Nature for all: environmental education and trekking with Joëlette

To enjoy nature can be challenging for disabled people. In order to promote universal access to our natural heritage, we develop this programme. Thanks to many volunteers we organize environmental education activities and trekking with Joëlette, an adapted chair designed to allow disabled people visit natural areas.

We organise routes with Joëlette and courses to train volunteers in the correct use, maintenance and driving of these chairs. The programme is being implemented since 2013 in collaboration with the association “Montaña para Todos”.

We hold regular courses and visits in natural areas. For several years we have implemented the “Nature for all in Natural Parks” in Picos de Europa, Teide and Monfragüe. This project is supported by the Volunteering Programme in National Parks included in the Awareness Raising and Volunteering Plan of the National Parks Entity that belongs to the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Food and Environment.

More than 200 people have been trained and more than 40 visits have been organised, thanks to which more than 80 disabled people have been able to enjoy nature in a different way.

Would you like to participate? Activities 2017-2018

If you wish to volunteer at the ‘Nature for All’ programme, you must attend the level I course to handle the joëlette and participate in at least two routes during 2017 and 2018, after which you will receive an Accreditation Certificate.

What is the Level I Course?

The Level I Course for joëlette drivers has a theoretical and a practical approach and provides volunteers with the necessary basic knowledge to handle and drive a joëlette.

Schedule: from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Number of participants per course: 20

Free of charge

Places and dates* of the  Level I Courses:

  • Monfragüe National Park:

24 September 2017. Registrations at: https://goo.gl/forms/vfyR5gnjcUOoZTEH2

18 February 2018 (Registrations soon)

  • Teide National Park:

11 March 2018 (Registrations soon)

  • Garajonay National Park:

29 April 2018 (Registrations soon)

Places and dates* of the routes:

In order to participate in the routes in the National Parks it is compulsory to attend the Level I Course. The routes have been designed to put into practice all the knowledge gained during the course.  In these routes, the joëlette drives will do their first outing following trails at the chosen National Park. Accreditation Certificates will be issued after completion of the course and two routes.

The registration in the two routes is done through the registration form for the Level I Course.

Monfragüe National Park

  • 12 November 2017
  • 18 February 2018
  • 3 and 4 March 2018

Teide National Park:

  • 15 April 2018
  • 20 May 2018
  • 17 June 2018

Garajonay National Park:

  • 13 May 2018
  • 12 June 2018

*The dates are subject to modifications.

Desde 1993 dedicados a la conservación de la naturaleza y la funcionalidad de los ecosistemas