Volunteer at our olive oil co-operative in the village of Tagleft in the Middle Atlas mountains of Morocco
For the ideal gap year or sabatical experience come and spend a month in our friendly Berber village and help set up an olive oil co-operative that will benefit the villagers and help to improve their standard of living. The first phase of this project starts in September 2017 where you will help with the construction of the co-operative warehouse, working alongside the Berber people. There will also be agricultural work to carry out which involves planting out extra olive groves. Your donation will go towards the materials for the construction of the co-op building, the processing machinery involved in the manufacturing of the olive oil and the olive plants.
Volunteering in Morocco will prove to be an interesting cultural experience to all participants. You will have an initial 2 night orientation in Marrakesh with a guided city tour and plenty of time to explore the medina with its palaces and souks. Whilst volunteering you will be accommodated in basic but comfortable dormitory accommodation and be fully catered for with tasty Moroccan cuisine. You will be expected to volunteer on the project for 5 days a week with 1 day as a rest day in the village and the second day with an excursion to a local place of interest. In addition to this in your down time there will be plenty of opportunities to get involved with Berber village life, experiencing traditional festivals and celebrations, learning to cook authentic Moroccan dishes, take part in traditional carpet making and crafts, drinking mint tea in the local cafes, shopping in the weekly markets, playing football and visiting the families and children in their homes and schools.
Following the completion of your month long volunteer period you will have the option to extend your stay on the project or you may opt for further sightseeing in Morocco such as a Sahara or Jebel Toubkal trek.
- Orientation in Marrakesh with city tour and time to explore the souks and palaces
- Work alongside Berber people to construct a sustainable olive oil co-operative benefiting the village and improving their standard of living
- An insight into Berber village life, celebrations and festivals, football games, cultural activities and family visits
- Weekly excursions to local points of interest in the Middle Atlas mountains
Construction and manual work with agricultural planting of oil groves
£2499 per person
Included in the price: transfers from airport, 2 night orientation in Marrakesh in 3 star hotel accommodation (twin/triple room with breakfast included), guided city tour, transfers to and from Tagleft, accommodation in basic dormitory gite with fully catered meals. Project led by Moroccan leader who speaks English fluently, weekly excursions to points of interest in Middle Atlas mountains, community project donation.
Not included: tips for guides, lunch and dinner in Marrakech, sightseeing entrance fees, bottled water, soft drinks or alcoholic beverages, international flights, travel insurance, water purifying tablets
Start date: 1st September 2017 and every 1st of the month onwards
For further details please contact us