The volunteer-task is to repair and build dry stonewalls. Experts of dry stonewalls will show you how it s done. Be aware that the work is physically demanding and you have to stay outdoors all the day.
Holiday house Tga Zia in the village Sur (GR) in the Parc Ela with dormitories and modern comfort. Volunteers have to prepare their meals themselves.
Volunteers live and work in a wonderful region of alpine moorlands in the Parc Ela. The village Sur is on 1500m altitude. Almost 500m higher is the working-place the Alp Flix where four families live the whole year. In summer 160 cows and cattle join them. Transportation to the working-place by mini-bus. – You can reach the location by bus from Chur, Tiefencastel or St. Moritz to Bivio (or Sur).
Through the extensive use of the terraces around Alp Flix since hundreds of years, a unique moor- and cultural landscape with high-level moors, fens, hayfields and alp meadows has been formed. The nature park Parc Ela is managing a project in order to rebuild traditional dry stone walls. Alp Flix is moorland that is under national protection. It includes different protected fens and high-level moors in accordance with the federal law.
Volunteers in this project need to be physically strong and have a certain skill for manual work. Normally the weather in August can be hot, but there could also be rainy and cold days on 2000m. The working time is 8 hours – extra day off per week because of this long working time. – It’s the perfect place for hikers and people who want to live a simple life in the wildness of the Swiss Alps. – The Workcamp is also open for asylum seekers!