Long term ESC project in Spain!

Location: El Rocío (Almonte), Spain

Project name: Environmental Volunteering in Doñana (Spain)

Hosting Organization – SEO/BirdLife-Doñana

Sending organization: “Common Sense” Youth Organization

Purpose of the project: Young European volunteers from different countries will participate in activities developed in important natural areas, living together with the local community and working side by side in a local volunteer team. Intercultural issues, the value of cultural diversity, the exchange of experiences, the mutual enrichment, the respect and tolerance will be promoted. Fieldwork: The volunteers will actively collaborate in our scientific bird monitoring programs (census and marking) in Doñana and several projects of habitat restoration and conservation campaigns in Doñana and other natural areas. From the Francisco Bernis Bird Centre, we develop awareness campaigns and environmental education programs among the local community. The volunteers also will collaborate with visitor management staff in the Francisco Bernis Bird Centre.

Number of volunteers: 1 volunteer between 18-30 years old (Only Azerbaijani citizenship)

Project period  – 01/09/2020 to 31/08/2021 (1 year) 

Deadline: 10 January 2020

How to apply? – Please get registration number and apply through the Youth Portal 

All costs are covered by ESC

 No participation fee! 

Language: English

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements:

The volunteer will receive every month 160 € for food. Accommodation: Private room in a shared accommodation with other young people. The accommodation will be fully equipped and electricity, water, gas will be covered by the hosting organization. The practical arrangements (working hours, days off per week, holidays): The volunteer works 35 hours on 5 days per week. There is an entitlement to holidays for 2 days per month, altogether holidays days that can be taken after consulting with the SEO/BirdLife team.

Application conditions and requirements for volunteering:

Participants should be young and highly motivated volunteers, showing special interest in the conservation and study of the environment. Willingness to cooperate, personal initiative, a positive attitude to collaborate in fieldwork, tolerance, respect for the customs and culture of the other volunteers and the local community, as well as the sense of humor will be highly appreciated. Applicants must have a good general health. Once the recruitment process is opened, volunteers fulfilling the above mentioned profile will be shortlisted.