Working with volunteers: This is a topic Sharon Golan Hershkowitz has vast experience with. Since the Director of volunteering from Israel Nature and Parks Authority (INPA) reported about it at the 5th European Ranger Congress, she has organized an exhibition with photos of volunteers, which gives an impressive idea of volunteer work in nature conservation in Israel. Here she tells you about it.
“At the European Ranger Congress that took place last year in Tirana, Albania, I shared with you that in honor of International Volunteer Day, there will be an exhibit that tells the story of volunteering at the Nature and Parks Authority of Israel. Happy to share the result with you.”
Photo exhibition in appreciation of volunteers for nature
As part of the International Volunteer Day event that took place on 5 December 2022, the Nature and Parks Authority in collaboration with the Israel Council for Volunteering, launched a new exhibition that tells about volunteering at the National Parks. The exhibition presents photographs taken by volunteers in a very large variety of nature conservation tasks all over the country.
Over 40 selected photographs show the blessed and meaningful action of the volunteers, the variety of volunteering tasks at the Nature and Parks Authority while revealing in a spectacular and creative way the beauty of nature, the change of seasons, encounters with wild animals and the connection with the audience of visitors to nature reserves and national parks.
Outlining the enormous range of volunteer work
Through the photographs, visitors to the exhibition will be able to experience the meaningful action of the volunteers. For example, when they take care of an injured wild animal, when they release it back into the wild after treatment and rehabilitation, watching and enjoying the natural values and magnificent landscapes, and while restoring and nurturing nature, tour or meet the visitors.
The exhibition is presented to visitors at the Yarkon National Park – Tel Afek complex. It will be running for the next months and is accessible to all visitors to the National Park at no additional charge on top of the entrance fee to the site.