Giving a day of my summer to the forest - powered by the European Solidarity Corps

Wildfire protection & Citizen awareness

Giving a day of my summer to the forest” is an environmental project concerning wildfire protection and is running every summer since 2007 between June and September.

It organizes the close observation of the forests of Mount Olympus in two daily shifts (10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.) to detect and counteract possible threats of spreading fire.

For this purpose, the overview of a strategically placed observation tower is used, which is located on the beach and provides good sight. The cooperating local fire brigade is informed by telephone at the start and end of each shift and noticed immediately whenever something suspicious is discovered.

The shifts are managed via a digital platform, where volunteers from the local community can register by name for one or more shifts. The platform is also managed and maintained by volunteers.

This way, every year hundreds of local volunteers participate and prevent spreading fire by reporting up to 20 sightings.


  • Active participation in coordinating observational morning or evening shifts
  • Maintenance and support of the digital registration platform as well as the watchtower
  • Active participation in preparation and execution of informative campaigns
  • Active part in the living community of Kapnikos Stathmos

Today, due to the support of the European Solidarity Corps, we are proud to be able to invite young people from all over Europe to join our engagement for a greener, more sustainable future.

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Bankdaten & IDs

Steuer-Nr: 9969 67 314 DOY Katerinis

IBAN: GR71 0172 2550 0052 5510 1380 536

European Solidarity Corps PIC number: 898062279