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Sustainable Agriculture and Technologies Volunteer

Job Type: volunteer position

Location: N/A

Posting Date: 3 Feb 14

Closing Date: 5 May 14

About Our Volunteer Program
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 Sustainable Agriculture and Technologies Volunteer Project
The Sustainable Agriculture volunteer opportunity encompasses a wide variety of projects designed to make the station more sustainable. Volunteers in this area will carry a full schedule (~30 hours/week) consisting of one or more of the following activities:

o Habitat restoration
o Gardening and landscaping
o Replanting of wild fruiting, medicinal, and ornamental plants
o Development of interpretive materials for station visitors
o Research about and attraction of native pollinators (could include beekeeping)
o Ethnobotanical research and experimentation (medicinal plants)
o Waste management and composting
o Design, testing, and implementation of sustainable and low-impact technologies and practices for rural communities
o Carpentry and general station repair and maintenance

 

Contact Information:

For more information about this opportunity, please write to Patrick Campbell at volunteer@amazonconservation.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 program you wish to apply to.

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