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A Bridge Across Nature
Start date: Aug 1, 2014, End date: Dec 31, 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The project took place in eight Lithuanian environmental organizations (4 regional parks, 3 national parks, Vytautas Magnus University Kaunas Botanical Garden), which jointly hosted 16 EVS volunteers (2 in one organization). The project involved 11 sending partner organizations from Spain, Italy, Armenia, France, Romania, Portugal, Ukraine, Russian Federation. Participants of the project, acting as volunteer assistants to specialists, They contributed to the implementation of the receiving organizations’ environmental, educational and cultural missions; spread positive practices of volunteering, inter-cultural communication in the local community. And, without doubt, volunteers gained new professional and social competencies. In addition, the project provided space for personal volunteers' initiatives, and project/programme publicity activities were planned. Volunteers’ tasks were based on principles of non-formal education/learning. The project gave possibility to encourage (young) people's awareness of global environmental problems, to disseminate ideas for volunteering in rural areas, to provide inter-cultural communication/cognition opportunities for local communities, to provide new operational challenges for the receiving organizations’ staff, to show local youth the benefits of volunteering in response to the difficult situation on the labor market.
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