Are you between 16 and 27? Do you have about 1 day a week? And do you want to actively contribute to nature and sustainability in the Netherlands? For example, putting nature work on the map among ...
Feel Green, Feel Welcome: the outdoor experience of Nivon nature friends houses
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Backpacking in the Netherlands? That is possible at Nivon! Imagine you book a night in a sustainable, do-it-yourself hotel in the middle of nature. What do you want to see there? What is important to you in the area around the accommodation? Together with other trainees and a group of experts, you will overhaul the outdoor environment of a nature friends house and make a real nature paradise!
Nivon has thirteen nature friends houses in the Netherlands where you can spend the night in a green and social way. All houses are surrounded by nature, are designed as sustainably as possible and are managed by volunteers. The nature hostels offer guests a private room and shared common areas. It is also an affordable place to relax and get outside.
During this project you will make an analysis of the entire outdoor space, from entrance to forest. You put yourself in the position of our guests and as a team come up with a plan to make the outdoor experience as attractive as possible in a sustainable way. You will receive guidance and training from experts. You learn to work with sustainable materials and you analyze what a physical space can do to guests. You will also get to know and work with our Nivon volunteers, who have a lot of knowledge of the field.
You will work as a team at the nature friends house ABK house and the adjacent nature camping site Het Hallse Hull. After an analysis, you really get to work with the implementation. Maybe you build an outdoor bar ? Or a mini climbing forest ? Are you building a gourmet path , picking garden or a barefoot path ? Or do you make Nivon's story tangible upon arrival? And what makes an outdoor space as attractive as possible for ... yourself? We need your creativity and decisiveness for that.
Do you have an affinity with nature and a sustainable overnight stay? Would you like to get started with this unique nature hostel near the Veluwe ? Do you like to be creative? Do you like to roll up your sleeves? And would you like to commit yourself to making sustainable and affordable accommodations in your own country even more attractive? Then this project is really something for you! Take on the challenge of building the coolest outdoor location in the Netherlands.
In short: your commitment
- You visit a number of Nivon nature friend houses together to get a good picture of the houses and the organization.
- You will receive training and guidance in the field of green management, physical branding, sustainable materials, recycling, nature-inclusive construction and customer experience.
- Based on this, you make a plan to improve the outdoor environment of the nature friends houses.
- You will implement this plan together with the experts and volunteers at the project location: ABK house / Hallse Hull.
- Dream, visualize and create and create as a team the coolest green outdoor location in the Netherlands!
In short: your impact
- You contribute to Nivon's goal to offer a green and social holiday location in the Netherlands to stimulate sustainable travel and holidays in your own country.
- Your input is valuable within an organization with only hard-working volunteers. Your renewal and creativity can be a good example for other nature friends houses.
- At the end of the project, you have actually implemented your ideas so that guests can enjoy their holiday in their own country even better.
- Every Monday
- 7 hours a week
- From Monday 1 March to Monday 21 June 2021 (free at Easter and Whitsun)
- And don't forget the national start day on February 27
Friends of nature house ABK and nature camping site Hallse Hull
Hall (near Eerbeek)
What do we offer?
The Green Traineeship gives you
- a unique opportunity to gain knowledge and experience at a national project organization in the field of nature, education and sustainability;
- professional guidance;
- work together with a group of 10 to 15 trainees;
- relevant training and workshops;
- an upgrade of your network;
- a creative environment where you can discover and use your talent;
- the ability to convert ideas into implementation.
And you can count on:
- a travel allowance;
- a Nivon (Jong) membership for one year;
- a vegetarian lunch during the project days.
So are you:
- Between 16 and 27 years old?
- Ready to increase your impact?
- Interested in a sustainable overnight stay?
- Available from February 27, 2021 to July 3, 2021 (± 8 hours per week)?
Then sign up quickly!
Céline Steenbergen, Nivon
You can find general information about the Green Traineeship at www.groentraineeship.nl.