European Wilderness Society

Apply to become our next volunteer!

Please find our current volunteer opportunities in the career center!

Update: The application deadline is now closed. Please keep an eye out for the next volunteer position that will become available early 2021.

We are looking for dedicated young people, between the age of 18-30 to join the European Wilderness Society in our main office in Tamsweg, the heart of the beautiful UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Salzburger Lungau in the Austrian Alps. Here is your chance to get busy, volunteer with an enthusiastic team to protect nature and start a Wild adventure!

If you have been following us for a while, you might know that we are regularly looking for fresh volunteer faces to join our team, and this team definitely knows how to find inspiration and stay active. It is likely your time to apply now, if you:

  • have a good knowledge of English language and preferably a good understanding of German
  • would like to contribute to the goals of a Wilderness and environmental advocacy organisation
  • are fascinated by Wilderness and enjoy spending time in the outdoors
  • are up for a challenge

The tasks you will be working on include: 

  • getting involved in writing online and offline publications about nature, Wilderness and wildlife
  • assisting the project team in the management and implementation of projects
  • assisting in the organisation and communication of offline events as well as online webinars and trainings
  • joining the team on field trips and educational tours

If you’re interested in how volunteering with us looks like, visit The Wilderness Diary

These volunteer opportunities offers financial support from the European Union. More information can be found on the Interreg Volunteer Youth website for details on short-term volunteering and the European Solidarity Corps website for details on long-term volunteering.

Our team multi-cultural and experienced team consists of passionate people from various different fields: Wilderness and wildlife specialists, nature conservationists, researchers and scientists, tourism experts, marketing and business professionals, legal advisors and Wilderness advocates. Therefore, prior experience in the field of nature conservation is not a prerequisite, let us know what You can bring to the table!

Applicants with fewer opportunities

European Wilderness Society encourages applications from individuals with fewer opportunities, as described in the guidelines of the European Solidarity Corps, who are able to carry out the tasks of this position. If you have special needs in relation to your application, please also contact us via the application form.


Please fill out the application form below, The deadline for applying is 31st of July.

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Please enter this information to verify your eligibility for possible Funding by the European Solidarity Corps.
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Please visit the Europass Website. We upload your Europass CV in a PDF format.
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Financial support from the European Union is subject to different regulations including but not limited to you an age limit of 30 years and living in European Union Country including its overseas territories. More details can be found on the European Solidarity Corps Website
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