EVS in Environmental Education

Deadline: 25 January 2017
Open to: candidates aged 18-30 with motivation to work with children and live in the rural environment
Venue: May – October 2017, Reggio Emilia, Italy


Ostello dei Balocchi is looking for two volunteers. The two volunteers will be involved in environmental education activities within the hosting organization:

  • Assist in the creation of eco-sustainable touristic path for visitors, with the goal of widening the offer for foreign visitors;
  • Assist in the preparation and implementation of didactic workshops for primary school students;
  • Design and implement didactic workshops proposed by themselves;
  • Provide assistance during excursions with donkeys, trekking and summer camps;
  • Provide assistance to the staff for daily activities: welcoming of the guests, in particular foreign ones, cleaning of the hostel and of the surrounding area, performing small maintenance, supporting farming activities;
  • Provide assistance in the care of donkeys: not only feeding and cleaning but in terms of creating a positive creation with the animals;
  • Participate in meetings in the secondary schools of the area, to promote Erasmus+ programme;
  • Support the implementation of Youth Exchanges;
  • Support the communication of the association, also at International level;
  • Participate in the creation of an online guide on the project run by Legambiente Ligonchio.


  • Aged 18-30;
  • Ready to live for a long time in a rural environment;
  • Love nature and animals and open-air activities;
  • Ready to perform tasks in close relation with donkeys such as excursions;
  • Strong motivation in working with children and be ready to follow the association’s code of conduct when working with them;
  • Past experiences in socio-educational context and in volunteer work are appreciated;
  • Available in May – October 2017.


  • The travel costs will be reimbursed up to a certain amount allocated by the European Commission;
  • Accommodation, food and tickets for the local transports are provided by the host organization;
  • The volunteer will also receive pocket money monthly.

How to apply?

To apply for this project please send an email including your CV with photo, motivation letter and this questionnaire filled in English, untill the 25th of January at martina@associazionejoint.org.

More information in the official call.

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