Project outline

Training I in Rumänien ExkursionProject title: EU-Multilateral Project „Volunteer Management in European Parks“

Project number: 510767-LLP-1-2010-1-DE-GRUNDTVIG-GMP

Duration: November 2010 – October 2013

Project partners: See list

Main aims:

  • highly skilled volunteer coordinators in European protected areas who can deliver effective opportunities for people to volunteer in protected areas, sustainable high quality and efficient volunteer management in protected areas,
  • learning opportunities for volunteers, park staff and hosting protected areas that enhance practical and vocational skills, communication, inter-personal and project organisation skills, opportunities for volunteers und park staff to broaden their horizons in educational and cultural terms,
  • promotion of the culture of active citizenship (volunteering in parks as active and creative means of being European citizens),
  • higher park and public awareness about the value of volunteering,
  • higher quality and acceptance of informal lifelong learning through volunteering.

Common activities:

  • international workshops for volunteer coordinators in parks,
  • compilation of learning material for volunteer coordinators,
  • international exchange of volunteers in parks and park staff,
  • elaboration of quality standards for volunteer management in European parks,
  • research on the impact of volunteering in protected areas,
  • communication and dissemination.