Call for summer EVS starting very soon in Kuterevo Bear Refuge

Kuterevo Bear Refuge is looking for an EVS volunteer for 2 months who would join the volunteer team in summer coordination of voluntary groups.

The Bear Refuge project, sanctuary for orphan bear cubs, is being run by Velebit Association Kuterevo, also known as VUK and the main fundaments of the project are volunteers. Basically, the Bear Refuge Project and the Volunteers’ Station are coordinated by volunteers, among whom some are from Kuterevo and some other from abroad.

Every summer, Kuterevo Bear refuge hosts about 20 voluntary groups, such as international workcamps, scout groups, Bouworde, Red Cross etc. This year, the groups will be organized at 3 different locations: Kuterevo Bear Refuge, future Bear Park in Velebit Nature Park and Grabovaca Cave Park.

For this EVS position, we are looking for somebody who can join us as soon as possible, preferably from the beginning of July till the end of August / beginning of September.


Since there are approximately 4 groups in the same time and more than 20 groups during July and August the volunteer will be:

  • welcoming groups and introducing them to the project and surrounding
  • coordinating the work, preparing tasks and tools for them
  • organizing educational activities for scouts about nature protection, sustainable lifestyle etc.
  • supporting groups in logistical aspects and field trips
  • supporting organization of cultural activities in the village (celebrations, fairs, etc.)
  • taking part in everyday activities of the Volunteers’ station
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It is more than welcome, but not obligatory, that the volunteer has some previous experience in coordination of groups or workcamps and different types of outdoor work and activities. Also, the volunteer should be ready for simple and communal way of living with dozen of other volunteers, interested in nature/bear conservation and coexistence with wilderness.

We are also expecting that the volunteer is ready for a very intensive summer, is able to communicate openly, take over responsibilities and tasks agreed on and is flexible towards needs and priorities of the project.


The call is open for volunteers coming from program countries, age between 18 and 30. If you are interested in this EVS, send your specific motivation letter with your relevant experience, skills, your expectations and motivation to join the project, as well as your CV to as soon as possible 🙂


Volunteers available in later months can also apply.


To know more about volunteering in Kuterevo, read this blog 🙂

EVS description:

Blog of German Friends of the bears:


Amélie, Helena, Kristine and other volunteers and bears

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