The new "Waldnaturschutzzentrum Ober-Olm" (forest conservation centre) is a branch of the Rheinhessen Forestry Office and is to become more and more of a center of attraction for forest visitors and a place of learning for sustainable development in the coming years. Particularly in Rheinhessen, which is poorly forested, the aim is to balance the interests in the forest and to preserve the multifunctionality of the forests: Local recreation, nature conservation, forest information and classical forestry have similarly high importance.
Forests are future The new "Waldnaturschutzzentrum Ober-Olm" (forest conservation centre) is located near Mainz, an area with few forests. The main goal of the center is therefore to preserve the protected forest of 350 hectares and at the same time make it a place for ecological learning. The local rangers ask for your support in their work. Concrete tasks will be: Biotope maintenance in the nature conservation and Natura2000 area; Strengthening certain tree species for nature and climate protection; Support on the action day for climate protection on Oct 3rd ; Apple harvesting for cider production (educational event on Oct 15th) Starting of a tree nursery (preparing the ground, building a wooden fence, collecting seeds). All work is carried out under the professional guidance of rangers, who will also explain a lot about the ecological background of the forest and its different usage interests.
You will be staying in the forester s lodge. There are living rooms, bedrooms, a kitchen, two toilets and one shower. Outside you have the infrastructure of the forest nature center with a barbecue area or campfire site. The house is surrounded by forest, about 1 km from the outskirts of Mainz. Please bring your sleeping bag. Your group of volunteers will be responsible for grocery shopping and cooking together. The food will be bought with the camp budget and everybody will take turns for cooking, washing the dishes and cleaning. In order to reduce our carbon footprint on the planet, we encourage volunteers to reduce meat and try more sustainable dishes.
Thank you for your interest in doing your ESC in Armenia. The Receiving Organisations supported by HUJ deal with the vulnerable social groups (children with fewer opportunities, national minorities) and are eager to host a volunteer for a long-term project (6-12 months) The organisations are as follows : - Yerevan Special School N 14, Yerevan - Zvarntots Cathedral, near from Yerevan - Republican Paediatric Rehabilitation Centre, Yerevan - National Botanical Garden, Yerevan - Huysi Avan, Yerevan