Supporting GOB's Sustainable Gardening Project "Es Viver"

Supporting GOB's Sustainable Gardening Project "Es Viver"


Maó, Menorca, Spain

Activity description

The volunteers will help at the nursery garden for autochthonous plants "Es Viver - Plantes de Menorca", a not-for-profit plant nursery specializing in local plant varieties and sustainable gardening to reduce resource use on the island. Different tasks and activities are carried out depending on the time of year. You will be part of a part of a dedicated team with regular volunteers giving a helping hand. Work will be based in the nursery grounds located on the outskirts of Mahon. There will be times when the team will work in private and public gardens in other areas of the island carrying out maintenance or designing and planting gardens, depending on the services and contracts in place. Tasks include watering, weeding, cleaning pathways, propagating plants, transplanting, landscaping, creating green filters “wastewater gardens”, assisting visitors and workshops, creating content for Es Viver’s social media channels, assist in delivering sustainability workshops, etc.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

You will be provided with shared accommodation with another CES volunteer near the plant nursery. You will be provided with a bicycle and can apply for a bus pass if you wish. You will receive a monthly living allowance to cover your living and food expenses.

Training during the activity

Volunteers will receive a training session on arrival covering introduction to the organization and the tasks to be carried out and will be accompanied throughout their voluntary experience. Additionally, GOB runs several workshops and training opportunities on environmental matters which are open to attend. The opportunity includes a language course (included within the CES programme) at the Official School for Adults. Depending on the volunteer’s Spanish language level, there is also the possibility of learning Catalan.

Participant profile

Volunteers must demonstrate a high level of motivation and interest in environmental matters. We value previous voluntary experience, enthusiasm for teamwork and being an active citizen. A moderate level of English is required to be able to communicate with staff, knowledge of Spanish and gardening will be valued. A valid driving license is necessary for many of the organization’s activities. The volunteer should enjoy working in nature and be physically capable of doing easy to moderate outdoor work. Overall we value a positive, proactive attitude and motivation to learn.

Activity dates

A total of 52 week(s) during the period 06/02/2023 to 05/02/2024

Activity location

Camí des Castell, 53, 07702 Maó, Menorca Spain

Looking for participants from

Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Belarus, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Moldova (Republic of), Montenegro, Lithuania, Sweden, Poland, Romania, Ukraine, Malta, Portugal, Latvia

Activity topics

Environment and natural protection

Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 15/12/2022