High School Students Volunteering for Nature

The second volunteer action within our project VOLUNTEER FOR NATURE, VOLUNTEER FOR YOURSELF has been successfully completed! After the volunteer action in May in the Krka National Park, where 100 meters of dry stone walls were renovated, our high school students went to Biokovo yesterday, November 5, 2018.

4 groups of young people, 3 locations in the Biokovo Nature Park, ie 21 students and users of the Center for Community Services Split, 3 teachers / educators, 3 project managers, 2 from the Park and 4 mentors from the Association Dragodid renovated dry stone walls, paths, sub-walls and educational boards in the Botanical Garden “Kotišina” in PP Biokovo. A total of 126 volunteer hours were done, and 15 meters of dry stone walls, 2 paths, an educational board and a sub-wall with a bench that will serve as a rest area were renovated.

The action involved the Craft Technical School Split, Ivan Lucic High School, Center for Community Services Split, Dragodid Association, Addiction Prevention League Split, Public Institution “Biokovo Nature Park” and the Association for Nature, Environment and Sustainable Development Sunce.

VOLUNTEER FOR NATURE, VOLUNTEER FOR YOURSELF! – school volunteer programs in protected areas of nature is a project that promotes and encourages the implementation of school volunteering programs in protected areas of nature and includes work on the development of social skills among young people. After a series of 3 educational workshops, our young volunteers began to actively participate in volunteer actions. So far, two have already been done, and actions are waiting for them in the Telašćica Nature Park and the Vrana Lake Nature Park. Each action has its own specifics, so young people will acquire different knowledge, skills and values related to volunteering, nature and sustainable development.

Sunce as the project coordinator for 24 months, in addition to the already mentioned partners, cooperates with the Public Institution “Krka National Park”, the Public Institution “Vrana Lake Nature Park” and the Public Institution “Telašćica Nature Park”.

The project is funded under the Operational Program “Effective Human Resources” 2014-2020 European Social Fund and co-financed by the Office for Non-Governmental Organizations of the Government of the Republic of Croatia.

The total amount of the project is: HRK 1,211,473.24.