The Environmental Education and Action (EEA) Senior Volunteering Project
The Environmental Education and Action (EEA) Senior Volunteering Project was targeted at 12 seniors who undertook 3 weeks’ volunteering work connected with local environmental education and ecological conservation projects. The project was based on a partnership between Capacity London in the UK and Eurohouse NGO in Estonia and six Senior volunteers from the UK undertook voluntary placements in Estonia, reciprocated by six Senior volunteers from Estonia undertaking voluntary placements in the UK.
As well as participating in local environmental education and ecological conservation projects, the EEA project enabled participants to develop their cultural understanding of their host country and region and they were supported in this via language tuition as part of the preparation for their placements, as well as a programme of cultural and social activities provided by the host organisations during their time abroad.
Volunteers received in London each spent 3 weeks undertaking work at various sites in London. Working with our partners volunteers were able to see and become involved in various environmental education and ecological projects, meeting local project teams and learning about the specific challenges of such projects in a highly urbanised area.
Volunteers received in Kärdla each spent 3 weeks undertaking work at various environmental education and ecological projects on the island. In contrast to London, the settings for these projects was very rural - representing different challenges, opportunities and threats.