Join an Eco Festival (short term ESC in Bulgaria) 2021

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Mutual aid 3 The Eco Festival โ€“ Short term ESC in ecology

An Eco Festival in Bulgaria needs ESC volunteers to help with the organization and administration. โ€“ Learn how to reduce Waste by joining this project as a Volunteer in Kazanlak, Bulgaria.


19. 6. – 16. 8. 2021


Kazanlak, Bulgaria

Volunteers will take part in the publishing process of the local paper journal devoted to the volunteers, โ€œะ”ะพะฑั€ะพะฒะพะปั†ะธะขะ•โ€ (โ€œThe Volunteersโ€), available also on the web in newsletter format.

Hosting organization

โ€œYouth Development Center-Mutual Aidโ€ (YDCMA) organization was founded in 2004. The main goal of the organization is to support the development of young people and their physical, creative and spiritual qualities to be good citizens of Bulgaria and Europe.

Project summary

Dates: 19.06. 2021 – 16.08. 2021 (59 days which includes 2 days of travelling)


8 volunteers aged between
18-30 years old from all EU program countries

Topics of the project:
  • ecology,
  • environment protection, culture & creativity

Project details:
  • cleaning nature (collecting trash) in the area,
  • presenting home country on “Language cafe” event
  • meeting and working on projects with environmental, tourist and accredited ESC organizations,
  • shooting and screening of eco movies,
  • creating trash art items,
  • organizing eco workshops,
  • presentations of the festival in local schools,
  • organizing concerts with young talents under the brand โ€œA small stageโ€.

This short-term ESC project enables volunteers toย participate in our organizationโ€™s activities and cooperate with other institutions in order to organize local ecological festival โ€œKazanlakโ€ for the 11th time in a row. The project will take place in the town of Kazanlak (Bulgaria) and it will be dealing with:

  • A documentary about the project will be shot and recorded.
  • All of the volunteers participating in the project from EU program countries should be ready to work as photographers, scriptwriters, directors, writers, and artists. Our organization aims to keep you amused in any way and occupy all your senses!
  • Our project gives an opportunity for young people from different countries to realize their common values by creating different works of art and embody in them their own cultural identities and backgrounds.
  • Volunteers will take part in the publishing process of the local paper journal devoted to the volunteers, โ€œะ”ะพะฑั€ะพะฒะพะปั†ะธะขะ•โ€ (โ€œThe Volunteersโ€), available also on the web in newsletter format.

Volunteers will appear in the โ€œWall of Volunteersโ€, an installation to remember the previous projects of the NGO and the volunteers who took part in them.


In a house where all the volunteers will live and share their place together. In case something is damaged or broken, repair costs will be divided jointly by all volunteers. The organization will provide bedclothes. Volunteers will be in rooms for 3 or 4 people. Each room has a bathroom. The house has a fully equipped kitchen, washing machine and Wi-Fi. Kazanlak is among the 15 biggest industrial centres of
Bulgaria, also called a city of guns and roses for the Arsenal weapon factory, one of the main employers in the region. The population is around 46.000 people (2016).

Travel costs

Travel costs have a limit depending on the volunteer’s country (the amount is pre-established and cannot be changed). Keep all the boarding passes and original tickets from your travel! The money will be reimbursed on your bank account after the end of the project, when the volunteers submit all tickets and fill the final report.


The financial support in the form of Pocket money for the mobility period has an amount of 4 EUR per day which includes 2 days of travel.

The amount of money for food is 240 EUR for 59 days. The budget for food will be given every week to all volunteers together. The money for food will be separated into equal parts for each week. Volunteers should cook together and buy food together, thereby being able to prepare more food for themselves.


How to apply: send your motivational letter and CV by e-mail to
with a subject โ€œEco Festival 2021โ€

See some interesting photos of the eco-festival in 2020:

INFOPACK: download here.

Go to the ESC (European Solidarity Corps / Erasmus) section

Author: Voluntouring staff

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