For volunteers

Information for volunteers about volunteering in 2020 in Gerviniai, Lithuania.

Google maps Gerviu Lizdas

Volunteers are invited to come and live here for more than a week between the 20th of April and the 1st of November.

Our campsite „Gervių lizdas“ is located in Trakai district, Gerviniai village. It is surrounded by lakes, mounds, historical sites and old forests. It is truly a place of extraordinary beauty and energy.

Our team includes about 20 active volunteers who are constantly involved in community development, events, social projects. About 200 volunteers from all over Lithuania and abroad take part in the activities each year. Therefore, you are very welcome to our nest. For volunteers staying longer than three days we provide food and accommodation. We can accept up to 10 volunteers at a time. We speak four languages: Lithuanian, Russian, English and German.

We are sincere, open, funny, guided by the principles of sustainable consumption, sorting trash, conserving and cleaning nature, planting trees and cherishing forests, collecting and recycling plastic. We strive to convey our values ​​to children through summer camps, the initiatives „Kamštelių vajus“ („Lidmania“) and „Miškai Žemei“ („Forests for the Earth”). More information about us can be found on www.ekodaiktai.lt

Planned events:

Starting April 20th until May 15th initiative LIDMANIA (www.lidmania.com). Installation of HDPE plastic recycling workshop: construction and installation of containers, terraces and roofs. Installation of a plastic caps washing and sorting line. Installation of a shredder and a melting line.

May 20th through June 20th conducting plastic recycling education for students (groups of up to 30 children), sorting out and recycling plastic caps.

April 24th – 30th – maintenance of oak stands. Transplanting 5000 oak trees into individual pots.

June 20th – September 1st: Clay house cladding and building a tree-hut.

Summer camps for kids. Volunteers required for the kitchen, site maintenance and development: building gazebos, growing vegetables, etc.

GIRLS CAMP. June 20th – 27th

THEATER CAMP.  July 4th – 11th

CHERRY CAMP.  July 12th – 18th

CRAFTS CAMP.  July 18th – 25th

FRIENDS CAMP.  August 1st – 8th

HIKING CAMP.  August 9th – 15th

OAK CAMP.  August 16th – 22nd

September to November 1 additional work in the areas of the association „Forests for the Earth“: planting trees, maintenance of the forest, harvesting and sowing of acorns, extension of the tree nursery.

Starting September 5th until October 20th conducting plastic recycling education for students (groups of up to 30 children), sorting out and recycling plastic caps.

October 1st – 30th collection of plastic bottle caps around Lithuania. Final of competition ‘Lidmania’2020’

If you would like to join our extensive team of volunteers, write to ekodaiktai@gmail.com or call +37061812181