Field work on Alp Ozur


Tiefencastel (GR)


21.09. - 22.09.2023



Help remove undergrowth from the fields on the beautifully-situated Alp Ozur, high above the Albula valley. The farmers and Alpine staff will be grateful for your support, as the amount of manual work required exceeds their capacities.

You will get to know Parc Ela, expand your knowledge of ecological relationships and enjoy some regional delicacies. You can spend the night in a rustic Alpine hut or your own tent.

Current project status

Project progress

12 spacesare still free (out of a total of 15)

104 daysremaining until (registration deadline)


  • Two days on site
  • Thursday, 21 September 2023 and Friday, 22 September 2023


  • Meeting point: Station, 7450 Tiefencastel / Albula (GR).
  • Location: Alp Ozur, high above the Albula valley. How it will work:

How it will work:

Thursday, 21 September 2023

  • 8:45 a.m. Welcome at Tiefencastel station and transfer to Alp Ozur
  • 9:30 a.m. Introduction to the work
  • 12:00 Lunch in an Alpine hut 
  • 1:30 p.m. Field work on Alp Ozur
  • 5:00 p.m. Free time and socializing
  • From 6:00 p.m. Dinner and overnight stay on Alp Ozur (Alpine hut or tent)

Friday 22 September 2023 

  • 7:00 a.m. Breakfast
  • 8:00 a.m. Field work on Alp Ozur
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 4:00 p.m. Farewell apero and return to Tiefencastel
  • 5:15 p.m. Departure from Tiefencastel


  • Volunteers will receive detailed instructions and support from specialists throughout the assignment.
  • The introduction to the work will take place at the site.
  • No preparation is needed.


  • Interesting information about the purpose of the work will be provided.
  • During the breaks, participants will learn interesting facts about Alpine farming and the challenges of mountain agriculture as well as about the Alpine habitat.
  • You will be supported by a Parc Ela employee as well as several farmers.


  • Caring for Alpine fields.
  • Removal of undergrowth.
  • Clearing of avalanche damage.

What you'll need:

  • Enjoy being in nature.
  • Sufficient physical fitness to work outdoors.
  • Surefooted.
  • Basic washing facilities and WC are provided.


  • Walking shoes / slippers.
  • Practical clothing which can get dirty.
  • Sun / rain protection.
  • A change of clothes and shoes.
  • Work gloves, if available.
  • Bring your own sleeping bag and mat.
  • Your own water bottle.
  • Your own tent to sleep outdoors, if you decide not to stay in an Alpine hut or barn with straw/hay. 

Meeting point

Bahnhof Tiefencastel

Stradung 9

7450 Tiefencastel (GR)


21.09.2023 - 22.09.2023

08:45 - 17:15 o'clock

Project language

German, English

To registration

Our project partner:
Nature park association Parc Ela

Parc Ela is located in the heart of Graubünden and unites three language cultures: Romansh, German and Italian. With steep mountain peaks and vast landscapes, the park still feels like a genuine wilderness. In the valleys, historic villages and Baroque churches remind us of the former importance of the trade routes over the Albula, Julier and Septimer Alpine passes. The park communities have joined forces to advance sustainable economic and social development. They work to preserve precious natural and cultural resources, strengthen the local economy and promote tourism close to nature.