Footpaths don’t clear themselves and if nature had its way, every path would be overgrown. So as well as guiding, we host volunteers who visit the island to help us keep the trails open as well as work with us to rediscover and open the ancient stone path routes that have fallen into disuse. These volunteers come from all over the world either via the wonderful website http://www.workaway.info/ or privately. Volunteers stay at Heather’s, Pension Sotos and at https://rigashotel.gr/en/ Rigas Hotel Skopelos who generously provide a double room free of charge out of season if available. Otherwise, volunteers can get a discounted room at Sotos Pension and dip in as and when they want. They are provided with a dinner on the days they work.
Holidaymakers sometimes donate a day or two during the course of their stay. If you’d like to help out, please contact us.
Dinner is provided and prepared by Heather on the days we work or the volunteers themselves demonstrate their culinary skills. From time to time, we also get donated meals provided by local tavernas, which is great as the food is always fabulous.
Tools are purchased by Heather or with money donated by generous benefactors.
There is local support from businesses and private individuals but nothing at the moment on an official level.
FUNDS NEEDED. We could do with your support! If you use our trails, it would be great if you could show your appreciation by making a donation.