Volunteers will be clearing the invasive vegetation and cleaning the riverside areas of “Karlovacki dunavac” (part of the “Kovilj-Petrovaradin Wetlands). They will also work on preparing the sites where new wooden watch tower and outdoor terrace will be built. Just 6 years ago, the area was inaccessible for people (both locals and tourists) and there were no activities implemented in the area. Nowadays the area has basic infrastructure and is partially accessible to locals and tourists, but there is still a lot of work ahead of us. Ultimately, the aim of the camp is to contribute to raising awareness on the importance of conservation of special nature reserves through implementing quality ecotourism programmes.
Study part: The volunteers will get the chance to know more about the “Karlovacki dunavac” through workshops about flora and fauna, bird watching trips and other specially designed outdoor activities. Additionally, there will be possibility to know more about the concept of volunteering and energy efficiency.
Accommodatie en maaltijden
Volunteers will be accommodated in a youth center “Eco center Radulovacki”. The center has bathrooms (towels provided), working rooms, rooms with beds, from 4 to 6 beds in each (bed linen and pillows provided), access to computer and internet. The center has a small kitchen equipped for making some meals (breakfast and dinner will be made at the center, lunch will be provided at the local restaurant).
Locatie en vrije tijd
Sremski Karlovci is situated on the slopes of the Fruska Gora mountain, just by the river Danube, in the region of Vojvodina, North Serbia. It is a small, picturesque town with rich past and represents the centre of the Serbian culture and history. It is the place of the oldest Serbian high school and the oldest Serbian theological school, together with the Chappell of Peace (place of peace treaty between the Ottoman Empire and the Holy alliance, famous for the first usage of the “round table” in history). It is situated between two important natural areas, ''Kovilj-Petrovaradin Wetlands'' on one side and oldest National park ''Fruska gora'' on the other. During the leisure time we can offer guided tours around Sremski Karlovci and Novi Sad, the second largest city in Serbia and Fruska Gora mountain, depending how we make an agreement with volunteers.
Volunteers should be prepared to work in the open area, with high temperatures. During work breaks and place with shadow will be available.