bulgaristanThe Bona Fides Association and the Dutch organization „Vlahi Nature School” are looking for the   „Volunteers for a School,Volunteers for Nature’   project. The Applications (CV and cover letter) and applications should be sent to: mariachiara@bonafides.pl and natureschool@vlahi.org . In the title of the email, please write: „EVS in Bulgaria – application”

Receiving organization: Vlahi Nature School

Location  : Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

Deadline : 10.02.2019

Duration : 6 months

Mobility period:  15.02.2019 – 15.08.2019

Organization and place:  Nature School Foundation is based in Vlahi village, Kresna municipality, Southwest Bulgaria (map here: https://goo.gl/u9DTqz)

Vlahi village is small and abandoned village with only 7 permanent inhabitants, but with local people taking care of their gardens and coming to spend a weekend in the nature. There are three NGOs operating there. The nearest town Kresna is 9 km far from the village. The village is at the foot of Pirin National Park (UNESCO World heritage object). The climate is Continental-Mediterranean.

The volunteer will be based in Blagoevgrad, a small university town situated 40 kilometers from the school, with the opportunity to spend any amount of time in the Nature School in Vlahi.




Tasks of the volunteers (detailed description here):

  1. Development of information and educational materials;
  2. Workshops at Kresna school / library club on nature protection topics;
  3. Permaculture gardening / elements, workshops;
  4. Support for the “Save the Kresna Gorge” and “Save Pirin” campaigns with the NGO coalition, Za Zemiata / Bankwatch / FoE / WWF;
  5. Develop strong English comprehension, writing and communication skills.

Pocket money: per month, the amount fixed for Bulgaria – 3 Euro per day received in the beginning of the month

Insurance: The volunteer will be insured by the CIGNA insurance plan.

Supervision and support: The hosting organization will provide supervision on a distance, since the supervisor is not living in Blagoevgrad, but could be always available on phone, skype, e-mail. The mentor of the volunteers is living in Blagoevgrad.


Profile of the volunteer: 

English speaking; mountain and outdoor lover; previous experience with activities, related to nature protection and environmental education or desire and motivation to develop in this field; initiative and independent; ability to work in a team; with communication skills and open for learning new things.

Students in natural sciences (biology, forestry, veterinary medicine etc.), people, who like to be outside.

Driving license if possible.