European Wilderness Society

Erasmus Anniversary part 2: What is volunteering like?

As a volunteer with the European Wilderness Society, you will have the chance to gain experience in the day-to-day business of a NGO and live in the midst of the Austrian Alps, far away from the rushed and noisy city life. Tamsweg is a centre of cultural and outdoor activities, from hiking and biking in summer to skiing and snowboarding in winter. If that is not enough, public bus and train connections can take you directly to Salzburg or other parts of Austria.

Please also read: Get ready for Erasmus days!

You will be welcomed into an international team of nature enthusiasts from all over Europe, united by our passion for Wilderness. Most of our projects are international as well, so you will be able to see international partner collaborations, project management and communication outputs.

Current volunteers

Karolina has been with European Wilderness Society since March of this year and is using her experience from previous internships and her passion for communication to create content for our websites and social media pages. She also contributed to raising awareness of Ukrainian nature conservation efforts. 

At the end of this summer Theresa arrived as the newest member of the volunteer family. Having special interest in sheperding, she is facinated by the herd management methods of the LIFEstockProtect project. Together with Karolina she has started to organize an online event International Wilderness Week, to be conducted in December. The event is usually driven by our volunteers.

Victoria  joined as an ESC volunteer in October last year, but instead of leaving after her volunteer period, she stayed in the team and became a full-time employee. She is still very active in the LIFEstockProtect project and related activities and events.

All volunteers are sharing a flat in the heart of picturesque Tamsweg, close to the office, but most importantly right within the Austrian Alps. It’s no wonder the weekends are often spent hiking, biking or otherwise exploring the beautiful scenery and culture of the area.

Happy Anniversary, Erasmus+!

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