Association in the Grazalema national park looking for some help, Spain



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    Next october we will need some help with the olive harvest. Volunteers will be welcome to give us a hand with this during mornings. During afternoons free time.

    The newly formed association, based in Prado del Rey, Cádiz, stems from the idea of four young people with experience in conservation biology and scientific research. After several years of working for different entities we have decided to create our own project to overcome several issues in the field of conservation.

    Our work takes place in the Natural Park of the Sierra de Grazalema. This area is facing a number of environmental and social issues including ecosystem degradation, declining biodiversity, the intensification of farming methods, abandonment of traditional activities, aging of the local population and the rural exodus.

    The association seeks to launch a sustainable rural development project which, in the long term, could serve as an example to be replicated in other areas. The study and conservation of the nature, as well as the sustainable integration of human activities in the environment, are our pillars with which we seek to solve the problems described above.

    We believe that giving prominence to agro-ecological products and local resources (traditional farmers' knowledge, agricultural and livestock varieties, or the agricultural landscape), the supplementation with other economic activities (environmental education, agro-tourism) and the development of short marketing circuits are the best alternatives to the loss of competitiveness that rural areas are suffering lately.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Help


    Main tasks

    - Participate in ecological olive oil production
    - Help in the vegetable garden
    - Enjoy cadiz

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Depending on the neccesities and season we will be working at:

    - Flat in Prado del Rey
    - Old Ranch with basic equipment in the middle of the nature.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Prado del Rey is between Grazalema Natural Park and Los Alcornocales Natural Park, so hiking and nature are just around us. Discover the White Villages route and enjoy its tradition and food. Sevilla is one hour and a half away and well comunicated by bus. As well you can travel to Cádiz city and its beaches. The strait of Gibraltar is an exceptional place from where enjoy the migration of birds from África to Europe

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 529126163271