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  1. t2andreo

    Voluntario Program restarting in June 2021

    Hello all! I recently received this notice from the ACC (Acogida Cristiana en los Caminos de Santiago) regarding the volunteer program, both at some albergues and at the Pilgrim Office in Santiago. As you know the program was necessarily shut down when the world went into lockdown early in...
  2. ivar

    Form from the pilgrims office

    I had a nice visit from a pilgrim that just finished his Camino now from Vezelay (sorry, forgot his username!) He just got his Compostela. He did not have a modern mobile phone, so he could not scan the QR code... so he was asked to fill out this form. Posting it here for those curious to see...
  3. ivar

    Interested in volunteering at the pilgrims office in 2020?

    This was just posted, in Spanish, but your Chrome browser will translate (if you are using it).
  4. S

    The New Compostela Queuing System

    The system for obtaining the Compestela in Santiago is a joke! We waited over 5 hours to obtain this. Even the staff there were shocked that they changed a system that worked to one that clearly doesn’t!!
  5. t2andreo

    What’s doing at the Pilgrim Office...

    I have been working as a volunteer since 6 May. My final day, this time, is 20 May. I return again to work my annual one-month volunteer stint from 15 July - 12 August. Every time I come here, I learn something new. There are some tidbits I thought I would share. 1. The arrival rates and...
  6. t2andreo

    Volunteering in the Pilgrim Office at Santiago...

    Over the past several months, several fellow Forum members have asked individually about how to go about offering their services as volunteers (voluntarios) at the Pilgrim Office in Santiago. Each time, I have replied. In addition, I provided much of this information in direct replies within...
  7. t2andreo

    LIVE from the Camino Pilgrim Office Status Report

    I have been working here as a volunteer since 13 July. My last work day is this Tuesday, 15 August. I will return home (FL) on Thursday. Here is the current status of things at the P/O: Daily volumes - yesterday 12 AUG, we set the daily record for 2017 (to date) with 2,722 pilgrims processed...
  8. ivar

    Day 1 for the new Pilgrims Office!

    Dear all, The new pilgrims office that has been so much talked about is now open. Today was their first day. Since it is still "winter season" they have opened a smaller office in the lower part of the complex. The larger office (with 13-14 staff writing compostelas at once) will open later...
  9. ivar

    Pilgrims office temporary location

    I just passed the pilgrims office and saw that they have now closed the main entrance. The note on the door says that they are now "at number 3", two windows down (past the small RENFE office). See photo below. No lines... :) So it might look like the "big move" to the new permanent location...
  10. ivar

    Unified Camino Signage in Galicia

    This article in La Voz de Galicia the other day, mentions that the Camino signage in Galicia will now be unified and look the same on all Caminos in Galicia. This will start this fall and they hope to be finished by the end of 2019.
  11. peregrina nicole

    The Oficina del Peregrino

    Live from the Oficina del Peregrino I’m working as a volunteer in the Oficina del Peregrino in Santiago for the last two weeks in August 2015. My forum post in no way represents the views of the Oficina del Peregrino. These are just my own observations and comments. Please note that I had a lot...