Bridging Nature and Communities

Bridging Nature and Communities

Aukstaitija National Park and Labanoras Regional Park administration

Palūšė, Ignalina r., Lithuania

The application deadline has passed.

Activity description

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 the nature, to work for the 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.

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 a 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.

Training during the activity

Participants will take part in on-arrival and midterm trainings, organized by the national agency, during which they will be introduced to the non-formal learning principles. They will get access to the OLS - online language course.

Participant profile

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. On 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.

Activity dates

A total of 39 week(s) during the period 01/03/2022 to 28/02/2023

Activity location

Lūšių g. 16, LT-30202 Palūšė, Ignalina r. Lithuania

Looking for participants from

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Ukraine, United Kingdom

Activity topics

Environment and natural protection

Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 30/06/2022