem restoration and agroforestry
- Enjoy the company of like-minded individuals
- Experience personal and professional growth
Interested in applying to join us?
If you’re ready to embrace a unique off-grid lifestyle and you’re excited about this opportunity, please email your half page motivation letter to us as soon as possible, along with any questions you have pertaining to this position. You can also explore this page for more information about this opportunity.