Sustainability Team

Fair Earth Foundation
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Coordinator | Megan
Coordinator | Megan
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High­lights

Enjoy exploring the world around you on the island with multiple microclimates and indigenous species.
Gain the ability to see the bigger picture of why ecology and sustainability are so important for our planet.
Focus on sustainable farming and production to grow our own produce, reducing our waste and researching alternative technologies.
Create your own products from the natural materials we grow: toiletries, paper, decorations, food, etc.
Experience farm animal husbandry; vegetable, fruit and other flora propagation; alternative technologies; education initiatives; and wealth creation.
Focus on sustainable farming and production. Working on various ‘fincas’ across Tenerife with the aim of growing our own produce and reducing our waste. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 16+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Do you enjoy exploring the world around you? Do you have the ability to see the bigger picture of why ecology and sustainability are so important for our planet? Then don’t wait any longer!

Our environment and sustainability programme currently has a focus on sustainable farming and production. We work on various ‘fincas’ across Tenerife with the aim of growing our own produce, reducing our waste and researching alternative technologies.

What we are offering?

  • A variety of opportunities to apply their life or academic skills in real world settings related to conservation, restoration, wildlife and urban ecology.
  • We have a small farm, that you can help us develop along ecological and sustainable lines.
  • Work on organic farm projects across the island, helping to create sustainable solutions.
  • Five key areas of work: farm animals (indigenous species only); vegetable, fruit and other flora propagation; alternative technologies; education initiatives; and wealth creation.
  • Education on the right climates for farming specifically on Tenerife, where there are multiple microclimates across the island.
  • Creating your own products from natural materials (toiletries and other everyday items.)
  • Development of your professional network through us and our connections from all around the world.

Typical day

8am: Breakfast
9am: On site cleaning
10am: Transport to our farm (20 minutes)
10:30-12:30pm: Work on the farm (planting, pruning, watering, building, composting, maintenance, experiments)
12:30-13:15pm: Lunch
13:15-15:15pm: Work on the farm (planting, pruning, watering, building, composting, maintenance, experiments)
15:15: Clean up/organise tools and return to main base
19:00: Dinner

Volunteer activities will also include going on seed collection expeditions for our regional seed bank, as well as research into tools and techniques that would be useful for the growth of our experimental farm.

Free-time activities

After work we have a selection of games on site for volunteers to play with one another. Volunteers can also enjoy watching films in our new research room on an evening. All of our weekend activities are provided by local ecotourism providers, that we have worked with for over 30 years. We provide 'familiarisation trips' around the island on a weekend for volunteers to explore and experience the delights of the authentic Tenerife. Activities include the following:
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Surfing (and Kite Surfing)
  • Diving
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Hiking
  • Climbing
  • Horse Riding
  • Paragliding
  • Cycling
  • Dog Walking
Water Sports
Swimming
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Riding
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 16 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Required Documents
CV
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Fair Earth Foundation
Breakfast and dinner
Accommodation
Transport
Equipment and training
Airport Pickup at Tenerife South Airport

We will be waiting outside the airport arrivals with the project vehicle to pick up the volunteer and drive them back to the base (30 minute drive). All volunteers have a call with the project manager before departure.

Accommodation

Bedrooms of 6, with bunkbeds.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

Breakfast and dinner are included.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Tenerife South Airport (TFS) in Tenerife. We assist you to find cheap flights to Spain.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Spain provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Spain you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Spain.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

We are able to host volunteers the whole year on a rolling basis. There are no specific start times.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
1 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
$360
2 weeks
$720
3 weeks
$1,080
4 weeks
$1,152
6 weeks
$1,296
8 weeks
$1,728
12 weeks (max. stay)
$2,592
Average fees
$288 /week

The organization charges its fees in GBP. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. Fair Earth Foundation will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Fair Earth Foundation during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Sustainability Team

Focus on sustainable farming and production. Working on various ‘fincas’ across Tenerife with the aim of growing our own produce and reducing our waste.

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