Field volunteer program in Greece

Published

04/07/2018

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Address

Kalamos island main village
Kálamos
F
31081
Greece

Description

Goal

The goal of our field volunteer program is to contribute to sustainable development in the area, and is part of the kalamos and Kastos sustainable development program.An important goal of this, is to help educate and inspire people from around the world with respect to sustainability and nature conservation. It is based in the Kalamos Island biological field station. Volunteers work on a pre-agreed plan with us based on the structure of our program.

It is possible for undergraduate and postgraduate thesis projects to be completed through participation in this program.


How it works

There are two ways you can participate in our work. The first is by participating in one of our pre-arrange activities for the field season. The second is to organize an activity for each volunteer individually in one of our thematic areas of work . 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 .

Our thematic areas are as follows:

• Sustainable agriculture and agroforestry

•Forest ecosystem Protection and Restoration

•Restoration of agricultural diversity

•Restoration of marine ecosystems

•Sustainable fisheries management

•Anthropogenic impacts on marine and terrestrial ecosystems

•Anthropogenic pollution measurement and reduction

•Wildlife monitoring and management

•Ecosystem monitoring

•Land use rights

•Marine tenure

•The economics of sustainable development

•Rights of use of natural resources

•Biocontrol of introduced species

•Social justice and related issues in natural resource management and sustainable development

•Applied animal and plant biological conservation

•Modelling of biological populations

•Marine ecology

•Plant ecology


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


1.Building the Kalamos Island 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 observations


More details on this for both our thematic areas, the pre-arranged activities and the structure of our Volunteer program, including our terms and conditions can be found in the rellevant part of our website

Fee Required

Benefits

  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available

Benefits

  • Groups
  • Families
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

contact@terrasylvestris.org
http://www.terrasylvestris.org/volunteering

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 .


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