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Rethymnon/Crete
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Area (ha): 7000m2
Persons: 2-5
Category: Other
Host ID: 9816
Country: Greece

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Last Updated: September 21, 2017

we got surprisingly free space from now till mid/end of October - so we're happy to hear from spontaneous people to welcome you on Crete!

Our Nature Park is a beautiful wild Cretan ecosystem with the plants and the small animals of the Island. We take care of the park with the participation of our helpers.
From April till October, we guide our guests through it, exploring and learning about the Cretan Flora & Fauna. Because our guests are from different parts of the world, we need a few volunteers with different languages to communicate with them properly. The volunteersí help with the guided tours is very important. Often we need to do some construction work or repairing, cleaning, painting and whatever else the park needs to be ready for the visitors. The park is not a botanical garden and not a zoo; it is more of a protected and enriched natural area, with only necessarily applied changes to make it easier to visit and safer for the species that it includes. For volunteers, there are good organised camping conditions with tents or caravans, food is included and the working hours are 4-5 a day(also changeable, depending on the needs of the park and yours). There is free Wi-Fi, PCs and some sports facilities for your free time in the park, the 15km beach is close and there is also a walk to the beautiful Venetian town of Rethymno(1,5km downhill), or an excursion to other parts of the island, which is something we suggest our helpers to do.

The park is a non profit organization, built from friends and volunteers.

We need helping hands mostly for gardening, watering, taking care of plants and animals, building, painting and cleaning common areas such as the kitchen and bathrooms. For the Cretan spring-and wintertime we prefer a handy man or woman!

In the experimental learning center, we have school excursions visiting, in the summer holiday program, starting in June, there are 40-50 kids(age of 5 -12), during the day, which ends in Sept,11t. They do handcrafts, music, theater, constructions, sports, team building games, and nature activities, like gardening, collecting herbs, making oil or feeding the animals. For this we have employed Greek trainers...

Our place offers many different possibilities to be creative so that you can lend your talents and nourish them. This park is the perfect environment for independent people with initiative who like to be outdoors, feel alive and do something meaningful. Because of the diversity of things going on at the park, we like our helpers to know that it's not a place to just 'work' your hours and leave but is more of a space to immerse yourself and get involved

Basic breakfast & lunch is inclusive! We all share the cooking responsibility and we'll have more than enough good food to enjoy together

"We are looking forward to meeting you and hope you enjoy your stay with us!"

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