Many of our projects and activities would not have been possible without the effective and continuous help and support from our volunteers. Each year, people of all ages, originating from different social and professional backgrounds, join forces for one common cause: the conservation of Greece’s natural heritage! Our aim is to realize the potential that we all have to contribute substantially to the protection of the environment, to become “partners in the solution!”
Each year, hundreds of volunteers breath life and energy to our organization and offer invaluable services to nature conservation, by dedicating their precious time and participating in one of the following of WWF Greece’s volunteer teams:
Office work team – based at WWF Greece’s head office in Athens
This team offers important help to the efficient operation of our office. Tasks such as the preparation of awareness raising material, organization of the library, distribution of policy documents to the Parliament, data entry and database preparation are vital components of WWF Greece’s everyday operation. Free time during daily working hours (Monday – Friday between 10:00 – 18:00) is all we ask for!
Comprised primarily of professional translators or persons with good working knowledge and experience in translation, this team offers substantial contribution to the preparation of information and awareness raising material, the translation of policy documents and the communication of our work to WWF’s international network.
A unique experience that may change your life! Our field volunteers participate in summer camps and contribute to WWF Greece’s work in ecologically important areas, such as the mountains of Pindos, the forest of Dadia and Zakynthos. These volunteer projects take place during the summer and are addressed to young people aged 18-35. The main tasks undertaken by the field volunteers are path clearing, visitor awareness, construction of threatened bird nests, forest fire prevention and beach cleaning.
Young conservation volunteers in Dadia!
WWF Greece’s scientific team in Dadia welcomes volunteers, who come to Greece from all EU countries through the European Voluntary Service – EVS.
Each year, up to six young people are accommodated in Dadia and participate in conservation activities, such as the monitoring of vultures and the relation of raptors with windfarms. During their stay in Dadia, the volunteers learn Greek and participate in local cultural and environmental events. In some cases, volunteers design their own environmental project, always under the supervision and guidance from WWF’s local team.
Since 2003, WWF Greece has hosted more than 40 volunteers from 12 European countries.
The European Voluntary Service is part of the EU’s programme “Youth in Action” and is co-financed by the European Commission. Its aim is to promote tolerance and mutual understanding among young Europeans. The EVS is open to young people aged 18-30 who wish to offer their voluntary work for periods of 2-12 months in specific environmental, social or cultural projects.
For further information, please contact:
Jenny Lazarou, Public Participation Officer,