European Voluntary Service


Estonian Fund for Nature is hosting European Voluntary Service (EVS) volunteers from 2010. Until 2013 all the projects were funded by Youth in Action programme. Since 2014 EVS is funded by European Commission Erasmus+ programme. 

2010


In the summer we had our first EVS project “Co-Leader Estonian Conservation Camps”. From July until the end of September Ian Maclean from Scotland was our conservation holiday leader and contributed to organizing international conservation holidays. Ian was sent to Estonia by our partner organization in UK - British Trust for Conservation Volunteers (BTCV)

2011


We hosted Kareem Jones from UK for three months during the summer. Kareem helped to organize conservation holidays. The project was called “Co-Leader Estonian Conservation Camps”, and our partner was BTCV.


Take a look at the video of Kareem´s activities here >>>

2012


During the summer we hosted 4 EVS volunteers - Ioannis from Greece, Laurie from France, Gero from Italy and David from Scotland. They helped to organize and lead conservation holidays throughout the season. The project was called “La Team Estonia: European Volunteers for the Environment”, which was part of a bigger La Team programme coordinated by Conservation Volunteers Alliance (CVA).

Here´s a video of their experience in Estonia >>>

2013

We continued with participating in La Team programme and hosted Heloisé from France during four months in the summer. Héloise participated and helped to organize our conservation holidays.

You can read about Heloisé´s impressions from Karula and Osmussaare conservation holidays from here: InternationalWorkingHolidaysKarula.pdf

2014


From July until the end of October we were hosting 3 international volunteers - Laura from Spain, Thomas from France and Lea from Germany. Their main task were co-leading conservation holidays and doing practical conservation work.
The project is called “European Volunteers for Nature Conservation” and it is funded by Erasmus+ programme.

You can read about their impressions and adventures from here: http://estonianteam2014.wordpress.com/.



2015

From May until October, we are hostin international volunteers Marisol from Spain and Balint from Hungary. The project "European Volunteers for Nature Conservation" aims to give young peaople an experience to co-lead  conservation holidays and do practical conservation work. It is funded by Erasmus+ programme.

Take a look at our international team FB page and blog.