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 via the wonderful website http://www.workaway.info/ Volunteers stay at Heather’s and at https://rigashotel.gr/en/ Rigas House Hotel who provide a double room free of charge out of season.
Holidaymakers sometimes donate a day or two during the course of their stay. If you’d like to help out, please contact us.
Meals are provided and prepared by Heather 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 were originally purchased by Heather and latterly a Crowdfunder was made, raising enough money to buy a chainsaw, which sadly got recently stolen. However, the original tools are now wearing out and another Crowdfunder or sponsorship is required.
There is local support from businesses and private individuals but nothing at the moment on an official level.
FUNDS NEEDED. We are currently fundraising like mad for new path clearing tools. If you would like to make a donation please pay online and choose ‘pay directly into our account’.
We will keep you informed of the use to which the funds are put.