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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
We are looking for male and female sports coaching volunteers to run a variety of sports with young people, for example: cricket, football, rugby, boxing or other sport that our volunteers may have experience of.

Tourism, hospitality and marketing 
Volunteers with creative or digital marketing skills to create a promotion video of the local culture, for example, showcasing local musicians, and supporting local accommodation providers to create menus, increase social media capacity, and help to set up a food trail using local produce.

English conversation practice
Support a range of ages with English practice.

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.

Selection event: Tuesday 29 November 2016 (4pm - 6pm)

Application deadline: EXTENDED***Friday 25 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

Application problems

Having problems accessing InPlace? Please email us on volunteering@leedsbeckett.ac.uk or ring 0113 8129295 with your name and student ID number. We will have a look at the system and help you with the application process. Thank you

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