The voluntary work includes the reparation and construction of drystone walls. This environmental commitment offers you the opportunity to get to know the art of drystone walling from scratch. Please be aware that the work is physically demanding and that you will be working out-side all day. Drystone walls do not only shape the landscape, they also provide valuable habitats for animals and plants.
Unterkunft und Verpflegung
We will spend the nights in the holiday house Motta near the village of Bivio (GR) in Parc Ela. The holiday house is very simple and comfortably furnished. The volunteers have to prepare their own meals.
Lage und Freizeit
The volunteers live and work in a beautiful region of Parc Ela. The village of Bivio is located at about 1'800 m above sea level. The workplace is close to the accommodation. Transport to the workplace is provided by a minibus. You can reach the Bivio site by bus from Chur, Tiefencastel or St. Moritz (to Bivio or Sur). In their leisure time volunteers can go for a hike in the nearby region. The region is famous for hiking tourists. It’s also possible to visit the surroundings or small cities like St. Moritz or Chur.
Wer organisiert das Projekt?
The extensive use of the terraces around Bivio for centuries has created a unique moor and cultural landscape with moors, hayfields and alpine meadows. The nature park "Parc Ela" is leading a project for the reconstruction of traditional drystone walls. The village of Bivio is also called “The Pearl of Julier" and is the last village on the Julier Pass before entering the Engadin.
Due to the entry restrictions because of the coronavirus, the workcamp is open only for participants from Schengen states and to persons with rights of free movement from non-Schengen states, such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia and Cyprus.
The volunteers in this project must be fit and have certain skills for physical work. Normally the weather is hot in summer, but there can be rainy and cold days at almost 2'000 m above sea level. The working time is 8 hours. Because of this long working time, there is an additional day off per week. It is the perfect place for hikers and people who want to lead a simple life in the wilderness of the Swiss Alps. The workcamp is also open for refugees!