Volunteer in the Landscapes

Bruno D’Amicis

Volunteer in the Landscapes

Volunteering in one of Rewilding Europes rewilding landscapes can be an unforgettable experience, transmitting our shared Rewilding Principles.

Central Apennnines, Italy

The Apennines is the second main mountain range of Italy and stretches for hundreds of kilometers from the north to the south along the spine of the country.

Among huge trees live large populations of wild herbivores like red deer, roe deer and wild boar. These species share their habitats with large herds of unfenced horses and cattle and together represent the main prey for wolves, whose density in some Apennine areas is possibly the highest in Europe. The most charismatic and famous inhabitant of the mountain forests here is the Marsican brown bear, an endemic subspecies to the region.

Here, you will be involved in actions linked to the creation of Bear Smart Communities in the home of the Marsican brown bear. This is an ambitious long-term initiative, where the local team relies on your commitment, skills and abilities to achieve the complex goals of human-wildlife coexistence. Important actions will also be performed in relation to Griffon vultures, Apennine wolf, and wildcat.


Staffan Widstrand

Iberian Highlands, Spain

A rugged mountain chain of high plateaus that carves its way through the Iberian Peninsula of Spain, home to pine, oak and juniper forests that mingle alongside steppe and dramatic river canyons.

Over half of the Rewilding Landscape’s 850,000 hectares lie in protected areas – mainly as Natura 2000 sites. The sparsely populated Iberian Highlands sit at a crossroads of competing climates and dynamic and diverse habitats that have become a sanctuary for a wide range of species, including thriving populations of raptors such as Bonelli’s eagle, peregrine falcon and the eagle owl.

You can be part of this movement and join Rewilding Spain as a volunteer in our mission to recover lost ecological processes, boost biodiversity and contribute to socio-economic development in the Iberian Highlands. You will play a leading role and will live a unique experience together with the Rewilding Spain team and our landscape’s wonderful people.

Depending on the activities you’ll be involved in, you will gain knowledge and experience in the use of camera traps and GPS systems, orientation in the open field, local flora and fauna, communication skills or infrastructure maintenance. We hope that all the #RewildingPeople will be eager to return to the Iberian Highlands and to share the rewilding message. As well, we expect you´ll feel fully satisfied for having contributed to a valuable mission for the landscape and for the whole planet.