CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: WORK CAMP for volunteers at Bear Sanctuary prishtina


Description: BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina was founded in 2013 by FOUR PAWS International to rescue brown bears which were kept in captivity. At our sanctuary, 20 bears are provided with proper care which consists of plenty of space where they can pursue their instincts, adequate diet, veterinary treatment and enrichment. The sanctuary is open for visitors and is helping to raise awareness about the need to preserve wild animal species in Kosovo. Visitors can see bears in their natural environment and learn more about the species and other animal welfare/nature protection topics. Since 2018, an Environmental Education Centre opening, enriching the visitor & education offerings at the sanctuary and provides insight into a wide range of topics surrounding local environment, nature and wildlife.

Type of Work: Volunteers will work on collecting and processing information about plant species around the sanctuary, finding the importance these plant species have on lives of a wide diversity of animal species living around, on the environments as well and also on developing some methods/tools for providing this information for visitors. Volunteers will also work in helping the animal caretakers with their daily tasks (preparing the food and enrichment for bears, cleaning, etc.), monitoring bears at the sanctuary that includes observation and writing notes about bears’ behaviours, participating in workshops and discussions about animal welfare and taking pictures and video footage at the sanctuary. The volunteers will work 5-6 hours per day, 5 days per week.

Study Theme: Study part will be dedicated to bears, plants, animal welfare and nature conservation. We will organise workshops, discussions, walks, and hikes around the sanctuary, visits to cultural places etc.

Accommodation: Participants will stay in shared rooms in our education centre in BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina. We can also provide volunteers with sleeping bags and mattresses. Also, the food items and cooking facilities are provided while volunteers have to cook for themselves (vegetarian food). There are two toilets and two showers with hot water.

Requirements: The volunteers are expected to do physical work and to be willing to learn. The work will require to be affiliated with plant and animal species, writing, for some teaching skills, and making and editing photos and videos. Both volunteers with previous experience in this kind of work and those without it are welcomed, there is space for everyone who has the desire to protect natural values.

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Martin Bauer

FOUR PAWS Head of Public Relations International

+43-1-545 50 20-63

+43-664 128 17 07

Linke Wienzeile 236
1150 Vienna

FOUR PAWS International

FOUR PAWS is the global animal welfare organisation for animals under human influence, which reveals suffering, rescues animals in need and protects them. Founded in 1988 in Vienna by Heli Dungler, the organisation advocates for a world where humans treat animals with respect, empathy and understanding. The sustainable campaigns and projects focus on stray dogs and cats as well as pets, farm animals and wild animals – such as bears, big cats, orangutans and elephants – kept in inappropriate conditions as well as in disaster and conflict zones. With offices in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Kosovo, the Netherlands, Switzerland, South Africa, Thailand, Ukraine, Hungary, the UK, the USA and Vietnam as well as sanctuaries for distressed animals in twelve countries, FOUR PAWS provides rapid help and long-term solutions.