2012 Volunteer Program

Management Body of Samaria National Park, within the spirit of the European Year of Volunteering 2011 and to promote the idea of ​​voluntary work and active participation of the individual in matters related to the protection and rational management of the environment and in particular the National Park of Samaria (White Mountains), will carry for the third consecutive year volunteer program in the National Park.

Participants will have the opportunity to engage in activities related to the following areas (but not necessarily restricted only to)


  • Collect, collate and analyze environmental data – Field work
  • Observation and recording of fauna and flora
  • Engraving paths and new paths
  • Child Protected Area
  • Pyrofylaxi
  • Actions media – awareness – environmental education
  • Organization and function library environmental content
  • Organizational support
  • First aid
    Volunteers can to participate in the program from the beginning of May until the end of September 2012 and scope will be throughout the length of the path of the gorge of Samaria and the wider area the White Mountains at specified positions. In its application to participate, volunteer candidates should indicate the dates and who wish to participate.
    Candidates volunteers should be over 18 years and be insured by any insurer. Their selection will be according to qualifications and experience and should be willing to volunteer for one (1) week with the possibility of a free day . The stay will be free at various locations within the protected area, depending on the work that will include the daily program and will be trained and supervised throughout the duration of the program, the staff of the Management.
    Also considered necessary to be sociable, to adjust to teamwork but also in daily occupations maintenance and cleanliness of the premises and will reside in the preparation of their food. The ability to live and work with people from different cultures and habits are essential. should also be fitted with a comfortable and durable clothes, durable trekking or sports shoes, pouch materials, hat, flashlight, polymachairidio feeding and any other material required for their stay in the area . Also, you should have a good physical condition and resistance to hiking.
    Volunteers will have the opportunity to come into contact with the enormous environmental value and beauty, natural environment of the National Park of Samaria, will engage in activities that are not used in everyday life, they will work with people who have similar interests and will actively participate in achieving a charitable cause.
    Participants will receive a certificate of participation in the program with photographic or other material that will collect and use referred to any activity of the operator, shall be accompanied by such reference. addition, for those interested in participating in the program as volunteers in first aid should be aware of the following: Given the frequent need of first aid in mild cases such as heat stroke, sprains, etc., visitors, the National Park, the PD intends to operate a parallel volunteer program designed just first aid. Volunteers can participate in the program from the beginning of May until the end of October 2012, to manage incidents that occur within the gorge of Samaria.Preferred candidates volunteers are seniors (5th or 6th year) or graduate medical students and seniors or graduates sections nursing schools. Moreover, accepting volunteers certified knowledge of first aid from the relevant institution (eg Greek Red Cross). Volunteers will be selected with priority given to the holders of certification.Volunteers will stay in the old village of Samaria, in the gorge of Samaria and the 7th km of the trail, where landscaped and equipped first aid station. Minimum rental time is defined as 10 days. The PD ACI paying for travel expenses and there will be catered to the feed costs of volunteers.Jurisdiction of the volunteers will be to inform and communicate with health services (eg ambulance, GN Chania) to display and incident response, management, at both the preparation of the patient for evacuation or immediate action a aid solely on the instructions of the competent and prompt updating of the management of PD ACIs and Forest Directorate of Chania, on the evolution of fortunes episodes. Volunteers will not perform medical acts beyond the immediate assistance that will then give instructions and therefore accepts no responsibility for events anywhere incident.The Body Samaria National Park Management will provide letters of recommendation upon request. Note that the realization of the project depends largely on the number of entries.CHAIRMAN OF THE MANAGEMENT AGENCY NATIONAL PARK GORGE


    Dr. Lymberakis Peter

    Get involved here: file pdf or file word.
    Complete affirmation volunteer.
    Read brochure volunteering .
    For any information or questions contact us at tel 2821045570, program manager Mr. Peter Lymberakis.

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