Biodiversity and wildlife conservation field volunteer program!


The experience

Volunteers help in field data collection on both land and sea and in practical help in permaculture. The activities are monk seal monitoring, seagrass monitoring, bird monitoring, feral cat monitoring, and community building activity (permaculture). Volunteers can participate in one or more of these during their time in the program. The program has specific rules which are outlined in the application form.


What you offer

25 hours of help per week

Social Work: Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.


What you get

2 days off per week

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Free Tours: We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!

Free Hiking Tours: We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!

Bikes at your disposal: You can use our bikes any time you want.

Language lessons: Take free language classes at our place.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.

Certificate: Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.


Requirements

Beginner English

Over 18 years old

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

There are two ways you can participate in our activities. The first is by participating in one of our pre-arranged activities for the field season. The second is to organize an activity for each volunteer individually in one of our thematic areas of tasks. We work out a pre-agreed plan on an individual volunteer basis which can include a mixture of activities both pre-arranged and an individual basis one in one of our thematic areas.

We currently have four pre-arranged activities. These are:

1.Building the Eco-community and experimental organic fruit and vegetable farm
2.Feral cat monitoring program for Kalamos, Kastos, and their satellite islands
3.Marine ecosystems monitoring program
4.Ornithological habitat Surveys


Rules

Volunteer selection process

We operate on a nondiscriminatory policy basis. People of all ages 18 or above can potentially join the program provided they can show relative commitment and ethos. We try our best to fit what we do to the individual volunteer. We don’t separate people based on gender, ethnic origin, sexual orientation or religious belief.

Commitment to our cause is an essential characteristic of any volunteer. For us, an ideal volunteer is a person that can turn a problem into a success.

We have a two-stage application process whereby following the first stage of the application process of sending the form, a second stage follows where a live interview is held via skype, telephone or in-person.