Hosted by our Slovakian partner INEX, this long-running project focuses on the protection of plant and wild life on the banks of the Slatina River.         

                                                                       

WHAT WILL I BE DOING ON THIS PROJECT? 

The Slatinka Association was established in 1993 after the construction of the Slatinka water dam on the Slatina River. The association’s mission is to to protect the plant and wild life in and around the Slatina River. Many people left the village of Slatinka after the dam was built and so the Association hopes that preserving the River's natural beauty will encourage more people to visit and move into the local area. This project has now being running for 11 years. 

You will be helping in the garden behind the Eco Center, as well as some renovation work inside the Center. You'll also be cutting the grass, taking care of trees, cleaning the educational trail and helping at Lanice, close to the town of Zvolen. 

WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?

Slatinka is a little village near Zvolen located in Central Slovakia. The village is surrounded by beautiful nature with many touristic routes and hiking opportunities.

You will be staying at a local school called the Eco Center. The Center has an outdoor shower that requires participants to manually heat the water before each shower, and the toilets are dry (outhouses). There will not be access to running water, so water will be delivered or taken from a well pump for showers. Drinkable water will be provided by the local partner. On-site access to electricity is available. There are two bedrooms with mattresses, but a sleeping bag is required. Meals will be prepared by the volunteers themselves. The food will be mostly vegetarian.

WHAT ABOUT LEISURE TIME? 

Volunteers will have the opportunity to visit Zvolen, where there is a castle and other interesting historical sites.

On volunteering days, you'll be doing 4 hours of work in the morning and 2 in the afternoon. 

ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS? 

  • You must be 18+ to take part in this project

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