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2022 Camino Guides
The 2022 Camino guides will be coming out little by little, most of them by the end of 2021. Here is a collection of the ones that are out so far.
Camino Way Markers
Original Camino Way markers made in bronze. Two models, one from Castilla & Leon and the other from Galicia.


  1. SusanH


    Hi Camino people! How do I go about becoming a hospitalario on the Camino Francis? Is there a list of who needs a volunteer? Thank you!
  2. J

    How to volunteer as a 'hospitalera' in 2022

    I'd like to volunteer as a hospitalera at one or more places along the Camino Frances this coming September. Actually, I'll be walking, and hopefully volunteering during August and September. Does anyone know how to make arrangements for this sort of thing these days?
  3. Lawrence Ross

    Ukrainian Worker

    Hello, I operate a albergue on the border of Portugal and Spain in a town called Caminha and I would like to hear from Ukrainian people who have previously walked the camino and would like to work at my hostel in exchange for free board/meals during this season until the end of June. English...
  4. Walking by faith

    Running a donativo albergue - seeking advice on rules & laws

    Hello everyone. It's been a long time since I've been here and posted anything. Joined this forum back in 2015, after walking my first camino in late 2014. Like for many members here, the first camino was an unforgettable experience. It changed my life more than I had originally realized...
  5. ParistoCapeCod

    LIVE from the Camino We're open in Nájera !

    Open at the municipal in Nájera and ready to welcome you!
  6. Vacajoe

    LIVE from the Camino Calling all CURRENT hospitaleros!! (Nov 2021)

    Just wondering who is out there serving on the Camino currently (November 2021) and what the weather and pilgrim numbers look like! Currently serving at the NEW municipal donativo albergue in Canfranc Pueblo on the Camino Aragones. An amazing place to spend one night as a pilgrim or two weeks...
  7. Rebekah Scott

    Ditch Pigs Camino Cleanup 2021: No stopping a pig!

    The frost is on the pumpkin and the trash is glittering in the ditches... time for the Ditch Pigs Camino Cleanup Crew to strap on the neon vests and litter-picking tongs and head out into the wilds of BURGOS! For more than ten years, volunteers from all over the world have gathered in late...
  8. t2andreo

    Volunteering at the Pilgrim Office in Santiago - October 2021 Update

    NOTE - This post supersedes all previous posts by me about volunteering at the pilgrim office. Things changed over the nearly four years since I wrote the original post in February 2018. Many of you found that post informative and useful. Just the passage of time has affected some of the...
  9. C

    Albergue owners, look this way

    Hey all. I just got back from my fourth camino, and for the first time I did camino Frances, from Saint jead to finisterre. What an amazing experience it was. There really is a certain type of magic on the camino that I haven't found elsewhere. On my travels I talked to many albergue owners...
  10. D

    Mozarabe needs hospitaleros

    As I mentioned in a recent thread about the Camino Mozarabe, the Almeria association is unable to operate its network of donativo albergues because they need hospitaleros on site to ensure compliance with sanitary / hygiene rules. (Previously, most of the albergues were unstaffed - maintained...
  11. 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...
  12. Rodrigo Cerqueira

    The end of our pilgrim mission.

    In the last 13 years, the Associação de Amigos dos Caminhos de Fátima, has carried out the mission of helping thousands of pilgrims to make the Caminho towards Fatima and Santiago through the fields, safely and with tranquility. To achieve this greater objective, we painted arrows, help to...
  13. Pierre Julian

    Volunteering opportunities over the next few weeks / months?

    Hello, can anyone please point me in the direction of any people / organisations / albergues / associations which might need some volunteer help? I'm hoping to get to Spain over the next few weeks and do some walking, but also want to spend time somewhere that I can practise Spanish as much as...
  14. M

    For Sale/Wanted Albergue for lease

    Good day to my fellow pilgrim's. Not long ago my other half and I spent a few months walking on the Camino or Camino's, we started in Lisbon to Santiago, followed northern route to France and then back along the French and the San Salvador.. couldn't get enough. We are now feeling that we would...
  15. L

    How do I go about volunteering in a Donativo?

    Hi fellow pilgrims, I have been planning to walk the Camino del Norte for a while, was meant to be going this September but I guess it's too early to know if this would be possible? Unless anyone has any info about this? I would like to volunteer in a Donitivo for a couple of weeks on the...
  16. C

    Looking for a casa rural to run on the Camino in Galicia?

    After some years in Samos (Lugo - Galicia) I have to stay at home in Sweden so I am transfering my lease to the next passionate pilgrim hospitaler@ for 10,000€. Open to offers! This utterly cozy house has a valid tourism license as B&B. Located on the Camino Francés, 12km from Sarria, an...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. Robo

    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: