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Albania International volunteers

Balkans Peace Park Project

We are looking for motivated volunteers to continue the work of last year, supporting a summer programme in the Albanian Alps. Volunteers join with partner charity, Balkans Peace Park Project (B3P), a UK registered charity, who work partnership with non-government organisations across Albania, Montenegro and Kosovo/a to develop sustainable tourism opportunities. The area has suffered considerable outmigration of young people in recent years and B3P is working with young people to improve their employment prospects. Located within the beautiful and remote area, volunteers will stay in a local guest house and will have the opportunity to spend free time hiking or just relaxing. Depending on volunteer’s skills and interests they can support the community in Lepushe with a range of summer activities.

Volunteer role(s):

  • Sports coaching with young people - soccer; volleyball and cricket plus more!;
  • Support English language classes;
  • Run environmental activities including tourism trail management in the region;

Project location: Lepushe, Albania

Project dates: 28th July – 13th August 2017 (approx.)

2 weeks

Team size: 9

Cost: from £650 (actual cost is £750 but all first time volunteers will receive a £100 bursary towards a European international volunteering project). Inc. all travel, accommodation and food.

Fundraising: In addition to the fees each volunteer has to raise a minimum of £100 which will be donated to the reserve to support B3P programmes and resources for the volunteering.

Information sessions:

Tuesday 18 October 2016, Macaulay Hall 111, Headingley Campus  16:30 - 17:00

Wednesday 19 October 2016,The Gateway, Leslie Silver Building, City Campus, 16:00 - 16:30

Selection event: November 2016

Application deadline: 18 November 2016

Useful links:

Apply now

Click here to apply and follow our step by step guide to applying through InPlace below.

Step by Step guide PDF

Albania 2017 Volunteer Information PDF