Mountain Spirit Strategic EVS for Nature Conservation is a project involving several EVS short and long-term volunteer exchanges in Croatia, Kosovo, Serbia and Bulgaria. It aims at combining efforts of international volunteers and local people from mountainous/rural areas for nature conservation activities in protected areas or species. Moreover, we plan several complementary activities which will strengthen the capacity of organizations and volunteers for working on the topics and for cooperation with the respective organizations.

This project will involve more than 70 volunteers through European Voluntary Service and European Solidarity Corps in the next 2 years. By March, we will develop a new web-page where all information about the project, partners and volunteering opportunities will be gathered. Until then, calls for volunteers will be published on web-pages/blogs of the hosting organizations and European Youth Portal.

In 2018, we will open 2 long-term EVS projects. One in Kuterevo Bear Refuge (Croatia) for 8 months and the other one in Sharr Mountain (Kosovo) for 6 months. We will also open 5 short-term group EVS projects, in Kuterevo Bear Refuge with Velebit Association Kuterevo (Croatia), NP Sharr Mountain with GAIA (Kosovo), Vlahi Nature School (Bulgaria), NP Fruška Gora with Bird Protection and Study Society (Serbia) and Bear Sanctuary Prishtina with Four Paws (Kosovo).

The first calls for volunteers are open 🙂

For all EVS opportunities, interested volunteers should first fill in this on-line form and send their specific motivation letter and CV to the contact addresses of the respective hosting organizations (information available in the application form).

KUTEREVO BEAR REFUGE, Velebit Association Kuterevo (Croatia)

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CALL for long-term for 3 EVS in Kuterevo Bear Refuge (8 months, from March/April) can be found here: call for volunteers – deadline for applications 15th of February 2018

CALL for short-term group EVS in Kuterevo Bear Refuge (2 months, August-September) will be published soon – deadline for applications  15th of April 2018


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CALLS for long-term and short-term EVS in Sharr Mountain (Kosovo) can be found at GAIA Kosovo web-page