Donativo Polagrino

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*If you have a look at the references, you can see how other Worldpackers appreciated the place I coordinate. The big majority seems to enjoy the experience here.
* Most applications I get are from people in their twenties from "Western" countries. If you are over 30-35 and/or not from Europe/North America, I specially encourage you to apply, as I really like to have a diversity of volunteers!
* My project is a donation based place on the Camino Primitivo, one of the Caminos de Santiago (St James Way). If you have been a pilgrim, great. Otherwise, send me a short message first to check if I still need people for the period you plan to come, before spending some time to get familiar with what the camino and receiving pilgrims is about. There is loads of info online, including movies, documentaries, blogs, etc.
* Volunteers or Hospitaleros as they are called at pilgrims places are there to make the stay of pilgrims nice and enjoyable, after a long and often heavy hike of many hours, over the mountains.
* You will have the chance to work independently and develop your skills. You can partly choose the tasks, between gardening, housekeeping, cooking. I am quite flexible and with normally 3-4 volunteers around, the real workload is just a couple of hours per day, some days it can be more, but most days not above 3 hours.
* I am based in a quiet village, in a couple of minutes walking you are in nature, surrounded by mountains. Still, the village has services such a supermarkets, 5 bars/pubs/cafes/restaurants and even a swimming pool in summer.

I have broad experience dealing with volunteers, also with other sites. I do no want to play the boss, I just overview, be present and available, and participate when needed. When you arrive, I will take the time to give you an explanation of what needs to be done, how things work. But then, you are really expected to perform the tasks without being asked to do so. (At least basic regular cleaning, dishes, laundry, put new sheets, cook, keep the place organised). In other words, you have to be a self starter, show initiative. That way we will get along. The idea is to have a nice time together. Based on what volunteers write me at the end of their stay, they are having a nice time and enjoy what they did and how they could contribute

Top Host
This host receives a lot of worldpackers and has a high average rating.

Reviews

5.0
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Staff & Host

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Hostel

4.5

Learning & Fun

5.0

Kuwait

5

Volunteering at Donativo polagrino in the charming village of Pola de Allande was truly unforgettable. The vibrant community here with volunteers and pilgrims sharing meals and stories, creates lasting bonds and a rich culture exchange. Every task from cooking to cleaning directly aids the pilgrims, making the work incredibly fulfilling. Stef, the wonderful owner, ensures everyone feels comfortable and at home, making the experience even more special. If you're seeking a rewarding volunteer opportunity, Donativo Polagrino is an excellent choice.

10 days ago

Colombia

5

Este voluntariado es una experiencia unica, Stef no solo ejecuta una idea y una filosofia de servicio a los pregerinos, es ademas un hombre generoso, del que he aprendido mucho. En resumen el cariño y calidez de Stef me permitió sentirme parte de su familia, las reuniones y cenas nocturnas con personas de todo el mundo estupendas, los paseos y recorridos guiados le agregan a la experiencia un reconocimiento cultural y social de Asturias, es un gran embajador de buena voluntad, vocacion de servicio , siempre pendiente de nuestras necesidades e intereses. Espero volver . Gracias Stef

28 days ago

Colombia

5

Es una experiencia única he irrepetible, si quieres desconectar de lo citadino y vivir un momento más rural es el lugar ideal. Stef lo hace sentir a uno en casa y escuchar las historias de peregrinos a la vez que formas lazos fuertes con los voluntarios se vuelve un lugar maravilloso. Recordare siempre a polagrino por todo lo que me dió y me enseñó

about 1 month ago

Colombia

5

Esta experiencia de voluntariado fue increíble 🤩 y fue un gusto poder haber iniciado la temporada de peregrinos.
Desde el principio Stef nos explicó sobre el lugar y las tareas. El pueblo es pequeño pero muy bonito y rodeado de naturaleza. Las tareas fueron muy sencillas, cortas y variadas, según lo que te gustara hacer, pudimos repartir las tareas con los otros voluntarios y hay mucha libertad. Stef se preocupa mucho por el bienestar de todos e incluso nos organizó una fiesta latina :) Aunque solo estuve 2 semanas me sentí como en casa, muy bienvenida y feliz. Gracias a todos

about 1 month ago

United States

5

I had a really good time here. The volunteers were great and Stef is an open and well traveled person. I got the opportunity to paint a mural and was given pretty much free reign to do what I wanted as long as the tone was happy so I highly recommend to other artists:) The donativo is located in a pretty small town so definitely be prepared for that but it’s a really beautiful place and you get to meet people from all over the world. Truly a great experience, I highly recommend this experience, especially if you want to meet international travelers!!

7 months ago


Perfect for you if you're looking for

Contact with nature

Vegetarian / Vegan

Rural

Spiritual

Mountain