Junio anda revuelto el tiempo, pero el verano está llegando… ¿Quieres vivir una corta pero intensa experiencia SVE en Croacia? Pues aquí tienes la oportunidad que estabas esperando: una oferta de Servicio Voluntario Europeo en Croacia sobre medioambiente de un mes de duración. Trabajarás en un parque medioambiental con otros voluntarios… ¡No lo dudes y envía tu solicitud ya!
START DATE FOR THE VOLUNTEERS: 2.7.2018.
END DATE FOR THE VOLUNTEERS: 17.8.2018.
TOTAL DURATION INCLUDING TRAVEL: 49 days
AGE GROUP: between 18 and 30 years
The project is taking place in small town called Perušić, situated in the middle of Croatia in a mountain region called Lika. The municipality of Perušić is small region inhabited by approximately 2500 people. „Petitt“ but lovely, place is situated on very good geographical location. You need less than two hours with a car to visit some of the most interesting touristic locations such as capital of Croatia Zagreb, city of Zadar interesting with its Roman city core, stunning National Park Plitvice's lakes, National Park Northern Velebit and beautiful coast of Adriatic sea which is in this summer period full of life.
National Library etc. In the case of volunteer injury in Perušić there is an ambulance for emergency cases, and 15 km further in Gospić General Hospital. Volunteers will be located in two family houses in the park area (village Jurišići) 2km from the center of Perušić, the office of the PI and the entrance to the park. Family houses are decorated in a traditional style with a yard (balcony) and a garden. Each house, except the room, also has a kitchen, living room and bathroom.
Educate and inform young people from different environments (ethnic, cultural, religious) about the protection and promotion of karst areas and to implement measures and use tools to achieve these goals. In order to achieve the general goal, four specific aims have been set:
To enable volunteers to acquire new skills (communication, organizational and administrative) and knowledge through learning in teamwork and the development of social and ecological awareness
Improve the quality of work of the PI through the integration of new working methods into day-to-day activities, creating a modern and dynamic working environment and European cooperation
Contribute to the development of nonprofit projects and active participation and to connect people to a common activity for the sake of welfare
All volunteer activities and their voluntary work should be made visible on the local, national and international level. In order to achieve the above objectives and to make it easier to understand, the project is divided into two components:
Inclusion of volunteers in the planning (cleaning of the waste and cleaning and marking of access roads) and protection (inclusion in bats researches) 10 speleological facilities; inclusion of volunteers in transiting (using GPS and GlobalMapper12 program), marking and setting up new educational paths in the park area; work on restoring tourism park infrastructure, cleaning of wild waste landfills on the banks of the River Lika, engaging in
marketing through project brochure design and protected areas.
Educational component: preparing and maintaining a volunteer English course, preparation and maintenance of a summer foreign language course for local children, preparation and implementation of summer school / camp "Grabovača 2018", participation in workshops and exchange of experiences on karst / water in karst / karst-environmental protection / Natura 2000 / laws on environmental protection and their application in reality and in life each of us. In addition, volunteers will be provided: visit Samograd cave and Medina cave (theme: speleology bases); The old town of Perušić (theme: cultural heritage of the Lika region); rafting on the river Lika (theme: water in karst); Visit the Fruit Center (theme: local economy); HKUD in Perušić, Gargaše Association (theme: ethnological heritage)
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By implementing the project the volunteers will be fully acquainted with the life of man in the karst area, will have the opportunity to learn what this karst is, how does man (do not)influence this sensitive ecosystem, how he as an individual can contribute to the preservation of the sensitive karst system, and preserve it for future generations. As the Lika- Senj County is the greenest county in Croatia with many Natura 2000 sites, it will also be possible, through a collaboration of field experts, to find out the benefits of Natura 2000 conservation and why they are important. Volunteers will have the ability to master the basic marketing tools and will be directed to all the opportunities of rural development, so it is expected that they will actually be the ambassadors of nature and its beauties that need to be preserved but also visited. Also, they will be ambassadors of their country as they will have an opportunity to present their country during the project activities to all interested persons
who will the course of the chosen foreign language (SPANISH OR ESTONIAN) through stories about culture, history, tradition, lifestyle, youth life in countries from which volunteers are.
As the GeoEco project actually represents Croatia, the Croatian language will be the one to promote through daily volunteer courses and it is expected that after the month and a half of learning, volunteers will be able to stand alone on the basics of Croatian language. By implementing the project volunteers will gain work experience, improve communication skills, improve teamwork skills, and get the opportunity to become independent and become self-motivated and ultimately to make their personal goals. It is expected that the project will stimulate volunteers to pro-ecological thinking, but also will be enabled to understand more about Croatian culture, history, lifestyles and opportunities provided here.
How to apply
Building Bridges members and/or long term unemployed (proved by scanned document) will have preference to this volunteer service.
We will study carefully all application and selected candidates will be invite for Skype interview. The selection of volunteers will take place in the coming weeks.
For the selection of the volunteers we will need:
– Europass CV with picture (made in the last month) with skype name included
– Motivational letter, writing that your sending organisation will be “Building Bridges”. We ask all candidates to send a specific letter of motivation – why they want to volunteer with us rather than just a general EVS one. The volunteer is chosen according to his/her motivation and interest to the project and to the activities. It will be paid special attention to cover letters.
– Application form of the hosting organisation. You can download it here.
Remember to write in the motivation letter that your sending institution is “Asociación Building Bridges”.
All documents written in English you can attach below with subject: “GEO ECO EVS Croatia TEA Environment . YOUR NAME. YOUR SURNAME” to asociacionbbARROBAgmail.com