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Short term volunteer assistant in the Amazon rainforest (12 to 30 day stay preferred)

Job Type: volunteer position

Location: N/A

Posting Date: 15 May 14

Closing Date: 14 Aug 14

General requirements:

Volunteers should be self-disciplined, responsible, enthusiastic, and patient. You should also be able to tolerate moderate insect levels, and hot weather (85-90F/30-33C with high humidity). You must also be able to get along well with others in a remote field setting.

Additional requirements:

Average physical condition, able to walk 2 km over moderate terrain, good sense of observing animals, ability to stay seated for long periods of time, some background knowledge of birds in general.

Volunteer activities:

These assistants will be quickly trained to identify all the local parrots by sight and become experts at clay lick monitoring and macaw nest observation with video camera systems (Nov – Mar). Due to the short length of stay, volunteers will have only minimal involvement in activities requiring higher training levels like parrot censuses and tree climbing. Assistants will also help with data entry.


(1) Some background knowledge of birds in general.
(2) Good sense of observing animals,
(3) Capacity of stay seated for long periods of time,
(4) Some knowledge of Spanish (not required but helpful) Costs:


Volunteers must pay their transportation to Peru (Puerto Maldonado City) and a fee of $40 per day to cover the cost of food and lodging


Contact Information:

How to apply:

To apply please send an email to

This email should contain the following:

1.A letter of interest explaining why you are want to work on the project
2.Your CV or resume
3.Email addresses for at least 3 references
4.The range of dates when you will be available and how long you can participate. For example you may say something like “any 60 day period between March and July 2013”.
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