Environmental volunteering in the Ebro Delta

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Agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Climate action, environment and nature protection

Skills development

The Ebro Delta is one of the most important natural areas in Europe, and one of the main ones in the Western Mediterranean. However, there are threats that make it necessary to work on its conservation. This implies working with the community, associations and local administrations, but also the involvement of European citizenship. The work of youth volunteering is a key element in this process


SEO/BirdLife, the Spanish Ornithological Society, is the oldest environmental NGO in Spain. Founded in 1954, our mission has remained the same ever since: with birds as our banner, we want to conserve biodiversity with the participation and involvement of society.


Ctra. Amposta a Eucaliptus, Km 18,5

Partner 1

Grenzenlos interkultureller Austausch (Austria).

Grenzenlos is an Austrian NGO (non-governmental organization) based in Vienna. It is a non-profit association and independent of any religions and political bodies. Grenzenlos has been involved in intercultural exchange and volunteering programmes already more than 70 years, since it was founded in 1949.


Heiligenstädter Straße 2, 1090 Viena / Austria

The main objective of the ESC project is for young people from Europe to participate in the program of environmental volunteering activities that SEO / BirdLife develops in the Ebro delta and its protected Natural areas, living together and in solidarity with a community characterized by a culture and traditions deeply rooted and integrating into a group of local volunteers.

The programmed actions will be developed in natural protected areas and anthropized spaces of great environmental and socio-cultural value. Through development of the different activities (restoration and habitat conservation campaigns, awareness, environmental education, promotion of ecotourism, wildlife census and scientific bird ringing) and through awareness days, young people participating in the ECS project will have the opportunity to know the cultural wealth of the municipalities of the Ebro delta and Catalonia.

Roles of the volunteers


Planned the project

Managed the project

Have been involved in the implementation

Eu program

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Climate action, environment and nature protection, Skills development, Agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Quality Standards of project with volunteers

I declare that my project meets all the quality requirements here listed

  • There are clear, planned outcomes for the local community based on identified needs.
  • Volunteers bring added value to the project and don’t replace paid staff.
  • Volunteers are recruited, trained and managed according to the quality volunteer management cycle.
  • The conditions of the opportunity are inline with the relevant legal framework in the country/ region concerned. Eg regarding insurance, expenses payments, agreements/contracts etc.
  • The volunteers are celebrated and thanked for their time and commitment.


  • The organization providing the volunteer opportunity demonstrates an inclusive approach. Volunteers from all backgrounds and situations are welcome.


  • There is the opportunity for the learning acquired through volunteering to be validated, if the volunteer desires it.