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  1. F

    Thesis about volunteering on the Camino

    Hi! My name is Fatime Kepka and I am a hungarian student. I am attending a hungarian university in Budapest and I am writing my thesis about motivations and expectations of volunteers on the Camino. I made a questionnaire for the volunteers. Please, if you are/were a volunteer on the Camino...
  2. Rebekah Scott

    YOU can be a Camino Ditch Pig in 2020!

    You can't keep a Ditch Pig down, not even in a world put on hold by a pandemic! We won't have the usual Ditch Pigs Camino Cleanup crew this year, as most of our volunteers are locked down or face quarantines on their return home... and large swaths of the Camino are off-limits as well. BUT...
  3. Rebekah Scott

    Winter Hospitaleros needed

    The word's gone out: The Amigos of Ponferrada want to keep the donativo Albergue Domus Dei in Foncebadon open over this winter, so there will be at least one place for pilgrims to stay up there. Hardy volunteers are needed to take two-week stretches on the mountain. For details contact Rafa at...
  4. Robo

    Video Woo Hoo. It's Jenny about Volunteering

    @JennyH94 needs no introduction... Apologies for the verbal head nodding! I have since learnt to mute my mic! :rolleyes:
  5. M

    camino trail work

    There were several places on the Camino Frances in France and Spain where the trail needed work - I help repair and build trails in Washington State in the US and was wondering if anyone knew how to volunteer to help out on the Camino trails. I realize that COVID safety has constrained travel...
  6. Anik2001

    Looking for information

    I was wondering if there was an online basic course for volonteering as hospitalero, something I could do while in confinement. I understand it’s better and more complete in person, but it would be as a basis, before we can go back to meeting people and take a complete course. Thanks! Anik
  7. Zordmot

    Albergue Volunteer Opportunities

    Buen día friends, I wonder if there is some central place that maintains a list of opportunities to serve as a volunteer in some of the non-municipal, non-profit albergues? I have a few places that I’m thinking about but thought I’d check. Also, if you’ve had some extraordinary experiences in...
  8. kirkie

    Volunteers welcome

    Not on a camino, though, or at least, not in Spain... I came across this little snippet, so for any pilgrims stranded in Dublin, you could give a couple of hours on your knees. The pilgrim...
  9. T

    Clean the Camino

    A litte more than a year ago I walked the Camino Portuguesa por la Costa. It was one of the greatest experiences ever. I noticed a lot of trash around some parts of the camino. Lately I have been more consicous about plastic-pollution and the future of our beautiful earth. The camino comes back...
  10. D

    Announcing Ribadiso Welcome Service 2020 In Need of Volunteers

    As members of American Pilgrims On Camino (APOC), some of you may already have received this email announcement. I thought that since we have Forum members periodically express a desire for Camino volunteer work, there may be general interest to help with this project here. Announcing Ribadiso...
  11. S

    Any chances to volunteer at albergues?

    Hello I am from Korea And I have done this about 10 years ago. I met a lot of people from all around the world and had the greatest experience. I would like to come back in this year. If it is possible, I wanna do volunteering at ablegues. I have an experience in housekeeping And I do have a...
  12. Pingüigrino

    Hospitalero (again) in Grañon

    Hello, friends. From the 1st to the 15th of February I´ll be serving in the parish´s albergue of San Juan Bautista in Grañon. It should be me pleasure to recibe you there. If you decided not to stop there, feel free to enter and say hello, the fireplace will be on, the bathrooms clean and a...
  13. KJFSophie

    Opportunities without the 'training' ?

    5 Caminos, a few nursing and mental health professional licenses, retired with time....but have yet to be able to connect to any 'training' ! There have not been volunteer trainings offered in locations or time tables that I could possibly attend during the past four years that I've been...
  14. SYates

    Resti Hospitalero Castrojeriz - RIP

    For those of us that have been around the Caminos for a bit, I am sorry to tell you a sad news. Resti, who was the first hospitalero in Castrojeriz, has died of a heart attack. He was famous for waking up pilgrims with Gregorian chants in the morning, banning, in later years, mobile phones from...
  15. elleley

    Pilgrim Office volunteer experience/update

    I completed my first volunteer experience in the Oficina de Peregrinos a couple of weeks ago and wanted to give an update. We were told that we were the last group to have accommodations at the Convento de Santa Clara on Rua San Roque. They have identified new digs somewhere in San Lorenzo...
  16. Blintintin

    Info requested - how to volunteer at St Jean Pied de Port

    Reposting my recent question here ...copied from another seeking info from Monasp, Manager of Pilgrim Office at St Jean Pied de Port (from 2018). Monasp, can you give general information about volunteeering at SJPDP Pilgrim office? how it works and what's required: criteria or experience...
  17. SYates

    Anglican/Episcopalian Priests needed for 2020

    Are you a priest in a church in full communion with the Church of England and have walked the Camino de Santiago? Would you consider to come for 2 weeks or more in 2020 to Santiago to minister to pilgrims? Then please contact me for further information! What I/we provide: Simple accommodation at...
  18. grayland

    Want to give back by Volunteering?? Looking for Volunteers?

    This is the new forum dedicated to putting together volunteers and those who need to find them.
  19. Jeff Crawley

    To be a Pilgrim (Office Volunteer)

    Well I went and did it. Having had my interest raised by Tom @t2andreo I applied to the Pilgrim Office and was accepted as a Volunteer for two weeks. I mean, who could resist two weeks of lovely Spanish food, weather and senoritas in a place where tinto verano flows like . . . well, tinto...
  20. Kevin Considine

    LIVE from the Camino Ode to the Hospitaleros

    Ode To The Hospitaleros: Yesterday I walked into Estella around 11:15 grateful that an early start got me there before the blistering 35C (95F) of the afternoon. I was winging it on where to stay and the Municipal Albergue was in a great location but it did not open until 12. I noticed my...