Surrounded by picturesque nature and the river canyon Djetinja, numerous bikes and walking trails, the town of Uzice is increasingly visited by environmentally conscious tourists, nature lovers and young travellers who want to explore small towns in Serbia. Volunteers will participate in a photo safari in the protected nature area of Djetinja Gorge and they will build hiking trail that leads to the stunning viewpoints above the town. Volunteers in this workcamp will mainly be focusing on two things:
– They will help build a hiking trail from Zabucje to Djetinja gorge by clearing debris away and superfluous vegetation.
– Making photos and videos for promotion of protected nature area and hiking trail. Special themes for photography will be announced every day.
Excursions will be organized for volunteers where they will also take photos of nature and cultural monuments.
The volunteers can expect some heavy lifting, clearing the bushes and garbage, in order to prepare hiking trails. The international volunteers will work around 6/7 hours per day. During free time the volunteers will have the opportunity to explore the area, visit cultural events, etc.
Please note that flexibility and adaptability are required, and there might be some physically demanding work from time to time. Be ready to work with locals and to get familiar with local customs. We expect the locals to get involved too, as they have already started asking about you, our international volunteers!
In a student campus in a 4-bed rooms with shared toilets and showers. The volunteers will prepare meals from ingredients provided by the organizer.
The city of Uzice in western Serbia is geographically located in the middle of the world-famous tourist attractions such as Mokra Gora, Drvengrad, the National Park Tara, Zlatibor, Sirogojno, Drina River House etc. The city is just the step away from the untouched nature and is ideal for an active vacation, cycling, paragliding, climbing etc. Uzice has significant cultural and historical heritage, starting from its mention in the writings of Dubrovnik from the 14th century whose witness is a medieval fortification “Stari Grad” which still stands on the hillside of the city, offering outstanding views over the city. There is the first hydropower plant in Europe and the second in the world, built by Tesla’s principles. Probably the most famous historical value of the city is The Uzice Republic is – the first liberated territory in the World War II. Guided excursions will be organized to the natural, cultural and historical sites of Uzice. The volunteers will also participate in workshops on the topic of environmental protection.
Tour Guides Association Kapedunum (http://www.kapedunum.rs/) is non-governmental organization which gathers tour guides, nature lovers and extreme sports instructors in order to promote extreme sports, eco-tourism, rural development and protection of cultural heritage and environment.
Volunteers should bring their own photo camera or go pro camera with them. They will use it for photo safari tasks.