We are looking for 4 volunteers from EU and other ESC programme countries to spend 10 months in Croatian protected areas!

This is an excellent European Solidarity Corps opportunity for 4 young persons (aged 18-30) to gain voluntary experience in carrying out fieldwork for a number of wild bird conservation projects in Croatia and learning to promote nature conservation within the local communities.

The project aims to to help save endangered bird populations  and strengthen communities on the isolated Croatian islands to promote positive attitudes towards nature conservation and sustainable development.

Applicants must be passionate about nature conservation, have good teamwork skills, be fit and able to live and work in remote locations on challenging terrain, and are ready to step outside of their comfort zone.

Successful applicants will be positioned in a series of locations in Croatia including remote islands and the Učka Nature Park. Successful applicants will also be asked to carry out a range of tasks including monitoring seabirds from boats, participation in invasive mammal eradication, bird ringing, and organising and running public engagement activities (including for children).

Bird identification skills and driving licence desirable. Ability to communicate in English or Croatian Essential.

Start: 1st February 2020
End: 30th November 2020
Where: Croatia – Islands, Nature Parks
Organisation: Association Biom (Croatian BirdLife)
Activities: Nature conservation, fieldwork, public engagement, vulture care, volunteer camp coordination.

Accommodation, food, & transport arrangements
The volunteers will have shared or individual (depending on circumstances) accommodation provided at every working location during their project. Many of these location will be isolated or in very small communities of people. – All project travel costs for relating to the project incurred by the volunteers will be reimbursed. – The volunteers will get a pre-determined monthly allowance (pocket money) and money to cover their food expenses.

Applications open until  20th November

For more information please see link to BIOM website.