Conservacion Patagonica IDIOMA: ESPAÑOL

Organic Garden Volunteer Program

The application deadline for the Organic Garden Volunteer Program has now passed (June 1st, 2016). We are no longer accepting applications for the 2016-2017 season. For updates on potential other volunteer opportunities, please check our Volunteer Program page.

The intensive organic garden in the future Patagonia National Park aims to feed all park workers and visitors fresh, organic, and local food. In addition to basic food production, our goal is to operate as an example to visitors and local people that it is possible to produce healthy food efficiently and in harmony with nature.

We will have two session lengths, one is 22 days and the other is 42 days long. Please see the volunteer application for more details. Applications are due June 1, 2016. After these dates we can no longer accept applications. Please follow us on Facebook for reminders and updates.

One of the greenhouses at the park

Gardening work at the volunteer program

22-Day Program Dates:

  • September 9 – October 1, 2016
  • September 30 – October 22, 2016
  • October 21 – November 12, 2016
  • November 11 – December 3, 2016
  • December 23, 2016 – January 14, 2017
  • January 13 – February 4, 2017
  • February 3 – February 25, 2017
  • February 24 – March 18, 2017
  • March 17 – April 8, 2017

42-Day Program:

For the 2016-2017 season, we are introducing an extended volunteer program that is intended for those who wish to in-depth gardening experience. We will have 5 sessions of 42 days.

  • September 9 – October 22, 2016
  • October 21 – December 3, 2016
  • December 2, 2016 – January 14, 2017
  • January 13 – February 25, 2017
  • February 34 – April 8, 2017

Volunteers in one of the greenhouses

Aerial view of the gardens

In your application, please tell us which length session you are applying for. You can check more than one if your schedule is flexible.

The gardens and greenhouses at Valle Chacabuco host 25 different crops at anyone time, providing fresh vegetables for both worker and guest meals. Volunteers will camp at the West Winds Campground at night and work in the garden during the day. Work includes soil preparation, weeding, composting, transplanting and more. No garden experience is required, but we do recommend doing some research and reading on organic farming before arriving. In exchange for your hard work, we aim to provide volunteers with the knowledge and skill to start their own organic garden.

More information for volunteers: