Kalamos and Kastos Sustainable Development Program

Location: Greece: Rural Areas

Term: Throughout the year, Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter, Trimester, Academic Year, May Term, Spring Break

Length of Position: up to two calendar years

Program Duration: 2-4 Weeks, 3-6 Months, 5-8 Weeks, 1-2 Years, 7-12 Months, 9-12 Weeks, Alternative Spring Break, Multiple Year, Summer

Terra Sylvestris


Kalamos Lefkados, Levkas, Greece Levkas Levkas, Europe 31081 Greece

Call Us

Phone: 6973442192


Are you interested in collaborating with a local community, focusing on the development of a permaculture initiative as well as protection of biodiversity in an off-the-beaten location known for its global importance?

In that case, sign up for a Sustainable Development Program - a field volunteer program that aims to help educate and inspire people from around the world about sustainability and nature conservation. It is based in the Kalamos Island biological field station, and you will work according to a pre-agreed plan.

Throughout the program, you will immerse in one of the few grassroots biodiversity conservation projects in Greece, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. You will gain hands-on experience in monitoring wildlife and plant populations as well as in the field of permaculture and sustainability in a Mediterranean but also international context.You will also get to see how it is like to be part of an organization working towards achieving a variety of sustainability goals and be part of a multicultural environment and at the same time be a member of the local community of our islands.


1. Experience local way of living in a traditional stone house settlement in a Greek island.

2. Work in an environment that boasts of stunning natural beauty and beautiful Mediterranean climate.

3. Learn about monitoring wild animal and agricultural plant populations.

4. Join a community of like-minded individuals from the islands.

5. Gain deeper insight into the activities involved in a permaculture project and a biological field station.

6. Get the chance to see unique and threatened wildlife in its natural habitat.

Travel Types
  • Nature Tours
  • Hiking
  • Ecology
  • Camping
  • Climbing
  • Caving & Spelunking
  • Birdwatching
  • Backpacking
  • Animal Sciences
  • Agriculture
  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Studies
  • Forestry
  • Horticulture
  • Marine Science
  • National Park
  • Sustainable Development
  • Zoology & Wildlife Sciences
  • English
  • Greek
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

Cost in US$:

635 per calendar month

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

All necessary training and orientation including assistance where needed, is included.
Related transport in the general area of the project(Kalamos, Kastos and the satelite islands), Accommodation and other related facilities such as shared kitchen facilities, laundry and drying facilities,shared toilet and shower facilities access and also areas for for work. A basic housekeeping facility once a week is also included which also includes linen and bed sheet changes .Full access to wifi internet and computers is included

Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • Organic Farming
  • Reforestation
  • Wildlife
  • Agriculture
  • Biological Research
  • Conservation
  • Environment
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Marine Conservation
Typical Volunteer
Ideal candidates are individuals who can effectively turn a problem or failure into success and who desire to contribute to a good cause and make a unique difference through their contribution.
Age Range
18 and above
This Program is open to

Worldwide, American, European, Canadian, Australian, South African, Kiwi, Asian, British, Irish Participant. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Dormitory
  • Group living
  • Guest House
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel to Greece

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves
  • In-Person Interview when Feasible
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Resume
  • Written Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
Year round
Post Services Include
  • Alumni Network
  • Job and Internship Network