Save the area from desertification, start carbon offset and preserving traditional rural activities!
The Spanish Mediterranean area is prone to desertification.
Afforestation with an autochthonous plant in different zones in La Marina, essentially for:
Basically we will plant trees and bushes in remote areas where reforestation cannot be done with
Recovering burnt spaces;
Improvement of protected areas;
Signposting of traditional livestock trails that could be used for transhumance (rural tradition
and culture; these paths were traditionally used to guide cattle to fresh meadows);
Improvement of shrub species for the promotion of beekeeping;
Natural space conditioning.
Fighting desertification in Spain, specially affected on this issue.
*Working time will be 5-6 hours per day, leaving weekends free.
Plan for 2018:
1. Afforestation of the zone
2. Signposting of traditional transhumance trails
3. Preservation and promotion of traditional rural activities
Unterkunft und Verpflegung
Type of building: Volunteer house
* Sleeping: Sharing with other vols.
* Meals: Cooked by vols.
* Smoking: Only outside building
* Internet access: no, volunteer should get their own local SIM Card
Lage und Freizeit
The Marina is an area in the province of Alicante in the southeast of Spain with a warm and
temperate semi-arid climate. Average temperatures are between 18 and 25 Celsius degrees from
September to November. The main economic sector is tourism.
Trekking, hiking, swimming, having parties, discover regional culture… the area is full of mountains
and lies on the Mediterranean sea.
Wer organisiert das Projekt?
Local partners are municipalities (Alfas del Pi, Altea and Calpe). As soon as the project kicks off we will try to involve local environmental associations.
High interest in environmental issues and their activities, big motivation to work hard, open
mind, cooperation with others.
Preferable skills/ experience/ motivation: Environmental work, Carbon research, Crowd funding.
Additional attractions; Certification of Green Volunteer. Acquiring skills about carbon sequestration and environmental sustainability..
* Training and special care;
On arrival training: on first day of the project: presentation of the project,the partner, the work, the region and the team
Special care during Project: staff visit each week or each 2 weeks at least
Evaluation meeting: last week of the project during one day
MINIMUM STAY IS 1 MONTH.
MAXIMUM STAY IS 3 MONTHS.
Participation fee to be paid in USD per month: 250 USD/month (about 200€) covering meals and local transport. Accommodation will be managed by De Amicitia.
All personal expenses, visa, and other food and beverages beyond those provided should be
covered by volunteers.