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Biological Monitoring Volunteer
Job Type: volunteer position
Posting Date: 3 Feb 14
Closing Date: 5 May 14
Our 3 Peruvian field stations offer a wide range of volunteer opportunities that make it possible for almost any individual to make a positive contribution to conservation. With three broad project categories to choose from, flexible work schedules, and tasks tailored to volunteers of all levels of skill and experience, we trust that you will find an opportunity that’s right for you.
Volunteer opportunities at our Peruvian field stations are available in the following main areas: biological monitoring and research, sustainable agriculture, and community outreach and education. In order to maximize the value and impact of the volunteer experience, we currently require a minimum month commitment in order to participate.
Volunteers at all 3 stations pay $35/day (covers food + lodging) for any stay lasting between 1 and 2 months, or $30/day for stays lasting 2 months or longer. Volunteers are required to work 6 hour days at least 5 days a week and must be:
o Over 18 years of age
o In good physical condition
o Able to commit to at least one month on site
o Able to speak basic Spanish
o Experienced in foreign travel
About the Biological Monitoring Volunteer Project
The Biological Monitoring and Research volunteer opportunity encompasses a wide variety of projects designed to support the station’s Science Program. Volunteers in this area will carry a full schedule (~30 hours/week) consisting of one or more of the following activities:
o Monitoring and inventorying of biodiversity (mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, etc.), especially in response to climate change and other human impacts
o Forest composition and phenology surveys
o Research into species’ functions, distributions, and population dynamics
o Research into habitat health and restoration
o Collection and preservation of biological specimens
o Recording geographic data using GPS technology
o Development of educational materials and interpretive guides
o Collection of climatological and water quality data
o Research into natural forest nutrient cycles (especially carbon and soil nutrients) and the factors that drive them
o Research into native wildlife conservation and management
o Data entry and database management
Contact Information:For more information about this opportunity, please write to Patrick Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify in the subject line both the description (e.g., biological monitoring, sustainable agriculture, etc.) and location (e.g., Los Amigos, Wayqecha, Villa Carmen) of the opportunity you wish to apply to.
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