Volunteers stay in buildings purposely converted to accommodate volunteers, known as Casa 1 and Casa 2. Each house has up to three bedrooms, a toilet and shower (with hot water) and 110V electricity. They each have a small lounge with basic furniture and Casa 2 has a small library of novels and also some board games. The houses are tended to by our staff who provide an excellent cleaning, cooking and laundry service.
All volunteer accommodation is located beside our restored wetlands with colour-marked trails that provide stunning views across the forested Serra dos Órgãos mountains of the reserve.
Just a few minutes walk away is the REGUA Conservation Centre where the REGUA office, laboratory, classroom, communal kitchen and large dining room are located.
The Conservation Centre is a very social place and all meals are prepared and eaten here, often in the company of REGUA staff and visitors. The main meal of the day is at lunch time with a lighter meal in the evenings. Volunteers are expected to cook for themselves on Sundays.