Protected Areas Management

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Experience a truly rewarding Protected Areas (PAs) programme in the unique, rich National Parks of the Epirus Region. Working closely with Park’s staff and inspiring environmentalists, volunteers undertake various field work and office duties to assist in the implementation of the Parks’ day-to-day Management and conservation efforts.

The project focuses strongly on learning and hands-on involvement in fieldwork and in the day by day management of a National Park that will allow volunteers to have a better understanding of the importance of the work being done.  As part of the Parks’ personnel here volunteers will be able to make valuable contributions to the management work being conducted by the Management Bodies and even universities.  Programme participants will become competent in many standard field techniques so that data collected can be used for conservation purposes. 

Our programmes are constantly evolving according to the needs on the ground at any given time. All the information displayed here will give you an overall feel for the project, but you should be prepared for any changes in the field when you travel. An evolving project means that we can constantly meet the needs and requirements of our host organisations.


Dedicated volunteer guesthouse


Protected Areas Management, Birds, vegetation, wildlife photography. Mountain landscapes, historical and archaeological sites.


3 Meals included (volunteers assist with the preparation of meals and dish washing)

Pick up Point

Ioannina airport or bus terminal

Duration & Fees
  • €1,350 – 1 month
  • €3,900 – 3 months
  • €7,200 - 6 months
  • €13,000 – 12 months

Please note: Above prices are not valid for European Volunteer Service (EVS) project participants

Start Dates

Volunteers can join throughout the year.

What is included?
  • Pre-departure support
  • Return transfers to and from Airport/ bus station
  • Arrival orientation
  • Constant mentoring, supervision, guidance and training from experienced scientists
  • Necessary project equipment and materials
  • Transfer to research area locations and/ or National Parks’ offices 
  • PAs management, biodiversity monitoring, public awareness courses (GPS training, Camera trap training, Wildlife identification etc.)
  • Weekly evaluation with your mentor
  • Final evaluation
  • Certification and summary of training and experience received
  • Confidential professional reference
  • Shared accommodation at the volunteer guesthouse
  • Three meals daily
  • Access to tea and coffee
  • Use of internet at the volunteer guesthouse
  • 24-hour emergency phone support
What is not included
  • International and domestic flights or bus tickets
  • Airport taxes
  • Medical and Travel insurance
  • Work/study Visa
  • Laundry services (inexpensive laundry can be found in the town)
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Zakynthos Nat.Park
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Axios-Aliakmonas Delta
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Prespa Nat. Park
Mount Olympus Park
Nestos-Vistonida Delta
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Ioannina-Metsovo, Gr
Tel: +30 6945373088
Bus.Hours: 9:00am–5:00pm M-F, GMT +2