European Volunteers

Project Details

  • Project donors: European Solidarity Corps and Interreg
  • Project budget: € 18 000.00 and € 6 000.00 annually
  • European Wilderness Society budget: € 18 000.00 and € 6 000.00 annually
  • Start date: 01/01/2018
  • End date: ongoing
  • Project website: Volunteering with us – FAQ
  • More information: Wilderness Diary

Project Objectives

The European Wilderness Society has two volunteer projects running. One project is directly from the European Solidarity Corps, the other one is through the Interreg Volunteer Youth programme. Similarly, projects aim to create, provide and support the opportunity for volunteers and partner organisations from Programme and Partner countries of the European Solidarity Corps programme/Erasmus+ Volunteering projects, that share a passion for the wild-side of nature, to come together, connect and share experiences. Taking part in the European Solidarity Corps as a volunteer at the European Wilderness Society, volunteers are given the opportunity to develop solidarity, international learning and growing understanding and tolerance among different groups of people in an international context related to the Wilderness-principle.

Throughout the project, the volunteer has the opportunity at European Wilderness Society to use his/her own strengths and interests to support the team. Additionally, volunteers experience new things with the support of the European Wilderness Society team. This leads to improvement and creation of skills and competences that are useful for their future professional and personal careers. For instance by using a variety of non-formal learning techniques, a set of the following competences will be focused on to improve or acquire during the project activity:
– international / intercultural communication with people (colleagues, partners, activity participants, youth)
– teamwork with a high international character
– active involvement in existing project and development of new projects with own interests
– learn/ improve language skills
– project and office management tasks
– non-formal learning techniques
– organisational skills and event management
– project development and entrepreneurship in the work field of nature conservation
– (youth) educational workshop development
– teaching, training and learning skills
– learning by doing
– making mistakes and improving

As an international and multicultural organisation, we support a working environment of diversity based on justice and mutual respect. We therefore welcome every application – regardless of ethnic, social and national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, political views, as well as educational and professional background.

Please also read: Wilderness Diary

Project Partners

  1. European Wilderness Society
  2. Various Sending Organisations

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