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Terra Sylvestris Field volunteer program: Learn how to monitoring endangered animals and plants and about permaculture in the islands of Kalamos and Kastos in Greece
The goal of our field volunteer program is to contribute to sustainable development in the area, and is part of the Kalamos and Kastos sustainable development program. An important goal of this, is to help educate and inspire people from around the world with respect to sustainability and nature conservation. It is based in the Kalamos Island biological field station. Volunteers work on a pre-agreed plan with us based on the structure of our program.
How it works: There are two ways you can participate in our work. The first is by participating in one of our pre-arrange activities for the field season. The second is to organize an activity for each volunteer individually in one of our thematic areas of work . We work out a pre-agreed plan on an individual volunteer basis which can include a mixture of activities both pre-arranged and an individual basis one in one of our thematic areas . We currently have three pre-arranged activities. These are: 1.Building the Kalamos Island Eco-community and experimental organic fruit and vegetable farm 2.Feral cat monitoring program for Kalamos ,Kastos and their satellite islands 3.Marine ecosystems monitoring program More details on this for both our thematic areas, the pre-arranged activities and the structure of our volunteer program, including our terms and conditions, can be found in the relevant information documents in the field volunteering web page of our website.
Volunteer selection process: We operate on a non-discriminatory policy basis. People of all ages 18 or above can potentially join the program provided they can show the relative commitment and ethos. We try our best to fit what we do to the individual volunteer. We don’t separate people based on gender, ethnic origin, sexual orientation or religious belief. Commitment to our cause is an essential characteristic of any volunteer. For us the ideal volunteer is a person that can turn a problem into a success. We have a two stage application process whereby following the first stage of the application process of sending the form, a second stage follows where a live interview is held via Skype, telephone or in person.