GAIA is looking for coordinator of a group EVS in Sharr mountain

In summer GAIA is hosting a group of 12 EVS volunteers in Brezovica for a month within the Mountain spirit project and we are a looking for a person to coordinate the group, to work with GAIA’s team on program and content, to take care of logistics and administrative stuff. The group EVS will be focused on documenting biodiversity and nature of Sharr mountain.


Mountain Spirit is a Strategic EVS project run by several partners from the Balkans and coordinated by Velebit Association Kuterevo from Croatia.

GAIA Kosovo (branch of Service Civil International /SCI/) is one of the organizations which will host short term and long term volunteers interested in nature conservation. From 21st of July until 19th of August, we will host 12 volunteers from different European countries in Brezovica in Sharr Mountains. Description of the volunteering project can be seen here.

Besides group EVS, GAIA is already hosting 4 volunteers and is planning to organize different events related to nature, art, youth and culture within Balkan LyNKS project. More than 40 young enthusiasts and a team of volunteers will be doing research, documentation, art, clean up actions and organization of BREfest 2.0.

At this moment, we are looking for a person who is willing to spend at least month and a half in Brezovica and to coordinate 12 volunteers through EVS project.


It would be ideally that this person:

  • is involved and active in GAIA or at least took part in some of the activities
  • has basic experience in nature conservation / environmental protection
  • has experience in working with volunteers and international groups of youngsters
  • has good knowledge of English and at least basic knowledge of Albanian or Serbian
  • can work in international team, has good communication skills, sense of initiative and is flexible and open to work in dynamic and challenging situations
  • has solid knowledge about EVS and Erasmus+ program or is willing to learn

Tasks for the Mountain Spirit EVS coordinator in Sharr mountain will be the following:

  • preparation of the infosheet, program and activities
  • regular meetings with the program team, reporting and initiating activities
  • daily coordination of the volunteers
  • providing support to volunteers for realization of activities, organization of free time and travel
  • preparing report (narrative and financial) of the activity after it is realized

We would prefer to engage someone from GAIA, rather than from outside world :), but if you see yourself as someone who could support Sharr program and EVS group, please feel free to apply.

Those who are interested should send their Cover letter and CV to before 25th of May 2018. Cover letter should include information on motivation, experience, skills, expectations and similar.

EVS coordiantor will have accommodation covered through the project and honorarium of at least 300 EUR per month (brutto); maximum duration of engagement will be 2 months (July and August), but we are open for different agreements.

For any questions, do not hesitate to ask… (contact Mira Popova at


Sharr mountain is looking for an EVS volunteer from Croatia for 4 months

GAIA is looking for one EVS volunteer from Croatia to join activities who will join activities for documenting biodiversity of Sharr National Park and dedicate time, energy and inspiration for protecting this unique mountain. Volunteer service starts in June 2018 and will last for 4 months until the end of September.

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.

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More than 70 people between 18 and 30 years will volunteer from 2 weeks to 8 months in the mountains of Croatia, Kosovo, Serbia and Bulgaria in the upcoming 2 years. More information will be available on the project website.

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Detailed description of the EVS opportunity and some info about the project you can find in the attached call for volunteers.

If you are interested to apply, you have to fill in the online form choosing the option “4-month long EVS in Sharr Mountain (Kosovo)” and sending CV and specific motivation letter to gaia.kosovo [at] with the subject Sharr_volunteers_long-term_[your name].

Looking forward to your applications!

Call for EVS volunteers with SCI Catalunya and IAL Sweden

SCI Catalunya and SCI Sweden, our partner organizations within the network of Service Civil International (, opened a call for EVS (European Voluntary Service) volunteers.

What is EVS?

European Voluntary Service is a program that allows young people between 17 and 30 years old to be volunteers for up to 1 year abroad. The European Commission through the Erasmus+ program provides funding for covering basic costs of the volunteer (accommodation, food, pocket money, insurance). The be an EVS volunteer is a learning experience, based on non-formal and informal learning. It is not a job or an internship, however it helps young people to grow, to become more active, to learn a new language, have intercultural experience and gain new skills. More about EVS you can read here.

The projects (2 in Catalonia and 1 in Sweden) are open for applying to volunteers from all around Europe and the selection will be done by the hosting organizations. GAIA can be sending organization only to young people residents of Kosovo. Below you can find further information about the projects, deadlines and how to apply.

Volunteering in Catalonia – 4 volunteer positions in 2 different projects

A) 2 motivated volunteers to support the work of SCI Catalunya’s office

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  • When: September 2018 – September 2019
  • Where: El Raval, Barcelona

More info here!

The candidates should fill this form.


B) 2 volunteers highly interested in sustainable development and easily adaptable for Associació pel Desenvolupament Local i Alternatiu – Can Pipirimosca (ADeLA).



  • When: End of July 2018 – End of January 2019
  • Where: Valls, Tarragona

More info here!

The candidates should fill this form

The application deadline for both projects is January 9th. The interested volunteers should fill in the specific form and send a CV + motivation letter (in Catalan, Spanish or English) to with a copy to (only for people, residents of Kosovo).


Volunteering with SCI Sweden – 1 volunteer for 1 project

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SCI Sweden is urgently looking for a an EVS-volunteer who wants to spend a year on the
lovely island of Gotland, live in an eco-collective and in the meanwhile help us to do
placement, advertise our NGO around Sweden, to have contact with our local partners and to represent SCI Sweden on several international meetings and finally, to organise their own peace-project! The volunteer service starts in February, by attending the Placement officer training, and ends a little after our Annual meeting in December 2018.

Detailed information about the project you can find in the Call for EVS volunteers in SCI Sweden

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If you are interested to apply send your CV and motivation letter (following the guidelines in the call) to We will forward it to our partners, who will do the selection among all the candidates from around the world.

Apply as soon as possible, since the interviews with short-listed candidates are to happen within the first two weeks of January.


Call for EVS volunteers in Switzerland

SCI Switzerland is looking for 12 long term EVS volunteers for 6 different projects in 2018-2019 (see exact dates in the description of each project).

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EVS stands for European Voluntary Service. It is a program which allows young people between 17 and 30, to volunteer up to 1 year abroad. Within EVS the travel expenses, accommodation, food, local transportation, health insurance, language lessons and monthly allowance are covered and financed by the European Commission. More information about EVS you can find here.

Read carefully the projects and in case you feel like one of them is for you, apply through sending your CV and motivation letter to In case you are interested in more than one of the project, keep in mind that the motivation letter should be specific for each project. Deadlines for applying:

  • October 5th 2017 for A5 and A6.
  • October 31st 2017 for A1, A2, A3 and A4

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