Location: Palūšė, Ignalina r., Lithuania

Project name: Bridging Nature and Communities

Hosting organization: Aukstaitija National Park and Labanoras Regional Park administration

Sending organization: “Common Sense” Youth Organization

Purpose of the project: The project involves 2 volunteers with similar but slightly different profiles. Both will take part and organize several activities with the aim of spreading environmental awareness and inspiring people to get together to stay in nature, to work for nature and to share their traditions and cultural peculiarity. So even though both will have the chance to take part in all activities, one will be more dedicated to the management of the park site, while the other will be more engaged with the educational and touristic aspect of the park – so the first will care more for the maintenance activity, the other about the guides and lessons in the nature.

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

Project period – 01/03/2021 to 31/12/2021 (10 months)

Deadline: No application deadline

How to apply? – Please get registration number, and apply through European Youth Portal (click the link)

How to get a registration number? – If you don’t have account on European Youth Portal, please watch our instruction videos from this Link

All costs are covered by European Solidarity Corps

No participation fee! 

Language: English

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements:

Accommodation will be provided at so called Nature School. Two volunteers will live in separate rooms in the apartment equipped with a kitchen and amenities (WC, shower). There is a WiFi internet. Nature school is located about 3 km by road from Palūšė, from the organization office or by foot about 15 min walk by the lake. Volunteers will be provided with bicycles. There is a bicycle trail along the main road from Palūšė to the nearest (about 5 km away) Ignalina town with supermarkets, bus and train stations, hospital and other services. There is a small grocery store in Palūšė as well.

Application conditions and requirements for volunteering:

One of the purposes of the project is the increase of environmental awareness, so the candidates should be passionate about nature or environment protection, be interested in site and habitat management, willing to share their passion and knowledge with others. They should be aware of the many outdoors activities they will participate in and are okay with that. In their everyday life, they will need to walk and/or bike long distances. The project requires active learning so volunteers must be proactive and willing to show their initiative. Motivation is more important than experience.