Short term volunteering projects in Croatia!

Location: Zagreb, Croatia

Project name: Green Fingers – Autumn in School Gardens

Hosting organization: O.A.ZA. – Sustainable Alternative to Community

Sending organization: “Common Sense” Youth Organization

Purpose of the project: The project will bring together 12 volunteers from Europe who will be working together over the course of two months in primary schools promoting topics such as environmental protection and ecology, healthy diet and lifestyle, sustainable behaviors, volunteering, and multiculturalism in the following ways: 1. garden works (with and without children) with the aim to learn and teach about natural gardening and ecology as well as to maintain school gardens; 2. planning and organising educational workshops for children (outdoors and indoors) with the assistance of the hosting organisation and teachers with the aim to involve children in non-formal, creative educational activities about the above-mentioned topics; 3.preparing and organising garden festivals in schools – celebrations of the schools, local communities, and the volunteers in school gardens.

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

Project period  – 14/09/2020 to 12/11/2020 (2 months)

Deadline: 5th July 2020

How to apply? – Please get a registration number, apply through Youth Portal and fill in the Application form

All costs are covered by European Solidarity Corps

 No participation fee! 

Language: English

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements:

Volunteers will be accommodated in a local hostel in shared rooms with up to 5 other volunteers, shared bathrooms and kitchen as well as a possibility to do the laundry. Volunteers will be provided with vegetarian/vegan food for lunch as promoting vegetarianism is important to us from two aspects – sustainability and nonviolence. Costs of travel, accommodation, food, local transportation and activities will be covered by the hosting organisation. The travel costs of participants will be covered up to maximal travel cost for a country according to the European Solidarity Corps rules.

Application conditions and requirements for volunteering:

We are looking for highly motivated, proactive volunteers who want to learn about natural gardening in practice and who are interested in working with primary school children (aged 7-14). Who are not afraid of physical work outside, insects, getting dirty or wet etc. No prior experience required. This project is for you if you are interested in some of the following subjects: environment, creative expression (DIY, arts and crafts etc.), sustainability, vegetarianism, veganism, healthy diet and lifestyles in general, volunteering.