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Volunteering

Join our community to experience off-grid living



In October, we will start receiving volunteers once again! As a volunteer in Sunseed you’ll spend your time working on daily tasks that need to be done for the maintenance of our land and spaces. Next to working in the community, you'll have space to relax, socialise, work on your own project, explore the area, go on hikes, swim in the beautiful poza, or join other activities that are happening within Sunseed. 

Practical Details
What: a volunteering experience in Sunseed (an off-grid community) - giving around 4 hours help per weekday
When: whenever you want, the earlier the better! We ask for a minimum stay of one week.
Cost: 12 euros per person per day (includes all food and accommodation - this is to help us cover the running costs of the project, see below for information on 'What does my contribution cover?')

Daily routine (only Mon-Fri, as you have weekends off):
8.30am: Morning circle with the community to plan the day
9am - 12pm: Gardening / making preserves and bread / helping the technical team
2pm: Lunch
Afternoon: continue work/ time for yourself/ workshops

Other useful information to know: 
 - You will be sleeping in a dorm with other volunteers, or in a private bedroom if we have enough space
 - Off-grid, so we are dependent on the sun for hot showers and electricity. No flushing toilets but compost toilets. 
 - You'll be part of a community, which means that we ask you to participate in the cleaning and cooking weekly rota, take responsibility for your actions and words, use non-violent communication, respect each other's views, etc
 - Vegetarian project (no meat or fish on-site)
 - No-chemical policy (please don't bring any cosmetics / toothpaste / shampoo etc that is not fully biodegradable. We provide natural shampoo, soap and toothpaste)
 - Weather: we are in a semi-arid environment so be prepared for strong Spanish sun!


Interested in joining?

Please email Lara & Stef at communication@sunseed.org.uk to set up a call and discuss the programme in more detail.


What does my contribution cover?

ORGANIC
FOOD

From Monday to Friday we serve three vegetarian meals a day plus snacks. Food on the weekends is self-organised with the use of our supplies. 15-20% of the food comes from our gardens. The rest is bought from local farmers and regional ecological producers.

EDUCATIONAL
ACTIVITIES

Our team offer a range of activities depending on the departments' needs. You can get involved with gardening, eco-maintenance, drylands management and more. You can also take on a personal project if you have a specific skill.

ACCOMMODATION &
MAINTENANCE

Your payment covers accommodation in our dormitory, clean bed sheets, the use of natural cosmetics and administration costs. Our houses are maintained in the traditional Andalucian style.

FIXED
COSTS

To provide an educational experience for visitors from around the world we have many hidden costs - rent, insurance, taxes, website hosting, phones, internet, car maintenance, staff reimbursement and more. Your contribution will help us to continue running Sunseed.