Summer camps in Spain 2019, volunteering programmes for young people 18-30 years old.

Enjoy a different summer with our volunteer positions in Spain.

Please note it is not an EVS.


Summer camp in Torremocha (near Madrid)


Location: Torremocha de Jarama, Madrid
Address: Torremocha de Jarama (Madrid)

Type of work: ENVI Environmental / MANU Manual / CONS Construction
Dates: 01-07-2019 /30-07- 2019
1-08-2019 / 30-8-2019
Total places: 2 for each period
Age: 18 – 30
Languages: Spanish, English

Hosting organization is an association of producers and consumers that dedicate ourselves to self-consumption and the ecological and regenerative production of food. It is located in Torremocha de Jarama, 50 km from Madrid. We produce vegetables, fruits, eggs and meat. We are also dedicated to training and education. The project is starting, we have been operating for a little more than a year, but we already have almost 90 associated families and 2 workers. Our farm covers more than 1 hectare and we have 180 hens and 60 chickens. Volunteers will be able to collaborate and learn garden work and animal care always in an ecological way, help in workshops and training courses in agroecology, preparation and distribution of baskets to partners, composting … Accommodation will be in member families. We are managing the occupation of a hostel near the land so that soon the option of exclusive Hostel for volunteers could be available.

The three workers work from Monday to Friday and there is a team of volunteers from the Association who take care of the animals on the weekends. There are also collective work days that serve both to advance the work and to celebrate our commitment to the association and share efforts and ideas. Most of the associated families live in Torremocha de Jarama.

The village is small but has a Cultural Center with Library and computers, sports center with gym, activities and summer pool, and buses to Madrid daily every hour or hour and a half. It also has an Artisan Center (-Torrearte-) with various places with craftsmen dedicated to working with wicker, leather, carpentry, cheese, organic products, … some of them that teach very interesting courses.


Tasks: Animal care, Construction projects, eco-products delivery, egg collection, general tasks on the farm, management of crops in the field, harvesting, help with an ecological project, practicing the language, manual works and maintenance in general, making eco-products packaging , plant / sow, prune, seed bank, remove herbs.
Generic competences to be acquired: Provision for work in the field
Specific competences to be acquired: knowledge of farm works (they are not essential).

Accommodation and meals:
Accommodation: you will be staying with families. When the family arrives, they will be waiting and will present their room. The next day they will go to work in the garden.
The English we have is medium.

The accommodation is made with families. One room for each volunteer. We have a maximum of 2 volunteers per period. Right now we have not covered July and August, although there may be low and high.

We usually host volunteers with families for two weeks and then, if the volunteer and the family agree, we can extend the deadline.
Regarding meals, the family usually gives total freedom so that the volunteers are self-managed in their preparation. But we are the ones who provide the products, from the garden or the store. They do not have to pay anything, of course.




Summer camp Eco-La Rioja

Location: Nalda, La Rioja
Type of work: ENVI Environmental / MANU Manual /
01-07-2019 /30-07- 2019
1-08-2019 / 30-8-2019
Total places: 2 for each period
Age: 18 – 30
Languages: Spanish, English


Hosting organisation is working together with coordination organization, Building Bridges. Hosting organization  works on projects that activate employment in rural areas, in the Nalda area (La Rioja and its surroundings)
General objectives: Sustainable and equitable rural development
Specific objectives:
Create jobs
Cover the needs of the environment based on solidarity economy employment
Experience new sources of employment
Ten women workers are supporting the association together with 50 local volunteers.
The association counts on children libraries and game fields,, home help for old people, orchards, farms in the mountains, …



Agroecological and forest works.
Promotion of agroecology
Fight against climate change
Reforestation and redesign of objects, used garments and landscape
Cleaning of river channels manuals
Working hours between 8 and 15 hours, six hours a day
Activities (30 hours per week)
Manual cleaning of forests, seedbeds, planting, picking fruit trees, olive trees, …
Generic competences to be acquired: Willingness to learn, Inclination for agroecology and the environment

Specific competences to be acquired: Profiles linked to agriculture and the environment.
They will always be accompanied by personnel of the association that has assigned those tasks and in contact with the manager and with the tutor.

2 people, usually are hosted at the same time.
Loger periods to agree with the association.
The host house will offer accommodation and the kitchen where the volunteer will be able to cook products collected from the local association or from the house that hosts. We require responsable people to help with their own cooking and cleaning in order to help host organisation.

Summer camp with children near Madrid (in German language)


Location: Guadarrama, Madrid (Spain)
Type of work: ENVI Environment / EDU Education
Dates: 1 July – 28 July 2019
26 August- 7 September 2019
Total places: 1 each period
Age: 18 – 30
Requirements: German mother tongue


Hosting partner has a strong German roots and has always been linked to teaching of languages, camps and activities for children and families. All activities are conducted in German, so children will enjoy a total linguistic immersion.

Hosting partner organizes a language immersion summer camp in German, in Guadarrama, in the middle of the Sierra de Madrid, with the aim of developing a program of sports, environmental and linguistic activities, where children between 8 and 15 years old (separate groups) by ages) practice and perfect the German language while enjoying a complete program of sports activities, games, workshops in constant contact with nature.

Children in different situations, outside of the daily environment and doing motivating and new activities, are more receptive and enjoy their learning because they feel active participants in this process and practice it in subjects related to their daily life in the camp and in activities of your interest Our goal is to make learning German a fun and rewarding experience.


What activities are you going to do?
Nature, Trekking, Path of Nature and orientation, Falconry,  Animalia: Contact with live animals,  sports
Kayak, Archery,  Volleyball,  Traction Kites,  Football,  Basketball, Tennis and Paddle, Yoga, Dance,  Swimming, Climbing and Tirolinas,
Workshops and crafts
Theater, Dance, Robotics, Lego Education and Robotis Kidslab, Crafts and Creativity: Painting, Leather, wool, resin, mud, flush, sand, natural soaps, puppets, candles, reclining …
Language classes
2 hours of conversation, listening and reading comprehension classes
Workshops and projects

Being camps with overnight, tasks will be entrusted according to the profile of the voluntary. There are usually two blocks of activities during the day (from 10:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.) plus a night activity (from 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.).
The volunteer will participate in two of the three daily blocks.
Depending on the activity and profile of the volunteer.
Activities (30 hours per week)
Games, sports and leisure activities, all in German.

In the field, German will be spoken as a vehicular language. Accommodation, meals, tutoring, infrastructures are included.

Summer camps in Algatocín (Málaga)

Location: Algatocín, Málaga
Type of work: ENVI Environment / EDU Education
Dates: 1-30 June // 1-30 July //1-30 August // 1-30 September
Total places: 15 volunteers
Age: 18 – 30
Requirements: Young people willing to develop Bioconstruction activities

In addition, the costs of accommodation and maintenance are t:
Accommodation (Tent brought by the volunteer)
Maintenance: Contributed by each volunteer : € 4 per day

Generic competences:

Knowledge of the process and principles of construction with natural materials

Specific competences:

Carpentry, construction techniques with earth, straw and stones, kitchen.

Schedule: 8.30 1:30 // 17:00 p.m. to 19:00
Activities (30 hours per week)
Carpentry, kitchen, construction techniques with earth, straw and stone.

Volunteers will have coordinators of activities and tutors, we speak several languages.
We have 15 years of experience, we will visit the place on arrival and a training to locate the vols.We do constant evaluation and dynamics of socialization and conflict resolution.

Meals will be prepared by the vols. by rotation and with the support of a member of the association.


Summer camps in Girona (Catalonia)

Location:Girona, Catalonia, Spain
Type of work: EDU Education / YOUTH
Dates: From June 25 to September 10, with the minimum attendance of one week and a maximum of 12 weeks. The week of June maximum of 4 volunteers, July a maximum of 10. August and September a maximum of 6.

Total places: 15 volunteers
Age: 18 – 30
Requirements: Young people willing to develop education&youth activities of leisure with other young people.

In addition, the costs of accommodation and maintenance are 25€ per week including food and accommodation.



Summer camps in Murcia (Permacultura and Bioconstruction)

Location:Puente TocinosMurcia, Spain
Type of work: AGRI Agriculture / Sustainability
Dates: Open all year, minimum 1 month

Total places: 2 volunteers at the same time
Age: 18 – 30
Requirements: Young people willing to develop sustainable agriculture, permaculture and bioconstruction activities.

Conservation of Nature Association was constituted in April of 2010 with the main objective of disseminating knowledge, appreciation and
respect for the environment through the realization of projects and activities on two environmental education, volunteering, research and everything that has to do with the nature in general and our way of relating to it.

During the first years of activity, the association has dedicated itself specifically to the development of training courses on nature and ecology in cooperation with the University of Murcia, with the center of environmental education in Murcia “CEMACAM” and with other associations with related objectives, as well as wildlife and wildlife monitoring and study projects environmental volunteer activities.

Conservation of Nature started in 2017 on a new project dedicated to permaculture, the sustainability and bioconstruction in a half-hectare plot in the middle of the orchard traditional of Murcia, the project “Permaculture, Bioconstruction and Cohousing”.


The objectives and lines of work of the project “Permaculture, Bioconstruction and Cohousing”are:
 Bioconstruction
Giving shelter to a maximum of 10 people thanks to the construction of two houses under one same green roof through the CUT construction system, based on a structure wooden carrier, with walls of straw bales and natural clay and / or lime coatings (in the initial phase of the works).

Assembly and furnishing using recycled materials from a yurt on an elevated structure of wood (finished).
Construction of an outdoor shower and sink using recycled materials (finished).
Construction of chicken coop with cane, mud and straw (in design phase).
 Food production
Design and implementation of a food forest (in process), proposed to produce the maximum diversity of fruits of traditional varieties and the maximum presence of flowers of native vegetation throughout the year in order to attract pollinators and fauna.

Production of vegetables through no-till agriculture, using elevated terraces type lasagna and drip irrigation (in process), direct seeding, mulching, production of compost, etc. (Natural Agriculture).

 Harnessing the energies
Installation of photovoltaic and solar thermal system, passive cooling systems (type “well Canadian “) and high-efficiency thermal mass stoves (” rocket stove “type) in the households.
 Responsible water use
Construction and use of dry bath (finished), reuse of treated wastewater through the installation of a biological treatment plant in homes, implementation of a drip irrigation for vegetables and maintenance of traditional irrigation in fruit trees through dwels, discarding the irrigation to blanket and irrigating selectively by grooves (finalized).

Return the structure and health to the ground
Through afforestation, avoiding tillage, applying straw mulch-free pesticide mulching and using green fertilizers (annual sowing of legumes and grasses with rotation).

 Promote the biodiversity of fauna and flora
Through afforestation, the placement of nest boxes for birds and bats and shelters for insects (in design phase) and generating spaces and shelters suitable for reptiles and amphibians (stone walls dry, naturalized pond, etc.)
 Waste treatment and reuse
Solid waste by composting in a dry bath for fecal matter and by composting of pallets for organics. Wastewater through biological treatment and naturalized pond and reuse for irrigation of fruit trees.
 Educational, cultural and leisure space
For now we have scheduled a couple of workshops on different aspects and systems of Bioconstruction while the construction of the housing lasts; in any case this line of action is still to be defined, and for this the environment we are creating is key.


During the development of volunteer activities there will always be between two and three people, including the tutor, working on the project. Both the tutor and another of the colleagues can communicate in English and participate in training and support for volunteers
during their stay.




The tasks in which you can participate in the framework of our project “Permaculture, Bioconstruction and Cohousing “will be related to the maintenance of food forest, the practice of natural agriculture through the cultivation of vegetables in raised terraces and direct sowing, maintenance of the dry bath and the yurt, assembly and placement of nest boxes for birds and bats and shelters for insects, design and construction of chicken coop using natural materials, support in works of bioconstruction, etc.


Generic competences
Maintenance and support work.
Specific competences
1. Maintenance of the food forest.
2. Growing vegetables
3. Support in Bioconstruction work.
4. Design and construction of chicken coop with capacity for 15 chickens (approx.) With materials natural and recycled.
5. Assembly and placement of nest boxes for beneficial insectivorous birds, night raptors and bats and two insect shelters.
6. Maintenance of dry bath and Mongolian yurt.



The accommodation can be shared or not between the Mongolian yurt and the caravan.

Meals will be based on an ovo-lacto-vegetarian or vegan diet. The tutor will provide the Volunteers the utensils and organic food necessary for a healthy and balanced diet, according to the demands of the works and activities that will be carried out. If the volunteers wanted
add meat or fish to your diet you can purchase these products on your own at any nearby supermarket.

The preparation of the meals will be in charge of the volunteers.
The project is not funded or subsidized, so we would ask that part of the volunteers could be covered through scholarships or from the organization responsible for these volunteer programs. We consider that about € 120 per volunteer could be sufficient, with which we will acquire organic and local food through a Group of Consumption.

Our cozy little corner covers an average hectare (about 3.5) of orchard Traditional in Bacons Bridge, a bike ride from the center of the city of Murcia.

It is surrounded by other farms dedicated to the production of oranges and lemons, some of them already abandoned and others in conversion to organic production as we have informed the owners. Parallel to the eastern edge of the terrain runs a traditional armband
irrigation with some riparian vegetation. In the northeast corner we wanted to keep a small forest of these laurels of more than 6m in height with a small clear in its interior where to be cool and in the shade during the sultry summers.

In addition we will make available to each volunteer a bicycle with which to be able move between our campsite and the center of the city.

Summer camps in Granada province (rural regeneration)

Location:Saleres, Granada, Andalusia
Type of work: AGRI Agriculture / Sustainability
Dates: Open all year, minimum 1 month2 Volunteer Camps:
Up to 12 people, for 10 days each. Ideally 21st April – 3rd of May and 2nd – 14th of June.
Long-term volunteers:
We are also looking for up to three longer-term volunteers in April, May or June.
Age: 18 – 30
Requirements: Young people willing to develop sustainable agriculture, education and environmental activities.

In terms of contribution towards expenses, we ask for 250€/month for medium / long term volunteers (1 month or more) or 20€/day for shorter periods.

It is a pioneering project that seeks to find new ways to promote the integration of migrants and refugees into depopulated rural areas in southern Spain, through the creation of sustainable livelihoods based on agroecology, permaculture and sustainable commerce.

Our mission is to create sustainable positive solutions for real life issues – specifically the depopulation of rural villages, the degradation of land, high local unemployment and the unmet basic needs of migrants and refugees.

Out target groups are refugees and migrants in Granada province and local communities in the Valle de Lecrin, Granada, Spain.

Our aim is to take abandoned land and resources and put them back into productive use, creating opportunities that enable refugees to develop an economic activity for their subsistence, to rebuild their lives, and have a safe, secure home, whilst at the same time positively transforming the social, cultural, economic and environmental fabric of this rural area.
We believe in and work towards:


Our project has been published in the Management Unit of the National Rural Network of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, in the Red Pepper news paper, International Transition Network blogs, Cadena Ser radio station, in the programs: Punto de Fuga, La Ventana and Vida Verde.

We count on 1 Project hub with three double-bed rooms available for volunteers, a spacious living room, a garden and outdoor living space, four bathrooms and an equipped kitchen. A camping space that can host up to 35 people indoor and 80 outdoor. The use of the municipal school with sleeping space and toilets, as well as rooms for workshops.
Four main pieces of land in addition to smaller terraces.
A project car and 5 bikes.

Accommodation and food

Volunteers will be hosted in furnished rooms within a shared house. The house is shared with seven other team members, including the volunteers’ supervisor. In the accomodation there are three toilets, an office, a big living room, a terrace and two other communal spaces. There is also an onsite garden and an outdoor living area. For some of the activities, they will be hosted in a fully equipped, licensed camping space.
Meals will be provided by our organisation where approximately 60% of the food comes from our agro-ecological enterprises. The meals will be cooked collaboratively according to a weekly rota so as to enhance teamwork and the sharing of culture through gastronomy.


We aim to create an open learning environment, adjusting the language to a level matching everybody’s needs. A mentor will be assigned from the beginning to help the reflection and support the learning and the acquisition of key competencies, being context-specific to the work
in the garden or across the other activities of the organisation as well as in terms of personal development.

Communication will be encouraged and a weekly facilitated space for feedback and evaluation will be given and coordinated by the volunteers’ mentor. Checks-in are held twice a week, first thing in the morning after breakfast. They are an open moment of sharing and reflection and enable us to assess how everyone is doing. The volunteers will also take part in the regular meetings of the organisation where space for reflection on the areas to improve is also given.
Support in terms of time management, prioritisation and planning will be given so that all the volunteers make the most of their experience.


Generic competences

Group Dynamics, Conflict Resolutions, Intercultural Dialogue, Teamwork, Problem Solving,
Decision-making both collective and individual, Adaptability.

Specific competences
Design Thinking, Basic Land understanding and Management, Basic Permaculture and Agroecology Theory and Practices, Facilitation.






Participation Fee(100 €) + Travel Ticket 

Accommodations and meals will be provided.



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