• 29/07/2019
  • 12/08/2019
  • 18 - 26
  • Workcamp 1-3 weeks

  • ENVI
  • Spain
  • Agurain
  • Bilbao
  • Full Full
  • 16
  • 100.00  (f)
  • Work camp activities will require work and safety material that the organisation of the camp will supply.If any places reserved for overseas volunteers are vacant, the team will be completed with young people from Spain.

  • Picture can be from other project


  • Agurain City Council.
  • The aim of this youth volunteer project is to improve the Pedroko Wetland and the green areas in the surroundings of the Agurain district, including the Oriamendi park, Galzar and numerous streams and rivers.The 184,700 m2 area comprises a large plantation of native plant species surrounding four bodies of water with two islets. There are parts of a perimeter trail, a hill with an observatory and a small car park.
  • The activities to be carried out are:- Count gaps in the vegetation. Define what is missing and mark the locations.- Dig holes to plant at the locations where plants are missing.- Clear watering basins of plants that are in good condition.- Water plants that are in good condition.- Maintain the items installed in the area, mainly the perimeter fence and observatory.- Reposition the windows of the observatory.- Place supports inside the pools.- Restore the car park area and prepare the area for shrub planting with a view to creating a vegetation barrier to act as an impediment to park access.- Maintain the wetlands internal paths and clear the paths from the car park to the observatory and from the access area to the observatory.- Maintain the entry and exit channels of water to the pools, as well as the water channels between them.- Clean and remove waste and invasive plants, if applicable, throughout the work area.- Improve the vegetation on the banks of the pools and replace waterside plants in these areas if necessary. - Work of a similar scale is planned for the parks of Galzar and Oriamendi, in case the objectives set for Pedroko cannot be achieved on legitimate grounds or if the work is completed.
  • Location of the work camp: The area of work is mainly the Pedroko Wetland, but work will also be carried out at Galzar and Oriamendi, which are restored natural areas outside the Agurain nucleus. Accommodation: Agurain Municipal Hostel, Galzar street, s/n.
  • People with good knowledge of English, who are interested in Conservation of natural heritage. Any person with the will to work who finds this topic interesting. Participants must also be able to work in a team and enjoy cxisting with and meeting people from other countries.

SVI is the Spanish association which represents the Spanish workcamps managed by the Autonomous Regions (except those in Catalonia). We are under the Institute of Youth (Injuve).

Injuve, an Autonomous Department of the Ministry of Health, Social Policy and Equality, has, for some years now, been promoting specific programmes which are aimed at increasing and favouring different travel possibilities for young people. This enables those under 30 years of age to become aware of other realities, visit other places and have access to other cultures.

Included among these programmes is one known as International Voluntary Service (SVI), which deals only with workcamps. These are aimed at youth between 18 and 26 years old and their main objectives are:

- To encourage conduct that will favour the exchange of ideas and young people’s global development. This is achieved by volunteering and from the contributions made by youth from their own experience. This strengthens intercultural learning processes, personal development and the reinforcement of democratic values.

- To integrate experiences, personal knowledge and the global development of youth in the carrying out of an activity, within the framework of voluntary service.
The Youth Institute co-ordinates the exchange of places for young Spaniards wanting to volunteer in foreign workcamps and foreigners wanting to volunteer in Spanish workcamps. The Spanish workcamps are managed by the Autonomous Regions.

Contact Organisation

  • Address

    VAT 090114478 DOY: A'ATHINON

    15, Veranzerou Street

    10677 ATHENS


  • Phone

    Local: 0030 210 3825 506