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Bioluminescent Mushroom Researcher

Brazil   Nature reserves and national parks

IPBio is looking for a long-term volunteer who would focus on searching for new species of bioluminescent mushrooms; photographing them and finding the conditions that allows us to cultivate them in the lab.

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Tree Inventory and Monitoring (Eco-Volunteer)

Brazil   Nature reserves and national parks

Conduct a tree inventory of the reserve to understand the species and check the well-being of our forest. Support in other activites as an Eco-Volunteer.

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Photographers/Movie Producers:

Brazil   Nature reserves and national parks

Capture images and videos of nature and its wildlife to use in YouTube clips, documentaries or magazine publications.

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Website Developer

Brazil   Nature reserves and national parks

IPBio is looking for a web developer to add new content and features to our website, improve the aesthetics and organize the website's structure.

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Fundraising and Communications Manager

Brazil   Nature reserves and national parks

Raise awareness about the Biodiversity Research Institute and fundraise to support our projects.

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Volunteer Management Assistant

Brazil   Nature reserves and national parks

Coordinate volunteers activies, accompany them in their daily tasks and liaise with the staff to help run the program and give us feedback.

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Дизайн и иллюстрация (дистанционно)

Бежаницы, Россия   Nature reserves and national parks

Полистовскому заповеднику периодически требуется помощь волонтёров-иллюстраторов и дизайнеров в создании визуальных материалов, соответствующих фирменному стилю заповедника.

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"Виват Грузия" приглашает волонтёров!

Varjanisi, Грузия   Nature reserves and national parks

"Виват Грузия" - это культурно-оздоровительный туристический проект в 50 км от Батуми. Я, Нодар Беридзе, ищу людей, готовых поверить в мой проект и помочь мне воплотить его в жизнь!

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Ecofarm and Ecotourism opportunities to experience volunteer opportunity in Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya   Nature reserves and national parks

For Volunteers concerned about climate change, passionate about rural Community farming in Kenya, and ready to connect with the local community for interchange skills

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«Готов? Плывём!» Подготовка организаторов экологических мероприятий на воде

Вуокса, Россия   Nature reserves and national parks

Курс по подготовке организаторов экологических мероприятий на воде «Готов? Плывём!» Программа включает теоретическую (9 вэбинаров) и практическую подготовку (выезд выходного дня).

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Bioluminescent Mushroom Researcher

Brazil Nature reserves and national parks

The position entails active searching during both day and night, photographing mushrooms in the forest and at the research center, filming the development process, and testing various substrate compositions, temperatures and other factors that are conducive to the development of the mushrooms in the lab.

Bioluminescent mushrooms are only abundant during the summer when the humid conditions are favorable to their development. IPBio wishes to develop a protocol which allows us to grow them in the lab under controlled conditions so they are readily available all year long. This would allow: researchers to study them over longer periods; students on school trips to visualize the mushrooms during their winter trips (when they do not grow naturally) and potentially have an impact on tourism in Iporanga through initiatives such as the development of a “Museum of Bioluminescence”.

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Dec 31, 2023

LANGUAGE SKILLS

English,

Type of work

Volunteers work from 9am to 4pm during week days with an hour lunch break.

Our town is called the Cave Capital of Brazil so volunteers often visit our state parks to explore the caves. Hike into the dense forest and visits to waterfalls are also common activities. Bouy cross, big balloons, are used to drift down the rivers, some of the river route are 3 hours long! After work volunteers can swim on the reserve deck, organize dinners, watch movies, read and go wildlife watching. On the weekend we often have a barbeque or organize dinner at a restaurant. Often there are social events or parties in the community that volunteers can go to.

For more information, read our volunteer package on:
http://ipbio.org.br/wp-content/uploads/Volunteer-Package-IPBio-Celine-FINAL17-final.pdf

Conditions

Volunteers at IPBio are required to pay 550 reais per week (Jan 2018 Exchange Rate = 170 US dollars a week). Volunteers are expected to pay in reais and therefore the exchange rate above is only an approximation. This fee covers the volunteer’s accommodation, internet access and project costs.

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Tree Inventory and Monitoring (Eco-Volunteer)

Brazil Nature reserves and national parks

Tree Inventory:
We study the biodiversity in different areas of the reserve to assess forest well-being. In the process we can understand the distribution of fruit tree species which is particularly important for our partners at Celine Bird Release Center. Why? Imagine you are releasing a parrot which only eats a certain fruit and it only grows between June and July. Therefore you should only release this parrot during these months to ensure it has available food which will increase the chances of a successful release. Moreover, these birds are tagged and monitored after their reintroduction to the wild to ensure they are adapting well and therefore identifying fruit trees in the area will increase the likelihood of finding the bird to monitor their progress.

The tree inventory is part of a larger role named "Eco-Volunteer". The Eco-Volunteer role contains a range of activities which are conducted in a group. The majority of these tasks are field activities so this is for volunteers who like to be outside and enjoy physical activity. Not all these projects occur at the same time as various projects are seasonal. Tasks of an eco-volunteer are not limited to the roles below but we have listed the main areas that the eco-volunteer will participate in: Gardening/Reserve Maintenance; Mushroom Inventory; Tadpole Research; Bird Inventory; Mammal Monitoring using Cameratraps; Fish Inventory; Literature Research; Communications Support; Creative/Arts & Crafts projects and much more.

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Dec 31, 2023

LANGUAGE SKILLS

English,

Type of work

Volunteers work from 9am to 4pm during week days with an hour lunch break.

Our town is called the Cave Capital of Brazil so volunteers often visit our state parks to explore the caves. Hike into the dense forest and visits to waterfalls are also common activities. Bouy cross, big balloons, are used to drift down the rivers, some of the river route are 3 hours long! After work volunteers can swim on the reserve deck, organize dinners, watch movies, read and go wildlife watching. On the weekend we often have a barbeque or organize dinner at a restaurant. Often there are social events or parties in the community that volunteers can go to.

For more information, read our volunteer package on:
http://ipbio.org.br/wp-content/uploads/Volunteer-Package-IPBio-Celine-FINAL17-final.pdf

Conditions

Volunteers at IPBio are required to pay 550 reais per week (Jan 2018 Exchange Rate = 170 US dollars a week). Volunteers are expected to pay in reais and therefore the exchange rate above is only an approximation. This fee covers the volunteer’s accommodation, internet access and project costs.

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Photographers/Movie Producers:

Brazil Nature reserves and national parks

The Biodiversity Observatory OBBIO - is a network of video cameras that record the fauna and flora 24 hours a day, generating films and content for use in research and education. The dream is to make wildlife monitoring accessible to everyone by placing it online allowing with anyone interest to participate in conservation efforts. Moreover, if the model works and other NGO, National Parks and Research Institutes use the same technology they can link their networks to transfer images, videos and knowledge seemlessly. Therefore OBBIO also seeks to establish partnerships with individuals, businesses and institutions wishing to conduct online monitoring of fauna and flora in other regions of the country. Our videos have been used on the Discovery Channel and are regularly published on our YouTube channel. People interested in adding content to the database or can put the content to good use in clips, documentaries or magazine publications are welcome. Anyone with editing or digital ar skills would be of great help also.

You can work closely with our biologist and photographer to join them on expeditions to capture the images or to set up the camera traps in the forest. They can provide you with important information about what species are endangered, what are the major cause that driving extinction and the current models for conservation.

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Dec 31, 2023

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Type of work

Volunteers work from 9am to 4pm during week days with an hour lunch break.

Our town is called the Cave Capital of Brazil so volunteers often visit our state parks to explore the caves. Hike into the dense forest and visits to waterfalls are also common activities. Bouy cross, big balloons, are used to drift down the rivers, some of the river route are 3 hours long! After work volunteers can swim on the reserve deck, organize dinners, watch movies, read and go wildlife watching. On the weekend we often have a barbeque or organize dinner at a restaurant. Often there are social events or parties in the community that volunteers can go to.

For more information, read our volunteer package on:
http://ipbio.org.br/wp-content/uploads/Volunteer-Package-IPBio-Celine-FINAL17-final.pdf

Conditions

Volunteers at IPBio are required to pay 550 reais per week (Jan 2018 Exchange Rate = 170 US dollars a week). Volunteers are expected to pay in reais and therefore the exchange rate above is only an approximation. This fee covers the volunteer’s accommodation, internet access and project costs.

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Website Developer

Brazil Nature reserves and national parks

IPBio is looking for a web developer to add new content and features to our website (blog), improve the aesthetics (photo gallery), and organize the website structure (layout). We are looking for people with education and/or experience with website development. Our website uses Wordpress so experience using this format would be a plus.You can work inside our center or outside on the porch. The internet connection is very good, considering we are in the forest, and you will receive support by our team. We will provide you with an overview of what we were hoping the website will look like, but you can also bring in your own ideas. Yet we may go through a process of drafting and the final decision of what to publish, which is finally IPBio's decision.

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Dec 31, 2023

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Type of work

Volunteers work from 9am to 4pm during week days with an hour lunch break.

Our town is called the Cave Capital of Brazil so volunteers often visit our state parks to explore the caves. Hike into the dense forest and visits to waterfalls are also common activities. Bouy cross, big balloons, are used to drift down the rivers, some of the river route are 3 hours long! After work volunteers can swim on the reserve deck, organize dinners, watch movies, read and go wildlife watching. On the weekend we often have a barbeque or organize dinner at a restaurant. Often there are social events or parties in the community that volunteers can go to.

For more information, read our volunteer package on:
http://ipbio.org.br/wp-content/uploads/Volunteer-Package-IPBio-Celine-FINAL17-final.pdf

Conditions

Volunteers at IPBio are required to pay 550 reais per week (Jan 2018 Exchange Rate = 170 US dollars a week). Volunteers are expected to pay in reais and therefore the exchange rate above is only an approximation. This fee covers the volunteer’s accommodation, internet access and project costs.

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Fundraising and Communications Manager

Brazil Nature reserves and national parks

Volunteers can help with raising international awareness about the Institute and developing our communications by:

1) Improving the website - web design, additional content, website translations

2) Social media - targeted messaging, blogs, Facebook posts

3) Creating videos - to recruit volunteers, display our infrastructure and inform people about our work

4) Attempt to attract more volunteers by posting adverts, like this one, on various volunteer websites

5) Contacting universities to organize courses or set up agreements to develop our internship program

6) Promote and market our Ebooks on biodiversity and wildlife

7) Develop and implement strategies to increase funds by partnering with institutions, companies and other NGO´s

8) Help us acquire donated equipment such as audio recording equipment that can help develop our research projects

Volunteers can also take part in fundraising efforts for the Institute using our profile on an online fundraising platform called Global Giving. Ensuring the long-term financial sustainability of the NGO is critical to the longevity of existing programs and can allow us to develop new projects. Come help us let the world know why we want to preserve our forests!

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Dec 31, 2023

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Type of work

Volunteers work from 9am to 4pm during week days with an hour lunch break.

Our town is called the Cave Capital of Brazil so volunteers often visit our state parks to explore the caves. Hike into the dense forest and visits to waterfalls are also common activities. Bouy cross, big balloons, are used to drift down the rivers, some of the river route are 3 hours long! After work volunteers can swim on the reserve deck, organize dinners, watch movies, read and go wildlife watching. On the weekend we often have a barbeque or organize dinner at a restaurant. Often there are social events or parties in the community that volunteers can go to.

For more information, read our volunteer package on:
http://ipbio.org.br/wp-content/uploads/Volunteer-Package-IPBio-Celine-FINAL17-final.pdf

Conditions

Volunteers at IPBio are required to pay 550 reais per week (Jan 2018 Exchange Rate = 170 US dollars a week). Volunteers are expected to pay in reais and therefore the exchange rate above is only an approximation. This fee covers the volunteer’s accommodation, internet access and project costs.

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Volunteer Management Assistant

Brazil Nature reserves and national parks

IPBio is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator to support in the expansion of our volunteer program that is willing to stay for a minimum period of 3 months. IPBio currently has 2 full-time staff member dedicated to the management of the volunteer program, however, with the increasing numbers of volunteers interested in participating in our programs we are looking for a Volunteer Coordinator who can support the Volunteer Manager in organizing the daily tasks of volunteers.

- Coordinating volunteers in their diverse daily activities
- Ensuring the well-being of the volunteers
- Supervising the organization and cleanliness of the volunteer house
- Organizing weekend activities for the volunteers
- Hosting events/dinners and providing entertainment for volunteers
- Administrating the volunteer program
- Reporting concerns and intermediating requests to management
- Coordinating group activities like Garden Day´s
- Supporting in the preparation of material that provides exposure to the program such as volunteer videos, ads and updates on social media

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Dec 31, 2023

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Type of work

Volunteers work from 9am to 4pm during week days with an hour lunch break.

Our town is called the Cave Capital of Brazil so volunteers often visit our state parks to explore the caves. Hike into the dense forest and visits to waterfalls are also common activities. Bouy cross, big balloons, are used to drift down the rivers, some of the river route are 3 hours long! After work volunteers can swim on the reserve deck, organize dinners, watch movies, read and go wildlife watching. On the weekend we often have a barbeque or organize dinner at a restaurant. Often there are social events or parties in the community that volunteers can go to.

For more information, read our volunteer package on:
http://ipbio.org.br/wp-content/uploads/Volunteer-Package-IPBio-Celine-FINAL17-final.pdf

Conditions

Volunteers at IPBio are required to pay 550 reais per week (Jan 2018 Exchange Rate = 170 US dollars a week). Volunteers are expected to pay in reais and therefore the exchange rate above is only an approximation. This fee covers the volunteer’s accommodation, internet access and project costs.

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Дизайн и иллюстрация (дистанционно)

Бежаницы, Россия Nature reserves and national parks

Необходимо создавать иллюстрации и дизайн-макеты, которые будут использоваться для оформления помещений заповедника, информационных стендов на экологических маршрутах, полиграфической и сувенирной продукции.

Для волонтера это отличная возможность пополнить портфолио реальными проектами, и получить положительные рекомендации от администрации заповедника.

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Apr 10, 2024

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Type of work

Conditions

Основная работа ведётся дистанционно. Возможен приезд волонтёра (на срок до 1 недели) при наличии собственного ноутбука с необходимыми для работы программами.

Во время нахождения в заповеднике волонтёр размещается в одном из гостевых домов (в д. Цевло/д. Гоголево). Размещение в 2-4-местных номерах, душ и туалет на этаже, полностью оборудованная кухня. Проживание за счёт заповедника, питание — самостоятельно.

Во время пребывания участники программы смогут бесплатно посетить экскурсии заповедника, познакомиться с природой Полистовского края и его историей.

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"Виват Грузия" приглашает волонтёров!

Varjanisi, Грузия Nature reserves and national parks

Ежегодно в Грузию приезжают миллионы туристов и деловых людей. Этот гостеприимный край знаменит природными красотами, чистым воздухом, великолепным вином и колоритной кухней. "Виват Грузия" - это культурно-оздоровительный туристический комплекс в Аджарии, который призван показать такую Грузию путешественникам.

Сейчас проект только начинает развиваться, поэтому мне нужна воодушевлённая, бодрая команда, благодаря которой мы сможем уже в ближайшее время открыть туристический сезон!

У нас много работы, друзья!
Я много запланировал. Вот список дел:

1. Создание сайта, соцсетей, текстов и видеороликов для продвижения проекта и поиска волонтёров и гостей;
2. Ландшафтные работы – очистка территорий от сорняков, кустов, камней;
3. Создание трекинговой тропы в горах (1700 метров н.у.м.),
4. Создание смотровых площадок и мест для кемпинга;
5. Работы по доставке стройматериалов от автомобильной дороги до базы;
6. Строительство домов, помостов для палаток и подсобных помещений;
7. Посадка виноградника, деревьев и цветов;
8. Оформление этно-спортивной аллеи.

Если вы готовы стать частью моей команды, если специализируетесь в вышеперечисленных делах или же хотите этому научиться, пишите мне, и мы вместе создадим это потрясающее место! Виват, Грузия!

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Dec 31, 2025

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Русский,

Type of work

Планирование каждой недели и дня проводится заранее: 5 дней работы и 2 отдыха; ежедневно физическая нагрузка – до обеда, умственно-эмоциональная – после обеда.
Ориентировочный режим дня:
Рабочее время – ежедневно с 7:00 до 9:00 и с 10:00 до 13:00.
Завтрак – 9:00-10:00, обед – 14:30, ужин – 19:00.

Conditions

Бытовые условия на проекте пока спартанские.
Волонтёру будет предоставлено:
- спальное место в доме, постельное бельё;
- горячий душ и туалетная комната;
- мобильный интернет по необходимости.

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Ecofarm and Ecotourism opportunities to experience volunteer opportunity in Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya Nature reserves and national parks

This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
- Age 14+ high School and university student volunteers coming for attachment and internship.
- Professionals
- Couples coming to give back to the community
- volunteers coming as a Families
- Volunteers coming in Groups for mission trips and team building while helping the poor with shelter, food, and basic needs like clothing donations
- volunteers who are 50+ coming to give back after their retirements.
- Also volunteers on Wheel Chairs, we have programs they can help on training

Our program is designed especially for those who want to experience the life of rural and slums community farming, climate change, and other sustainable activities such as organic farming, Reforestation, and Working with art and educational programs for the children living in and around the community. It is also a great opportunity to meet people from around the world who constantly visit us, and exchange experiences.

Your experience volunteering with us will not only allow you to positively impact the world, but you will also have the opportunity to become fully immersed in Kenyan culture. Currently, we have projects ongoing in Nairobi, as well as in both the Kibera and Mathare Slums, the counties of Kisii, Samburu, and Migori, Mombasa, the Masai Land, and the Northeastern part of Kenya

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Dec 21, 2026

LANGUAGE SKILLS

English,

Type of work

Daily program/ Timetable

Volunteer work is for only 4 1/2 hours in the morning every day, in the afternoon, we have free activities such as sports, Kenya traditional dance classes, traditional cooking classes, and sports. Weekends are made for exploring our country with our local volunteers and other overseas volunteers and safaris. But during weekdays, that how your timetable will look like;

6:00 am - if you are feeling motivated, you are welcome to join the daily meditation/morning exercise running for some KM / GMY
8:00 am - We serve a delicious and healthy breakfast
9:00 am - 13:30 pm - Volunteer work
14:00pm to 18:00pm - Complementary activities ( free time activities stated below)
4:00 pm - Yoga class, and learn Kenyan traditional songs, Dances, and cooking that will make you love Kenya even more, including our local Swahili language if interested. The classes are suitable for all levels and usually last about an hour and a half.
8:00 pm - Dinner is served

Conditions

Volunteer Fee required
$35 per day
- (60%-80%) of volunteer fees is to take care of you while staying with us, sent to Host families/ Volunteer house management
- (10% - 20%) goes to project Donations that you will be participating
- (10-30%) goes to Local Country Office Expenses/Staffs for your facilitation.

In Summary, Fee includes
- Accommodation (host family)
- Airport Pick up/Transfer
- Program Orientation
- In-country support
- Certificate of completion
- Fundraising ideas and letters
- Discount for returning volunteers
- Breakfast and Dinner
-Hospital Transport (If needed we provide for free at any time)
- First aid support if needed

Not included in the fee:
- Drop off ( will be charged only USD 20 )
- Laundry (5 USD/week)
- Local SIM card you need to purchase
- Weekend Tour
-Volunteer T-shirt
- First Aid Support
- Visas
- Airfare
- Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
- Daily transportation
- Airport return transfer

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«Готов? Плывём!» Подготовка организаторов экологических мероприятий на воде

Вуокса, Россия Nature reserves and national parks

📚Старт программы в апреле.
➡Участие БЕСПЛАТНО.
✅Специальная подготовка не требуется.

Программа включает теоретическую и практическую подготовку.

🔷В апреле и мае участники пройдут online-обучение из 9 вебинаров. Занятия будут проходить 1 раз в неделю, в вечернее время. Активисты, которые специализируются на лодочных эко-походах, поделятся своим многолетним опытом.
По итогам каждого вебинара сдаётся тест.

🔷В июне и июле будет 8 выездов выходного дня на острова Вуоксы и Ладоги. Участникам необходимо будет выбрать одну из смен для прохождения практики. В группах по 20 человек участники пройдут "живые" уроки и попробуют себя в роли руководителя.

В программе обучения:
✅ Особенности лодочного эко-похода, техника безопасности на воде и первая помощь
✅ Раздельный сбор на природе
✅ Логистика водного эко-похода
✅ Организация и проведение природоохранного мероприятия на воде
✅ Привлечение и работа с волонтёрами
✅ Организация зон отдыха на водных объектах
✅ Работа с отдыхающими и местным населением
✅ Социальные сети и взаимодействие со СМИ
✅ Мотивирующий вебинар для будущих лидеров

Готов? Плывём!

🟢 Запись https://events.webinar.ru/course-info/WelcomOnBoat

❓Вопросы можно задать в теме для обсуждения https://vk.com/topic-61590528_47186602

Возраст участников 18+

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Apr 15, 2021

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Type of work

Курс по подготовке организаторов экологических мероприятий на воде «Готов? Плывём!» от проекта ЧистаяВуокса.

Если вы хотите видеть природу чистой и хотите, но боитесь и не знаете с чего начать и как организовать свое мероприятие, то присоединяйтесь к проекту - теоретическая онлайн-подготовка в апреле и мае и практика по выходным дням в июне и июле в Ладожских шхерах и на Вуоксе (Ленинградская область)
Все подробности тут https://vk.com/4istaya_vuoksa?w=wall-61590528_7010

Conditions

В апреле и мае участники пройдут online-обучение из 9 вебинаров. Занятия будут проходить 1 раз в неделю, в вечернее время. Активисты, которые специализируются на лодочных эко-походах, поделятся своим многолетним опытом.
По итогам каждого вебинара сдаётся тест.

🔷В июне или июле участникам необходимо будет выбрать одну из смен выходного дня для прохождения практики на островах Вуоксы и Ладоги. В группах по 20 человек участники пройдут "живые" уроки и попробуют себя в роли руководителя.

В программе обучения:
✅ Особенности лодочного эко-похода, техника безопасности на воде и первая помощь
✅ Раздельный сбор на природе
✅ Логистика водного эко-похода
✅ Организация и проведение природоохранного мероприятия на воде
✅ Привлечение и работа с волонтёрами
✅ Организация зон отдыха на водных объектах
✅ Работа с отдыхающими и местным населением
✅ Социальные сети и взаимодействие со СМИ
✅ Мотивирующий вебинар для будущих лидеров

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