Ranch stay in Paysandu or Florida / Uruguay

Working at a rural hotel that offer outdoor activities, such as   horseback riding, hiking, bird watching and fishing. The ranches /estancias receive tourists from all over the world to enjoy the peace and quiet.

What is the volunteer’s role?

Working side-by-side with the gauchos, guides and other staff.  Workdays in the country are long, but fortunately there is a variety of jobs to do which keep things interesting. You will work with the tourists as a server or translator, in the kitchen or do landscaping.


Please read the interview with the American student who attended this program: http://www.spanish-herradura.com/blog/?page_id=1627

Spanish course

Volunteers will complete an intensive Spanish course of two, three or 4 weeks at La Herradura school in Montevideo. It is important to reach a good intermediate level of Spanish in order to communicate with the “gauchos” and other staff.

Accommodation while attending the Spanish course in Montevideo single room in the school residence with other students from the school. No meals are provided, but there is a fully equipped kitchen. (Double room is possible when students are travelling together).

After finishing the Spanish course in Montevideo (2, 3 or 4 weeks), the volunteer will move to Paysandu or Florida. 

Accommodation during volunteer period: A shared room at the rural hotel, including meals.

 Please note:

  • We require a minimum of 2 months for this volunteer position.
  • You must be ready to live in the country and work with basic resources
  • Volunteering without a Spanish course is only possible for students with a high intermediate level of Spanish.  In this case a registration fee will be charged. Prices on request
    • Shared apartment, apartment for private use and accommodation with a host family or in a hostel on request
  • Double room can only be booked if travelling together with a friend
·         Accommodation in the residence runs from Sunday before the first course day until Saturday after the last course day

How do I get more information/sign up?  Our website has more information about the intensive Spanish course, and accommodation.       You can also send us an email.


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